New Student Welcome Events

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 Director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, Shawn Banzhaf, as well as other student success 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 to be successful during your first semester at ASU. PTVC hosts Welcome Events for all major ASU campus locations — including ASU Online — but if you won't be available when we present to your group, then please register to attend one of our other events.

FALL 2023 student veteran welcome events

PTVC's military-connected welcome events will be held in person across ASU's four Phoenix Metro campus locations to best serve our community.

  • Aug. 9: Polytechnic campus, 9–11 a.m. (Student Union - Cooley Ballroom)
  • Aug. 9: Downtown Phoenix Campus, 2–4p.m. (Student Center - San Carlos Room)
  • Aug. 10: Tempe Campus, noon-2p.m. (Memorial Union Rm 241 - Ventanna Ballroom)
  • Aug. 14: West campus 10 a.m.–noon (UCB Room 265/266)

Register now

Fall 2023 military dependents welcome events

PTVC also hosts an event specifically for supporting military spouses and their children, where we encourage the whole family to attend.

  • Aug. 11: Tempe Campus, 4:30p.m.-6p.m. (Memorial Union Rm 241 - Ventanna Ballroom)

Register now

Fall 2023 ASU Online welcome events

So many of our students are studying in barracks and operating bases all around the world. No matter which time zone you're in, please join us to learn how PTVC can support you.

  • Aug. 11: Zoom Webinar, noon-1p.m.

Register now

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