Basic Needs Overview

The University of Arizona’s Basic Needs Initiative is comprised of the following programs and resources for students.

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Campus Pantry

The University of Arizona Campus Pantry provides supplementary groceries to students who are experiencing food insecurity. 

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Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is committed to providing programs and services that support students’ academic, personal, and professional development. 

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Childcare Choice (UA Childcare Choice- Student)

This program helps eligible students defray costs of coursework-related childcare occurring in Arizona. Students can receive a subsidy through their applicable student accounts for childcare expenses already incurred. More ->

Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to students.  More ->

Department of Economic Security Assistance

A Community Engagement Specialist provides pre- screening and application assistance for student interested in enrolling in federal assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC benefits. More ->

Campus Closet

A resource that collects and distributes casual and professional clothing to UA community members at no cost to them. For more information, please visit: