UA Homecoming Week Events

Oct. 24, 2017

Highlights of Homecoming Week at University of Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz.  — The University of Arizona Alumni Association welcomes alumni, friends and families to campus this week for Homecoming events, which began at sundown Sunday with the traditional lighting of "A" Mountain and will conclude with Saturday night's football game. 

Homecoming highlights include:

  • 50th class reunionThursday, 5 p.m.
  • UA Alumni Association 120th anniversary lunchFriday, 12:30 p.m.
  • Alumni of the Year awards ceremony Friday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Homecoming bonfire and king and queen honors Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wildcat for Life tailgate party Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
  • Homecoming parade with grand marshal UA President Robert C. Robbins Saturday, 2 p.m. 

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Silver & Sage Society champagne reception and 50th class reunion dinner
5 p.m. — Student Union, Catalina Room, Level 3

  • Members of the Class of 1967 will be formally inducted into the Silver & Sage Society, a treasured group of alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, followed by a buffet-style dinner. 


UA Alumni Association 120th anniversary lunch
12:30 p.m. — Student Union, North Ballroom, Level 3

  • This year, the Alumni Association celebrates 120 years of connecting Wildcats for Life and building alumni communities around the world. The UAAA will honor reunion attendees from the classes of 1957 and 1967, the Alumni of the Year award winners and founding donors to the Alumni Heritage Society. The Alumni Heritage Society is being launched to commemorate the UAAA's 120-year anniversary and to honor donors who support the Alumni Association. 

Alumni of the Year awards ceremony
2:30 p.m. — Student Union, South Ballroom, Level 3

  • The UAAA recognizes accomplished alumni for their achievements and contributions to the University.

Bear Down Friday pep rally 
5 p.m. —  Main Gate Square, University Boulevard west of Park Avenue

  • The pep rally features the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat, UA cheerleaders, the pom squad and twirlers.

Homecoming bonfire and crowning of king and queen
7:30 p.m. — West side of Old Main

  • Alumni, students, the Pride of Arizona and the Homecoming court will participate in the bonfire and pep rally. 


Wildcat for Life tailgate party, 1:30 p.m. on UA Mall, University Boulevard west of Cherry Avenue

Homecoming parade, 2 p.m. on UA Mall

Arizona vs. Washington State football game, 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Arizona Stadium


Media Contact:
Sarah Beaudry
UA Alumni Association
520-626-7100 (office), 520-591-7446 (cell)

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 $606 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.