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ASU Downtown Phoenix campus buzzing with energy on first day of classes

More than 1,600 new freshmen headed to campus in the heart of the city; experienced Sun Devils offer them tips


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August 16, 2018

The heart of downtown Phoenix just got a more youthful glow, as students hit the Arizona State University campus for the first day of classes. Over 1,600 new freshmen are ready to start college life, explore the downtown scene and call the Valley of the Sun home. 

ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a mix of contemporary spaces, iconic architecture and historic landmarks. It's home to eight degree-granting colleges — and all are excited to welcome the new class of students.

Don’t know where to start? These Sun Devils are here to help and share downtown’s secret gems.

Video by Ken Fagan/ASU Now

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