Signature events

Throughout the year, ASU hosts many family-friendly campus activities. Signature Family events provide an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy Sun Devil spirit, pride, and tradition through a range of programs on and off campus. Additionally, families can access hundreds of events across the four campus locations, over live stream, and held across the country every year. Check out the ASU Family calendar for upcoming opportunities to build your ASU experience.


asu family at family weekend

Family Weekend

Don’t miss this cherished annual tradition for all Sun Devil families. Reconnect with your Sun Devil for three days in the fall and enjoy a variety of activities for every member of your family, young and old. Academic college socials, movie nights, free block party, tailgate barbecue and the home football game are all part of the fun.


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Attend a regional Sun Devil Spirit Day

In October and March, ASU Family will host local receptions for families, having a chance to connect with the university and its resources. You have the opportunity to host a family coffee chat or reception in your hometown. If you are interested in hosting a Sun Devil Spirit Day in your hometown e-mail


Homecoming game


A time-honored tradition, Homecoming brings students, parents, alumni and the entire ASU community together to celebrate Sun Devil spirit. Weeklong festivities culminate in Saturday’s parade, block party and home football game.


ASU Open Door exhibit

ASU Open Door

Find out what happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation during ASU Open Door. Bring the whole family as ASU students, faculty and staff roll out demonstrations, tours and more to celebrate the sciences, culture, engineering, humanities and the arts.


Change the World exhibit

Change the World

The Change the World Showcase and Competition celebrates the many ways Arizona State University students are making a difference through their art, entrepreneurship and good works. Sun Devils from across the university and from every field of study are invited to participate in the showcase and compete for prizes.


students at send off

Sun Devil Send Offs and Celebrations

Each summer ASU Alumni Chapters host regional “Sun Devil Send-Offs” with “Sun Devil Celebrations” occurring locally to meet and welcome incoming families and students to ASU. Somewhere between a pep rally and a maroon-and-gold lovefest, send-offs help ease the transition to college, whether you’re an incoming freshman, international student or transfer.