ASU community descends on downtown Tempe for Homecoming parade, block party events
Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community came together on the Tempe campus Saturday, Nov. 19, to celebrate the culminating events for ASU's Homecoming week — the annual parade, block party and football game.
The parade kicked off at 9 a.m. and featured student organization floats, the ASU Marching Band, colleges, departments, community organizations and more. More than 100 tents were on display at the block party where a range of ASU departments offered fun and educational activities for the whole family.
Following the block party, ASU took on Oregon State at 12:15 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium, eventually being defeated 31-7.
The scene is reflected in a tuba as the Sun Devil Marching Band performs during the ASU Homecoming parade in Tempe on Saturday, Nov. 19.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
The Sun Devil Marching Band performs on University Drive on Nov. 19.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Lucas Bryan, 4, cheers with double pitchforks during the Homecoming parade Nov. 19.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
First-year nursing major Allison Jetson cheers from the Leadership Scholarship Program float during the ASU Homecoming parade.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
The Leadership Scholarship Program float is pulled by a truck decked out in '70s-themed decorations during the Homecoming parade.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Residence Hall Association members dance in the bed of a truck during the Homecoming parade: second-year computer science major Cameron Strong (left) and fourth-year justice studies Raina Shin.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Spectators watch from the bridge and along the street as the ASU Homecoming parade passes by on University Drive.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Homecoming royalty wave from the back of a car during the parade.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
The ASU Preparatory Academy Color Guard performs Saturday.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Sparky rides in the back of a matching Jeep during the Homecoming parade.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Research specialist Matt Ryan performs a science experiment during the Homecoming Block Party at the College of Global Futures tent. The block party ran from the end of the parade until game time, featuring more than 100 tents with fun and educational activities for the whole family.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
Miles White, 4, holds a snake during the Homecoming Block Party on Nov. 19.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
(From left) International trade major AJ Tyndall, history and secondary education major Jack Kinderwater and forensic science major Brady McGarvy cheer for ASU during the first half of the game against Oregon State at Sun Devil Stadium on Nov. 19.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
ASU running back Daniyel Ngata runs past Oregon State defensive back Skyler Thomas (19) during the first half of the Homecoming game at Sun Devil Stadium.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
ASU running back Xazavian Valladay (1) jumps over an attempted tackle by Oregon State defensive back Skyler Thomas during the Homecoming game Saturday.Photo by Samantha Chow/ASU
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