You’ve chosen the University of Arizona to begin your undergraduate education and that’s a big decision that we don’t take lightly. We want to make sure you start your journey off on the right foot. We’re here to answer all your questions and provide you with the resources you need, from information on class schedules, financial aid and housing, to details on majors and academic departments.
Your experience at the University of Arizona is about more than academics. Involvement in social and professional organizations - as well as experiences such as internships and study abroad - bring classroom instruction to life. We aim to get you real-world ready for whatever follows graduation, whether that takes the form of post-graduate study, volunteer work or employment.
We can’t wait to see everything you’ll achieve. Bear Down!
Spirit & Traditions
School spirit is our thing. Every Wildcat — past and present — takes heartfelt pride in being part of the University of Arizona family. You’ll feel welcome among your Wildcat peers cheering in the ZonaZoo or simply sporting the colors on a t-shirt. Here are some University of Arizona facts every Wildcat should know:
- The first graduating class in 1895 consisted of two women and one man.
- The original school colors were sage green and silver.
- The “Bear Down” battle cry was created in 1926 by a popular student athlete, John “Button” Salmon.
Wildcats live life to the fullest — inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll find a thriving community of curiosity-seekers, fun-lovers, adventurers, inventors and explorers. Whether it’s taking advantage of our best-in-class facilities or joining an organization, you’ll never be bored here. Get a taste of what campus life is all about:
- 600+ clubs and organizations
- On-campus dining featuring national brand restaurants
- Fitness classes and intramural sports
You’re standing at the forefront of a new phase of your life. This is your chance to create your future. And the University of Arizona is where it all begins. Explore more than 300 majors to decide which degree is right for you. Search undergraduate majors by name, college, personal characteristics and interests — then study with world-class faculty who are leaders in their fields.