Welcome to the Wildcat family! Starting college at the University of Arizona is an exciting time and we want to make the most of it. Wildcat Welcome is a ten day program filled to the brim with events geared towards helping you get adjusted to college life.

Attending  Wildcat Welcome is an important step in your transition to college. Many of the events will help you meet new friends and find social communities. Other events are just plain fun, like the RHA Block Party or Friday Night Live. Other events, like New Student Convocation, are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you simply cannot miss. So as you're planning your arrival to campus this fall, check out all of the Wildcat Welcome events and get ready to be an Arizona Wildcat!

Highlighted Events


Residence Hall Move-In

If you're living on-campus this fall, you will receive an email from Residence Life to your CatMail account in early August. This email will contain important information such as roommate and room assignments and your assigned move-in time.

Visit Residence Life for more information about move-in.

Bear Down Camp

Bear Down Camp (BDC) is a three-day camp for around 200 freshmen hosted by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the student government on campus. BDC gives incoming freshmen the opportunity to learn about the heritage, tranditions, and history of UA. Campers are also taught about things to do on and off campus, how to get involved, and how to have a successful first year at the University.  The workshops included at camp teach students about the plethora of clubs and organizations on campus as well as where to go and who to talk to for any kind of help.  Furthermore, campers are given the opportunity to become familiar with the University and its prestigious facilities before stepping foot in a classroom. Visit the Bear Down Camp website for more information about this great opportunity.

UA Clicks

UA Clicks in a required program for all new Wildcats which helps you to learn what to expect on the first day of classes.  We will be introducing you to the many systems and technology your faculty will use in and out of the classroom and you will get tips on what to do to be prepared for college life. Your assigned UA Clicks session is based on your academic college, check your CatMail for details on where and when to attend on Friday, August 18, 2017. Click here to find your UA Clicks session time and location.

Bigger.Better.Bash! - New Student Convocation

All new students are invited to Bigger. Better. Bash! Learn what it means to "Bear Down" from UA experts including Wilbur and Wilma. Attendees will receive their official Bear Down shirts. The event will be outdoors on the UA Mall.

To ensure the availability of a Sign Language interpreter or CART, please make an online request here or contact Catherine Mazzola at or (520) 626-4471 to arrange a Sign Language interpreter or CART.

Target After Hours Shopping Event

Need to pick up some last minute items for the semester? Target is staying open late just for Wildcats with deals, raffles, a DJ, and more entertainment throughout the night. Free transportation is available to and from campus with three UA shuttle stops, click here for shuttle map. If you prefer to drive, the address is 3699 E Broadway Blvd, 85716. Shopping starts at 10pm and goes until 1am.

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