Networking Opportunities 

More than 550 current UA students are members of SAA. We are the official club sponsored by the University of Arizona Alumni Association. As an SAA member, you are eligible to attend major alumni networking events that put you face-to-face with hundreds of Arizona alumni. Below are our signature networking opporunities, social events, and benefits of being a member.

National Alumni Networking Bash

Don't miss out on the BIGGEST networking event of the year! ONLY Student Alumni Ambassadors are invited to our annual alumni networking event. Alumni from all over the nation converge in Tucson to meet students and network.

Alumni Networking Events

SAA hosts signature networking events all year-long that are tailored to our members. Meet alumni in your desired career field and ask them for advice. Get access to incredible alumni who are excited to help you with your career goals.

Cat Cafe

Network with an alumnus in your field and gain invaluable insight and advice! Cat Cafe is a special SAA program where Tucson-area alumni host dinners for current UA students who are interested in their career field. Dinners are hosted at restaurants near campus. Don’t miss out on this amazing networking opportunity!

• Meet alumni in your desired career field
• Find out about your desired industry
• Ask your burning questions about life after college
• Get great advice from people who have been in your shoes

Lighting of “A” Mountain Event

Presented by the University of Arizona Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA)
Celebrate with students and alumni to experience the ultimate UA tradition — the annual lighting of "A" Mountain to kickoff Homecoming week festivities. Join Alumni Association President Melinda Burke and the Student Alumni Ambassadors for this incredible spectacle and party. Mingle and network as we wait for the lighting of our beloved "A."

• Watch the lighting of "A" Mountain
• Meet Wilbur, Wilma, and the Arizona Cheerleaders
• Family-friendly
• Food and drinks
• Games, prizes, and more!


Play a major role in hosting alumni during Homecoming week each fall. Experience the traditions of Homecoming and network with alumni from across the nation at SAA events:

• Homecoming Barbecue Bash
• Homecoming Parade
• Class reunion events
• Wildcat for Life Tailgate Party
• Much more!

Social and Heritage Events

Ghosts of the UA Tour

Take part in the newest UA tradition, the Ghosts of the UA Tour, presented by the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA). Come and learn about the darker side of Arizona’s oldest university. Student Alumni Ambassadors will take you to some of the oldest buildings on campus and share the ghostly and mysterious history of the University of Arizona.


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