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Wildcat Picks of the Week: Welcome to UA

Darien Bakas

ZonaZoo cheers on the football team during the Beanie Bowl in August 2016 at the Arizona Stadium. This year’s Beanie Bowl will be held Friday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m.

Welcome back to campus, Wildcats. This week there will be a variety of events to kick off the start of the new school year and acquaint students with campus life. While you settle back into the groove of classes, here are some events to look out for. For more information about Wildcat Welcome 2017 and a complete list of events this week, visit their website at

Free Group Fitness Week

Want to refresh your workout routine with some new fitness classes?

Campus Recreation is hosting an event from Aug. 21-25 where students can take up to two group fitness classes for free each day. 

The classes range from Total Body Blast to Hatha Yoga and Meditation, HIIT workouts to Zumba and much more.

These classes are held at either 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. each day during the first week at the Recreation Center in Room B. 

A complete schedule of classes can be found on the Campus Recreation website.

This is a great opportunity to see which fitness class is best for you without having it cost you to try each one.

Meet Me at the REC

To the showcase many opportunities for student involvement, Campus Recreation hosts an annual event called Meet Me at the REC that will be held this year on Monday, Aug. 21 at Campus Recreation’s Sitton Field from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event will feature music, games, giveaways and information about various clubs and organizations on campus. 

Attendees can also learn more about club and intramural sports, as well as Outdoor Adventure and Challenge Courses programs. 

The first 200 students to enter the event with their CatCard will get a free Campus Rec t-shirt.

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Wildcat Student Employment Fair

Break out your résumé, UA Student Engagement and Career Development is holding the Wildcat Student Employment Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.

Positions for part-time jobs and internships on or near campus are available, and students can learn more about these different opportunities at the event.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a part-time job this semester, or completing an internship for your future career field, this is a perfect opportunity to find work near campus. The UA only holds a few fairs a year.

Beanie Bowl

Come get your first game experience of the season at the annual Beanie Bowl, a scrimmage for the Arizona Football team. 

This game will take place on Friday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Arizona Stadium. 

Attendees of the free event can learn cheers and chants from ZonaZoo and get to experience the exciting energy of a football game before the season begins. 

The Pride of Arizona marching band and the Arizona cheerleaders will also be at the event. The Beanie Bowl will include an hour long autograph session as well as a Meet the Team event. Gates for the Beanie Bowl will open at 5 p.m.

Picnic at the Park

Looking to spend your first Friday night back with friends, music, games and food?

Check out the Picnic at the Park event at Park Student Union on Aug. 25 from 6-10 p.m.

The event will include lawn games like ping pong and bocce ball, a live DJ, henna tattoos, a balloon artist, a photo booth and free food from PSU and Highland Market.

Wildcat mascots Wilma and Wilbur will also make appearances at the event from 6 to 8 p.m., and “Wonder Woman” will be screened from 8 to 10 p.m. for free.

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Dive-in Movie: Moana

Take a dip in the Rec Center pool while watching the film “Moana” this Saturday, Aug. 26. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. with activities including yard games and stand-up paddle boarding and continues with a showing of the movie at 8 p.m. 

There will be inflatables and rafts in the water for attendees to use. There will also be free Eeggee’s and popcorn.

Periodically throughout the school year, Campus Recreation offers free showings of popular movies on a large screen for all students to enjoy. 

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