More than 14,000 students move into ASU's residence halls over the weekend; see the action in video and photos
More than 14,000 new and returning students moved in to Arizona State University’s residence halls, from the new (the state-of-the-art Tooker House) to the historical (Manzanita marking 50 years of providing a home for students).
Watch the fun in fast-forward on four of ASU's campuses in this time-lapse video.
Video by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Moving into the dorm is one of the rites of passage in college, and ASU does it right: In addition to providing music, games and crews of volunteers who run the move-in process like a well-oiled machine, the university takes a community-minded approach to hall assigments. ASU places students in specific halls based on their academic major, helping to create close-knit communities and build a foundation that spurs academic success throughout their time at the university.
The Tempe campus welcomed 11,000 residents; 1,280 at the Downtown Phoenix campus; 1,250 at Polytechnic; 550 at West; and 117 at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Explore the action with our photos and more videos below the gallery, and visit https://eoss.asu.edu/welcome for more Fall Welcome events.
Automotive systems engineering freshman Nathan Callahan wheels in his belongings during fall 2017 move-in at the Polytechnic campus' Century Hall on Thursday evening.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Incoming freshman Ashley Blacher has her first look at her dorm room filmed by her father, Darin Blacher, Thursday on the Polytechnic campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Pre-veterinary medicine freshman Brittany Padayachee gets some help from her father, Sandy Padayachee, as she gets into her residence hall room on the Polytechnic campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Pre-veterinary medicine freshman David Cofield (seated) tries out his desk while his brother, Christopher, and his mother, Doreen, laugh during fall 2017 move-in at the Polytechnic campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Engineering freshman Kayla Pagel (center) poses for a snapshot with her sisters Larysa Pagel (left) and Krystna Pagel after moving in all her belongings Thursday evening at Century Hall on ASU's Polytechnic campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Incoming journalism freshman Gabrielle Hofer gets a big smile from her mother, Kari Hofer, as they make their way into Taylor Place residence hall during movie-in Friday morning on the Downtown Phoenix campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
There's always time for a little fun: ASU volunteers and staff — including medical studies sophomore Sara McFarland (left) and journalism senior Crystal Alvarez — dance during the Taylor Place move-in, which featured a DJ keeping it upbeat.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
It's a tight squeeze in the Taylor Place elevators, but the efficient process keeps everything moving.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Incoming journalism freshman Jessica Ferrigno smiles as she gets help from her mothers Joan Goldstein (right) and Lauren Goldstein as they finish unloading their car Friday morning on the Downtown Phoenix campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Nutrition freshman Aaron Fontes begins unpacking his belongings at Taylor Place on the Downtown Phoenix campus Friday morning.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Move-in organizers try to keep the fun levels high with games and music. Here, Shawn Swift tries out the hula hoop while his sister moves into Casa Del Oro on the West campus Saturday morning.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
English major Sha Stumbaugh, her boyfriend, Lemar Smith, and her family move her belongings to Casa del Oro on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
It's a family affair as forensics freshman Meghan Gast (seated) unpacks her belongings in her room on the West campus on Saturday morning.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Brady and Maria Mejia take photos of their daughter Desiree, their first child in college, as they walk up to Casa del Oro on Saturday at the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Global management freshman Justin Chichester pulls his dancing father, John Chichester, away from Sparky during move-in on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Medical studies freshman Reganne Shepard and her parents, Dawnelle and Hugh Shepard, pose for a photo with Sparky — and her two plants — during move-in at the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Shania Kemp, with the Residential Hall Association, talks with a new student and her mother at Wells Fargo Arena as they begin the process of moving in Saturday.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Patricia Garza, of Monterrey, Mexico, waits for her son outside Tooker House on Saturday. Tooker House is the new residence hall for engineering students designed to amplify what they learn in the classroom.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Mechanical engineering freshman Bryson Bennett, from Idaho, and his mother, Sarah Bennett, make his bed at Tooker House on Saturday at the Tempe campus.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Mother Paula Aleksa and sister Katelyn Aleska make their way across campus to deliver a minion (and a few other supplies) to her son, business communications major Matthew Aleksa, during move-in at the Tempe campus on Saturday afternoon.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Civil engineering freshman Jennifer Arpero starts working on getting her bed set up Saturday. Her roommate, biomedical engineering student Gabby Sandoval, and her family set up the other side of their Tooker House room. Arpero and Sandoval were high-school classmates at Bourgade Catholic High School in west Phoenix.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Manzanita Hall celebrates its 50th year housing students as the newest group moves in Saturday in Tempe. The hall, finished in 1966 and opened to students in 1967, underwent a $50 million renovation a few years ago that added a business center, fitness center and social spaces. See photos here.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Friends always have your back — or your bag. Brooke Speckman (left) and Rachel Olsson (right) help carry bags for freshman Kate Cassidy as she moves into Manzanita Hall on Saturday on the Tempe campus. Speckman, a sophomore in early special education, and Olsson, a recent graduate, were passing by when they saw Cassidy burdened with too many bags.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Tooker House move-in
Video by Jamie Ell/ASU
Top photo: Journalism freshman Jessica Ferrigno gets help moving her belongings to a car from her mother Joan Goldstein and journalism senior Crystal Alvarez (left) during move-in at Taylor Place on the Downtown Phoenix campus Friday morning. Photo by Deanna Dent