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Alumni Office
ASU Alumni Association
400 East Tyler Mall, Tempe
Phone: (800) 258-6687, (480)-965-2586
Alumni Services
  • Career resources
  • Community awards
  • Online community
  • Sparky license plates
  • Student scholarships
  • Travel programs
  • Venue rentals at Old Main
Alumni Publications
ASU Vision Magazine, a quarterly alumni publication that has a circulation of more than 200,000 worldwide
Major Alumni Events
  • Class reunions: These two-day events are held annually and help ASU alumni reconnect with one another and see all of the changes that have occurred since graduation day.
  • Founders' Day Celebration: This exciting day celebrates ASU's founders' visions and the university's success. The event brings the ASU community together to reflect on the administration, faculty, and leaders to help make ASU a successful institution!
  • Homecoming: This memorial day is held annually and brings back several alumni to celebrate their alma mater. There is a homecoming parade on University Drive and football game to help the alum reconnect with their classmates and celebrate ASU.
  • Luncheons and dinners: These little get-togethers offer alumni the chance to reunite and enjoy a meal with one another accompanied by a guest speaker.
  • Send-offs: Every summer, the ASU Alumni Association puts together a send-off that helps coordinate alumni and incoming students and their families across the country to help transition their move to ASU.
  • Sporting events: There are several tailgating events held during sports events where families can get together and listen to some great speakers, eat tasty foods, cheer with others, and represent their maroon and gold pride!
Famous Alumni
  • Steve Allen (Class of 1945) - entertainer and author
  • Hattie Babbit (Class of 1969) - ambassador, Organization of American States
  • Barry Bonds (Class of 1986) - baseball player
  • Ron Evans (Class of 1963) - former president of Best Western Hotels
  • Thomas R. Evans (Class of 1976) - former vice president and publisher of U.S. News and World Report
  • Susan Falk (Class of 1972) - former president of Express (a division of the Limited)
  • Albert Hale (Class of 1973) - senator from Arizona, former president of Navajo Nation
  • Michael D. Hawkins (Class of 1967) - judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Reggie Jackson (Class of 1969) - baseball hall of famer
  • Al Michaels (Class of 1966) - sports commentator and broadcaster, ABC Sports
  • Phil Mickelson (Class of 1992) - golfer
  • David Spade (Class of 1986) - comedian, writer
  • Gary Tooker (Class of 1962) - former CEO of Motorola
Did You Know?
  • Since 1896, gold has been the prominent color for ASU, while maroon was established in 1898 representing Arizona's sunny territory.
  • ASU magazine shares some great stories that alumni write as editorials discussing amazing memories from their time at ASU. Alumni have shared stories about experiences with past teachers, long-lived friendships, exciting events, and plenty of other juicy material!
  • The Lantern Walk is one of the oldest ASU traditions. Since 1917, faculty, students, alumni, and others in the community have been hiking "A" mountain carrying lanterns the night before the Homecoming game. The Lantern Walk lights up Tempe, and it reflects on ASU's past by allowing current members of the ASU community celebrate their Sun Devil ancestors.
  • Prior to 1958, ASU was known as Arizona State College, until Arizona Governor Ernest McFarland signed a proclamation that changed to the college's name to Arizona State University.
  • A student vote made Sparky the official ASU mascot in 1946. The mascot image was created by Bert Anthony, an artist at Disney Studios.
  • Whitewashing "A" mountain has been a tradition since the 1930s. As part of freshman orientation, the incoming class paints the "A" on the mountain white, symbolizing a new class to the institution.
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