TRADITIONS

 

Bear Down Fridays

It takes place every Friday evening before a home football game and serves as the official pep rally for the game. Hundreds of students, parents and local community members gather for the event to hear guest speakers such as various coaches from Arizona Athletics. From 5-7 PM University Boulevard closes as the UA band, led by Director Chad Shoopman, plays music throughout the hour while guest speakers and emcees entertain the crowd. Under the guidance of the Marshall Foundation, local businesses such as boutiques, clothing stores and restaurants have large scale sales and food and drink specials. Bear Down Friday is a main attraction across Tucson and garners much media attention from around the community. Bear Down Fridays during Family Weekend and Homecoming are typically the highest attended and most exciting Bear Down Fridays of the year. See you Friday nights!

Junior Cats

Apply to be a Senior Cat (collegiate mentor) and make a difference in the crucial transition period for potential Junior Cats (grade school students). The Junior Cats program focuses on stressing the importance in pursuing a higher education to grade school students. It does so by offering a well-rounded view of collegiate life through campus tours, athletic facilities tour, and educational information about preparing for college.

Road Trips

Every year, ZonaZoo takes 2-3 trips to cheer the Cats on while they're on the road!

Tailgates

Stop by the ZonaZoo tailgate 4 hours before each home game to grab some grub, dance to some music, and show off your Wildcat spirit! Coming to the tailgate you’ll have a front row seat for the football team’s Wildcat Walk! 

You can find us at the end of the Mall & Cherry. We hope to see you there!