Thursday, October 27-October 29, 2022

Message from the Dean

Homecoming is such a special time of year at the University of Arizona, with Wildcats from all over coming home to celebrate, reminisce and reconnect. I look forward to experiencing my first Wildcat Homecoming and hope to see you at the many events we’ve designed this year for your enjoyment!

Dean Karthik Kannan

Eller Homecoming Itinerary


  • Lighting of “A” Mountain


  • Eller Alumni Awards Breakfast
  • Eller Finance Alumni Welcome Reception
  • Eller Marketing Homecoming Celebration and Reception
  • Homecoming Bonfire


  • Eller Alumni Tailgate
  • Homecoming Football Game: Arizona vs. USC

Thursday, October 27

Lighting of “A” Mountain

5-7 p.m. MST | MSA Annex | 267 S Avenida del Convento

Kick off Homecoming weekend watching the "A" glow over Tucson! Join students, alumni and the Tucson community as Homecoming festivities begin with the traditional lighting of "A" Mountain. Bring the whole family for this fun community event.


Friday, October 28

Eller Alumni Awards Breakfast

9-11 a.m. MST | Estes Atrium in McClelland Hall | 1130 E Helen Street

This private event celebrates all Eller award honorees and all Eller emeritus alumni, our alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago (on or before 1972).

Complimentary for alumni honorees, emeritus alumni and a guest. RSVP required. RSVP has closed. 

Eller Finance Alumni Welcome Reception

2-5 p.m. MST | Estes Atrium in McClelland Hall | 1130 E Helen Street

Revisit your old stomping grounds with fellow Finance alumni for a special reception! Enjoy reminiscing on your time at Eller. You will hear from Karthik Kannan, Eller’s new dean, and Kathy Kahle, Finance department head, on the great initiatives happening within the department. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served

Complimentary for Finance alumni and a guest. RSVP required. RSVP has closed. 

Eller Marketing Homecoming Celebration and Reception

3–5 p.m. MST | 214 Room + Alcove, McClelland Hall | 1130 E Helen Street

This event brings together marketing alumni, faculty and staff, and current students for a celebration and opportunity to hear about the great initiatives happening in the Marketing Department!

Complimentary. RSVP Required. RSVP has closed. 

Eller McGuire Homecoming Celebration 

5:00–7:00 p.m. MST | Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink | 101 E Pennington St

Join fellow Entrepreneurship alumni, faculty, students and staff to reminisce and network. Hear from director, Hope Schau, how the department has grown and the plans for the future of the McGuire Center.

Complimentary. RSVP Required.​​​​​​ RSVP has closed. 

Homecoming Bonfire

7:00 p.m. MST | West Side of Old Main

Join the Pride of Arizona marching band, Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat, UArizona cheerleaders, the Arizona Bobcats, the 2022 Homecoming court and more at the annual Homecoming bonfire and crowning of the king and queen. The program begins with a march from the Bear Down Friday Night Pep Rally at Main Gate to the Old Main Fountain. The bonfire starts immediately after the crowning of the 2022 Homecoming king and queen.




Saturday, October 29

Eller College Alumni Tailgate

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | The Mall | Tent #9 (Click HERE for a map.)

Join Eller alumni for pre-game festivities, photo booth snapshots, giveaways and time with fellow alumni at our Eller tent in the heart of the Alumni Association Wildcat for Life Tailgate Party.​​​​​​

$10 per person includes a catered meal and two drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Ages 3 and under are free. If you wish to attend the tailgate, but not partake in the food and drinks, you can do so complimentary. RSVP Required. RSVP has closed. 

Homecoming Football Game: Arizona Vs. California

4:00 p.m. | Arizona Stadium | 1 N National Championship Drive

Bear down and cheer on your Arizona Wildcats to a victory against the USC Trojans!

To purchase game tickets, visit or call 520-621-CATS

Sunday, October 30

Eller MBA Networking Event

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST | Top Golf Tucson | 4050 W Costco Drive

Join Eller MBA alumni at Top Golf for a networking event sponsored by the MBA Student Association. The Eller Cup will feature contests like longest drive, hole in one, and top score. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, raffle winners and contest winners at the end of the event. Brunch will be served.​​​​​​

The cost is $60 for UA students, $70 for UA Alumni, Faculty, and Staff, and $80 for General Public. RSVP Required.


Give back to Eller for Homecoming!

Contribute a gift of any amount to Eller - support the college and it's students, faculty and staff with a quick and secure online gift. Whether you are able to join us in the Homecoming festivities or not, a tax-deductible donation can provide the extra leg-up in all that we do. Prior to making a gift, check to see if your employer has a matching gift program!

donate today!


Contact Development and Alumni Relations Team member, Kasey Barghout at or (520) 621-2900.

Events subject to change due to COVID-19. The Eller College is following University policies and CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.

For the most up-to-date list of University-wide Homecoming activities, visit the Alumni Association website at