Destination Arizona

Your Journey is About to Begin

Tuesday, January 9, 2023

Destination Arizona is the University of Arizona’s extended orientation program designed to welcome all new students to campus prior to the start of classes. Through this program, students will engage in inclusive programming that will lead them to become successful Wildcats and reinforce the University’s mission, vision and values. This full-day program allows you to connect with academics, campus resources, current and incoming students!

Discover all that The University of Arizona has to offer at Destination Arizona and take the next step in your transition to Wildcat life!


Program Details

Time Session Location
8:30 a.m.


Check-in with our Destination Arizona Leaders, receive your exclusive Destination Arizona goodies and prepare for the day ahead!

Diamond Atrium, Student Union Memorial Center
9:30 a.m. Welcome

Kick-off your Destination Arizona experience with a welcome from University staff, Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) student body president and some special guests. 

Grand Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
10:00 a.m. Academic Component

Learn more about your college's / academic unit's expectations and make connections with peers in the same academic area as you!

Various Locations
11:30 a.m.

Student Panel & Mixer

Ask questions and hear from current students who will help you prepare for the weeks ahead.

Grand Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
12:30 p.m.


Join us for a free lunch to relax, connect with Destination Arizona Leaders and other new students, and enjoy a meal courtesy of Arizona Dining & MealPlans.

Student Union Memorial Center
1:30 p.m.

Arizona Arrival & Resource Fair 

End the day with some fun! Join us on the Arizona Mall for various activities including lawn games, music, treats and Campus Department Resource Fair. Begin making connections with campus resources and hear more about how these departments are here to support you as a student. 

Arizona Mall
2:30 p.m. Resource Fair Ends Arizona Mall
4:30 p.m. Destination Arizona & Arizona Arrival Conclude Arizona Mall


With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations such as ASL interpreting, closed-captioning, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., please contact us at