Welcome Week at ASU is full of fun and excitement, and at West campus, there are a ton of exciting events. Here are the top 10 you can’t miss!
1. Solera Experience at West
Solera is the kickoff event to ASU Welcome at West, a three-day, two-night welcome experience starting Aug. 11 for all incoming freshmyn (a gender-inclusive term for first-year students) at ASU’s West campus. It’s a great way to make new friends and get a feel for everything that’s going on at West campus.
2. A Golden Tradition
A Golden Tradition on Aug. 13 celebrates the start of your Sun Devil experience at ASU West. Walk with other new ASU students through the Paley Gates for the first time as the upper-class students symbolically pass the torch to you. You’ll make the same journey through the gates when you graduate!
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3. Fear the Fork BBQ
Fear the Fork BBQ, hosted by Undergraduate Student Government at West, takes place on Fletcher Library lawn on Aug. 16. Show up, eat good food, hang out and meet other new freshmyn.
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5. West Night at Westgate Entertainment District
Join your fellow West Sun Devils on Aug. 18 for an excursion to one of the most happening places in the West Valley, complete with free games at Dave & Buster’s (score!).
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Sun Devil Welcome is the biggest and possibly the best event of Welcome Week! All freshmen head to Tempe campus and Wells Fargo Arena on Aug. 14 to learn what it means to be a Sun Devil and experience ASU tradition and pride. This is an awesome chance to get a free t-shirt and hear directly from ASU President Michael Crow! There will be shuttles to Tempe from all campuses.
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7. Culture Fest
Following Sun Devil Welcome is Culture Fest, which is equally as fun. Celebrate ASU’s culture of inclusion with music, international food, activities, (t-shirts) and performances.
8. Passport to ASU
Passport to ASU is the easiest way to explore all the ways to get involved around campus. All the ASU clubs get together on Aug. 15 around the Memorial Union, Sun Devil Fitness Complex and Student Pavilion to showcase what their clubs are about. You can get information from their booths and check out their meetings to see what clubs you might want to join!
Interested in finding a job while you’re here at ASU? Make sure to attend the West campus job fair.
Each year, Sun Devils demonstrate commitment to service through large-scale events and everyday service. Make service a part of your Sun Devil experience by volunteering along with more than 2,000 students during Sparky’s Day of Service! Opportunities are available at every campus; dates, times and locations vary.
Whitewashing the ‘A’ on ‘A’ Mountain — also known as Hayden Butte — is the wrap-up event of Welcome Week, and every freshman is invited! Painting the A only happens twice a year, and Aug. 18 will be one of those special occasions. It’s one of the longest-standing traditions at ASU, having signaled a fresh new start to the school year since the 1930s. There will be shuttles for this event as well!
There are so many fun Welcome Week events, so go check out the full list for all the events you won’t want to miss and download the Devils on Campus App in the App Store or Google Play to customize your Welcome event plans in the palm of your hand!