If you are coming to Tucson, the following directions
will help you find the DISCOVER office.
We are located on campus, in the Education
Building Room 313.
It’s a good idea to call the office number
before you arrive, (520) 622-8106,
to be sure a staff person can meet you and make
any necessary arrangements.
DISCOVER operates a virtual office platform,
meaning that staff members often conduct business
from home offices or mobile communications in
Occasionally, no one is physically at
In such cases, the phone is forwarded
to a staff member who can take your call.
Handy Tips for Navigating Tucson:
Tucson has mountains on all four
sides but you can always find north by looking
for the biggest set of mountains (called the
Or, interestingly enough, if you are
in the desert, you can always find south by
noticing which direction the large, round “barrel”
cacti are pointing.
“Streets” in Tucson always run east and
“Avenues” run north and south.
Building or house numbers on the south
side of a street are always “even”.
Numbers on the north side are always
Numbers on the east side of an avenue
are always “even”.
Those on the west side are “odd”.
The major roads bordering the University
of Arizona are Speedway Blvd to the north, Euclid
Avenue to the West, 6th Street to
the South, and Campbell Avenue to the East.
Keep in mind that Arizona has a seat
You can receive a ticket if your seat
belt is not fastened at all times when the vehicle
is moving, even if you are only a passenger.
Tucson has a new law designed to reduce
the number of cars running red lights.
The ticket is very expensive, $250.
Many of the busiest intersections will
soon have mounted cameras that will record license
plates and tickets will be issued automatically.
The route between the airport and the
University, as well as the highway 89, just
north of Tucson, are common areas for speed
Be careful of your speed along these
Driving From the Airport: The main road coming out of the Tucson International Airport is called Tucson Blvd. Continue straight on Tucson Blvd., past Valencia Blvd. Approximately 2.8 miles from the airport, Tucson Blvd makes a left turn, just before the intersection with Irvington. Stay on Tucson Blvd through the intersection and around the curve. Once around the curve, Tucson Blvd becomes Benson Highway (this is important to know when you are returning to the airport because you will turn at Benson Highway). Move into the right lane. The next intersection is with Kino Pkwy. Turn right onto Kino Pkwy and follow it the rest of the way to the University of Arizona. You will cross two bridges—the first goes over Interstate 10 and the second goes over Highway 210 and the railroad switchyard. You will cross Broadway Blvd., at which point Kino Blvd changes names to Campbell Avenue. Continue straight. After you pass 6th Street, the University campus is on your left; you are traveling north.
Returning to the Airport: The above directions are reversed,
of course, but the road name changes cause some
From the University, head south on Campbell
Remember that this road changes names
to Kino Blvd.
Along the way you will see small green
or blue signs with a jet image and arrows.
After you cross the second bridge, the
one that goes over Interstate 10, the next intersection
is with Benson Highway.
Turn left onto Benson Highway and follow
it around the curve, where it becomes Tucson
Blvd and runs straight into the airport.
From the Freeway (Interstate 10 or Interstate 19): The easiest way to get to the DISCOVER office, from either direction of the freeway, is to exit at Speedway Blvd. If you are coming from New Mexico, exit and turn right onto Speedway Blvd. If you are coming from Phoenix, exit and turn left onto Speedway Blvd. If you are coming from Mexico via Interstate 19, Interstate 19 merges into Interstate 10 before Speedway Blvd. So after the merger, exit Interstate 10 at Speedway Blvd and turn right. Continue east on Speedway past Euclid Avenue and Park Avenue. At this point, the University campus is on the right.
From Northern Arizona, via Highway 89: Highway 89, in Tucson, becomes Oracle Road and eventually become Miracle Mile as you approach Speedway Blvd. As you come into Tucson, just stay on the same road. After you pass through the intersections at Flowing Wells and then Glenn Street, the next major intersection will be Grant Road. Turn left on Grant Road. Turn right at the next light, onto Stone Avenue. Take Stone Avenue 1 mile to Speedway Blvd and turn left. Continue east on Speedway past Euclid Avenue and Park Avenue. At this point, the University campus is on the right.
If you need a place to stay while in Tucson, the following Bed & Breakfasts and Hotels are all close to the University of Arizona.
Bed & Breakfasts
While you are here, the following restaurants, brewers, and coffee shops have been found to be enjoyable.
Bar/Burgers & Fries
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