Spring Fling at the UA: A Tucson Tradition

April 6, 2018

Spring Fling at the UA: A Tucson Tradition

  • What: Spring Fling, University of Arizona
  • When: April 13-15
  • Where: UA Mall (eastern end) 
TUCSON, Ariz. — One of Tucson's favorite traditions is back as Spring Fling makes its annual return to the UA Mall. More than 35 campus clubs and organizations are involved in putting on the event, which began in 1974 and will feature more than 30 rides and attractions, as well as concerts and food.

Spring Fling's operating hours (admission closes one hour before closing time):

  • Friday, April 13: 4 to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 for the general public. Those with a UA CatCard or military ID are admitted free. Information is available online at http://springfling.arizona.edu/.

New for 2018, Spring Fling is implementing a clear-bag policy similar to the one used by Arizona Athletics. Permissable bags are:

  • Clear plastic or vinyl and not exceeding 12" x 6" x 12"
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (example: Ziploc bags)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, after being searched

A complete list of all event policies and road closures can be found at http://springfling.arizona.edu under the "Event Info" tab.

Media note: For credentials, contact Spring Fling marketing director Josler Tudisco at springflingmarketing@email.arizona.edu or 520-971-1644. Tudisco can help coordinate video and photography shoots and interviews during Spring Fling.

Media Contact:
Josler Tudisco
Spring Fling
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.