Homecoming: A true Sun Devil experience
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Chelsea Medbury is an incoming freshman who is majoring in exploratory health and life sciences. She is originally from St. Louis, Mo.