Celebrate ASU Homecoming in Tempe

ASU Homecoming week is Oct. 22-28, 2023.

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, Oct. 22-28, 2023, 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 State Beavers. Come experience the fun and excitement all week long at the ASU Tempe Campus!

Homecoming Traditions

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, Oct. 27, 2023.

*The pre-ceremony event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ, and the hike up “A” Mountain begins before 7:00 p.m.

A top view of cheerleaders and ASU students marching down the street with pom poms waving up in the air for the parade
ASU Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, 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 at University Drive and Myrtle Avenue, heads east, crosses College Avenue, and concludes at McAllister Avenue.

*Time of parade is TBA

Block Party

Immediately following the homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 28, 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, grab food, giveaways and hands-on experiences that make the lead up to the game a blast!

A man and child is lined up to play "Spin the Wheel" game at a booth
ASU Homecoming Parade and Block Party
Fireworks shooting up from the Sun Devil Football field
Sun Devil Football

Game Day

Cheer, cheer for A-S-U as the Sun Devils take on the
Washington State Cougars at Mountain America Stadium (formerly Sun Devil Stadium) on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. This is a game you will not want to miss!

*Game Time: 5 p.m. MST

Check for ticket information and more details. Don’t have tickets to the game? No problem. Check out where to catch the game near Mountain America Stadium.

Explore ASU Tempe Campus

Before or after the festivities, stick around to explore ASU’s Tempe Campus. From travel and parking tips to finding nearby restaurants and attractions, we’ve got the 411 on how to make the most out of your Homecoming Weekend.

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