Arizona State University


The beautiful Arizona State University Tempe Campus is welcoming and easy to navigate. Additionally, the ASU campus is within walking distance of many hotels in Tempe and Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe. Visitor parking is available off of University Drive, Apache Blvd. and at Rural Road and Terrace Mall. Our university has grown from a small teaching college in 1885 into one of the largest universities in the nation. We encourage you to carve some time out of your trip to see what it’s like to be a Sun Devil.

  • Prospective students can plan their future at ASU by visiting the website for tour information, or obtain details about degree programs, financial aid options, campus maps and more information.
  • “Fear the Fork” is the battle cry for Arizona State University sports. Fans can buy maroon and gold gear at one of the many shops along Mill Avenue or College Avenue and on campus from the bookstore or other locations.
  • Take a self-guided tour of public art on ASU Tempe Campus ranging from murals to the intriguing “Air Apparent” Skyspace by renowned artist James Turrell.
  • Sample the seasonal menu items at Engrained Cafe, a restaurant inside the Memorial Union that focuses on locally sourced, organic ingredients and sustainable living. Or, enjoy Spanish style cuisine at Pitchforks & Corks, ASU’s newest restaurant, located on the second floor of the College Avenue Commons.
  • Visit the numerous museums and galleries on and near campus that showcase everything from the most talked about international contemporary artists at ASU Art Museum to student and faculty works at the Harry Wood Gallery.
    • See the best of Broadway in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage. Upcoming shows include “ANNIE” and “NEWSIES.”
  • Bring out your inner geek at the Gallery of Scientific Exploration, home to a replica of the Mars rover named “Curiosity.” Here, you can view monitors showing video of the Earth taken from space, a fascinating meteorite collection, 3D astronomy shows at the Marston Exploration Theater and more interactive exhibits.

Hotels near the Arizona State University Tempe Campus

Hotels located within one mile of the ASU Tempe Campus offer quick access to the campus, ASU Gammage, Downtown Tempe and Tempe Town lake. Metro Light Rail stops in this area provide an easy connection to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Downtown Phoenix.

Shopping near Arizona State University

Decorating your dorm room or apartment for the new school year at Arizona State University? Or looking for some new duds to spruce up your college attire? You’ll be happy to know that there are lots of great shopping options close to the ASU Tempe Campus to find all the essentials (and not so essential must-haves such as a lava lamp or cool new flip-flops.)

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