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Attending events is just one of the many ways families can stay connected to the university and their student's college experience. Whether through Coffee Days, Homecoming, Orientation, Fall Welcome, Family Weekend or other social events, SDFA members are encouraged to attend and network with other ASU families. Visit this page frequently as well as our online calendar to check for new and updated events.  Please note, by registering to attend an event, you give permission to Arizona State University and the ASU Foundation staff and volunteers to take and use, for any purpose, photography and/or video of you during the event.  The photographs/video will remain the property of the ASU Foundation.

 

Visit this page frequently for the most up-to-date list of regional and local family activities.

Coffee Days and Happy Hours

Coffee Days and Happy Hours

The ASU Sun Devil Family Association hosts local and nationwide coffees, tours, info sessions and happy hours. ASU parents of current and prospective students, alums and parents of alums, grandparents, family members and current and prospective students are all invited to share Sun Devil pride at local and regional events.

If you're interested in hosting your own Coffee Day, contact Robin Hengl at robin.hengl@asu.edu.

Orientation

Orientation

Orientation at ASU is important for incoming freshmen so that they may understand the academic rigor of the university. However, Orientation is just as important for parents so that they may learn about the trials and tribulations that their children may encounter during the year.

Incoming students will face academic and social challenges, learn responsibility, and gain independence throughout their college career. Their relationships with their family members will also change. Orientation provides families an understanding of student development and equips them with tools to work with maturing students.

For more information about orientation, please visit the ASU New Student orientation website.

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome is your opportunity to get acquainted with the campus, learn ASU traditions and become familiar with ASU services and resources. At Fall Welcome you will have the chance to interact with other new students and families and meet ASU faculty and staff.

Signature family association events at Fall Welcome include our hospitality room - enjoy a cool drink while you chat with seasoned parents who have "been there before."

For more information about Fall Welcome, visit the Fall Welcome website.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend

We invite you to come to campus for ASU Family Weekend festivities. From going to class with your student to the Family Weekend Tailgate, there is something for everyone. Bring the entire family as there is even a separate program for siblings.

For more information, please visit the Family Weekend website.

Homecoming

Homecoming

During the Homecoming parade, students, alumni and communities surrounding ASU have crafted floats and paraded through downtown Tempe showcasing their school and community spirit.

Parent enthusiasm is at an all time high at Homecoming as the family association enters our annual float in the parade. March in the parade, cheer us on from the crowds or relax in our booth at the tailgate. If you want to have a great time, this event is for you - no experience required.

Want to help build the float? Want to join us in the parade? To join the fun, send an email with your contact info to robin.hengl@asu.edu.

building family community, supporting student success

The ASU Sun Devil Family Association is a nationwide network of ASU families dedicated to sustaining family involvement in student education and supporting programs and services that enrich the university experience. Learn more »