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Downtown campus prepares for Homecoming festivities


October 25, 2011

Downtown Phoenix’s urban tapestry will be splashed with more than a touch of maroon and gold as ASU prepares for Homecoming.

Throughout the week, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus will host a slew of pride and spirit-building events for “Sun Devil Homecoming 2011: Past. Present. Future.”

Beads, pom-poms, banners, balloons, footballs, floats will fill out the downtown landscape as students prepare to show their school pride. 

“Homecoming at ASU for students is about spirit, pride, and tradition wrapped up in Sun Devil fun,” said Cassandra Aska, Department of Student Engagement director. "The weeklong student activities and events leading to the Saturday parade, block party, and game build community amongst students across all locations while allowing them to showcase who they are as individuals in our greater community through campus based programs.

"Our students at ASU will enjoy a slew of events, thanks to many student leaders in various student organizations embracing to desire to build on the foundations of the past, add their twist for the present, and leave their legacy for the future."

Scheduled DPC activities for Homecoming 2011 week includes:

• Locks of Love/Bald for Bucks hair donation and fundraising, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Taylor Mall.

• Fest DevilPep Rally, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Taylor Mall.

• Night of the Masquerade Ball, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Lath Pavilion, Heritage Square, 115 N. 6th St., Phoenix.

• Downtown Float Building Party, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Taylor Place Shade Garden, 120 E. Taylor St., Phoenix.

• Sun Devil Homecoming 2011 parade, block party and game, Saturday, Oct. 29, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe. Join the universitywide festivities on the Tempe campus four hours before the Sun Devils take on the Colorado Buffalos at 3:30 p.m. The DPC will have a tent on location, which will include refreshments, prizes and activities for kids.

To register or RSVP for homecoming activities, visit http://homecoming.asu.edu