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Thousands of freshmen in ASU’s Class of 2022 gathered as one for the first time Tuesday and were urged to get involved and take responsibility for their futures. Clad in gold T-shirts for the traditional Sun Devil Welcome rally, the screaming crowd came to the Tempe campus to cheer for their schools, learn ASU traditions and welcome Sparky in a dramatic entrance to the darkened Wells Fargo Arena.

 
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As part of ASU Welcome Week, incoming freshmen at the university's West campus took part in the Solera Experience 10th annual Cardboard Boat Race. Students built working cardboard boats and raced them at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Bridget MacDonald, an incoming freshman studying criminology, won the race. Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now

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