25 Things to Love About the UA

14 Feb

With all the love in the air, we thought it would be a great idea if we brought you 25 Things to Love About the University of Arizona! I surveyed different people in Student Affairs and asked them what they believed to be the best things about the university. Now take into account that everyone’s opinion is different, and this list is in no particular order! Enjoy.

  1. Outreach Facilitators: We are here to help facilitate your first year and make it as memorable as possible!
  2. BETTER THAN ASU: This came from an ex-Sun Devil… no need in saying which school she loved more, she’s still here.
  3. Wilbur and Wilma are married: It’s unique when schools have both a male and female mascot, but the UA upped the ante by marrying our mascots! Wilbur and Wilma Marry
  4. Weather: Let’s face it. Many people come to the U of A to enjoy the fact that it’s 99.9% sunny on campus.
  5. Steward Observatory Mirror Lab: Out lab has the world’s largest astronomical mirror ever made!
  6. Turtle Pond: What other campus has a turtle pond? It’s a great way to distress for a little while! In case you don’t know where the turtle pond is, it is conveniently located on the corner of 2nd Street and Park Avenue. Turtle Pond University of Arizona
  7. Safe Ride: Is fantastic for those late night study sessions. It’s a safe and reliable way to get around campus!
  8. Greek Life: If you haven’t found your niche around campus, you may want to consider a Fraternity or Sorority!
  9. Orange Tree Tunnel: It’s a nice route to get to where you need to be, not to mention that it can also be a romantic spot for you love birds.
  10. Bear Down Fridays: These are an amazing time to show school spirit. Every Friday before a football game, the band and mascots get together to pump us all up with school spirit!
  11. Union Shape: The structure of the Student Union Memorial Center, also known as SUMC, represents the U.S.S. Arizona Battleship.
  12. Zona Zoo: Did you know that we have the biggest student section in the PAC 12 and second biggest in the nation?
  13. Biosphere 2: It’s one of the world’s most unique facilities dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues.
  14. Pride of Arizona: Because of the hard work and dedication of students and staff, the University of Arizona’s band has built a reputation for being one of the finest athletic band of its kind in the country!
  15. Mall: What other campus has a mall? Although it isn’t the mall that we all love going to, it fills our trips from class to class with beautiful scenery. Mall
  16. Sunsets: Because of the amazing weather, amazing sunsets are also produced. One helpful co-worker shared his secret –  he  loves to watch sunsets from the top of the Student Union. Something romantic and de-stressing!
  17. Bike Valet: Free for students with an easy registration. Leave your bike in a safe and secure place from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  18. Campus Rec: It’s a great way to maintain a healthy balance in your life!
  19. Coffee, coffee, COFFEE: How great is it to have Starbucks in the Union? Not a fan, how about Canyon Cafe? It’s easy to become addicted to caffeine around this campus.
  20. Old Main: Did you know that the U of A is a Historic Land Mark? Because of this, it can never be torn down, just renovated like is being done now!
  21. Cactus Garden: This used to be located in front of Old Main until 1929, when it was moved to the east side of the building.
  22. Red Brick Building: Buildings in the Historic District display a record of architectural styles ranging from Territorial Queen Anne to Classical Revival, Renaissance Revival, and Spanish and Romanesque Revival. The material that ties them all together is red brick. The only building not made of red brick? The library. But you’ll notice the red brick on the ground outside.
  23. Sports: Who doesn’t love sports? Especially, because we get to show our school spirit!
  24. Student Discounts: Isn’t it great to get those discounts when you say you’re a U of A student?
  25. Solar Power Systems: U of A aims to increase the efficiency and the reliability of providing power during peak load periods.

If there’s something that you really love about the U of A and it didn’t make our list comment below for us to share with everyone else!


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