Tempe Area Resources
If you're an out-of-state or transfer student, finding a favorite supermarket and post office can be a daunting task. Here are a few locations that might come in handy when it comes time to do mundane tasks such as stocking your mini-fridge or buying textbooks.

Grocery Stores

Safeway
At the intersection of Rural and Broadway and less than 3 minutes from ASU, this large grocery store is a common destination for students and creepy old men who like to leer at them.

Fry’s Marketplace
With locations on Mill and Southern plus Rural and Southern, this is another popular destination for ASU students in search of those plastic cups and Ramen.

That store I can't remember the name of. I think it's called Organic Market.
This is a small organic and vegan food store within walking distance of the ASU campus at the Ash and University. While some of the food may be a little more expensive than the normal grocery store stuff, this is still a popular destination for students living in the Maple/Ash neighborhood.

Whole Foods
Located on Rural and Baseline, this organic food store is about 10 minutes away from ASU and probably the largest organic food grocery store in Tempe. This is also probably the most expensive health food store in the area but carries many products that are hard to find.

Bashas
This grocery store is on Southern and McClintock, slightly southeast of the ASU campus.

Sunflower Market
This organic and vegan grocery store is across from Bashas at the corner of Southern and McClintock.

College Bookstores

The Student Book Center

The Student Book Center is just north of campus on College Avenue. This should be your first stop when the ASU bookstore runs out of that JMC 425 book you had your heart set on.

The ASU Bookstore

Located on campus, slightly east of the Memorial Union, the ASU bookstore can be crowded at times but should have most of your textbooks.

Changing Hands Bookstore

This local independent bookstore is located on McClintock and Guadalupe. It might buy back ASU books but the buyers will be very picky.

Post Offices

Tempe has a few post office locations with the largest office on Southern and College. This post office has a DMV-style take-a-number system that tends to scare people away, but it is the only Tempe post office open on Saturdays.

The Mill Avenue post office is the closest to ASU. It is open weekdays only and has essential packing materials in the post office store.

Another post office/retail store close to campus is on Apache Boulevard; it’s only open weekdays and you’ll likely find long lines of students toward the end of the day.

Medical Resources

ASU Health Clinic

Located on the north side of campus, the clinic is only open on weekdays.

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital

This hospital is the closest to ASU, just south of campus on Mill Avenue. They have a 24/7 emergency room and other specialty clinics.

Arizona Board of Medical Examiners

If you’re new to the area and don’t have a doctor, or want to find out about a doctor the ASU Health Clinic referred you to, I recommend checking out Bomex.

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