New Start Commuter Experience is here to offer support to students attending New Start while living off campus. We know that commuting comes with its own challenges, below are resources and activities that are available to New Start commuters over the summer!
Tacos with Tom
During the program, New Start commuters will be invited to participate in a lunch with Tom Murray, Director of New Student Experiences. This lunch will be provided to help commuters engage with their Topics in Leadership instructor and give commuters the chance to connect with one another. New Start commuters are also invited to ALL New Start events - however, Tacos with Tom is specific to New Start commuters.
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 Residence Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 5:00 PM. All New Start students are welcome!
For New Start commuters that will be driving a car to UA, there are great University-specific and public transportation available options 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 have offers eight Sun Tran routes and four Sun Express routes that serve the University of Arizona campus. For more information about the UPASS click here.
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.