Resources for new students

Calling all new Sun Devils!

Life at the Tempe campus (Arizona State University - ASU)

Congratulations on your acceptance to ASU!

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  • We're all a big ASU family!

Your next steps toward becoming a Herberger Institute student

Next steps for:

We are excited that you have chosen to become part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Family.  Be sure to check out our resources.

Undergraduate Orientations

Undergraduate Orientations

Your first step toward registration is to sign up for an orientation session via your My ASU account. Click the “Sign up for Orientation today” link to view the available orientation dates and to reserve a date. 

At orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes for the fall semester and learn about all the resources and services available to you as a member of the ASU community. During orientation, you will also learn about the eAdvisor, which indicates the critical courses you must take each semester to remain “on track” in your major and the milestones you must complete in order to major in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. More information about ASU Orientation.

Your advisor will provide information on your degree program, curriculum and the other systems we have in place to help you progress to graduation. More information on the curriculum.

ASU has developed eAdvisor, a system that indicates your major's critical requirements and includes academic major maps to help students persist to graduation. The major maps illustrate typical four-year degree plans showing how the prerequisites and required courses fit into a four-year plan. More information on eadvisor info.

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome

See Fall Welcome for information on meetings and activities scheduled the week before classes begin in August.

Non-Major courses

Non-Major courses

Need to fulfill a CS, HU or L this fall? 
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Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts requires all first-time freshmen to take a one credit hour course (ASU 101) in the fall semester designed to acquaint students with the mission of ASU, including our goals of fostering community and entrepreneurship, the scope of design and the arts on the ASU campus and in the surrounding community and the importance of design and the arts in the 21st century. ASU 101 also introduces you to many of the resources available at ASU.

School of Art students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course ARA 101: The Art Experience.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course AME 101: ASU Digital Culture Experience.

School of Dance students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course DCE 170: First-Year Seminar I.

The Design School students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course DSC 100: ASU Design Experience.

School of Music students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course MUP 101: ASU School of Music Experience or MUE 101: ASU School of Music Experience for Music Education and Music Therapy.

School of Theatre and Film students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course THF 125: Orientation to Theatre and Film.

Cross-institute BA students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course HDA 101: The Herberger Institute Experience.

Student career, professional development and jobs

Student career, professional development and jobs

Visit the Career and Professional Development Services at ASU and learn about the career opportunities that will fit your needs.

Visit the student employment website and explore the student jobs are available both on and off campus.  

Herberger Institute events

Herberger Institute events

See the stars of tomorrow – today.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers more than 1,000 exciting free and ticketed events presented by talented students, outstanding faculty and amazing guest artists annually. Events include concerts, musicals, plays, art exhibitions, lectures and more.

Herbeger Institute students may receive one complimentary ticket per event.

Herberger Institute Student
Complimentary Ticket

You must submit your request at least 3 hours prior to the performance in order to guarantee your order will be processed. If you have any questions please contact the Herberger Institute Box Office at 480-965-6447.
 
Note: For ticketed Herberger Institute events held in ASU Gammage, you must purchase tickets through the ASU Gammage Box Office: 480-965-3434 or asugammage.com.

Check out our events.

 

My ASU

My ASU

My ASU is your personal, online connection to ASU.  Via your My ASU account, you can read your ASU email, register for classes, explore major and minor options, view your eAdvisor status and much more!

Watch this video on My ASU programs and advising.

Watch this video on the My Classes information in My ASU. 

eAdvisor

eAdvisor

ASU has developed eAdvisor, a system that indicates your major's critical requirements and includes academic major maps to help students persist to graduation. The major maps illustrate typical four-year degree plans showing how the prerequisites and required courses fit into a four-year plan.

The system keeps you informed about graduation requirements for your major, helps you plan for and schedule appropriate courses in the correct sequence to maximize success and allows you to monitor progress towards your degree. Watch this interactive tour of the eAdvisor tracking system.

View critical requirements for each degree program offered by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The eAdvisor system is fully automated through My ASU
 
eAdvisor is not available to students following the 2006 catalog or earlier. For students following earlier catalogs, review the checksheet for your degree.

Student of concern process

Student of concern process

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students of concern process gives faculty, staff, peers, family members, and other community members the ability to make the dean's office aware of specific student concerns.  Learn more.