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Bash at the REC - 2018 Sponsorship Information

  • Winter Break Hours Begin Friday, Dec. 14

    On 12/14, the Rec Center will change to Winter Break hours. Check the website for an updated list of hours & closures.
  • Indoor Track & Weight Room Turf Closed Dec.10-13

    Indoor track to be re-striped; Weight Room turf to be painted with yard lines and fitness ladder. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Finals Survival Week Starts Thursday

    Check out all the free activities and events happening Dec. 6-13 to help you de-stress during finals.
  • New blog post @ The Weekly Well-Cat

    Check out the latest commentary from Rec Director Troy Vaughn.
  • Outdoor Rec closed for Winter Break. Reopens Jan. 8, 2019.

    Contact crec-outdoorrecreation@email.arizona.edu for all past due rentals or general inquiries.

Sponsorship information
Bash at the REC - 2018

Sunday, August 19, 7-10pm (time subject to change)
Sitton Field @ UA Campus Recreation

What happens when Meet Me at the REC and Bigger. Better. Bash! combine?  You get Bash at the REC!

Join Campus Rec and Enrollment Management at the ultimate Wildcat Welcome event the night before school starts and be a part of the official wildcat welcome!  

Bash and the REC is THE back-to-school party held the night before school starts to welcome students to the new school year.  Students (first year, graduate/professional, international, and transfer) along with UA Staff and Faculty attend to learn wildcat traditions, meet new friends, get involved on campus, connect with local businesses, and enjoy the free food, giveaways, demos, and music! 

Be a part of Bash at the REC and Register Online HERE!

Check out Meet Me at the REC from 2017:

Check out Bigger. Better. Bash! from 2017:


In 2017, Meet Me at the REC had:

  • 2,700+ students attend (6,000+ attended Bigger. Better. Bash!)
  • 45+ University of Arizona student clubs/organizations participate
  • 29+ University of Arizona Club Sports participate
  • Across Campus Marketing:
    • Residence Life
    • New Student Orientations  (First Year, Transfer, Grad/Professional, International)
    • Wildcat Welcome Week
    • UA BookStores
    • UA Student Unions
  • Advertising with logos of Supporting Sponsors reach:
    • Digital Displays - 25K+ Impressions
    • Banner Display - 25K+ Impressions
    • Social Media - 165,000K + Impressions, and 6,000+ engagements
    • Daily Wildcat Ad - 125 rack locations on and near campus

Check out 2018 Sponsor Opportunities:

Register ONLINE to participate:


Q: How do I sign my business up to participate?
A: Sign up online HERE, once the Outreach Department receives your registration, we will follow-up with a contract and invoice.

Q: How do I pay for my sponsorship?
A: Sponsorships can be paid via check or credit card.  If paying with a credit card, Campus Recreation will take payment via phone or in person. 

Q: Can I sell at this event?
A: No, selling is not allowed.  Sponsors are allowed to hand out information, collect contact information from interested participants, and have 1 on 1 interactions.  

Q: Does my business need a Certificate of Insurance?
A: Yes, you will need to provide a Certificate of Insurance that includes: $1,000,000 of Commercial General Liability, $1,000,000 Commercial Vehicle Liability, Worker's Compensations, Statutory Requirements.  If there are any concerns, contact Heather Kleeman. 

Q: I'm a food vendor handing out samples, do I need to acquire any special permits?
A: Yes, food vendors must submit an application for a temporary food establishment permit with the Pima County Health Department.  A copy of the approved permit, must be submitted prior to the event.  

Questions? Contact:
Heather Kleeman, Assistant Director Outreach