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Family Weekend events and activities

Kick-off Dinner

Redington Restaurant will cater a dinner with live music from Cousin Affect on the UA Mall from 5-7 p.m.. Admission is $5 for students and children under 12, $20 for adults.

Wildcat Pool Party

The Student Rec Center will host a pool party from 1-3:30 p.m. The party will feature music, food, contests and giveaways, and is open to entire families. Pool party admission is included in the cost of Family Weekend regsitration.

Family Weekend Shabbat Services and Dinner at Hillel

The Hillel Center will host a brisket Shabbat dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner is free for full-time college students, and there is a cost for non-students. For more information, contact Hillel at or call (520) 624-6561.

Late Night Variety Show featuring Sailesh the Hypnotist

Audience members will participate in hypnosis, improv and music from 8-10 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets for the show are sold out.

Wildcat World Fair

A vendor fair and a number of campus clubs will hold a fair on the UA Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for the fair is included with registration.

Stargazing at Steward Obervatory

Attendees will be able to view Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, stars, nebulae and galaxies from 7-10:30 p.m. Cost of the event is included with registration.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Third Annual Chili Cook-off

Proceeds of the cook-off will benefit the Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Scholarship Fund. Event will run from 12-1:30 p.m. on the Bological Sciences West patio. Cost is $7 and includes beverages, chips, cornbread and chili.

Rainbow Family Reception

The free event will showcase resources for the capus LGBTQ community, and will run from 3-5 p.m. in SUMC’s Union Gallery.

Wildcat Carnival

The Mall will feature live music, a number of carnival attractions, inflatables and games from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will cost $5.

Legacy Lunch

The lunch will allow past and present Wildcats to hand out UA lapel pins during a ceremony. The event is sponsored by the UA Parents and Family Association. The lunch will start at noon in the Rincon Room, cost $20, and is intended to finish in time for attendees to make it to the tailgate.

MIS Department Zipperman Scholars Parents Brunch

Invite-only event is hosted by the Management Information Systems department in the Eller College. The brunch will provide parents an overview of the MIS field, and will last from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in McClelland Hall.

UAMA presents an “Artist Talk with NY-based Abstrat Painter David Headley”

Event will feature four works of New York artist David Headley from 2 p.m. in the UA Museum of Art. Cost is included with registration.


Redington Restaurant will cater a tailgate on the Mall from 4-7 p.m. before the football game. Admission is $5 for students and children under 12, and $20 for adults.

Campus Recreation Free Fitness Saturday

The Rec Center will feature free fitness classes all day for UA students and their families from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Mountain Bike Ride

Outdoor Adventures is offering gear rentals and a guided ride through the bike trails of the Tucson Mountain Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $22, with an additional $10 to rent a bike.

Campus Rec Family Sport Tournaments

Various tournaments will be held throughout Saturday for free. Tournaments start at 9 a.m. for singles racquetball, 10 a.m. for two-on-two basketball, or 11 a.m. for four-on-four sand volleyball. Registration will be at Friday’s pool party.

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