Tucson is a city in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert surrounded by multiple mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. Reflecting its 19th-century beginnings are the restored mansions of its El Presidio Historic District and the adobe row houses of Barrio Historico. Home to the University of Arizona, Tuscon has many vintage shops, nightclubs and restaurants on Fourth Avenue near the campus. More about the History of Tucson


Master Calendar: The Office of Communications is the primary source of University information and news.  View the Master Calendar for the most comprehensive listing of information on lectures, conferences, sports events, performances, tours, academic dates, workshops, health activities, doctoral orals, professional development classes, camps, special events and more.

Arizona Repertory Theatre: Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) serves as the public laboratory and showcase of the School’s professional training programs. The performers who constitute the resident actor training company are students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Acting and Musical Theatre.

Arizona Wildcats: The athletic program participates in the NCAA's, Pacific-12 Conference along with Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA, USC, and Utah. "Fight! Wildcats! Fight!" and "Bear Down, Arizona!"

Arts & Museums: The University is home to world-class art and anthropology museums, a professional performing arts presenter and offers outstanding student performances in music, dance and theater.

Center for Creative Photography: The Center for Creative Photography is an archive and research center located on the University of Arizona campus. It retains the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, and other great twentieth-century photographers.

Fred Fox School of Music: The University of Arizona has offered instruction in music since the late 1800's. Today, its School of Music ranks among the country's foremost institutions of higher education in music and presents over 300 concerts and recitals each year.

Tucson Festival of Books: Celebrate books and literacy at the fourth-largest book festival in the country. For two unforgettable days each year, words and imagination truly come to life through authors, poets, screenwriters, journalists, exhibitors, and presenters. Free for all ages.

UA Presents: UApresents is the University's performing arts presenting series, offering more than 50 performances each year, including Broadway musicals; classical, jazz, Latin and popular music performances; and ballet and modern dance. Since Centennial Hall’s opening in 1937, UApresents and its predecessors have hosted the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jackie Robinson, Aaron Copland and Van Cliburn.

Tucson Relocation Guide: Business, education, and getting settled.

City of Tucson: The official governmental site for the city. Up to date information about local elections, measures, initiatives, and more.

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter: Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site just north of Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors.

Tucson Botanical Garden: Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Reader’s Digest named Tucson Botanical Gardens as the BEST Secret Garden in America.

Tohono Chul Park: Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, Tucson’s charming crossroads of nature, art and culture. 

Catalina State Park: Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros.