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Being a Fulton Schools student doesn’t mean “all work and no play.” Our traditional ceremonial symbol is the lightsaber, so you know we try not to take things too seriously! We hope that in addition to all of your studying, you will take some time to have fun. First-year students already experienced E2, our traditional welcome weekend extravaganza. And hopefully, you know that we wear gold on Fridays. Here are a few of our other traditions you shouldn’t miss out on.


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The best party on the planet

Join us for the Homecoming Block party on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Entertainment starts four hours before kickoff against Utah with a parade and block party. Student orgs and other groups can sign up to be part of the parade!

Here are three ways to show your Sun Devil pride at the Block Party:

1. Show your Fulton Schools pride as an exhibitor. Let your fellow students, alumni and Sun Devil community know about the awesome things you’re working on with demos and hands-on fun. You can register to be an exhibitor now!

2. Help make the party great as a volunteer. The Homecoming Block Party is the place to be to show your love for engineering! You can also network with faculty, staff, students, alumni and the local community. Plus, volunteers who work more than three hours get a free meal at the Tooker Dining hall at the end of their shift! Reach out to Elizabeth Cross at to find out how you can help out!

3. Join in on the fun! With a parade, great exhibitors and entertainment there’s something there for everyone. You can now register to attend!

Learn more about ASU Homecoming.



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Where will your Fulton Schools education take you?

See the world in a new way and enhance your engineering education with study abroad! Programs during the semester and over the summer provide plenty of opportunities to enhance your understanding of engineering, technical concepts, global business perspectives and world issues and societies — experiences that help make you competitive in the job market.

This summer, computer science major Samira Said studied in Japan for two weeks as part of ASU’s Visualization and Simulation of Technology program in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

“I 100 percent recommend everyone try to study abroad at least once in their college career,” Said said. “I never thought to visit another country on my own because of my financial restrictions. Learning to budget, working while you’re in school and crowdsourcing are great sources. The Study Abroad office, your family and community will be more than happy to help you out.”

See where other students studied abroad.

Need help with funding? Scholarships like the Fulton Schools Study Abroad Scholarship (which can be found on the Fulton Schools scholarship page when available) and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can help fund study abroad program fees.

See where your studies can take you.



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Encourage the next generation of engineers

At the Fulton Schools, we like to share our passion for STEM education with the wider community and help young students see the potential of engineering. For some of you, these outreach programs may have gotten you interested in engineering and introduced you to the Fulton Schools! You can give back to the community through the different outreach opportunities we do every year.

Field Trip Days

During Field Trip Days elementary, middle and high school students explore a day in the life of our engineers through hands-on activities with Fulton Schools students and tour our labs and facilities. These events take place throughout fall and spring semesters at the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.

ASU Open Door

In February, we open our Tempe and Polytechnic campus doors to the public to inspire the next generation of engineers, builders and makers. At ASU Open Door, you can help show off what’s happening in our labs and other facilities, host hands-on activities and demos and teach visitors about engineering, technology, aviation, construction, design and more. Look for more information about this event next semester!

Check out Spring 2018’s ASU Open Door highlights — thousands of community visitors came to see our work!


What better way to teach the fun in engineering than through LEGO? FIRST Robotics and its FIRST LEGO League programs help elementary, middle and high school students ignite an enthusiasm for the discovery of STEM through hands-on learning and a global robotics competition. Get involved, inspire future engineers, and build your mentorship skills!

Discover more outreach events and programs.



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Celebrate the culmination of your ASU journey

Graduation from ASU involves two ceremonies: ASU Commencement and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Convocation ceremony.

Commencement is where the university celebrates all ASU graduates. The ceremony is split between an Undergraduate Commencement and a Graduate Commencement. President Crow confers degrees on all ASU undergraduate, master’s and doctoral candidates at these ceremonies and undergraduate students are recognized as groups by the school. Commencement will take place Monday, December 10, 2018, for the fall semester, with the time to be determined.

Convocation is a high-spirited ceremony to celebrate undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the six Fulton Schools. This is the ceremony where your name is announced and you walk across the stage to receive congratulations from the deans and program chairs. Doctoral students are hooded during the ceremony, but master’s students will not be hooded on stage. Celebrate with your Fellow Fulton Schools students at the ceremony!

Keep an eye on Inner Circle to see when this winter’s Convocation will be held.

Are you a graduating senior or completing your master’s or doctorate this semester? Watch Inner Circle for more information about Grad Fair! At Grad Fair, you’ll get your cap and gown, announcements, class rings and more!

Fall 2018 Grads— you have one more assignment this semester: Decorate your grad caps for the mortarboard challenge! We love when our students show their spirit and creativity at convocation, so get your glue gun, glitter, LEGO and LEDs ready! Decorate the top of your graduation cap — represent your major, show your Sun Devil spirit, thank your parents, celebrate that you made it through college, add lights or 3D scenes, or simply beautify your mortarboard — and you could be selected as one of our three winners recognized during the ceremony and win Fulton Schools swag! Check out some of our past favorites.

Additionally, all students must reserve tickets for their family members. Watch Inner Circle for more details later in the semester.

Learn more about Fulton Schools Convocation.



Six senior students pose at the Order of the Engineer induction ceremony.

Commit to lifelong engineering excellence

Fulton Schools tradition extends beyond graduation as well. Make a lifelong commitment to the engineering ideals of integrity, pride and responsibility through the Order of the Engineer.

Professor of Practice Steven Trimble first organized an Order of the Engineer event for his senior design class graduates, and it soon grew to be an entire Fulton Schools tradition. Graduating seniors of ABET-accredited engineering programs are eligible for this national organization that aims to foster a unity of purpose for engineers. This commitment is symbolized by a ring you wear on the small finger of your working hand. In addition to our graduating seniors, alumni and industry professionals who are licensed Professional Engineers can also be inducted.

Learn more about Order of the Engineer.

Additionally, the Pledge of the Computing Professional is for students in Computing Science and related programs, modeled after the Order of the Engineer. It promotes and recognizes the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society. Inductees become a part of an organization which promotes the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation.

Learn more about Pledge of the Computing Professional.

Watch Inner Circle for registration and event info for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 events.


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