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Top 10 ASU Welcome Week Events for Fall 2021 — Tempe campus

ASU Welcome Week 2021 is full of awesome events that you’re going to want to check out. Here are just 10 of these exciting events that you definitely won’t want to miss.

6 min readAug 17, 2021


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1. Sun Devil Welcome


Start time has changed:

Gates open: 6:30 p.m.
Sun Devil Welcome: 7:30 p.m.
InfernoFest: 8:30 p.m.

Sun Devil Welcome is one of ASU’s most popular, fun traditions for students. Taking place this year on Aug. 17, get ready to experience all of the school spirit and pride ASU has to offer!

Surrounded by your peers, join ASU President Michael Crow, Sparky and ASU Athletics to celebrate the commencement of the school year. This is definitely something you can’t miss — plus, it’s the perfect time to rock your favorite Sun Devil gold merchandise! This event is open to first-year students only.

Bonus: InfernoFest!

Excited for Infernofest? Infernofest will begin after a brief break after Sun Devil Welcome, so you will be right where you need to be at 9:30pm when that event begins. The concert is free for ASU students with a valid Sun Card.

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2. Dive-In Movie

Beat the Arizona summer heat and meet new friends on the Tempe campus at the back to school dive-in movie event! Take this opportunity to relax in the pool while watching movies surrounded by your peers.

So grab your towels and swimsuits and join us for a dip in the pool to escape those hot temps on Aug. 13!

3. Passport to ASU

One of the best things you can do in college is get involved! With “Passport to ASU” on Aug. 18, you can find the perfect organization for you to get involved in.

At Passport, all of the Tempe campus’s clubs come together to show off what they offer to students, so you can find where you fit in.

Hundreds of organizations will be there, offering giveaways and information about how you can join organizations and find your perfect community.

4. Culture Kick-off

Culture Fest is a series of experiences that explore identity, promote inclusion and celebrate cultural expression.

Through food, music, fine arts and performances, this event aims to showcase the cultural fabric that enriches us and produces a Sun Devil community that values, appreciates and accepts others.

Join your peers for a day of fun, food, and community on Aug. 17!

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5. Summerset Fest

Want to start the year off on a high note? Join your friends and the rest of the Sun Devil community for Summerset Fest on Aug. 16 for one of the most fun annual traditions at ASU!

This event is a wonderful way to get to know your fellow Sun Devils and have an amazing time enjoying music, attractions, and get cool merchandise. It’s a night full of music, lights, and fun you’ll never forget.

6. Takeover

One of the most exciting ways to kick off your college experience is by getting involved with ASUPAB, and their Takeover event on Aug. 15 is the best way to start! This event is a great way to meet new people, get involved and even get some free food and merchandise.

Come cool off with a FREE cold treat at Changemaker Central and learn about what Changemaker has to offer! Listen to cool music, beat the heat and make some new friends!

7. Glowchella

Get ready to GLOW, Sun Devils! Glowchella is a super fun fitness event to meet friends while getting your wellness on (with a fun twist).

Join us at this music and movement festival where you get to choose your workout adventure from Cardio, Strength and Yoga mini-classes. You’ll sweat, stretch and jam out with a glow-in-the-dark twist. More info: here and here.

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8. ASU Night at Arizona Diamondbacks

Get your forks up at Chase Field with all your fellow Sun Devils! On Aug. 31, all students get in for $5, so come out and cheer on the home team with your Sun Devil Pride!

Use promo code STUDENT at checkout here.

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9. Find My Classes Tours

Nervous about navigating a new campus? Have no fear!

Our ASU Gold Guides are here to take you around campus all throughout Welcome Week to show you where your classes are. Bring a copy of your schedule to find the buildings your classes will take place in.

You will also learn about other must-know spots such as the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, the Student Services Building, Hayden Library and many more buildings across campus. You’ll be ready for classes in no time!

Get to Know Your Home

Tooker House at the Tempe campus.

10. First-time incoming student on-campus floor meetings

Your first time living in a residence hall can be crazy, but meeting with your Community Assistant and everyone else on your floor will help you navigate what the next year will look like.

Join the fellow members of your residential community for your mandatory first floor meeting as you learn more about ASU Welcome, your residential community, and ways to be successful while at ASU. This will take place on the day your floor moves into your residence hall. There will be floor meetings for both first-year students and upper-division students. See your CA, GLVA or Fellow for more details on the time and location of this meeting.

Get that swag: Download the Sun Devil Rewards app from the App Store or from Google Play and start earning Pitchforks to redeem for free ASU gear, tickets and VIP experiences.

Always remember to attend your college’s Fall Welcome events! These normally happen before Sun Devil Welcome, and they’re always fun and important for meeting friends and learning about your college and major.

To learn more about all the other events you can attend (and trust us, there’s a lot), go check out the full list for all the events you won’t want to miss and remember to download the ASU Mobile App in the App Store or Google Play to customize your #ASUWelcome event plans in the palm of your hand!

Welcome to your first year, Sun Devil!



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