New Student Welcome Events

The new student welcome event is one you'll definitely want to attend. It's the perfect way to set yourself up for success as you transition into your ASU career. Why should you go to this event? Because you’ll:

  • Meet your military advocate, Shawn Banzhaf, as well as other outreach team members at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

  • Hear from ASU's VetSuccess on Campus counselor, Troy Rundle, to learn more about all the benefits available for you and get answers to your questions.

  • Talk with other Sun Devil student veterans, who can give you a firsthand account of what the ASU experience is like. They've all been where you are now, so they can give you valuable advice on how to thrive here.

  • Receive important and useful information about financial aid, resources on campus and online, and more.

We are here to make sure you are prepared, comfortable and ready for your first semester at ASU. Start your Sun Devil career with confidence.

Spring 2021 welcome events

Meet staff and student workers from the PTVC during our virtual welcome event! Student veterans are invited to attend. We will be available to answer any questions regarding GI Bill Benefits and our services.

All veteran welcome events for spring 2021 will be held virtually. Please register in advance to receive a veterans Honor shirt. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom event..

New student - Veterans welcome (Virtual)

Jan. 6, 2021
Noon–2 p.m.


Jan. 7, 2021
3:30–5:30 p.m.


Jan. 8, 2021
9–11 a.m.


dependent virtual events

Dependent student welcome event (Virtual)

Jan. 8, 2021
5:30–6:30 p.m.


What a few student veterans have to say.

"The unique situation that student veterans are in can be intimidating, and going to orientation allowed me to figure out who was my battle buddy to my left and right."

–Nick, Army
mathematics (statistics)

"The student veteran orientation helped me feel more comfortable about my transition from active duty to student. Along with some valuable information given, I also felt that I wasn't alone in this new chapter of my life."

–Cierra, Marine Corps
aerospace engineering (astronautics)

"What I got out of it was that while college is more of an individual task, there are many resources offered on campus that can help us if needed."

–Steve, Air Force
aerospace engineering (aeronautics)

"On top of all the other students in the same boat as you, there's an entire team of staff who are available to make sure you succeed at college. It's a great opportunity to get familiar with your benefits so that you can make the most of them in the future."

–Marisa, Air Force
justice studies