Welcome from President Robbins

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Simon Asher | The Daily Wildcat University of Arizona President Robert Robbins was in attendance of the Arizona-UCLA Semifinal game at the 2018 Pac-12 Tournament on Friday, March 9 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Dear Wildcats, 

Welcome to the University of Arizona! We are all very glad that you have chosen to be a part of this incredible community.

Where you attend college is a big decision, and your degree is one of the most important investments you can make. As an incoming UA student, you have made an outstanding choice: nine in ten UA alumni strongly agree that their education from the UA was worth the cost, and 92 percent of employers rate our graduates as having the necessary skills for success at work. 

To reach your potential as a UA student, make the most of your time here by using the resources we have on campus. Here are just a few examples: 

Get involved, volunteer and get to know other Wildcats. There are over 650 student organizations that will let you explore new interests, meet fellow students and take an active part in the life of our university. You can find information at clubs.arizona.edu. 

Go to the rec center. In addition to state-of-the-art exercise facilities, the campus recreation center has classes, outdoor recreation programming, aquatics and a lot more. Learn what makes you happy and healthy, and stay balanced. An active Wildcat is a focused Wildcat.

Make a meaningful connection with your faculty members. We have some of the world’s best scientists, scholars and artists at the UA. They are here to help you learn — they care about your success and they want you to do well.

However you involve yourself in our community, the more you take your place as a Wildcat, the more likely you are to find success. All of us are here to help ensure that you are well-prepared for our rapidly changing world and that you are ready for the opportunities you discover. 


Welcome again, and Bear Down! 

Sincerely, 

— Robert C. Robbins, M.D. 

President, The University of Arizona


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