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, October 28-November 3, 2018, 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 Washington State Cougars. 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 hike up “A” Mountain in Downtown Tempe with a lantern to signify ASU’s past and present. This tradition takes place on Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 7 p.m., the eve of the homecoming parade and game.

Homecoming Parade
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 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 begin 4 hours prior to kickoff of the game versus Utah.

Block Party
Immediately following the homecoming parade, the ASU Block Party will begin. Over 100 booths from ASU departments will cover the Old Main Lawn and stretch over 14 acres of the ASU Tempe Campus. There will be games, photo booths, prizes, music and more! This event is free, open to the public and great for the entire family.

Game Day
Cheer, cheer for A-S-U when Utah comes to the desert to play Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. This is a game you will not want to miss! The game time is TBD, so check for ticket information and more details.

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Toni Smith
Written Toni Smith

An Arizona native, Toni Smith loves to dine out, conquer hiking trails, go to concerts and survive hot yoga classes. She has also never met a dog she didn’t love instantly. She lives in Tempe with her husband and daughter.