5 places to see when visiting ASU West campus.
Located in northwest Phoenix, the West campus is home to students pursuing degrees in the health industry, business, education and interdisciplinary arts and science programs. Patterned after the University of Oxford, the campus architecture is designed to create a close-knit learning community.
If you’re visiting or if you’re a student who’s looking to experience the beauty and history of the ASU West campus, then this list is for you.
Fletcher Library combines the service and values of a traditional library with a state-of-the-art approach to the Information Age.
The library’s collection, including more than 400,000 volumes, supports the West campus curriculum and features an extensive media collection.
The Fletcher Library was dedicated in 1988 honor of the Robert L. Fletcher family, whose gift of property resulted in an endowment for the perpetual support of the library. It was the first building completed on campus and soon after received an Honor Award, the top recognition of design excellence from the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A semi-circular reflecting pool graces the library’s front lawn.
ASU West Campus’ Fletcher Lawn is home to many activities on this campus. Events like the De-Stress Fest, Open Door and many ASU festivals take place on the luscious green space.
Delph Courtyard, University Center Building
The Delph Courtyard at the interior of the University Center Building is an inviting outdoor garden patio, accented by a colorful tiled water feature. Friends have been gathering for lunch or studying, and to unwind, since the courtyard was completed in spring 1991. Throughout the year, campus displays and cultural events, such as Black History and Hispanic Heritage celebrations, fill the courtyard with activity.
The Delph Courtyard was named in honor of Edwin K. and Marjorie J. Delph, who established two scholarship endowment funds and a visiting professorship in ethics through their $1 million gift in 1991. The Delphs are Arizona natives whose families pioneered education, agriculture and irrigation development in north Phoenix.
University Center Building
University Center Building opened in spring 1991. This three-story facility houses admissions and records, an array of student-assistance programs, health services, student activities and the Delph Courtyard.
Also found in UCB are food service, cashier and fee-payment services, student lounges, an art gallery, a black-box theater, meeting rooms and the La Sala, a divisible, multipurpose auditorium/ballroom facility.
Visitors, students and staff dine in Café West on freshly prepared entrees, sandwiches, salads, pizza, snacks, breakfast and desserts. Shop in the bookstore at the northeast corner of UCB for ASU souvenirs, textbooks and supplies.
ASU’s West campus features a number of public artworks, including the Paley Gates. It’s tradition for West campus students to walk through the gates upon their first day of freshman year and upon graduation.