August 13, 2013

More than 12,500 students set to move in Aug. 16-21

Posted: August 13, 2013
Incoming freshmen move into the Casa de Oro residence hall on ASU's West campus, August 2012.
Photo by: Tom Story

Editor's Note: Fall Sessions A & C begin Aug. 22 and Fall Session B begins Oct. 16.

Arizona State University welcomes the class of 2017, including more than 12,500 students moving into campus residence halls Aug. 16-21, for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Returning Polytechnic campus students and members of Barrett, the Honors College are scheduled to move into their rooms on Aug. 16. Students at the Tempe, West and Downtown Phoenix campuses will move in on Aug. 17 and 18. Volunteers will be available to assist students and families with moving, address questions and make the move-in process seamless and stress-free.

Note that Rural Road in Tempe will be restricted to one lane in each direction from south of Apache Boulevard to just south of University Drive until October. One lane for northbound Rural to westbound University left-turning movements will be maintained. One lane for southbound Rural to eastbound University left-turning movements will also be maintained. Right hand turns will be permitted. The restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day and significant delays are likely.

Students, volunteers and staff are strongly advised to stay hydrated throughout the week. Water stations will be placed at check-in areas on all campuses. While moving into residence halls, it is also a good idea to wear sunglasses, hats and sunscreen to protect skin from the sun.

All incoming freshmen are assigned to one of ASU's 13 residential colleges based on the discipline the student has chosen to study. The residential college model integrates the experience between academic and residential life to help students become more engaged in their specific academic discipline, and ensures that freshmen successfully acclimate to college life. Residential college students experience the cohesiveness and intimacy of a smaller community while still enjoying the cultural and scholarly resources of a large university. The residential colleges also cultivate achievement, engagement, responsibility and a sense of community.

This year more than 800 students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will move into the newly renovated 215,000-square-foot Manzanita Hall. As part of ASU’s residential college housing model, the Manzanita experience will include programs and amenities that complement and support students in their chosen field of study. The newly renovated building will house multipurpose spaces on the first and lower levels, as well as the addition of basketball and sand volleyball courts outside.

The Sun Devil Fitness Complex on the Tempe campus has also undergone a redesign. The expanded complex now boasts an additional weight and fitness area, two multi-purpose studios for group fitness classes and student sport/activity clubs, a three-court gymnasium for sports and campus events, and a wellness suite. The new ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Recreation Center features three multi-purpose studios for group fitness and mind/body classes, a two-court gymnasium, a rooftop outdoor leisure pool and a multi-purpose area for student clubs. New Sun Devil Fitness Complexes are open at both the Polytechnic and West campuses, as well.

For more information, visit the Fall Welcome website.

Note for media:

Parking in ASU lots/structures is free and open to the public during move-in weekend. Live trucks may set up on the east side of Wells Fargo Arena in the yellow loading zones. Blocking sidewalks or building walkways will not be permitted. Contact Natasha Karaczan at 480-965-6991 if you wish to set up a live shot on Aug. 17 and 18.

Natasha Karaczan, natasha.karaczan@asu.edu
480-965-6991
Media Relations