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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Spring Fling is here once again.  And this time, it's on the University of Arizona campus. 

The fences started going up Monday, along with the food booths and the rides.  More than thirty rides are planned to be on the mall near University and Campbell.  But the layout is subject to change because setting up on campus has some challenges with a tighter space and other obstacles such as trees and signs.

Campus clubs ranging from medical missionary groups to Greek organizations raising money for charity will have booths here to raise money.  Last year they raised $62,000, according to the Spring Fling executive director.

This year Spring Fling celebrates its 40th anniversary by returning to the U of A campus.  Be prepared for part of the mall to be closed to traffic on the east end.

University Boulevard will be closed all this week and through next Wednesday between Cherry and Campbell.  Those on bikes or in a car can use Enke Drive to the south and 2nd Street to the north.

This means taking a little more time and being patient.  But students say it's worth it.

"I think it's a lot more convenient for students so they'll be able to participate more.  I think it's going to bring in a lot more," said U of A freshman Alexa-Irons Castro.

"I think it'll bring a lot more people from the surrounding community, especially for the students.  A lot of students don't have cars, so, a lot of the freshman will be able to attend this year.  In past years they haven't because it's off campus," said U of A freshman Danicke Van Eck.

"It's the fortieth anniversary. What better place to have it than where Spring Fling started 40 years ago," said Spring Fling executive director Jared Young.

Admission is $5. It starts Friday at 4 p.m.

http://springfling.arizona.edu/2014-parking-traffic-and-drop-information

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