Tucson & the University of Arizona
Tucson, often referred to as “Wildcat Country”, is a city in the Sonoran Desert surrounded by five mountain ranges and home to the University of Arizona. Just a short walk from Old Main is the Main Gate Square, a fun and popular place to grab a bite to eat with over 30 restaurants and cafés to choose from. Main Gate Square is also a great shopping destination with many local stores to visit. Options of places to visit on campus include world-class museums at the U of A and the Center for Creative Photography, founded by Ansel Adams. Stop in and visit an architectural highlight on campus, the UA flagship Bookstore located in the Student Union Memorial Center. The building boasts a spiraling stairway reaching three stories upwards with four giant relief sculptures on the support columns, each honoring one of the branches of the military. Water trickles from a pool down two giant anchor chains to the lower level where plaques host the individual names of UA students and alumni lost in World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War.
Parking & Transportation
Guests are encouraged to park at Highland Garage on Oct. 5th. While other garages (e.g. 2nd St. Garage & Tyndall Garage) are also a great option due to their proximity, these garages are likely to be the first to sell out. A CatTran shuttle with a three-stop route has been scheduled on Oct. 5th. The three pickup/dropoff locations will include Highland Garage, north entrance of SUMC (near Family Weekend Registration tent), and Tyndall Garage (near Bear Down Friday Pep Rally). The CatTran route is approximately 15 minutes based on traffic. The CatTran will be available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and is accessible for mobility-impaired guests.
A map of disabled parking is available here.