Preview Weekend & Thunderday

Thunderbird campus preview events

Check back for Preview Weekend & Thunderday dates! 

Experience Thunderbird for yourself! At these two-day Campus Preview Weekend or one-day Thunderday events, you’ll discover our diverse student body, our welcoming campus community and our truly global social and educational environment. After just one visit to our Arizona campus, you’ll know you’ve found your cultural and academic home. For information, contact us at

During Campus Preview Weekend you will enjoy:

Networking opportunities
Current students, faculty, alumni and staff are on hand during these events to welcome you to Thunderbird and share their unique stories. It’s the perfect way to get to know Thunderbird on a personal level and make invaluable contacts at the same time. Thunderbird is ranked #3 for “potential to network” and this is one reason why!
Prof. Roe Goddard
Faculty case presentation
Get a sneak peek into Thunderbird’s quality coursework and teaching philosophy when you attend a case presentation with a renowned Thunderbird professor. You’ll not only see our faculty in action, but you’ll get a taste for the rigorous and intriguing curriculum you’ll experience as a student.  
Degree program details
During the event, you will attend sessions about Thunderbird’s top-ranked graduate degrees, as well as hear exciting presentations about our extensive study-abroad opportunities. We’ll also host sessions about our admissions requirements, our career-management services, our scholarship opportunities and more.
Campus tours & campus life
During your visit to Thunderbird’s campus, you’ll tour our facilities and see our on-campus housing options, cafeteria, library, swimming pool and legendary Thunderbird Pub (click through our campus slideshow). After your time here, you’ll truly understand why Thunderbird is fondly referred to as a “mini-United Nations.” 
Convenient, complimentary accommodations*
We make visiting campus simple! You’ll receive complimentary accommodations at our on-campus Thunderbird Executive Inn, within walking distance to all events and activities during the weekend. Meals during the event are also included with registration.


Asia NightHighlight: Thunderbird World Night Celebration

At the conclusion of your visit, you’re invited to attend a signature Thunderbird World Night Celebration hosted by current students. Among the most highly anticipated events on campus, it highlights the food, fashion, entertainment and dancing from around the globe. You and your guests are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event and get in on a true Thunderbird tradition.

*For Preview Weekends, accommodations are provided for both Friday and Saturday nights, and meals are provided Friday evening through Saturday evening. For ThunderDay, accommodations are provided for one night (you may select either Friday OR Saturday night when you make your reservation at the Executive Inn) and meals are provided from Saturday morning through Saturday evening.