ASU homecoming

Homecoming 2013 - All that Glitters is Gold

What better way to display your Sun Devil Spirit Pride and Tradition than participating in this year’s Sun Devil Homecoming: All that Glitters is GOLD! Join us from October 15-19 as we celebrate Arizona State University Homecoming with events University wide. From Sparky’s Challenge/Carnival to ASU’s longest standing tradition, Lantern Walk and the Parade, the excitement continues to build throughout the week all leading up to Saturday’s football game against The University of Washington Huskies.


We are excited to have former ASU Basketball Player, Joe Caldwell serve as this year’s Grand Marshall.

2013 Homecoming Events


Sparky’s 5K

Race, walk and celebrate in Sun Devil fashion! Be a part of the kickoff event for Homecoming 2013: All that Glitters is GOLD on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. This family friendly event kicks off ASU’s Homecoming Week. Participants can choose to walk or run the 5K and attend Sparky’s Carnival once they cross the finish line. The first 25 finishers will receive a medal. All participants will receive a t-shirt and bag. Refreshments and food will be available. This fun run is free for all ASU students, staff and faculty. Register here.

Sparky’s Carnival - ASU West

Sparky's Big Top Carnival will be held on ASU's West campus on Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 6 – 9 p.m. Come celebrate Sun Devil Pride at our Annual Homecoming Carnival, with featured attractions including carnival rides, live entertainment, food, carnival booths, and much, much more!

Homecoming Dance - ASU Downtown Phoenix

It’s time to celebrate and party the night away with us at this year’s 3nd annual Homecoming Dance! Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Civic Space Park, located just a few feet from the Downtown ASU campus. This year, dress to impress because it is a Roaring Homecoming. Attendees will enjoy a great 20’s party like atmosphere with music to dance under the night sky. There will be free activities, food, and take home items! Don’t miss out on this great event!

Devils Royale - ASU Polytechnic

Thursday, Oct. 17 starting at 8 p.m. Come test your skills at Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and Craps while enjoying dancing and mock-tails! Come dressed in your best casino attire and you could win some cool prizes! First 200 attendees will receive free Homecoming 2013 swag!

Lantern Walk and Coronation

Come join ASU’s longest standing traditions of Lantern Walk, all while revealing one of the most beautiful views of Tempe. Lantern Walk began in 1917 as a symbolic passing of the torch from the senior class to the junior class. Retrace the steps of all those before you as you climb to the top of A Mountain with fellow Sun Devils, alumni, faculty and staff to the honor of our Alma mater. Coronation allows us the opportunity to recognize those outstanding Sun Devils from each of the campuses who have been selected to represent their constituency as a member of the Homecoming Royalty. Come help us celebrate as well as acknowledge these exemplary students for their accomplishments within the University and for following the Sun Devil Way.

Lantern Walk is filled with the tradition, excitement, Sun Devil spirit, along with special guest speakers, the announcement of our 2013 Homecoming Royalty, all concluding with a fantastic firework display. Join us on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at 8 p.m. on the top of “A” Mountain to participate in ASU’s longest standing tradition.

For those not wishing to climb “A” Mountain and to help accommodate the large number of people that attend Lantern Walk, the program will be broadcasted LIVE simultaneously in Sun Devil Stadium, ADA accommodations will be available. Parking for the event will be available in the stadium structure located south of Sun Devil Stadium and Veterans Way.

Game Day

Sun Devil Spirit and Pride is what the Homecoming Parade is all about! ASU’s Homecoming Parade welcomes the entire Sun Devil Communities participation in this hour-long event.

Come join our Grand Marshall, Joe Caldwell, Sparky, the Sun Devil Marching Band, the Sun Devil Spirit Squad and the thousands of spectators at the Homecoming Block Party and Parade. The Parade starts at 11 a.m. on University Ave. followed by the Block Party at Noon.

Help us celebrate Sun Devil Homecoming: All That Glitters is GOLD by displaying your best gold apparel at this year’s game which will begin on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 with kick-off at 3 p.m. See you there!