Campus Life

Explore our vibrant campus culture

When you join the Department of Physics at Arizona State University, you’ll become a part of the campus culture in Tempe. As the largest and most historic of five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tempe campus brings together more than 50,000 students to create a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. From researching in the Center for Biological Physics, to studying in the iconic underground library, to hiking up “A” mountain, there’s a variety of things to keep you entertained while on campus.

In addition to having one of the top ten public art collections in the United States, ASU’s Tempe campus is home to all the athletic facilities, including the Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena. You’ll also have access to notable landmarks and points of Sun Devil pride like Gammage Auditorium, Palm Walk, Old Main and Cady Fountain.

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Live on campus and perform better academically

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in campus culture and become a true Sun Devil than by living on campus. Our residential living options are centered around residential colleges, a place for you to live next door to fellow students in your college. As a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we recommend you live in the CLAS Residential College your first year. You’ll have access to various academic resources and events tailored to your educational interests which will help ensure your academic success.

The Tempe campus is also home to upper division housing for students who wish to continue living on campus after their freshman year. From apartment-style and double-occupancy accommodations to suite-style housing arrangements, you’ll have a variety of convenient living options to choose from as a sophomore, junior or senior.

Get involved in student clubs and activities

If you want to take advantage of the full Sun Devil experience, we encourage you to get involved. ASU has a very active extracurricular involvement program with various opportunities through clubs, community service, leadership, student government and more. Plus, in the Department of Physics, you can join a physics-oriented organization or research initiative to meet students with similar interests as you.

Browse our clubs and organizations in the physics department.