The first-year experience focuses on providing you with the resources and support to THRIVE at the University of Arizona. Through one-on-one support from a peer and community building with your fellow Wildcats, you will be set up to navigate and excel through your first year of college!
First-Year Peer Mentoring
Focused on the first-year experience, our first-year peer mentoring program aims to support you through your first year of college. You will be matched with a mentor based on what you find most important and what you think best reflects who you are and what it means to be supported through college. First-Year Mentoring is particularly great for students who are first in their family (first-gen) to go to college.
Cultural Peer Mentoring
Merge culture, identity, and academic support through classes and peer mentoring. In partnership with our Cultural and Resource Centers, first year students seeking a culturally enriching experience can participate in mentoring with our 7 cultural and resource centers. To find out more about our cultural and resource centers, see below.
African American Student Affairs Asian Pacific American Student Affairs Disability Cultural Center Guerrero Student Center LGBTQ+ Resource Center Native American Student Affairs Women and Gender Resource Center
Major-Specific Peer Mentoring
Major-specific mentoring offers a unique opportunity to connect with your academic program. In partnership with the advising offices, this option is for first-year students seeking an experience that focuses on their academic major and the resources and support offered through their academic departments. For the 2022-2023 academic year, this experience is available for all first-year student majoring in Pre-Computer Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences.