Homecoming: A true Sun Devil experience

<p><img src="../../files/images/freshman_blog_2.jpg" alt width="200" height="60"></p><separator></separator><p><em>Throughout the semester, a select group of ASU freshmen will be blogging about their first year as Sun Devils. In the same way that graduation serves as a milestone marker for both students and the university, the freshman year experience is one of significant formation as it sets the foundation for academic excellence.</em></p><separator></separator><p><em><strong>Chelsea's blog:</strong></em></p><separator></separator><p>This past week has been a special and packed week for the Sun Devils – it is Homecoming weekend and Halloween weekend! I am especially excited because I came to visit last year at the exact same weekend and went to the homecoming parade and football game.&nbsp;This year I was even happier to know that there were homecoming activities given throughout the whole week. The biggest event that I think is the best to experience is Saturday. There was a parade that led to the north part of the Tempe campus. There I was able to tailgate with my friends and then go to the football game where we demolished Washington State.</p><separator></separator><p>The best part about it was that I still had fun Halloween festivities planned for afterward, so I was basically busy the entire day. Homecoming to me means a lot of things. From meeting alumni to making new friends, knowing who got crowned the King and Queen of Homecoming and seeing them walk down the football field at halftime.</p><separator></separator><p>Fall Welcome Week was awesome in August, and now that it has gotten cooler and I am settled in, Homecoming was a great week to celebrate with my friends and truly feel like an ASU student.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p><em>Chelsea Medbury is an incoming freshman who is majoring in exploratory health and life sciences. She is originally from St. Louis, Mo.</em></p>