Family Weekend Photo Challenge
Instructions: If you are visiting your student or the campus, we challenge you to visit at least FIVE of our favorite locations (below) and snap a selfie in front of each location, tagging us on social media! **Please note, we are not encouraging any families to travel to Arizona, if you plan to stay safely at home, we encourage our local students to participate in this challenge! If you are in town, and plan to visit our campus, we encourage you to mask up, keep a 6' distance from others, and enjoy our fall weather and beautiful campus!
We are excited to see your pictures! You may even be featured on our social media and website. Good luck and have fun!
And don't forget to tag us on social media with #familyweekendphotochallenge because we may pick a lucky winner to receive a prize!
What is a Cactus?: Here at the University of Arizona, we appreciate our beautiful habitat and gardens. Take a photo in front of a cactus garden anywhere on campus or you can check out our Campus Arboretum-Krutch Garden.
- Student Union: The Student Union Memorial Center is the hot spot for Arizona students to grab a bite to eat, chat with friends or even just taking a break from studying. Take a photo with your family at any of our Student Union locations.
- The University of Arizona BookStores (Student International Flags) : The University of Arizona BookStores flagship store is located in the Student Union Memorial Center. At 63,000 square-feet, it provides students, faculty and the Tucson community with a premier university shopping experience.
- International Flag Display: A permanent display showcasing the images of international flags was installed in the Student Recreation Center in 2019. The images adorn the walls of the main hallway and represent the home nations of Arizona students dating back to the year 2000. To learn more, click here.
- Emergence Staircase: Take a photo in front of the Emergence Staircase that connects the top and bottom floor inside the University of Arizona BookStores. The next time you use these steps, take some time to understand what they represent: the past, present, and the future of Native Americans at the University of Arizona and beyond. To learn more about the Emergence, staircase click here.
- Campus Statues: Even our campus statues are #MaskingItUp to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Take a picture with any campus statue wearing a face mask. Bonus points if you find the Unicorn statue.
- Historic and Modern Buildings: The University of Arizona is well known for having beautiful architecture around campus that represents both a historic vibe and a modern vibe. Take a picture in front of a building that is historic and a building with modern glass windows.
- Football Stadium: “BEAR DOWN ARIZONA!” We know our football season looks much different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a picture in front of the football stadium! Show some Arizona pride as you snap a picture supporting our Wildcats!
- Main Library: Here at the University of Arizona, grades are a number-one priority (with the exception of beating ASU). Our students utilize the Main Library for some quiet study time and to escape the heat by picking up a good book to read. Take a picture in front of the library! Bonus points if you are reading a book while you’re at it.
- Old Main: Forty acres of land owned by two professional gamblers and a saloon owner became the site of the University of Arizona in 1886. A year later, ground was broken for the first and only building present on campus when the school opened in 1891. Learn more here.
- University Boulevard & Main Gate Square: One of the best things about the University of Arizona campus is the good food we have! Check out the amazing eateries down University Boulevard and inside Main Gate Square and snap a #FoodSelfie with you and your family! Fun fact: Main Gate Square is a proud sponsor of Parent & Family Programs.
- Turtle Pond: On the corner of Park Avenue and Second street, hidden in plain sight is the "Turtle Pond," considered a campus treasure for both its charm and history. Click here to learn more.
- College of choice: Snap a photo in front of the college or program that your student is studying at on the University of Arizona campus.
- Campus living: Does your student live on campus? Take a picture with your student in front of their dorm, or their student housing.
- Wilbur and Wilma: Our treasured mascots are an integral part of the university's collage atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to catch a sighting of them out of their den, snap a photo and share it with us! Learn more about Wilbur and Wilma here.
- Cactus Madness: We don't recommend touching them! Did you know that the Saguaro cacti are found exclusively in the Sonoran Desert? Ranked as the largest cactus in the United States, these plants are large, tree-like columnar cacti that develop branches or arms as they age. Click here to learn more.
- Campus Sunset: Still on campus? Check out Tucson's beautiful sunsets. We recommend any location on campus as your backdrop, and you won't be disappointed.
- Tumamoc Hill: This location is a butte located immediately west of "A" Mountain and downtown Tucson. It is an active study site and ecological reserve to the University of Arizona known as the Desert Laboratories. Visitors can walk the hill which is approximately a 3-mile round-trip hike. For more information click here.
- Tree Ring Building: Named after a former director of the lab, the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building was designed to appear almost literally as a treehouse, with a block of offices and laboratories suspended high in the air at the roof level. The innovative architecture should not be missed while walking on campus.
- Biosphere 2: If you have access to a vehicle and some extra time, come tour one of the world's most unique facilities. To learn more, click here. To take a virtual tour, click here.
- Flu Shot Clinic: Friday, October 16th from 10am-3pm stop by Campus Health for the Flu Shot clinic (outdoor tent). Campus Health will be billing the following insurances: United, HealthNet, BCBS, Cigna, and Aetna. If a student doesn't have a billable insurance, the cost is $30. This will be for students only. We cannot vaccinate family members. Walk-ups are welcome but we encourage you to pre-book an appointment and complete all consent forms ahead of time. This will decrease your time in line, and allow for a quicker process.