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Top 9 ASU Welcome Week Events — Polytechnic Campus

ASU Welcome Week 2021 is full of fun and excitement, and at Polytechnic campus, there are many exciting events to check out. Here are the top 8 you can’t pass up!


1. Polypalooza

Want to hang out with friends, eat some great food and play some fun carnival games? Then Polypalooza on Aug. 15 is the place for you!

Kick off the fall semester with carnival games, prizes and free food and more!

This event is one of the most fun welcome week activities on the Polytechnic campus, so you definitely won’t want to miss out!

2. Welcome Back Pool Party & Dive-In Movie

Beat the Arizona summer heat and meet new friends on the Polytechnic 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. Partytechnic

Want to have fun and meet new friends at one of the biggest Polytechnic welcome traditions? Head over to Partytechnic on Aug. 14!

There will be music, games, food and a chance to meet some new friends. You’ll be able to meet your peers while having the time of your life exploring your new campus.

Don’t miss out, Sun Devils!

4. Slip and Slide Kickball

During Sparky’s Day of Service on Aug. 18, come out to the Sun Devil Fitness Complex and cool down for a game of kickball with a twist!

Join Changemaker Central and Sun Devil Fitness and Wellness to cool down and celebrate your hard work during Sparky’s Day of Service. Come have fun with a game of Slip and Slide Kickball on the field of the Basin. The Basin is located East of Lot 10, and directly south of the SDFC.

5. 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 on campus that you’ll frequent during your time at ASU.

You’ll be ready for classes in no time!

Campus-Wide Events for ALL Sun Devils

6. Sun Devil Welcome

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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.

Go, Devils! ASU traditions every Sun Devil should know

7. 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 getting cool merchandise! It’s a night full of music, lights and fun you’ll never forget.

8. Culture Kick-off

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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!

Get to Know Your Home

ASU Polytechnic campus; Image: 2019

9. 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 very 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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