Arts & Life

UA history & traditions: Welcome home Wildcats

Since 1885, the University of Arizona has been a pillar of the Tucson community. The traditions and history of the campus run deep, with over 130 years of academic research, public advancements and an ever-growing sense of pride and spirit. As an incoming student, here’s the UA history and traditions that you need to know.  Read more

UA cultural centers embrace campus diversity

 One of the University of Arizona’s primary goals is to engage with its campus community, demonstrating diverse and inclusive values. To achieve inclusive excellence, the UA provides several opportunities to interact with people from varying backgrounds. The campus has multiple resource and cultural centers that help with student diversity and inclusivity.  Read more

Get to know Tucson's music scene

The University of Arizona is located about eight minutes from downtown Tucson, which is considered the heart of the city's nightlife. Brimming with bars, restaurants and local shops, downtown provides the pulse of Tucson at night. Along with eateries and shops, downtown is also home to several concert venues that host weekly shows for music lovers. With each one a little different from the rest, here is a guide to what each spot brings to the Tucson nightlife. Read more

An A-Z guide to campus clubs

A look at some of the 600 plus student clubs and organizations on campus. From archery to medical assistance UA offers students opportunities for complete engagement. Starting with A and working to Z, here are clubs offered on campus and how to get into contact with each. Read more

Immerse yourself in community culture

The University of Arizona prides itself on being a leader in the arts and student engagement, and, as a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, it is home to programs that are globally recognized for their diversity and inclusion.  From theater and dance shows to club events and campus activities, UA faculty, staff and students encourage Wildcats to get involved and partake in these opportunities. Read more

Campus Guide: Under-21 hangouts

While Tucson is a vibrant university town filled with events and things to do, a lot of fun can seem to be all about nightlife and drinking. For those who are under 21, this doesn’t have to limit your night out — there is still plenty to do to have fun, even if you can’t enjoy a drink in a local pub.  Read more

CatCard discounts; take advantage of your student status

If there’s anything college kids love more than no homework, it’s a discount. Every student at the University of Arizona gets a CatCard. It’s your university ID, your ticket to residence halls and recreation facilities all over campus, and it can make charges to your bursar account. The CatCard can get you into many on-campus recreation facilities for free or a discounted price, but there are other places around town and on the internet where your student ID can get you discounts. Read more

Living like a local

Between classes, homework, extracurricular and jobs, college life is hectic. Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation once in a while, lest they go insane.  Not everybody can make the trek halfway across town every weekend, but, luckily for students at the University of Arizona, there is plenty of fun stuff to do near campus. This is your personal guide to the world around campus. Read more

Campus Guide: Over 21 Hotspots

According to its Facebook page, Cobra Arcade Bar offers free tokens for arcade gameplay to customers with every drink purchase on Tuesdays. Wednesday’s are Ladies’ nights with free tokens all night for the women, and there are $3 Michelada, mimosa & margaritas or $1 off all draft beer on Sundays.  Read more

Local jazz takes Main Gate stage

The Friday Night Live Free Jazz Concert series on Main Gate Square has been going on for over seven years and features a different jazz group every other Friday. The series begins in April and goes through early August each year.  The jazz concert series “first began in partnership with SAACA, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, to bring great local music to the community and encourage everyone to explore Main Gate Square and enjoy all the shopping and dining we offer,” said Kris Siuda, marketing coordinator for Main Gate and the Marshall Foundation. Read more