11. U of A Confessions / U of A Makeouts / U of A Hotties
If you’re bored and online, check out U of A Confessions or U of A Makeouts on facebook and U of A Hotties on twitter. You can easily spend hours laughing at the absurd posts from Confessions and seeing your friends hook up with people on Makeouts. Hotties was recently launched over the summer and quickly reached 1,000 followers in just a couple weeks, showcasing all of Zona’s hottest girls.
We all know the best part about football season are the tailgates. Arizona tailgates are always a good time, usually the fraternities on greek row will have something going on, and then alumni set up camp on the mall with their RV’s, ready to day-rage until game time. Parents weekend is probably one of the more fun weekends to tailgate because who doesn’t like getting smashed with mom and dad?
13. Pizookies, D-Hop and Sliders
Sororities and their philanthropies are unreal fun. But the most fun by far are hosted by Pi Beta Phi, Delta Delta Delta, and Sigma Kappa. Pi Phi’s pizookies are an essential, Tri Delt’s d-hop pancakes are delicious, and Sigma’s steak sliders are always on point. Going late at night is a great midnight snack and plus all the money goes to charity. All of the sororities have the equation figured out decently well. Pretty girls + good food = Happy people.
14. Our Women
We have the hottest girls in the country as you can see HERE. No contest, hands down. Arizona sorority girls are constant smokeshows, and even the girls not in greek life are irresistable. The only school that might even come close to contesting is FSU. Luckily for guys, it’s sunny and 85 everyday in Arizona, and the phrase “sun’s out, buns out” may come to mind daily.
If you go to Arizona you’re an automatic basketball fan. Our team is lights out and home games are nuts. If you’re going to the game through ZonaZoo, there’s such high demand for tickets that you need to reserve them a week before the game online. Mckale is a great place to watch a basketball game and the white out game looks wonderful. Going to at least one game while you’re a student here is a must-do. Being 1997 national champions, Arizona’s basketball team is consistently top ranked, and has sent countless numbers of players to the NBA.
16. Spring Break
We all know how crazy Spring Break can get. Fly to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in mid-March and you’ll find a large portion of the Arizona student body there for an entire week. Meanwhile, if you choose to stay in the USA, go to Lake Havasu or even San Diego, that’s where the rest of the students are. From booze-cruises to Mango Deck during the day, and all of the clubs at night, It’s probably the most fun week of vacationing every college kid needs to experience at least once in their life, while also being absolute torture to your liver.
Dirtbags is what makes Tucson, Tucson. Going to this bar on a weekend is unlimited amounts of fun, and being next to greek row, it’s always packed late at night. Usually with a line at the door to get in, coming to this bar is a part of young-adulthood in Tucson.
18. The Dirty-T
While you’re in Tucson, you’ll probably hate the city itself. With the exception of the Catalina foothills, Tucson is nothing special. There’s a reason we refer to it as the Dirty. But when you’re gone home for summer or winter vacations, Tucson is paradise. U of A’s campus itself is gorgeous and one of the nicest around, while at the same time Tucson could use some work (especially the roads). Regardless, Tucson could be a contender for a top college town in land of the free. School’s in major cities don’t have the luxury of being in a town that has collective school spirit and gathering around events on campus.
19. Mount Lemmon
At some point during your college career in Tucson, every Wildcat need to hike Mount Lemmon. Overlooking the entire city of Tucson, Lemmon is somewhat of an escape from the 100+ degree summer heat. Rising over 9,000 feet in elevation, Lemmon’s hikes and even skiing can give you plenty to do and see. In addition, it’s always nice to get away from the flat desert brown.
If you have to ask, then you don’t know. Arizona’s long lasting battle cry and phrase came about in 1926 from John Salmon. At the time Salmon was student body president, varsity quarterback, as well the catcher on the baseball team. Returning from a game in north Tucson, Salmon was involved in a serious car accident. While in critical condition in his hospital bed, coach Pop Mckale asked Salmon what he wanted Mckale to tell the team. According to legend, Salmons dying words were “Tell them, tell the team to BearDown.” Thus the slogan was born. You’ll find alumni and students alike saying “BearDown” to each other anytime they’re out of Tucson. Also being the fight song of the school, you’ll hear “BearDown Arizona” after every home football touchdown (Played by the Spirit of Arizona Marching Band) as well as at noon everyday from the student union.
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