The University of Arizona


The Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has created a format that will allow you to keep track of any news and updates pertaining to our office. Here you may read about organizational changes, accomplishments, emergency updates and much more.


4 Ways to Increase Sense of Belonging

How can institutions increase their students’ sense of belonging?

It’s an important question that many colleges and universities are asking themselves. In higher education, numerous studies have shown that students are more likely to persist and be retained if they feel a strong sense of belonging.

Sense of belonging can be broadly defined as the extent to which students feel personally accepted, respected, included, and supported by others at their institution. 


UA Advances Accessibility with University-Wide Captioning

The University of Arizona is one of the leading institutions increasing accessibility for all students through university-wide captioning efforts.

Captioning initiatives at the UA were driven by the University’s desire to make information accessible to everyone from the start. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) plays a central role in this effort, housing an accessibility team that fuels every department to meet full compliance in captioning.

The UA takes a hybrid approach to...

Top Tips for Instant Decision Day from Kasey Urquidez

During Instant Decision Days, students can meet with a college official and receive a same-day admission offer.

Kasey Urquidez, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Advancement, and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Arizona, offered her best tips for students preparing for Instant Decision Days in a recent article by U.S. News & World Report.

The UA offers about a dozen Instant Decision Days each year, according to Urquidez. But...