Step into Wildcat life, where the sun shines brighter, the people are friendly, and you have access to everything you need to be the best version of yourself.
Whether you want to connect with fellow students around a common interest, build a professional network, or explore the world, you can translate your classroom knowledge into hands-on experiences to launch a career for life.
If you’re looking for international dining options and a nice spot to meet friends, you’ll find fun options at the Global Center. It’s also the place to get tutoring and advising help, and assistance from the International Student Services team.
Our International Student Services office strives to support all international students right through graduation. You’ll find immigration guidance, academic resources, cultural connections and social events through the International Student Services office.
Spirit & Traditions
Why do we say “Bear Down”
if we’re the Wildcats?
In 1926, John Byrd "Button" Salmon, our student body president and quarterback, was critically injured in a car crash. His last words to his coach were, "Tell them ... tell the team to bear down."
Today, this simple two-word phrase is a rallying cry that embodies the spirit of our university.
When you become a Wildcat, you join a worldwide network of 290,000 alumni.
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