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Top 8 ASU Welcome Week events — Downtown Phoenix campus and virtual

ASU Welcome Week 2020 is full of fun and excitement, and at Downtown Phoenix campus, there are many exciting events. Here are the top 8 you can’t miss!

1. Taylor Place Takeover

Residents of Taylor Place will enjoy a fun “Takeover” during this traditional Downtown Phoenix campus welcome event. Participate in a variety of activities and games with the Sun Devil Fitness and Wellness team and get to know your fellow Taylor Place students on the evening of Aug. 18.

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2. Celebrate Culture on the DPC

Get ready to celebrate cultural diversity on the Downtown Phoenix campus during this virtual event on Aug. 17. Log into Zoom and learn about ASU’s identity-based student groups and the heritage celebrations throughout the year. Connect with current Sun Devils and Office of Student Engagement staff to learn about fall involvement for students.

3. First Day of Class Photos

It’s selfie time on the Downtown Phoenix campus! Make sure you celebrate your first day of classes at ASU with a photo of yourself and share it with your classmates. Post to the Student Engagement Instagram and Facebook accounts using the hashtag #ASU1stDay.

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4. Sun Devil Welcome

Get ready to experience Sun Devil spirit, pride, and tradition during this high-energy ASU Welcome event for all incoming students on Aug. 18! Join ASU President Michael Crow, Sparky, ASU athletics and current students via Zoom as they introduce you to what it means to be a Sun Devil. This exciting event will officially kick off the 2020–2021 academic year and will be the perfect time to show off your new gold “ASU Sun Devil” T-shirt, which will be handed out on campus Aug. 13–17.

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5. Culture Fest Sneak Peek Premiere

Following Sun Devil Welcome is the Culture Fest Sneak Peek Premiere, which will preview the variety of exciting Culture Fest activities planned from Aug. 18 through Sept. 10. Celebrating identity, inclusion and expression, Culture Fest will explore the different elements of culture through showcases of food, music, arts, dialogue and more! Attend the Aug. 18 Sneak Peek by visiting Student and Cultural Engagement to get the link prior to the event.

6. Engage!

How do you get involved on the ASU campus? Fire up your laptop for Engage!, the new virtual event that combines the traditional Passport, West Fest, Taylor Fest and Club Hub events into one exciting evening of exploring ASU’s hundreds of clubs and organizations. During this Welcome event on Aug. 19, you can visit virtual booths for each club to ask questions and learn more about them.

Are you interested in finding a job while you’re at school? Be sure to check out the Virtual Job Fair as well.

7. Sparky’s Day of Service

Unite with like-minded first-year Sun Devils to learn how to make an impact through leadership and service. Sparky’s Day of Service will feature a variety of different activities by campus and academic colleges beginning on Monday, Aug. 17. Students can participate virtually. Search the Welcome events calendar to find activities.

8. Summerset Fest

Join the Residence Hall Association on Aug. 17 for the 21st Annual Summerset Fest. Starting at 8 p.m., the three-hour virtual event livestream will be filled with games, interviews, org/vendor shoutouts and a DJ set. Follow RHA on Instagram for an opportunity to win a free T-shirt, puzzle, DIY craft kit, gift cards from local businesses and so much more leading up to and during the event.

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Also make sure to attend your academic college’s virtual Fall Welcome events. These are usually scheduled right before Sun Devil Welcome, and they are super important for learning about your college and meeting fellow students.

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 ASU Mobile App in the App Store or Google Play to customize your Welcome event plans in the palm of your hand!

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