New Start Commuter Experience is here to offer support to students attending New Start while living off campus.
New Start 2021 will primarily be a remote experience. Classes will be conducted via Zoom and at no point will students be required to come to campus during summer 2021, however we are offering opportunities to connect you to campus and to support you remotely!
New Start Su Casa Programs:
New Start Su Casa programs are designed by students for students. Programs range from educational to social but are always fun! Make new friends, learn new skills and take a break from your school work! Programs are located in the New Start Dorm on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 5:00 PM. All New Start students are welcome and can also participate remotely!
On-campus wifi space:
While classes will be conducted online, we will be providing a work space on campus in 2021. You're welcome to stop by, spread out, and Zoom into class from this work space. This provides the benefits of allowing you to become familiar with campus, to access reliable WiFi for class, and to work from an air-conditioned space. We will also have New Start team members available to answer questions in this space. Remember to bring a pair of headphones since folx will be logging into multiple Zoom classes from the same room!
While we will not require anyone to come to campus this summer, if you wish to commute to campus for programs or to access our work space, there are great University-specific and public transportation options available on the UA campus. New Start partners with the UA's Parking and Transportation (PTS) department to offer on-campus parking to participants bringing vehicles to campus during the program. Students will be emailed the form in the few weeks leading up to the program if they wish to bring their vehicle. The form and payment should be taken, by hand, to the PTS office the day of the student's arrival to campus. Students will receive their parking permit directly from PTS at that time.
Parking permits in garages and lots for the academic school year can be purchased on the Parking and Transportation website.
The University of Arizona has strict and enforced parking rules. Students bringing vehicles are responsible for reviewing and adhering to those rules. New Start is not responsible for student participants who do not review or do not adhere to PTS rules.
As a student at the UA, you have access to discounted rates on public transportation around Tucson. Students can access the U-PASS for Tucson transit. The Sun Tran offers a variety of Sun Tran routes (including Sun Express routes and the Tucson Sun Link) that serve the University of Arizona campus.
The UA offers several bicycle share programs. These programs may be an option for New Start commuters who live close to campus. The UA offers bicycle lockers and enclosures, bike valet, and cat wheels bike sharing - for more information about bicycle programs at the UA click here.