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ASU celebrates Fall Welcome

August 15, 2007

ASU is hosting a variety of events for new students and parents. The events and activities are planned for across all ASU campuses to introduce new students and their families to ASU traditions, academic programs and the university community. For a complete list of events, visit:

Welcome Home Legacy Parent Event
3 – 5 p.m., August 16: Old Main Basha Library, Tempe campus

Are you a parent or relative of a new ASU student? Are you also an alumnus of ASU? If so, don’t miss the ASU Alumni Association’s special “Welcome Home” event specifically for our legacy parents/relatives. Come stop by and enjoy refreshments and snacks inside of Old Main (Basha Library). You will get a chance to meet Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson, president of the ASU Alumni Association, and Alumni Association Board members in the nostalgic setting of Old Main. Celebrate your Sun Devil Pride and revisit your former college years – an event not to be missed! You and your family are invited.

Opening Convocation
10 a.m., Friday, August 17

Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus (simulcast to all ASU campuses)
University Center, Downtown Phoenix campus
La Sala, West campus
Cooley Center, Polytechnic campus

ASU’s annual University New Student Convocation officially begins ASU’s academic year. President Crow, along with other ASU officers, welcome new students and their families to the university. Each campus will host this event, with the welcome being broadcast from Wells Fargo Arena to Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West campus. Each campus has planned additional events around this welcome, so go to and select your campus for more event information.

Whitewash the “A”
4 to 5 p.m., Friday, August 17: Refreshments, Southwest corner of Sun Devil Stadium
5 to 7 p.m.: Whitewashing, “A” Mountain, Tempe campus

Show your Sun Devil pride by participating in one of the University’s longest standing traditions — Whitewashing the “A” on Tempe Butte. Come help celebrate the new school year by painting the “A” white to signify the start of the 2007 fall semester. Enjoy refreshments, spirit and fun with other new students from 4 to 5 p.m. at the southwest corner of Sun Devil Stadium from 4 to 5 p.m., and then afterwards, head up. “A” Mountain to paint with your fellow Sun Devils from 5 to 7 p.m. After, cheer on our football team at its final scrimmage of the pre-season. Sponsored by Student Alumni Association.

Parents Reception
4 – 5 p.m., Friday, August 17: University Center Building, Second Floor, West campus
5:30 – 7 p.m.: Residential Commons, Arizona Ballroom, Downtown Phoenix
5 – 7 p.m.: Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Student Union Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic campus

Parents, when you are ready to unwind and meet other parents and ASU staff in an informal setting, make sure you stop by the parent reception held at your student’s campus. Refreshments served. Go to and select the campus of your student’s major for details.