Each year, thousands of ASU Online students will descend upon the Tempe campus for graduation ceremonies. For some, it will be their first trip to campus and at over 700 acres, that’s a lot of ground to cover.
If you’re enjoying some time on campus for the first time, be sure to include these stops:
Built in 1966, the Charles Trumbull Hayden Library is home to 4.5 million print volumes, including an original illustrated version of “Alice in Wonderland” by Salvador Dalí, the earliest music ever recorded in Arizona, and the collected papers of Native American writer and poet Simon Ortiz.
The current bright yellow “A” on “A” Mountain dates back to 1955, but the tradition dates back to 1918, when students at The Tempe Normal School - one of several earlier names for ASU - installed a large letter “N” on the mountain overlooking campus.
Extending from University Bridge to the Sun Devil Fitness Complex - almost half a mile - the oldest trees along Palm Walk were planted in 1916 and grow as high as 90 feet.
Old MainThe oldest building on Arizona State University’s campus, Old Main was dedicated in 1898 and was the first building in the state wired for electric lighting. The Victorian-style building was visited by Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the last buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, ASU Gammage opened in 1964 with performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra and a production of Lerner and Loewe’s musical Camelot. Wright designed each of the 3000 seats to be the best in the house - even the furthest seat is only 115 feet from the stage.
Sun Devil Campus Bookstore
Located in the heart of campus, the bookstore offers Sun Devil gifts, apparel, books, and more.
ASU Art Museum
Named the single most impressive venue for art in Arizona, the museum's design reflects the history of desert architecture and received the American Institute of Architects Award. It's home to three floors of year-round exhibitions that rotate seasonally and an award-winning store.