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Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

Homecoming is a time of year where students, parents and alumni alike celebrate the spirit, pride and tradition at Arizona State University. ASU Homecoming week, November 17-23, 2019, is filled with many events that will get you in the school spirit and ready for the big football game. Festivities kick off with the Lantern Walk and conclude with the homecoming game against the Oregon Ducks. Come experience the fun and excitement all week long at the ASU Tempe Campus!

Lantern Walk
Since its start in 1917, the Lantern Walk has remained one of the oldest and most treasured traditions at ASU. Students, alumni, faculty and community members are invited to carry lanterns up “A” Mountain to light up Tempe, following the footsteps of their Sun Devil ancestors.

At Lantern Walk, Sun Devils climb to the top of “A” Mountain where the Homecoming Royalty are announced. The event takes place each year on the Friday night before the Homecoming game. This year, the Lantern Walk takes place on Friday, November 22, 2019.

*The event pre-ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. with a DJ and the hike up ‘A’ Mountain begins at 6:00 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
On Saturday, November 23, 2019 thousands of spectators will gather for this year’s homecoming parade. Student organization floats, the ASU marching band, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities are all a part of this fun tradition.

The Homecoming Parade starts on University at Myrtle, heads east, crosses College Avenue and continues until McAllister.

*The parade will start at 1:30 p.m. (4 hours before kickoff of the Homecoming game versus Oregon.

Block Party
Immediately following the homecoming parade, the ASU Block Party will begin. The ASU Homecoming Block Party is a festival-type of event. Over 100 ASU department booths will cover the Old Main Lawn and stretch over 14 acres of the ASU Tempe Campus.

This event is fun for the entire family! Enjoy games, giveaways and hands-on experiences that make the lead up to the game a blast! Kids are welcome to participate in Passport to ASU, a free activity at the block party.

Participation is simple:

  • Stop at an info booth to pick up your ASU Homecoming Passport
  • Gather stamps at various sites as you learn fun facts about ASU
  • Return the passport to the ASU Gammage tent to collect a prize!
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Game Day
Cheer, cheer for A-S-U when Oregon comes to the desert to play Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. This is a game you will not want to miss!

*The game starts at 5:30 p.m.

Check www.thesundevils.com for ticket information and more details. Don’t have tickets to the game? No problem. Check out where to catch the game near ASU Sun Devil Stadium.

Alicia Kentz
Written Alicia Kentz

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!