The university has put together a web page calling for students to use their extra day to get involved in community service, research, internships and more.
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As part of the campaign, the school is referring to the day off as “Five-Star Fridays.”
“Quality learning and student success are the primary focuses of Five-Star Fridays,” UA president Matthew Wilson said in a prepared statement. “This initiative is consistent with workplace flexibility trends, and based on my conversations with industry, UA students should be even more attractive in the workplace both during school and after graduation if they take advantage of this Friday initiative.”