Fall Welcome: What's the buzz on ASU's campuses?
As Arizona State University gears up for the start of classes this week, our reporters are spotlighting scenes around its campuses. Take a look at what's been going on during ASU Fall Welcome.
More than 11,000 freshmen started their ASU journey this week, and they’ve been getting a lot of advice: Connect with mentors! Try new things! Five freshmen on the Downtown Phoenix campus share experiences they never had before coming to ASU.
Albert Giovanazzi could have slept in Wednesday morning, but the ASU freshman wanted to make a difference. His goal was achieved by helping the Changemakers clean up part of the Polytechnic campus.
New Sun Devils received an official welcome Tuesday in a raucous celebration in Wells Fargo Arena. Among the speakers: President Michael M. Crow who told students that there is nothing standing in their way from graduating from ASU.
Incoming journalism students play welcome games – including trivia about ASU – and get to know each other as part of their orientation to the Cronkite Village, one of 32 residential colleges across the four campuses in which students live and learn together.
At the start of each fall semester, peer mentors from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences on ASU's West campus help freshmen know what to do if faced with an unfamiliar situation. Here, mentors share their tips for newcomers.
The final installation of new air-traffic-control simulation technology was being overseen Tuesday on ASU's Polytechnic campus. The system ("so cutting-edge that it’s bleeding edge") will help prepare students for a rewarding but highly competitive field.
Despite the present stillness at ASU's West campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Casey Monroe knows what is coming: a barrage of energetic students ready to dive headfirst into another semester.
Freshmen entering ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in downtown Phoenix spent their first day playing a life-size version of the popular board game "Clue," which helped them build relationships that will be key to their success.
The Polytechnic campus has all sorts of fun things, including students who break into dance while helping freshmen move into the dorms. Volunteer Megan Lymer says of the campus: “We all get along, and we know where to go if we need anything. It’s fun.”
From stocking up at the bookstore to imparting words of advice, three families share their impressions of moving their new Sun Devil into college this week — and whether they will worry about them when they're gone.
Camp Solera is a three-day experience for freshmen at ASU's West campus, designed to build class unity, introduce the incoming students to campus resources and give the newest members of the Sun Devil family a sneak peek into ASU traditions.