New Start Events
New Start offers the opportunity for students to engage with their peers outside of the classroom. Whether you are participating in a service project or performing at B.L.A.S.T., New Start gives students the ability to step outside of their comfort zone. These events are designed to help the students develop a social group while at the University of Arizona. Here at New Start, we believe that in being a successful student means succeed both in and outside of the classroom. It is our hope that these events allow students the chance to take a break from the studying, homework, and hard work they put in.
We are excited to offer these events for summer 2021! Students can participate in person (with CDC recommendations and campus protocols in place.)
B.L.A.S.T. stands for Bodacious Loony Array of Students Talent. B.L.A.S.T. is an event where students have the opportunity to come out and showcase their amazing talents. B.L.A.S.T. is open to anyone, no matter what their talents may be. Students have done slam poetry, performed songs, told jokes, created dances and even made food. This event also provides an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zone and show their creative and artistic sides with their peers!
B.L.A.S.T. 2021 will be hosted at an outdoor venue, with remote participation options being explored.
Monte Carlo is New Start's Casino Night. It is a night filled with music, dancing, games, food, and activities. Typically set in the midst of midterms for New Start, Monte Carlo is an opportunity for students to de-stress from their busy classes and to bond with their peers. Decked out in incredible outfits, students come ready to show off their best dance moves, play fun casino games with fake money, and make incredible memories for years to come.
Monte Carlo 2021 will take place at an outdoor campus venue to create a safe and fun experience.
New Start Su Casa programs are designed by students for students. Programs range from educational to social but are always fun! Make new friends, learn new skills and take a break from your school work! Programs are located in the New Start dorm on Tuesday and Thursday nights starting at 5:00 PM. All New Start students are welcome!
Su Casa programs in 2021 will take place in hybrid formats. Remote and in-person access will be available.
During New Start students have the option to participate in weekly services projects. The Community Action Through Service (C.A.T.S.) committee is run by a group of New Start staff who are dedicated to giving back to the Tucson community. Some examples of previous service projects include Hope Animal Shelter, Red Cross Blood Drive, and our Kindness Summer Fun Event. The C.A.T.S. committe also staffs the Campus Pantry, which is open during the summer for New Start students only.