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Tempe welcomes new and returning students, and friends and families, to Tempe. Our city is home away from home, where students create many memorable moments. Get to know Tempe and the Arizona State University Tempe Campus by exploring local restaurants and attractions.

Sun Devil Essentials

If you’re new to Tempe, welcome! If you’re returning, welcome back! In either case, we look forward to sharing our local expertise with you while you’re here.

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Tempe 101

Check out everything you need to know before kicking off life as an Arizona State University student.

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ASU Travel Tips

Find helpful tips on parking, transportation and navigating around the ASU Tempe campus.

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Where to Shop for ASU Gear

Here’s where you’ll find the best selection of Sun Devil apparel, gifts, and more — for everyone on the list.

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Tastes of the Town

Check out all the hottest places to eat and drink, from early brunch to late night … and every craving in between.

Postino Annex

Restaurants in Downtown Tempe/ASU

Satisfy your food cravings in Downtown Tempe, including the famed Mill Avenue, which is located near the the ASU Tempe Campus.

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Foche Cafe and Bistro

University Eats

From breakfast and burgers to lighter fare and international flair, these restaurants are favorites among ASU students.

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Anoche menu in Downtown Tempe

Tempe’s Dining Scene

Tempe restaurants offer an eclectic array of dining and drink options influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes.

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Things To Do Around ASU

You’ll to find unique experiences, activities and attractions around every corner of Tempe with this guide.


Hidden gems on and around ASU’s Tempe Campus

Go beyond the buildings, walkways, breezeways and courtyards of ASU’s main campus, you’ll find some of Tempe’s best hidden gems — from iconic landmarks to epic photo ops.

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Kayaking at Tempe Town Lake

Top Things To Do in Tempe

Outdoor recreation, check. Date night inspo, check. Attractions, check. You’ll find it all here.

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Cool Stays

More than just accommodations, these hotels offer tons of amenities, including rooftop bars, pools and restaurants.

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Hotels near ASU

Tempe boasts a great selection of hotel properties close to the action at ASU Tempe Campus.

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Rooftop Pools in Tempe

From sunning and lounging to sipping to noshing, these sky-high pool decks are the coolest scenes.

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Mark Your Calendar

Beyond the classroom, life at ASU is packed with a wide variety of special events, festivities and Sun Devils sports action you won’t want to miss.

ASU Football Sun Devil Stadium

ASU Sports Schedules

Get ready for an unforgettable year of Sun Devil sports by checking out these schedules by season.

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ASU Family Weekend

ASU Family Weekend

Find out why this is one of ASU’s most memorable and cherished fall traditions.

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Celebrate Homecoming at ASU

Join students, parents and alumni in celebrating the spirit, pride and tradition at ASU with this roster of events.

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ASU Tempe Graduation Palm Walk

Everything you need to know for Graduation

Check out our recommendations for hosting family and friends during graduation week, from group dining to essential photo ops.

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Explore more of what ASU has to offer

A Mountain Tempe

“A” Mountain

With a quick jaunt to the top of “A” Mountain, also known as Hayden Butte, in Downtown Tempe, hikers are rewarded with views of the lake, ASU and rock drawings left hundreds of years ago by ancient people.

Mill Ave. and Third St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 350-4311
Air Apparent at ASU

“Air Apparent”, a Skyspace designed by James Turrell

Arizona State University is home to artist James Turrell’s “Air Apparent.” Located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road, this artistic interpretation of Native American Hohokam shade ramadas and pit houses is especially dramatic at sunrise and sunset.

ASU Tempe Campus
Rural Rd. and Terrace Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85287

(480) 965-2100
ASU Art Museum credit Tim Trumble

ASU Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum exhibits national and international contemporary artists, with a focus on Latin American art. The Museum houses the largest collection of Cuban art in the U.S. and an award-winning print collection. Exhibitions change seasonally. Admission is free.

ASU Tempe Campus
51 E. 10th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-2787
ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center by ASU Art Museum

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

The Ceramics Research Center houses and displays the ASU Art Museum’s extensive ceramic collection of close to 4,000 objects. Exhibitions change seasonally and admission is free. The Museum Store is open during Gallery hours.

699 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 108
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 727-8170
ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration

ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration

The ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration invites visitors to explore earth and space sciences through digital media, public lectures, visible laboratories, interactive displays, Marston 3-D Theater shows and the meteorite display on the second floor. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

ITSB 4 Bldg.
781 E. Terrace Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-5081
ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based performing arts presenters in the world. It is the home theater of the Desert Financial Broadway Across America – Arizona and the Beyond series. This historic 3,000 seat hall was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

ASU Tempe Campus
1200 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-3434
ASU Innovation Gallery

ASU Innovation Gallery

Located on the ASU Tempe campus in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change building, the Innovation Gallery is a public space in which students prototype conceptual exhibits and programming, drawing from faculty research.

School of Human Evolution & Social Change Bldg.
900 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-6215
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ASU Lunar Exploration Museum & NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Operations Center (LROC) Visitor Gallery

The Lunar Exploration Museum includes the LROC Visitor Gallery where visitors discover the excitement of exploration, learn about America’s incredible space program, watch dedicated scientists charting the amazing lunar frontier, explore the Moon, and see a real Moon rock!

Arizona State University
Interdisciplinary A Building
1100 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

At ASU’s Mars Space Flight Facility, scientists and researchers are using instruments on spacecraft on Mars to explore the geology and mineralogy of the Red Planet. A full-size Mars Rover model is on display in the building’s lobby.

Arizona State University
Moeur Building, 201 E. Orange Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-1790
School of Art Gallery 100 Student Exhibition

Gallery 100

Gallery 100 provides students, faculty and academic professionals of the School of Art with exhibition space. Open Mon.-Thurs., noon to 5 p.m.

ASU Tempe Campus
65 E. University Dr. Room 111
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-8521
Gallery of Design ASU Tempe Campus

Gallery of Design

The Gallery of Design displays work by students, faculty research and design projects and special exhibitions from notable designers. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ASU College of Design Bldg. South
810 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-1905

(480) 965-3536
Harry Wood Gallery showing Ann Morton's MFA Thesis exhibition - Credit Bill Timmerman

Harry Wood Gallery

Exhibitions in all media by Master of Fine Arts students. Free and open to the public. Closed weekends and major holidays. Located in the School of Art Building, ASU Tempe Campus. Open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

ASU Tempe Campus
900 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-8521
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Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers more than 1,000 free and ticketed events presented by talented students, outstanding faculty and renowned guest artists annually. Events include concerts, musicals, plays, art exhibitions, lectures and more.

ASU Tempe Campus
Dixie Gammage Hall
1001 S. Forest Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

(480) 965-6447
Gallery of Scientific Exploration

Marston 3-D Theater

Located inside the ASU Gallery of Scientific Exploration, Marston 3-D Theater presents high-definition documentary movies with earth and space science themes and 3-D planetarium-style shows (on a flat screen). Marston 3-D shows are presented on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

ASU Tempe Campus – ITSB4 Bldg.
781 E. Terrace Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 965-5081
ASU Football Sun Devil Stadium

Sun Devil Ticket Office

Call or visit the website for team schedules, ticket information and a facility locator map. The office is located on the south side of Mountain America Stadium and is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.

ASU Tempe Campus
500 E. Veterans Way
Tempe, AZ 85287-2405



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