Skip to main content

Record number of students to move into ASU residence halls

student receiving move-in information
August 13, 2014

A strong demand for quality academic programs and the student experience at Arizona State University has led to a record number of students choosing to live on campus this year. More than 13,500 first-year and returning students move into residence halls this weekend.

Approximately 8,300 first-year students – an all-time record – will live in ASU’s residential colleges, while approximately 5,500 upper class students have chosen to live at Tempe, Downtown, Polytechnic and West campus residential locations.

First-year students at the Tempe, West and Downtown Phoenix campuses move in over the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17. First-year students at the Polytechnic campus move-in on Monday, Aug. 18.

Cruise-ship or assisted move-in will be available on all four campuses. Student volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and help ease the transition to living on campus.

Classes begin at all campuses on Aug. 21.

All first-year students will live in the university’s residential college housing model, which places students in specific halls based on their academic college enrollment. These residential facilities boast classrooms and multi-use rooms that offer space for tutoring, supplemental instruction, study groups, workshops and events. Residential colleges are essential to academic success, and also help students quickly form social connections and build a community of peers and mentors.

"Living on campus supports student success," said Jennifer Hightower, deputy vice president of student services. "Students have a greater sense of connection and involvement with their professors and peers, and benefit from a more personalized experience at the university."

Important move-in day reminders for students and their families:

• arrive at assigned date and time
• complete the pre-check-in process
• bring a printed boarding pass and ASU ID
• follow specific directions to assigned residence halls
• stay well hydrated and wear comfortable clothing and footwear

Fall Welcome Week

Move-in launches Fall Welcome, a weeklong series of free activities and events for new ASU students and their families. Students will have an opportunity to get involved, learn about university resources and meet fellow Sun Devils.

Highlighted Fall Welcome events include:

International Peer Ambassador Welcome
Aug. 4 to Aug. 20, Student Services Building, Tempe campus. ASU Peer Ambassadors, a coalition of international students and international student organizations will answer questions and help students navigate the campus and provide involvement opportunities.

Camp Solera at West campus
Aug. 16-18, learn more:

ASU Parents Reception

6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 17, Memorial Union, 221 Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus

Sun Devil Welcome
All new first-time freshmen attend; 1-3 p.m., Aug. 19, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

Culture at ASU
All new first-time freshmen attend; 3-5:30 p.m., Aug. 19, Memorial Union, North Stage, Tempe campus

Passport to ASU
6:30-9 p.m., Aug. 20, Memorial Union and Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Tempe campus

Fear the Fork BBQ and Involvement Fair
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 21, The Quad, West campus

Thing on Thursday: Club Hub
4:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 21, Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Polytechnic campus

Sparky's Carnival
6-9 p.m., Aug. 23, Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave. in Downtown Phoenix

Free shuttles will be provided to transport students living on the West, Polytechnic and Downtown Phoenix campuses to the Sun Devil Welcome and Fall Welcome Concert. For a complete list of Fall Welcome events, download the 'ASU Events App' in the App Store or Play Store.

For more information, visit Important dates for the academic year are available at