ASU students to begin move in this weekend

Posted at 6:54 AM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 12:06:06-04

Thousands of students will move into the Valley for the start of the Arizona State University school year.

The Downtown Phoenix campus will start the move-in process Friday. The bulk of students will continue settling in over the weekend in Tempe.

One student says, "Move in day is going to be, I think it's going to be a day of excitement especially for all the new freshman and engineering students moving in."

There is an ASU housing boom in Tempe. New housing spot RISE is located on Apache Boulevard and Rural Road. It'll be packed with more than 380 brand new apartments and it will house an outdoor full-size running track, the only one in Tempe.

Multiple other housing projects are underway on Rural to make more living room for ASU's growing base.

In fact, the engineering students will move in to brand new Tooker house. It is the largest residence hall for engineering students in the country. It was designed specifically with engineering students in mind.

The whole building is Bluetooth enabled-and the tech doesn't stop there. ABC15 spoke with the dean of the Ira School of Engineering who was available via robot. Dr. Kyle Squires says, "What we want to be able to do is really integrate the learning that typically a student would be on campus they'd be in the classroom they'd be in the lab. 

But integrate that with the living experience. So it's really one integrated if you will-holistic experience for the student."

The next big project will be the Greek village which is set to open in the fall of 2018.

The first official day of school for students is Thursday.