One of the largest public institutions in its state, the University of Arizona in Tucson offers students a wide range of activities and academic opportunities, including three levels of intramural sports and more than 50 fraternities and sororities, among many other student organizations. The Arizona Wildcats NCAA Division I teams compete in the Pac-12 Conference. As a research institution, both undergraduate and graduate students get involved in research projects at UA.
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown, and features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art as well as tours, education programs, studio art classes, and a Museum Store to delight and educate visitors. The Tucson Museum of Art serves the city and surrounding regions and is committed to broadening public access to the arts, enriching daily life.
El Rio Golf Course dates back to the 1930s and was the original site for the Tucson Open. The course was operated as a country club until 1968 when the City of Tucson acquired it for public use. The course layout features tight fairways, small greens, relatively flat terrain, two lakes, and numerous trees. El Rio is ideal for the "short knocker," measuring 6,000 yards from the regular tees, and 6,400 from the back tees.