ASU Family Connection

Get advice and tips for supporting your Sun Devil from the ASU Family Connection

The video series provides parents and caregivers within the ASU community the opportunity to hear from university experts, students and other family members about ways to support their student’s success from move-in through graduation.


Summer 2019


How to make the most of Move-In and Welcome events for ASU families

Housing Move-In and Welcome has certainly changed a lot for ASU families over the decades, and for the better. Tim Desch, an ASU administrator, faculty member and parent of a recent Sun Devil grad, chats with our Maroon and Gold Family Connection moderator Talyn Gibbs on how families can make the most of move-in weekend activities in August



How to help your student prepare for — and persist through — homesickness

When students move away from home for the first time and start college, they may experience occasional homesickness. As a parent, how do you recognize the signs and help your Sun Devil through this? ASU's Dr. Aaron Krasnow explores this college parenting topic.




Perfect match: The ASU Mobile App and your Sun Devil

Explore the many uses for the ASU Mobile App for Sun Devils, ranging from downloading free tickets for home athletic events to connecting with study buddies in class to checking intercampus shuttle schedules.



First-Year Success: How coaches help ASU students navigate the transition to college

Incoming ASU students have a cheerleader, connector and catalyst rolled into one with First-Year Success Center peer coaches. Ellie Yamamoto discusses how she helps students navigate the transition to college.



A full archive of ASU Family Connection videos is available on YouTube.



Sun Devil Spotlight: The Vrba family

Hailing from Geneva, a small city west of Chicago, the Vrba family owns and operates a nursing home and rehabilitation center called Burgess Healthcare Center in Westmont, Ill. In addition, the Sun Devil parents have been part of the Leadership Council for the Sun Devil Family Association since fall 2018.

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