Bear Down Camp Camper


Congratulations on taking the first step towards a successful first year at the University of Arizona! As a Bear Down Camp camper (Gatito) you have the advantage of familiarizing yourself with the campus and Tucson community. In addition, you will have the opportunity to create a strong network of peers that many campers carry with them through their freshman year and beyond.

Dates: Sunday, August 18th - Thursday, August 22nd


Registration for Bear Down Camp opens April 2019! ​ Click [HERE] to be redirected to the registration site. Priority Registration: April 30th-July 1st, 2019 Late Registration: July 2nd-August 1st, 2019 After July 23rd, refunds in full will not be processed. Please email with any questions.

Family Farewell Brunch

Sunday, August 18 ​ 9:30 AM: Check - In begins & doors open for guests (Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center) 10:00 AM: Brunch is served ​ *Please view the PDF attached for a detailed Brunch Program The closest parking garage for this event is 2nd Street Garage. Parking rates and information can be found at:

Packing List

Sleeping bag, pillow, and blanket - Toothbrush and toothpaste - Pajamas - White tshirt - Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, etc.) - Clothes (shorts, shirts, jacket) It may be hot during the day and cold at night, prepare for both - Gym shoes - Shower flip flops ​ NOT ALLOWED: Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, paraphernalia, knives or weapons, fireworks, and items of great value (jewelry, computers, etc.)


The schedule for BDC 2019 activities coming soon