Thanks to the generosity of more than 100,000 individual, corporate and foundation donors, Arizona State University received a record $207 million in new gifts and commitments during the recently completed 2015 fiscal year.
Whether it was getting to class early at Polytechnic to meet professors, thinking about the future in Tempe, hitting the library early on West campus or looking forward to cooling off in the pool downtown, students are back in force to start the fall semester.
Students in the inaugural course of the groundbreaking Global Freshman Academy log in and start class Aug. 20. More than 12,400 students from 163 countries are enrolled in the digital class AST 111: Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy.
Once the fall semester starts, time can fly in a fashion that almost defies understanding. With your busy schedule and time perception in mind, here’s a list of some notable dates throughout the fall semester.
New Sun Devils received an official welcome Tuesday in a raucous celebration in Wells Fargo Arena. Among the speakers: President Michael M. Crow who told students that there is nothing standing in their way from graduating from ASU.
Camp Solera is a three-day experience for freshmen at ASU's West campus, designed to build class unity, introduce the incoming students to campus resources and give the newest members of the Sun Devil family a sneak peek into ASU traditions.
ASU strives to have a faculty representative of the diversity of the state and nation, and its incoming cohort is the latest example of that. Of the more than 140 new tenured and tenure-track faculty, 28 percent are minority and 42 percent are female.