Student helping another student at the Ask Me booth

As sure as dusk turned to dawn, they began to appear. They were holding books and skateboards, sporting backpacks and ball caps, or toting a water bottle. Some of the more unsure ones were looking for their classes on their smartphones, hoping an app would guide them to the correct building. Across ASU, navigating campus and trying not to be late to classes was a common theme for the first day back for the fall semester.

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Tara Williams, the new dean of Barrett, The Honors College, greets incoming first-year neurobiology student Sarah East (center) and her family as East moves into the Barrett residential halls on the Tempe campus, on Aug. 13. Move-in continues this week across ASU. Williams succeeds Mark Jacobs in the post after serving as the dean of the University of Alabama Honors College. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU News

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