Sure, it's summer now. But before you know it, temperatures will cool down — well, maybe not 'cool' down, but still. In anticipation, here is a calendar of all the big events happening in and around campus come August.
1. Move In Days Aug. 15-18
For students planning to move in Aug. 15, there is a $55 move-in fee. Any students wishing to move in after 7 p.m. on Aug. 18, please notify the Housing office at (520) 621-6501 or email@example.com, or you could risk having your application for housing canceled.
2. Classes Begin Aug. 20
The 2018-2019 school year kicks off on this date for 16-week courses. Start dates for seven- and five-week courses vary, depending on the class.
3. Family Weekend 2018 Oct. 5-7
Mom and dad have their own weekend set aside, with a meet-and-greet with President Dr. Robert Robbins scheduled for Friday, and the football game against Pac-12 rival California on Saturday.
4. Homecoming 2018 Oct. 21-27
While the football game against Oregon on Saturday may get all the attention, festivities actually kick off the Sunday before with the lighting of the 'A' on A-Mountain. There will be an A-Mountain Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 on the top floor of the Main Gate Garage.
5. All Souls Procession Nov. 2-4
Not quite Dia de Los Muertos or Halloween, this uniquely Tucson event features an almost three-mile-long procession of elaborate floats and decorations through some of Southern Arizona’s oldest and most historical neighborhoods.
6. Thanksgiving Break Nov. 22-25
Students return home for a long weekend of food, fun and studying for upcoming finals. Or more food.
7. Final Exams Dec. 7-13
With Reading Day, better known as Dead Day, falling the day before this week-long struggle, make sure to get any pre-test shenanigans out of the way early, or you could oversleep and miss that 9 a.m. o-chem final.
8. Winter Break Dec. 14 to Jan. 9
After spending 72 straight hours studying to ace that last final, nearly a month of recovery time awaits.
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