Schedule of events

Keep checking back! We are still finalizing the schedule for New Roo Weekend 2015 and we'll make sure to update you.

You'll receive a post card in the mail with your Troop number in August!

New Roo Weekend - Cookout & Kickoff 2015

  • Details coming soon!

Troop Meeting

  • Keep an eye out for a postcard with your Troop Number in August!

Choose your own Involvement Session

  • Details coming soon!

Campus Safety

  • Details coming soon!

Class Schedule Tours

  • Not sure where to go on Monday? No problem, we'll help you find your way! Leaving every 15 minutes outside of the Student Union by the clock tower – come walk your class schedule for your first few days of class!

Much More! Keep checking back for more details.

New Student Convocation

  • An annual UA First Year Tradition! More details coming soon!

Roo Fest 

  • RooFest is the University's LARGEST involvement fair! Representatives from more than 100 registered student organizations will be in the Student Union to welcome you to campus, talk with you about their organization, and give away FREE items!  Stop by to learn more about getting involved on campus and the 290+ student organizations UA has to offer! Activities will take place throughout the Student Union; join us for an afternoon of involvement, freebies, and lots of fun activities!  The first 2,000 students will receive a FREE tote bag!

Class Schedule Tours

  • Not sure where to go on Monday? No problem, we'll help you find your way! Leaving every 15 minutes outside of the Student Union by the clock tower – come walk your class schedule for your first few days of class!

After-program events

There's more going on before, during, and after New Roo Weekend! Check back later for a complete list of events to participate in after each day of New Roo Weekend is finished.

FAQs

The weekend is exclusively for new students. But don't worry parents and guests — there will be hundreds of events in the months ahead that you can attend with your new student.

  • Your Zip Card - you will be swiping in to New Roo Weekend events
  • The postcard you receive in August with your Troop number on it
    • Didn't get it? Don't worry! Just come and check in at InfoCision Stadium on Friday between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and we will get you taken care of
  • A water bottle - we will have water stations set up around campus on Saturday
  • Snacks - dinner is provided on Friday and lunch is provided on Saturday, but you may want something between then!
  • Make sure your schedule is clear from Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30
  • Follow @NewRooWeekend on Twitter
  • Sign up for Z-Alert text messaging to receive important campus updates
  • Check your UA e-mail throughout the summer
  • Print or write down a copy of your fall schedule

Come to Simmons Hall, room 101 at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 and we will give you your materials for the weekend.

Yes. Think of college as an investment, like buying a car. You had to learn how to drive a car, how to maintain it, how to get the most out of it. College is the same. At New Roo Weekend, we'll give you dozens of tips to help you get ahead. You'll meet new friends, faculty members and staff. Plus, you'll have some fun, too. You don't want to miss it!

Yes! We have a lot to share, and we've carefully planned each day to help prepare you to succeed academically here.

No. Students will be expected to commute to and from campus as they would for class.

No! New Roo Weekend builds upon your Advising and Registration program. We'll be sharing a lot of new information during New Roo Weekend.

Weather note

Students will be notified via Twitter by following @NewRooWeekend in the event that we need to change venue.