It's time to celebrate at your University of Arizona reunion!
The Class of 1972 saw the first man on the moon, miniskirts, war protests on the Mall and class lectures in Centennial Hall. So much has changed on campus and in society since then, but one thing remains the same — our love for the University of Arizona.
We have a special weekend planned just for you. When you visit campus for your reunion weekend, you’ll get a chance to see a new university landscape, hear from university leadership, enjoy tours and attend weekend events.
Celebratory Wildcat Weekend Events
- Thursday and Friday: Campus tours — gem and mineral museum, tree ring lab, BIO5, Student Success District, and more!
- Thursday: Mixer and Lighting of "A" Mountain Celebration
- Friday: Reunion and Silver & Sage Society Luncheon
- Friday: Bonfire and Royalty Crowning with VIP Seating
- Saturday: Reunion and Silver & Sage Society Tailgate Tent
- Saturday: Arizona vs. USC Football Game
Reunion Kickoff Mixer
Join us to kick off Homecoming weekend with fellow alumni! Enjoy a fun-filled evening featuring a stage program with special guests followed by the traditional Lighting of “A” Mountain. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
Reunion and Silver and Sage Society Luncheon
Join us to reconnect, reminisce and celebrate our treasured heritage keepers from 50 or more years ago. We invite you to a special celebration as we welcome the class of 1972 into the Silver & Sage Society.
Connect with Us Virtually
Join our special Facebook group only for those who graduated 50 or more years go.
1972 Desert Yearbook
Relive your years at the University of Arizona by browsing the 1972 yearbook.
Support the University of Arizona
- You can choose to give to any unit on campus in an area that is meaningful to you.
- All gifts are welcome. This includes out-right gifts, planned gifts, endowments, real estate gifts, securities, gifts-in-kind, and scholarships.
- You name it, the gift counts in recognition of your class and your alumni contributions to the University of Arizona.
Class of 1972 Class Gift
Your 50th class reunion marks a special milestone! As part of the celebration, your philanthropic gifts made throughout the calendar year will be included in the 1972 class giving total announced at Homecoming.
Silver & Sage Society Gift
As honored heritage keepers of your alma mater who graduated 50 or more years ago, we invite you to keep the tradition by making a gift. Your donation will make a significant and collective impact on the education of current and future students.
Arizona vs. USC Football Game
Saturday, Oct. 29, game time has not yet been determined.
$59 or $99 per ticket, including fees
Seats are on the west side of the Arizona Stadium in sections 22 ($59) or 24 ($99) and rows 15-25 or 45 and 46. Tickets are limited to four (4) per reunion attendee and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Purchase tickets online at arizonawildcats.com or 520-621-2287 or 1-800-452-CATS using promotional code ALUM2022.
Please note: Arizona Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all its venues and events. Each reunion attendee will receive a clear bag with their reunion materials that can be used for the football game.
Where to Stay
Marriott University Park
880 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Book your group rate for UA Bear Down 2022 Room Block. The hotel reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 14, or until sold out.
Located within walking distance to campus, the 50th reunion rate at the Marriott University Park is $169 per night (plus applicable fees), with double occupancy. For reservations, mention you are here for UA Bear Down 2022. The hotel sells out far in advance of Homecoming so be sure to make reservations early.
Parking and Transportation
Parking is limited during Homecoming weekend. We offer reserved prepaid parking for $10 per day close to most reunion events. If you purchase parking you will receive an exit validation card in your welcome packet that will be distributed at check-in, or at the first reunion event you attend. Campus is extremely busy this weekend, please allow extra time to park.
Cat Tran is a free campus shuttle available Monday–Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. All shuttles are wheelchair-accessible. Shuttles may be full during peak hours (7-9 a.m.). Please allow yourself 30 minutes travel time. Shuttle routes and more info can be found at parking.arizona.edu/campus-services/cattran.
Sun Link streetcar connects you to popular destinations for food, shopping and entertainment by linking five of Tucson’s most recognized and unique districts. There are many parking options available all along the route for an easy way to park and ride to several destinations. Visit sunlinkstreetcar.com for more information.