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October 24-30, 2021
Nominate a leader for a Homecoming Award
Each year, the ASU Alumni Association honors supporters who exemplify the ASU Charter at halftime during the Homecoming football game. The association presents two awards at Homecoming – the Alumni Service Award, which recognizes distinguished, exemplary and extraordinary service to ASU and the Alumni Association by an alumnus/alumna; and the Alumni Appreciation Award, which is presented to a community member, with or without an ASU degree, for contributions that have enhanced the success of ASU and the Alumni Association. Nominations are open year round. If you have questions, please contact the Alumni Association at 480-965-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 24-30, 2021
A time-honored ASU tradition, Homecoming brings together students, parents and alumni to celebrate their Sun Devil spirit. The festivities highlight Sun Devil spirit through athletic events, activities, and entertainment.
Lantern Walk remains one of ASU's oldest and most treasured traditions. It was first celebrated in 1917. Each year students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends climb to the top of "A" Mountain carrying lanterns to light up Tempe, following in the footsteps of their Sun Devil ancestors. Lantern Walk will take place on October 29, 2021, and begins at the base of Tempe Butte (“A” Mountain) with a DJ at 6:30 p.m. The hike up “A” Mountain will begin prior to 7 p.m. Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at the top of “A” Mountain along with brief remarks from student leaders and Sparky’s lighting up the “A”.
The Arizona State University Homecoming Parade is one of the biggest and longest running traditions. Student organization floats, the ASU Marching Band, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities are all a part of this great tradition. The parade takes place on University Drive between Forest Avenue and McAllister Avenue and will begin at 9 a.m. on October 30, 2021.
The ASU Homecoming Block Party and Parade is a festival-type of event that is free and open to the public. It will be held on October 30, 2021 and will begin at 9 a.m. on October 30, 2021. The Block Party boasts a 14 acre footprint with over 100 tents.
The biggest highlight is the Homecoming game when the Sun Devils take on the Washington State Cougars at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday, October 30 at noon.