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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.

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.

ASU Family Coffee Connections

ASU Family hosts a series of Coffee Connection events throughout the year designed to connect families so they can build their ASU community, share experiences and learn about ASU resources and programs. Hosted by parents and family members with the support of ASU staff, these programs bring families together based on shared interests, regions, student experience and affinity groups. Be sure to join the ASU Family Hub to receive event invitations and access all of the information and opportunites ASU has to offer.


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

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.

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.