Barrett Traditions

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Fall Welcome

Barrett, The Honors College hosts the Fall Welcome Assembly every year for the incoming class of freshman across all four campuses to attend with their family. This welcome event signifies the new journey the students will go on and solidifies the expectations, realities, and of course, the fun and excitement that students will experience at ASU. 

National Scholars Night

Cheer on as National Scholar recipients are recognized at Barrett Night at the ASU vs Kent State football game. Friends and family are invited to attend!

Family Weekend

Experience all that is Barrett at festivities hosted on the Barrett Tempe campus. Past events have included a Buffett Breakfast, Meet the Faculty Panels and the Barrett Student Showcase. RSVP required, visit


Homecoming is an annual ASU tradition that focuses on gathering all Sun Devils (past, present, and future) for an ASU Block Party that features a parade, music, college floats and more. Barrett invites all alums, students, family and friends to join us to celebrate our ASU pride, and to help cheer on the Sun Devils as they take on Washington.

Celebrating Honors Thesis Symposium

The Celebrating Honors Symposium of Research and Creative Projects is an annual Barrett signature event that highlights the many exceptional presentations designed by students to exhibit their senior theses and creative projects. The displays include research posters, video projects, built objects and power point presentations.

The symposium is open to Barrett students completing theses/creative projects from a variety of academic disciplines, and it offers the opportunity to showcase research to the university community. Members of the entire ASU and Phoenix metropolitan community often attend this exciting Barrett signature event