Destination Arizona

Your Journey is About to Begin

Tuesday, January 10, 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. Take the next step in your transition to Wildcat life. Register here

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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, student body president and some special guests. 

South Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
9:50 a.m. Arizona Top 10

Hear from Destination Arizona leader about how to succeed as a student at The University of Arizona! 

South Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
10:20 a.m. Break Student Union Memorial Center
10:30 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!

Student Union Memorial Center
11:30 a.m. Lunch  Student Union Memorial Center
12:30 p.m. The Wildcat Way

Our Readers’ Theatre program provides you with an inside look into what being a University of Arizona Wildcat is really all about. During this program, you’ll hear about different college experiences and have a chance to meet other new Wildcats during your Small Group Debrief. 

South Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Resource Fair

Begin making connections with campus resources and hear more about how these departments are here to support you as a student. 

North Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Arizona Arrival

End the day with some fun! Join us on the Arizona Mall for various activities, music and treats before your first day of classes. 

Arizona Mall

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O'odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.