Notice of Photographic and Media Recording

When you attend Admitted Student Day, you enter an area where photography, audio recording and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such media recording and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising and inclusion on websites. You further waive all rights you may have to any claims in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting or other publication.

Service Animal/Pet Policy

Animals are generally not permitted in UA buildings with some exceptions, such as service animals, service animals in training and assistance animals determined to be a reasonable accommodation. Service animals are permitted at Admitted Student Day. If a dog is not trained to do work or perform tasks, and only provides comfort or emotional support, the dog is not a service dog and may be excluded from public areas and buildings during Admitted Student Day. Please see the UA Disability Resource Center website for further policy information.

Prohibited and Permissible Items

Prohibited Items

  • Purses and all bags
  • Air horns
  • Large or oversized umbrellas
  • Confetti and Flutterfetti
  • Silly String
  • Balloons or inflatable items, such as beach balls
  • Poles, monopods, tripods
  • Weapons: guns, ammunition, knives, box cutters
  • Leatherman or similar tools
  • Sharp and/or pointed objects (scissors, knitting needles, etc.)
  • Mace, pepper spray
  • Spray containers, aerosols, flammable liquids
  • Explosives, fireworks, laser lights, laser pointers
  • Unopened packages
  • Signs with sticks or on poles
  • Cans, bottles, coolers
  • Hoverboards, segways, scooters, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles, such as drones

Permissible Items (all items subject to search)

  • Small umbrellas
  • Small purses (6” x 4.5” or smaller)
  • Unopened water bottles as long as they are 32 oz. or smaller and sealed
  • Small hand-held still cameras and video cameras (no tripods)
  • Binoculars
  • Kleenex
  • Personal chair backs are limited to 18" width, 9" depth, cannot have attached armrests or cupholders, and cannot recline to encroach upon the access or legroom of adjacent patrons.


How does Admitted Student Day differ from an Orientation?

Orientation is for students who have committed to the University of Arizona and focuses on orienting them on what to expect when starting school, including activities such as setting your academic schedules or visiting college deans — it is a very structured and planned day.

Admitted Student Day is a fun day celebrating your admittance to the University of Arizona and will showcase what life on campus is like, the available resources and amenities students have to them and an introduction to the university. You will be able to structure your day as you like, visiting the various types of UA amenities, lectures, tours, resources and fun that you choose. You get to try on Wildcat Life!

Do I still have to attend New Student Orientation?

Yes. New Student Orientation is a more structured and specific day that is tailored to what you need to do before you’re able to step onto campus as a student.

Is there a cost to attend Admitted Student Day?

There may be additional costs incurred outside of the actual event (such as travel to and from the UA, hotel if needed, Spring Fling, etc.) but the actual event on campus is free to all admitted students and their families and includes lunch for each student and up to two guests.

All parking garages will be $5 for the day, and we will not be validating parking.

Is there disability access?

Please visit our Resources page for more information about disability access.

What happens if it rains?

The event will go on rain or shine, unless conditions are dangerous.

If it is raining or rain is forecast on Admitted Student Day, guests should come prepared with appropriate rain gear. Ponchos or raincoats are advised for guests.

Every reasonable effort will be made to hold Admitted Student Day as planned. If Admitted Student Day cannot be held due to inclement weather, the event must be canceled.

If weather is severe enough (heavy rain, thunderstorms, tornado watch/warning) to necessitate a delay in the start of the event, instructions will be announced on site to guests. After delaying the event for as much as one hour, if the forecast indicates no change in the severity of the weather, cancellation of the event will be announced.

If the event is underway but is interrupted by severe weather, guests should follow instructions as announced. It is strongly advised that you prearrange a meeting place with your family and/or guests if the event must be canceled.

Will there be lunch provided?

Yes. Lunch will be provided to each student and up to two guests.

I’ve already visited campus, should I still come to Admitted Student Day?

Yes! Admitted Student Day is much different than just a regular campus visit. The UA community is rallying together to give you a taste of everything we have to offer. It is not just about visiting our beautiful campus.

I’m an international student. How can I travel to the U.S. for Admitted Student Day?

Go to Travel.State.Gov for information about traveling to the U.S. for a short visit. Depending on where you are from, you may need to apply for a visitor visa, unless you qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. For more information and immigration resources, visit the New Students page on the International Student Services website.

Where do I park?

Coming soon!