2019 College and Campus Central 

Events, tours and presentations by UA experts during Homecoming week.


UA Libraries, Special Collections, Moon Exhibit  

July 20-Dec. 20, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Special Collections, Gallery
1510 E. University Blvd. 


This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and draws from a new acquisition of papers from Ewen Whitaker, associate research scientist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. 

  • Explore the science, history and culture of the moon.
  • Learn about the early art of mapping the moon.
  • See early books by Copernicus and Galileo.
  • Explore moon themes in sci-fi books and poetry. 

Visit the special collections website for more information. 

Curator-led Mini-Tour of the Moon Exhibit
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  

Join us for a free curator-led introduction and overview of the moon exhibit. Talk with the subject matter experts who curated the exhibit. Each mini-tour will run approximately 15 minutes. Space is limited, RSVP required. The exhibit will be open for viewing following the tour. 

RSVP here by Nov. 1

For questions contact Danielle Raines at rainesd@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-7833. 

Make a gift to support Special Collections here.  


Arizona State Museum, Docent Tours  

Wednesday, Oct. 30-Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

1013 E. University Blvd.
Just inside the Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard

ASM docents discuss and illustrate Southwest Native pottery, basketry, and other traditional arts and crafts on a drop-in basis. Free with museum admission. Check in at the admission desk.

For questions, contact Darlene Lizarraga dfl@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-8381.

Visit the Arizona State Museum Website for more information. 


Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 

Transforming Lives: Empowering Philanthropy through Humanism

A discussion by College of Humanities Alumna of the Year, Dana Vandersip, vice president of Development at Make-A-Wish, San Diego. 

UA Student Union, Kiva Room, 10 a.m.  
1013 E. University Blvd. 

What can a better tomorrow bring? Leona, a 5-year-old with cancer, wished to have a pirate ship in her backyard. Make-A-Wish helps many children like her with critical illnesses replace fear with confidence and sadness with joy. Dana Vandership discusses the relationship of philanthropy to happiness and humanity. 

For questions, contact Jenna Finfrock jfinfrock@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-0210. 

Visit the College of Humanities website for more information.

Make a gift to support the College of Humanities here.



Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tours  

527 National Championship Dr.
(east side of the football stadium)

10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  

This tour provides a unique opportunity to see and learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant telescope mirrors in the world! The University of Arizona College of Science is ranked No. 1 among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the U.S. Come see why! 

Tours are 60 minutes in length and include ascending and descending stairs.  

RSVP by Oct. 31 to Vanessa Gressieux vanngress@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-8792.  

Visit the Mirror Lab website for more information.

Make a gift to support the Mirror Lab here.   


Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences 

FCS Council of Alumni and Friends Homecoming Awards and Luncheon 

Student Union Memorial Center, Sonora Room, 10:15 a.m.
1303 E University Blvd.

The luncheon is a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni and Norton School faculty, past and present. You'll have the opportunity to meet the FCS council, alumni, faculty, award winners, and scholarship recipients. Council scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends. 

RSVP by Oct. 11 to Gina McCann gmccann@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7147.  

For more information visit the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences website

Make a donation to support the Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends here.  


College of Education

Homecoming Wine Harvest Reception 

College of Education, West Patio, 5:30 p.m.
1430 E. Second Street  

Join the College of Education for its annual Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception honoring their 2019 Alumna of the Year, Laura Nobles Banks-Reed '43, '66, '70. Join fellow alumni for a special evening of selected wines and hors d' oeuvres. The event will end just in time for the bonfire. All College of Education alumni are invited to attend at no charge. 

RSVP by Oct. 25 to Emma Mendenhall emmen@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-2972. 

Visit the College of Education website for more information. 

Make a gift to support the College of Education here


James E. Rogers College of Law

All Alumni Reception and Lifetime Achievement Awards 

Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christie, Lobby, 5:30 p.m. 
1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85721 

Join us as we celebrate and honor three College of Law alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which are chosen each year by our faculty. This event will include a short program and a festive reception. This year's honorees have yet to be announced. This event is free and open to all alumni. Registration deadline is Oct. 31. 

Visit the James E. Rogers College of Law website for more information.    

RSVP by Oct. 31 to Corrina Eklund at alumni@law.arizona.edu or 520-621-8430.  

Make a gift to support Arizona Law here.


Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 

University Libraries: Breakfast 

Library Innovation Breakfast 

UA Main Library, 9 a.m.
1510 E. University Blvd. 

Renovations at the Main Library and the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library are revitalizing these buldings to support hands-on learning through deep engagement with technology. All Homecoming visitors are invited to learn how the new CATalyst Studios at the Main Library will serve as the hub of student collaborative, creative and maker spaces. Play with the technology, talk with our staff, enjoy free continental breakfast. 

RSVP by Oct. 30 to Maggie Verebelyi verebelyim@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-5117.  

Visit the UA Libraries website for more information. 

Make a gift to support UA Libraries here


Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium: Lecture 

ASTRO 101 for Alumni by Thomas Fleming, astronomer, Steward Observatory & senior lecturer, Astronomy 

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, EOS Planetarium Theater, 11 a.m.
1601 E. University Blvd.

Experience first-hand how we teach introductory astronomy to today’s students using the digital full-dome planetarium projector. The topic of the lecture will be “Space is Wildcat Country.” We will also discuss the nature of black holes and how to find so-called “extrasolar” planets. Admission is $5. 

For questions, contact Rosie Mankel-Stofelano rmankel@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-4516. 

Visit the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium website for more information.  

Make a gift to support Flandrau here.


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry: Demonstration  

Chemistry Magic Show 

Chemistry Building, Rm 111, 11 a.m.
1306 E. University Blvd.

Enjoy exciting chemistry demonstrations presented by CBC students in the UA Chemistry Club. Demos featuring dazzling fire tricks, colorful reactions and much more. This show is suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Children are welcome to attend. Admission is free. 

For questions, contact Ellie Warder warder@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-5903.  

Visit the CBC website for more information.

Make a gift to support the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) Outreach Activities here.