Student Nutrition Advising Center (SNAC)


The Student Nutrition Advising Center (SNAC) serves as a centralized location for nutritional science majors to interact with our advising staff and their peers. SNAC also allows us to extend unique learning opportunities to students. It is supported in part by the program fee paid by department majors each semester. Some of the opportunities that SNAC provides to students include:

  • Advising Appointments and Walk-In Hours
  • Club Meetings
  • TA and Preceptor Office Hours
  • Exam Review Sessions (Scheduled by instructors)
  • Tutoring
  • Guest Lectures- Professionals are invited to speak to students about their profession or organization
  • Information Sessions-Speakers are invited to share more information on many different topics throughout the year. Examples of Information Session topics include- on campus resources, graduate programs, Nutrition Study Abroad and many more
  • Wellness and Social Activities- SNAC will occasionally host free activities such as yoga, group walks or mix & mingle events


Shantz Building, Room 238.

*The Shantz building is comprised of two buildings separated by a breezeway. SNAC is in the North Shantz building, at the east end of the ground floor.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Walk-in hours are held every Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Walk-ins are typically limited to a maximum of 5 - 10 minutes and no appointment is necessary. For longer conversations, a scheduled appointment is recommended.


SNAC is a collaborative work environment where students are invited to study and work on projects/assignments individually and in groups.

Many resources are available to students in SNAC including:

  • 2 Computers - always available for student use on a first come, first served basis during open SNAC hours
  • Printing and Scanning - All NSC majors are allowed to print up to 100 copies (25 of which can be color) per semester in SNAC
  • Text Books - Required texts for many required Nutrition classes are available
  • Office Supplies - Tape, markers, mini-white boards, poster boards, etc. are available
  • Educational Models -Food, anatomical and molecular models
  • Community Education Materials - Can be checked out by Nutrition majors when needed to deliver education in the community. Email nscadvising@email.arizona.eduif you are interested in reserving materials
  • Resource Materials - Current Scientific Journals and reference text
  • Water dispenser and occasional snacks - Complimentary to students

*With the exception of water and snacks (when available), students are not permitted to take these materials from SNAC but can use them during open SNAC hours.


Space is limited to 20-23 students during standard business hours, and up to 40 during special events. SNAC typically has room so please drop by during standard business hours if you would like to study.

If you drop by SNAC and it is fully occupied, please visit the beautifully renovated historic Forbes Building Lobby, just a two-minute walk from SNAC.

Please email if you would like to inquire about reserving SNAC for your nutrition-related club or group meeting.


  1. Use of SNAC for studying, group meetings, printing, and events is reserved for Nutritional Sciences majors.
  2. SNAC is open for student use Monday-Friday; however, advisors are only available to meet with students during posted walk-in hours and scheduled appointments. If you have an urgent advising issue, please email
  3. Students who are not in the Nutritional Sciences major are welcome in SNAC when they need to meet with a Nutrition advisor and either have scheduled an appointment in advance, or are meeting with an advisor during posted walk-in hours. To schedule an appointment, please email
  4. Noise in SNAC is to be kept at a conversational volume. There are times when the Center is more active and other times when people are primarily using it for quiet activities. Please be respectful of fellow occupants and keep your volume down when talking on a cell phone or to others.
  5. The University of Arizona is committed to fostering a working and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination, including harassment. The University prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment and retaliation.