Herberger Institute

Undergraduate Students

New Students: Fall Welcome 2015

We are gearing up for a wonderful Fall Welcome program full of activities for you as new students in the Herberger Institute. We encourage you to attend these special sessions, which are devoted to providing you with necessary information for your specific major within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Student Orientations:

All Majors:

All Institute Welcome - Please attend only one of the two sessions offered.
RSVP is REQUIRED, please click a time below to reserve your seat.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8–8:45 a.m. | ASU Galvin Playhouse
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 9–9:45 a.m. | ASU Galvin Playhouse

Your fall welcome activities in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts begin with the welcome assembly. New students and parents will have the opportunity to meet deans, faculty, academic staff and unit leadership.

The Sun Devil WelcomeRequired for Freshmen
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2–3 p.m. | Wells Fargo Arena
A must-attend event for all new freshmen across all campuses, being hosted on the Tempe campus. Programming for the show begins at 2 p.m. Hear from ASU President Crow about the exciting opportunities that await you, learn the ASU fight song and more about the amazing class of 2019!

Arcadia Residential Community Welcome – Required for Arcadia Residents
Monday, Aug. 17, 9–11 a.m. | ASU Art Museum
All residents of the Arcadia Residential Community for Design and the Arts are invited to attend this welcome event designed to provide information on the residential community, introduce you to the community staff who will be working with you during the academic year, and orient you to the programming and opportunities provided within the community. Faculty, staff, advisors and administrators from the Herberger Institute will also be in attendance. Light breakfast and coffee will be served.

New Graduate Welcome Reception — Graduate students only
RSVP is REQUIRED, please click the time below to reserve your seat.
Monday, Aug. 17, 4–5 p.m. | ASU Art Museum
Welcome to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. This informal welcome to graduate students offers a chance to mingle with other graduate students, coordinators, faculty and the directors. Refreshments will be served.

Out of State Student Welcome Reception — Out of state students only
RSVP is REQUIRED, please click the time below to reserve your seat.
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 4–5 p.m. | ASU Art Museum
Please join us as we welcome our out-of-state and international first year students! This event will be a great chance for you to meet with other students from around the U.S. as well as the world. Refreshments will be served.

Major specific sessions: Tuesday, Aug. 18
Major orientation sessions are divided by school within the Herberger Institute, and you will meet with the administration and faculty within your major. Sessions will be held as follows:

School of Art New Student Welcome – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | ART 220

This is an orientation program for all new majors in the School of Art. You will receive information on degree offerings, student organizations, galleries and other opportunities for students in the School of Art. Lunch will be served.

Arts, Media + Engineering: Digital Culture New Student Welcome – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Stauffer B125

All new undergraduate students majoring in digital culture should plan to attend this orientation session to learn more about the offerings within the nine concentrations within digital culture as well as have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students within Digital Culture. Lunch will be served.

Cross-Institute Degrees: BA in the Arts and BA in Design Studies New Student Welcome – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10–11 a.m. | MUSIC E277

This is an orientation session for all incoming students who plan to pursue the BA in the Arts or BA in Design Studies program. You will receive additional information about the program and interdisciplinary curriculum offerings. Lunch will be served.

The Design School New Student Welcome – Required*
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10–11 a.m. | Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

All new undergraduates majoring in Architectural Studies, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Environmental Design should attend this important orientation session. You will learn about your academic discipline as well as meet faculty and staff from the school. 

*Additional breakout sessions for your individual major will follow this session from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Breakout Sessions – Architecture/Landscape, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design - Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Various locations (see below)

Architecture/Landscape Architecture                   Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
Graphic Design                                                  CDN 60
Industrial Design                                                Design Bridge (CDS/CDN second floor)
Interior Design                                                   CDN 68

Please plan to attend your major session: Architectural Studies and Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design or Interior Design to learn more information about your specific discipline and meet faculty and staff within your academic program.

School of Film, Dance and Theatre New Student Welcome – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11–11:45 a.m. | Galvin Playhouse
Film, Dance and Theatre undergraduate students are invited to a welcome gathering with faculty and staff which will also provide advisement information, descriptions of special events including the MainStage production season and other student activities. Light refreshments will be served.

Breakout Sessions – Film, Dance and Theatre – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 11-11:45 a.m. | locations (see below)

Film                                                       Galvin Playhouse
Dance                                                    FAC 122
Theatre                                                  FAC 133

Please plan to attend your major session: Film, Dance or Theatre to learn more information about your specific discipline and meet faculty and staff within your academic program.

School of Music New Student Welcome – Required
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Recital Hall Patio

This orientation session is required for all entering music majors who have passed their audition. You will meet other music students, learn about undergraduate student services and gain tips on how to survive your freshman year. Lunch will be served.

For more information on the other programs and activities scheduled during Fall Welcome, please see the following website: students.asu.edu/fallwelcome.

Feel free to contact the Herberger Institute Office of Student Success with any questions regarding this schedule or the fall welcome events by calling 480.965.9699. We look forward to greeting you soon!