The Wildcat Way

New Start Gives Incoming Students a Strong Beginning

Hundreds of University of Arizona students begin their fall semester already better prepared thanks to the New Start program, now in its 45th year.

Nearly 14,000 students have been involved in the six-week summer bridge program, now in its 45th year. The program is designed to help incoming freshmen succeed in the transition from high school to college, offering them academic classes, college success workshops, tutoring and peer mentoring.

UA Alumni: Why They Give

When students attend the University of Arizona, they usually expect to get something out of their college experience: top-rated academics, a new social life, a sense of community and more.

What they don’t always anticipate is how much they will want to give back.

In Arizona Alumni Magazine's annual "10 by 10 feature," a group of 10 alumni who graduated 10 years ago speak about why they have decided to make financial gifts to the UA.

Camp Ignites STEM-Related Wonder in Middle School Students

"I should be a scientist or something!"

Those are the words 11-year-old Serinah Sanchez exclaimed during the third annual BlastOff! summer science camp at the University of Arizona, right after completing a puzzle. That "aha" moment came after she successfully translated an mRNA code into a message that said, "I'm ready for science." And as members of University of Arizona Biochemistry Club, these are the moments we are trying to create.

Thank you Wildcat Mothers

UA College of Medicine – Phoenix students submitted a video, "Your Love," to the annual "Memmys," or medical student Emmy awards. The video is inspired by the stories of medical students.

Fourth-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix starred in, directed and produced a music video in honor of those who helped them leading up to their graduation, including mothers.