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Volunteers needed for Fall Welcome Week

July 29, 2010

ASU is hosting a variety of events for new students and parents during this year's Fall Welcome Week. The events and activities are planned across all ASU campuses to introduce new students and their families to ASU traditions, academic programs and the university community. Each campus and each college have planned additional events around this welcome. Below is a list of just a few of the signature events occurring around campus during Fall Welcome Week and includes information on how to volunteer. For a complete list of events, visit:

Volunteer with Sparky’s Welcome Team
Aug. 14-Aug. 22

Students, faculty and staff can help facilitate a successful transition and provide a true Sun Devil welcome for incoming students. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Fall Welcome for such events as residence hall move-in and check-in and the Sun Devil Welcome event. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and to volunteer for an event during Fall Welcome, visit the webpage at

Please join in the effort to make the arrival of our new students as memorable, seamless, and exciting as possible. Your assistance and support of our new students is greatly appreciated!

Welcome Home, Legacy Family Member Event
4-5 p.m., Aug. 17, Old Main Basha Library, Tempe campus

Are you a parent or relative of a new ASU student? Are you also an alumnus of ASU? If so, don’t miss the ASU Alumni Association’s special “Welcome Home” event specifically for our legacy parents/relatives. After you help your student move into their new home for the semester, stop by Old Main to enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks. You will get a chance to meet Christine Kajikawa Wilkinson, president of the ASU Alumni Association, and Alumni Association Board members in the nostalgic setting of Old Main. Celebrate your Sun Devil Pride and revisit your former college years – an event not to be missed! Families are encouraged to attend this special reception.

Fall Welcome Concert

8-10 p.m., Aug. 17, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

Dierks Bentley and Chingy will put on a show for new ASU students. The ASU Sun Card gets a student and one guest into this event. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. For any questions, e-mail

Sun Devil Welcome
2:30 p.m., Aug. 18, Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe campus

ASU’s annual Sun Devil Welcome officially begins ASU’s academic year and demonstrates Sun Devil pride at its finest. ASU officers will welcome new students and their families to the university. Students will learn about the opportunities that await them at ASU, chant the fight song and start their Sun Devil stories. (This event is a “must-attend” for all first-time freshmen and new students.)

Whitewash the “A”
4:30-5:30 p.m., Aug. 18, refreshments, SW corner of Sun Devil Stadium
5:30-7 p.m., whitewashing, Tempe Butte (“A” Mountain), Tempe campus

Students will show their  Sun Devil pride by participating in one of the University’s longest standing traditions — Whitewashing the “A” on Tempe Butte. Come help celebrate the new school year by hiking up and painting the “A” white to signify the start of the 2010 fall semester.

Parents Reception
5-6:30 p.m., Aug. 17, Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom (221), Tempe campus

If you are a parent, be sure to attend the ASU Parents Reception and meet ASU administrators, staff, the Parents Association Board and other ASU parents at this informal gathering. Make connections with parents from your area of the country when we break into regional groups. Light refreshments will be served. Casual attire. We look forward to welcoming you to the ASU community!