Welcome to the Wildcat family!
Parent & Family Programs recognizes the value of our parents & family members, and all our supporters. We also know that your students will continue to rely on your support throughout their academic journey, your role is integral to your student's success. The Wildcat Family Welcome events are a great way to learn more about The University of Arizona, the campus community, and the many resources available to both you and your student.
Wildcat Family Resource Fair
August 15th-17th, Bear Down Building, 11am - 2 pm
Join us to learn more about The University of Arizona, the campus community, and the many resources available to both you and your student! We understand that oftentimes when a student has a concern or a question, they tend to lean on a family member first for an answer. Discover departments and resources with the goal of providing families a glimpse into their student’s life in their “home away from home” and how to help them best succeed.
Wildcat Family Conference
August 18th, Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC), 9am-2pm
Parent and Family Programs will be hosting a Wildcat Family Conference on Friday, August 18th from 9am – 2pm. This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about the university campus, meet campus partners, and meet other Wildcat families while their student attends Destination AZ activities. The morning session from 9am – 10am hosts a welcome panel featuring campus leadership.
Proud Parent Social
August 18th, Arizona Sands Club, 6pm
Parents, Family Members, and supporters this is your chance to mix and mingle with other parents, campus leadership, and enjoy delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere overlooking the historic Arizona Football Stadium. The free event will be held on Friday, August 18th at the AZ Sands Club and feature the Pride of Arizona Band's first performance from the balcony of the AZ Sands Club.
Bon Voyage BBQ
August 19th, AZ Student Union Ballroom, 3 pm
Join us on Saturday, August 19th from 3 – 5pm, as we bid Bon Voyage and celebrate your student's new adventure as an Arizona Wildcat! Engage in a cheerful farewell, as we learn about Wildcat spirit and traditions and enjoy delicious BBQ in our Grand ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
$15 per person
Letters from Home
August 18th, Student Union (Kachina Room) 9am - 2pm
Join us for Letters from Home! PFP utilizes an electronic format, allowing supporters to write a note wherever they are located. This is process creates an equitable opportunity for anyone to participate and allows parents/supporters the opportunity to share a message of support to their student! All you need is their first, last name and their birthday!