Information for Incoming Students


Sigma Phi Epsilon
Address: 1614 E 1st St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Housing will be provided at the Sigma Phi Epsilon House, located at 1614 E 1st St, Tucson, AZ 85719. Please note that the rooms are quads but have separate, private bedrooms, split by a living space and bathroom.  Two students will be placed in each quad and will be co-ed. A $250 refundable security deposit is required. Limited parking spots are available for an additional fee.


Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health - Drachman Hall
1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724

Map of Roy P Drachman Hall

University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC)
Address: 1515 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone Number: (520) 626-0501

Map of Banner


University of Arizona Collaboratory (UACollab)
Address: 3950 S Country Club Rd #330, Tucson, AZ 85714
(Located in Abrams Public Health Center, 3rd fl)
Phone Number: (520) 724-7797

Map of Collab

Arizona Student Unions
Address: 1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: (520) 621-7755

Map of UA Student Unions


The University of Arizona is centrally located in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is in the Sonoran Desert, and the temperatures will be in the range of 90-100 during the day and in the 70s during the evening. The humidity during the summer is typically less than 20%, so making sure to drink a lot of water while visiting is important.

Tucson is also home to summer monsoons. Monsoons bring much needed moisture and cooler evenings but also can bring, lightning heavy rain, winds and flash flooding. The monsoon season generally runs from June 15-September 30. A recent article in the Arizona Daily Star highlighted 10 things to know about this rainy season before stuff starts getting real


You can expect to dress casual (but work appropriate) most of the time.  Overly ripped jeans, short shorts and exposed midriffs are not acceptable. Be sure to bring with you at least a couple business professional outfits. We will take professional head shots and you will want nice clothes for presentations. 

Recreation & Exercise

While it will be hot during the day, early mornings are a great time to exercise in Tucson. If not a UArizona student, STEP-UP will provide a membership to the campus recreation center. We do group activities such as group hikes and participate in the Beat Cancer Bootcamp. If you are limited in your physical activity, please let the program coordinator know.

Below on the left is the South Campus Recreation Center, which is large in size and gets many more daily visitors than the North Campus Recreation Center, which is pictured below on the right. North Rec. is much closer to the Health Sciences Campus than the South Rec., but is much smaller in size.

map of south rec
south rec map


One round trip, to and from the program site, is covered by the program for non local participants. Local travel will be required and will be your responsibility. We have provided some resources below for local transportation. Every effort is made to minimize local travel and we encourage carpooling and ridesharing. Transportation will be covered for trips that require more than 15 miles of local travel (e.g. travel to the Biosphere 2).

Cat Tran - Shuttle Bus
The Cat Tran is a free shuttle shuttle service run by the University of Arizona. (Website) (Shuttle map)

Sun Link - Street Car
The Sun Link has a 3.9 mile route connecting you to five of Tucson's most unique districts. (Website)


Meals will be your responsibility.  The Sigma Phi Epsilon house is within walking distance from the Arizona Student Union and many local restaurants. A few suggestions are made below.

Sit-down Restaurants/ Eateries:

  • Trident Grill
  • Miss Saigon
  • Bruegger's Bagels
  • Unitea Tucson
  • Noodies

Fast Food:

  • Chipotle, Subway, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell

Many other options around town:


You will have some free time during your stay in Tucson. Here are some of the more popular attractions. If you would like information about a specific type of attraction, please let us know:

  • Rillito River Park Path
  • Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens
  • Sabino Canyon hiking
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • Pima Air & Space Museum
  • Tohono Chul
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Downtown/ 4th Avenue
    • 2nd Saturdays Downtown events

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