SDFA events

ASUPA events




Orientation at ASU is important for incoming freshmen so that they may understand the academic rigor of the university. However, Orientation is just as important for parents so that they may learn about the trials and tribulations that their children may encounter during the year.

Incoming students will face academic and social challenges, learn responsibility, and gain independence throughout their college career. Their relationships with their family members will also change. Orientation provides families an understanding of student development and equips them with tools to work with maturing students.

ASU offers orientation on all campuses. Program availability depends by ASU campus and major. For Freshman Orientation 2013 information, visit:

Family association members enjoyed greeting incoming parents at orientation 2011. Help us welcome incoming freshmen in the spring of 2013. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

Fall Welcome

fall welcome

Fall Welcome is your opportunity to get acquainted with the campus, learn ASU traditions and become familiar with ASU services and resources. At Fall Welcome you will have the chance to interact with other new students and families and meet ASU faculty and staff.

Signature family association events at Fall Welcome include our hospitality room - enjoy a cool drink while you chat with seasoned parents who have "been there before."

For a complete schedule of Fall Welcome events visit ASU’s Fall Welcome page

For more details and/or to RSVP for specific parent Fall Welcome events visit our RSVP page

Family Weekend

family weekend

We invite you to come to campus for ASU Family Weekend festivities. From going to class with your student to the Family Weekend Tailgate, there is something for everyone. Bring the entire family as there is even a separate program for siblings.

Don't miss the family association '2nd Cup of Coffee' breakfast and connect with fellow parents.

For more information visit ASU's Family Weekend page



This event promises fun for the whole family including the Homecoming Parade, Block Party, Picnic and Live Entertainment before the Sun Devils kick off against the UCLA Bruins football team.

During the parade, students, alumni and communities surrounding ASU have crafted floats and paraded through downtown Tempe showcasing their school and community spirit.

Parent enthusiasm is at an all time high at Homecoming as the family association enters our annual float in the parade. March in the parade, cheer us on from the crowds or relax in our booth at the tailgate. If you want to have a great time, this event is for you - no experience required.

Want to help build the float? Want to join us in the parade? To join the fun, send an email with your contact info to

Upcoming SDFA Homecoming activities:

  • Family association Homecoming parade rehearsal:
  • Sat. Oct 13, 9 a.m. - noon
  • RSVP/details


  • March with the family association in the Homecoming parade
  • Sat., Oct. 27, Time: TBA
  • RSVP/details:


  •  Homecoming Block Party - join us in our booth at the tailgate:
  • Sat. Oct  27, Time: TBA
  • RSVP/details