June 25, 2012

Alumni Association welcomes new students with Sun Devil Send-Offs series

Posted: June 25, 2012
San Diego Sun Devil Send-Off 2011
New ASU students from the San Diego area met with alumni and other families sending students to ASU for the first time at the 2011 Sun Devil Send-Off. This year, the ASU Alumni Association will host more than 30 Send-Offs at locations across the country.
Photo by: ASU Alumni Association

The ASU Alumni Association will partner with Sun Devil alumni and families to welcome Arizona State University’s incoming freshmen and transfer students at a series of Sun Devil Send-Offs, to be held at locations across the United States this summer.

Send-Offs offer a casual, relaxed setting for new and returning members of the ASU community to meet each other. They provide a personal welcome to ASU for students and their families, as well as opportunities to connect with ASU alumni and continuing students. New students are encouraged to ask questions about life at ASU, share their concerns and excitement, and socialize with other students from their home area.

ASU students who have attended previous Send-Offs give them high marks for helping them prepare for their time at the university.

"I really liked getting to meet other new students who live in the same state and area that I do,” said Cami Samuels, a broadcast journalism major who attended a Send-Off in Portland, Ore. “I think it is really helpful to know them going into the school year, and we all exchanged phone numbers and info so we can stay in contact.”

Jaime Watson, a political science major from Tucson, said, “I loved meeting the alumni and hearing about their experiences at ASU and gaining advice from them."

More than 30 Sun Devil Send-Offs are planned for 2012.

2012 Sun Devil Send-Offs Dates and Locations:
• June 23 – Denver
• June 24 – Atlanta
• June 24 – Indianapolis
• July 7 – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
• July 12 – Yuma, Ariz.
• July 14 – Las Vegas
• July 14 – Orange County/Newport Beach, Calif.
• July 14 – New York
• July 14 – Pinetop/Lakeside, Ariz.
• July 15 – Washington, D.C.
• July 21 – Boise, Idaho
• July 21 – Chicago
• July 21 – Idaho Falls, Idaho
• July 21 – Orange County/Ladera Ranch, Calif.
• July 21 – San Diego
• July 22 – Houston
• July 22 – Madison, Wisc.
• July 24 – Los Angeles/Westlake Village
• July 24 – Philadelphia
• July 26 – Los Angeles/El Segundo
• July 28 – Albuquerque, N.M.
• July 28 – Austin, Texas
• July 28 – Charlotte, N.C.
• July 28 – Columbus, Ohio
• July 28 – Portland, Ore.
• July 29 – Los Angeles/Arcadia
• July 29 – Pittsburgh
• July 29 – St. Louis
• July 29 – Tucson, Ariz.
• Aug. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah
• Aug. 4 – Bend, Ore.
• Aug. 5 – New England/Cambridge, Mass.

To learn more, or to register a student for a Sun Devil Send-Off, visit http://alumni.asu.edu/events/send-offs.