2023 New Student Welcome

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August 19, 2023 (All day) to September 7, 2023 (All day)

Various Campus Locations
Tucson, AZ 85721
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Welcome to the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALES) family! In CALES, we like to celebrate and recognize academic milestones - your first semester as a Wildcat is just that! New Student Welcome is designed to connect you with peers, resources, and help you create support networks.  

All new & returning students are invited and encouraged to attend New Student Welcome events! 

2023 New Student Welcome Events Schedule

Destination AZ: Next Stop CALES
Friday, August 18 | 3 – 4:30 pm 
Grand Ballroom, Student Union Memorial Center 

  • Join the entire fall 2023 incoming undergrade class for a welcome from Dean Burgess, need-to-know info to start the semester, and a fun activity to help us get to know you! 
  • Expect to receive your swag bag with lots of goodies inside!
  • No RSVP needed! This event is a mandatory part of Destination AZ

New Student Open House 
Saturday, August 19 | 1 – 3 pm (drop-in anytime!)
Forbes Building 

  • Kick off the academic year with food, exploring your class schedule, drop-in academic advising, and connecting with staff & other students 
  • The best part? Stop-by to get your exclusive 2023 class t-shirt & sticker! 
  • All undergraduate & graduate students are invited
  • No RSVP needed! 

Student Success Ice Cream Social: RSVP here!
Wednesday, August 23 | 3 - 4:30pm 
Forbes Building 

  • Come learn about supports available to you as a learner related to mental health, learning strategies, and career readiness!
  • Meet n' greet your Student Affairs team, featuring the Learning Lab, Life Management Counseling, Career Center, & Academic Advisors!
  • Cool off with a sweet treat & good company (GF and DF options available)

Club Fair: RSVP here! 
Thursday, September 7 | 5 – 7 pm (drop-in anytime!)
Environment & Natural Resources 2 (ENR2), Courtyard 

  • Whether you are a new or returning student, join us to explore 30+ clubs & organizations connected to the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Featured clubs include: Sigma Alpha (professional agricultural sorority), Pre-Veterinary Club, TREND Fashion Club, Food Science Club, Cutting Edge Sewing Club & more!  

All New Student Welcome events are free of charge. All new students will be automatically registered for all events; we can't wait to see you there! 

Leslie Grignon
Manager, Student Experience