'A' Day 2010
Every fall semester, Blue Key National Honorary, in conjunction with members from the Tucson community, sponsors an event called 'A' Day. The day is an 86-year-old tradition on the University of Arizona campus in which the incoming freshmen class is bussed up to 'A' Mountain to paint the 'A' before one of our home UA football games.
The 'A' on Sentinel Peak was completed in 1916 after UA civil engineering student Albert H. Coldren suggested a class assignment should be to survey the peak for the location of an 'A.' Students spent countless Saturdays clearing the shrubbery, hauling supplies up the mountain and mixing the mortar and rock before the the 'A' was finally white washed on March 14, 1916 for a total cost of $397. From then on it was known affectionately as 'A' Mountain.
The 'A' is 70 feet wide and 160 feet long.
This event is only open to freshmen students at the UA and is a great opportunity to become a part of UA tradition. Meet us at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 in front of Old Main.
Remember to bring closed-toed shoes!