What is S.P.I.R.I.T?

What is S.P.I.R.I.T?

S.P.I.R.I.T. stands for Student Preparedness Initiative Readiness Inspired by Tradition. SPIRIT is a two­ - week program that gives incoming first time first ­year students a head start at Arizona State University (ASU). Students will attend workshops that provide an overview of scholarship search, time management skills, and identify resources for academic success at ASU. Students are given an opportunity to make friends so you know someone prior to roughly 60,000 students moving on or near campus. Programming includes guest speakers, presentations by ASU staff and faculty, including deans, your peers and campus resource representatives. SPIRIT is meant to help students adjust and feel comfortable before the start of your first college academic year. 

Why join SPIRIT?

Why join SPIRIT?

SPIRIT was designed for incoming freshman students. This program is an amazing opportunity for students to make lasting connections before the academic year starts. The program is free and there is so much to gain from SPIRIT. First-hand experience in the classrooms, campus buildings, and interacting daily with staff, faculty, and peers as well as learning what American Indian student organizations have to offer.  

Can students simultaneously attend SPIRIT and another University Summer program (i.e. E 2 , W. P. Carey)?

Can students simultaneously attend SPIRIT and another University Summer program (i.e. E 2 , W. P. Carey)?

E2/Camp Carey and SPIRIT will collaborate to make sure SPIRIT participants may enjoy the benefits of both programs. SPIRIT engineering students may participate in E2 Sessions visit https://e2.engineering.asu.edu/ for dates. 

What to bring?

What to bring?

Students should consider bringing two weeks’ worth of clothing, ­­including: walking shoes—bedding (pillows, sheets, and blankets), snacks (case of water/reusable water bottle, granola bars), toiletries (body wash, shampoo & conditioner), towels (body, hand and washcloth/loofa), miscellaneous items (fan, sunscreen). 

Will students move into fall housing?

Will students move into fall housing?

Yes, students will move into fall housing assignment on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Students MUST request Early Arrival through ASU’s Housing Portal (housing.asu.edu) and be approved before July 21, 2018. Please print and retain for your records a copy of the housing assignment.

Students from ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, and West campuses, including Tempe students living off campus in the fall, will move into temporary housing for the two-week SPIRIT program from July 29 - ­ August 9, 2018. 

Applying for housing?

Applying for housing?

For instructions on applying for housing at Arizona State University, visit https://housing.asu.edu

Will meals be provided?

Will meals be provided?

Lunch and dinner will be provided. Breakfast and weekend meals are not provided. Visit sundevildining.asu.edu/hours­and­locations/tempe/pitchforks for more information. Pitchforks, the dining hall inside the Memorial Union, provides an All­ You ­Care­ To ­Eat dining experience featuring regional themed food stations including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Baja/South American, Soups and Salads. 

Should students prepare for other cost?

Should students prepare for other cost?

Yes, funds are necessary. Breakfast and weekend meals are not provided. Students should be mindful that classes will start shortly after ending the SPIRIT program and should consider bringing money for textbooks, course ­related materials, and other miscellaneous expenditures. 

What type of clothing should be work during the program?

What type of clothing should be work during the program?

Typically, the program happens during the high temperature season ranging from 100 to­ 120 degrees. It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothing. For the purpose of this program, dress casually and bring a reusable container for water. It is important to stay hydrated and we have done our best to make sure we are indoors often and have short distances to walk. 

How do I enroll in ASU 19 ¬ Jump Start?

How do I enroll in ASU 19 ¬ Jump Start?

Sign in to your MyASU at my.asu.edu. On the home page, click on “class search”. Make sure to select Fall ’18 in the drop down, for the course subject type ASU, the course number type 19. You may also ‘search by keyword’ entering course code: 82223. Click on the ASU 19 Jump Start class once you find the matching course number, then click on add class and follow the instructions to successfully enroll in the course. The ASU 19 course is completely free and does not place holds on your student account. ASU 19 Jump Start 82223 Bennett,W adsworth 12:00 AM 12:00 AM iCourse 07/31 - 08/04(DYN) Course description: One­week program for incoming first­year students to ASU and is designed to set them up for academic success. Introduces the tools and processes that support their journey. Students learn how to connect with other students via collaborative environments. Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite(s): Jump Start or SPIRIT student 

What is a peer ambassador?

What is a peer ambassador?

A SPIRIT peer ambassador is a current ASU student and possibly a program alumnus. The peer ambassadors are your mentors for the entirety of the program. Peer ambassadors are there to answer any questions, they will demonstrate the student ­perspective, help students navigate campus, and connect with the support system that students may need. Do not be afraid to ask questions. 

Do I need a laptop?

Do I need a laptop?

Computer access is available in the AISSS lab. The majority of students do bring a laptop and use it throughout the semester for notes, programming, or homework assignments. If students choose to bring electronics, they are to be responsible for their items. 

What is the purpose of a Sun Card?

What is the purpose of a Sun Card?

The Pitchfork ID Mastercard® Check Card or the basic Sun Card may be required for some services in residence halls and other areas around campus. It is the students responsibility to carry their Pitchfork ID Mastercard® Check Card or your basic Sun Card with you at all times. If card is damaged, missing or stolen, students MUST report it to cardservices.asu.edu and MUST report it to their hall front desk immediately. The missing card will be deactivated and the student must obtain a new Pitchfork ID Mastercard® Check Card or your basic Sun Card at the Sun Devil Card Office. Students are responsible for a $25 replacement card fee.