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Alumni Association offers members special Homecoming perks

October 22, 2009

This Homecoming, the ASU Alumni Association is rolling out the maroon and gold carpet for its members to thank them for their continued support. Playing off of the Oct. 31 date of the celebration, the association has a “spooktacular” good time planned for those who stop by the organization’s area at the Block Party between 9 a.m. and noon.

The fun will actually get started at 8 p.m., Oct. 30, when the Alumni Association invites all Sun Devils to participate in the Lantern Walk, an ASU tradition dating back to 1917. Participants will gather at the base of “A” Mountain (aka Tempe Butte) near 5th Street and College Avenue and join a candlelight procession up the mountain.

On Oct. 31, the association’s Maroon and Gold Lounge will be a members-only relaxation zone, featuring plenty of seating, live entertainment and refreshments. The association’s Arizona State Young Alumni group, open to Sun Devil graduates under age 35, will have an area of their own within the lounge that will feature opportunities to network and a prize wheel filled with fabulous prizes.

All dues-paying members who stop by the Alumni Association’s Block Party area also can claim a special gift reserved just for them. Members must present their Alumni Association membership card to be admitted into the Maroon and Gold Lounge and claim their gift.

Sun Devil families can visit the Alumni Association’s pumpkin patch, hosted by Sun Devil Generations, where children can pick their own paper pumpkin to color and decorate.

For more information on Alumni Association activities at Homecoming 2009, visit