Top 8 ASU Welcome Week Events — Polytechnic campus and virtual
Connect with your fellow transfer and commuter students at the Polytechnic campus on Aug. 15. Learn about getting involved, campus resources and academic programs, and hear from current Poly students.
Enjoy a variety of small, in-person events and get to know your new classmates with one of Poly’s favorite signature welcome events. PolyTakeover will be held Aug. 16, featuring tie-dye, DIY sensory bottles, a viewing of the movie “Clue” and other fun activities.
Get excited for the upcoming general election in November! Join us at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 for a nonpartisan, grassroots conversation around registration drives, civic engagement, current issues and Election Day.
BONUS! The following university-wide events are for all Sun Devils!
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
Welcome to your first year at ASU!