Bear Down Building

Bear Down Building

Reserve a Quiet Study Room 

The Bear Down Building will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, November 2nd.  

There will be excessive noise and activity in the building from Tuesday, October 31st to Friday, November 3rd.   If you need help finding other study locations or resources please use the chat below.   


Regular Semester Hours Fall 2023
Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 10:00pm
Saturday, from 11:00 am to 8:00pm
Sunday, from 11:00 am to 10:00pm
Note: Hours subject to change

The Bear Down Building closes early during home football games.  

The renovated Bear Down Building is the heart of the District, which is intentionally designed to encourage augmentation and expansion of learning that occurs in the classroom. Inspired by student input, we are committed to ensuring that the district provides all students with seamless access to the resources and expertise they need to reach their academic and career goals. The Bear Down Building houses student support services and programs, study spaces, and health and wellness facilities.



Student Support Services

The Bear Down Building renovation was completed in spring 2022. It's the home to a wide range of services and spaces for students, including:

Career Support and Engagement Opportunities

The University of Arizona is committed to supporting students in all things career, whether that's creating a career plan, developing in-demand skills, or securing career opportunities. The following services are available in the Bear Down Building

Health and Wellness

An 1,800-square-foot fitness room equipped with the latest cardio equipment and gear and other amenities serve our students, as well as faculty and staff who have memberships.

Students are at the center of what we do and why we do it. Health Promotion offers cooking classes, one-on-one nutrition coaching, and student programs to wellness workshops, social media, events, student focus groups, and more, we're here to support your wellbeing and keep you healthy!

Health & Wellness Events Calendar 

Study Room in SSD

Study Spaces

Students are welcome to use a variety of spaces in the Bear Down Building including the renovated bleacher space and reservable quiet rooms on the 3rd level. 

Sunrise Ceremony

Spiritual Wellness

To support holistic and spiritual wellness, the University has dedicated the institution's first interfaith and serenity space. This is also part of the University’s efforts to drive the value and practice of diversity and inclusion. The Serenity Space is intended for spiritual practice and not group discussions. This is a unifying space for multiple beliefs at the University of Arizona. Feel free to celebrate your own belief while respecting other's traditions. The Serenity Space in located on the 3rd level in Bear Down Building.

Relaxation and Reflection rooms are also available in the Recreation Center on the 1st level in Bear Down Building.

Red & Blue Market

Red & Blue Market

Red & Blue Market is located in Bear Down Building 1st Level. Red & Blue and Nrich house made favorites can be found here along with healthier snacks to fuel your studying or workout. Enjoy Smart Tech Vending machines as well.