Families and Guests at Orientation | ASU Orientation

 

 

 

Families and Guests

Your ASU Sun Devil Family Experience Starts at Orientation.

During orientation, family and guests will have an opportunity to meet current students, faculty, staff as well as other current Sun Devil parents. You can expect to end your day full of reference materials to help you navigate your student’s first year at ASU.

You can also take care of a number of transactions including:

  • Opening a checking account with your student
  • Talking with a financial services representative
  • Learning about textbook reservations
     

Family and Guest Sessions

While your student is participating in an academic college session, families and guests will participate in special sessions dedicated to you and your experience as a family member of an ASU student.

Sample Student Agenda

Morning

  • University Welcome
  • College Welcome
  • Academic Advising and Class Registration*

Lunch

Afternoon

  • Tech Bytes Trivia
  • Residential Life Information
  • Managing Your Finances
  • Strategies for Success
  • University Information Fair
  • Residential College Tour
  • ID Card Distribution

*Students only

Sample Family & Guest Agenda

Morning

  • University Welcome
  • College Welcome
  • Empowering Your Student for Success

Lunch

Afternoon

  • Tech Bytes Trivia
  • Residential Life Information
  • Managing Your Finances
  • Family Resource Panel
  • University Information Fair
  • Residential College Tour

Make it a vacation.

Turn New Student Orientation into a family vacation or stay-cation. Stay in a nearby hotel. Dine in local restaurants and cafes. Scope out coffee shops, bookstores, pharmacies and grocery stores. Get to know where to shop, dine and play before your Sun Devil’s first day.

Tempe: Tempe Tourism Office
Downtown: Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau
West: Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Poly: Mesa Visitors Guide

Important Notice about ASU Orientation Reservations

Please know that your student must make reservations for family members and/or guests as part of the online reservation process. Be sure to confirm your availability with your student before he/she makes your reservation.

Please be aware that ASU Orientation does not provide or plan special programs or activities to occupy young children.
 

Family and Guest Fees

A $75 fee will be applied for each family member and guest in attendance. The program fee includes family sessions, program materials and lunch. Program fees do not include travel or hotel accommodations.
 

Family and Guest Fee Refund Policy

Family and guest fees are nonrefundable. Confirmed guest reservations cannot be canceled and payment is required for each guest included on the reservation. You may bring a new guest in place of one who is unable to attend.
 

Sun Devil Family Association Membership and Information

Sun Devil Family Association staff and volunteers are available at every program to discuss membership, resources, volunteer opportunities and other ways to stay connected with your student and ASU. For more information, visit Sun Devil Family Association.