SPIRIT: American Indian Student Support Services

American Indian Student Support Services: SPIRIT Program

Why attend?

Student Preparedness Initiative: Readiness Inspired by Tradition

Start your ASU journey with SPIRIT — a free 2-week program that helps first-time freshmen adjust to campus life, connect with friends, and identify mentors. Boost your success with sessions on academic prep and scholarship advice, as well as fun social activities and culturally inspired workshops.

Say “Yes” to SPIRIT!

SPIRIT begins two weeks before the start of fall semester classes. There is no cost to participate.

In SPIRIT, you will:

  • move into residence halls early
  • learn about college academic expectations
  • become familiar with campus and the resources available to you
  • get connected with staff and peer success leaders dedicated to your success
  • participate in traditional and culturally-inspired activities
  • make new friends




The SPIRIT Freshman program begins Sunday, July 29 and ends Thursday, August 9.

There is no cost to participate in the SPIRIT program.

Note: You must be admitted, enrolled or plan to enroll for fall 2018 to register and participate in SPIRIT. 


Next Steps

  • Your college academic advisor will help you register for fall semester classes during Orientation or an advising session.
  • Activate your ASURITE UserID.
  • Pay your enrollment deposit.
  • Select your Orientation date.
  • Confirm your fall housing preference.
  • Submit your FAFSA application for financial aid.
  • Request an Early Arrival through the ASU My Housing Portal



SPIRIT Freshmen will live on campus during the two-week SPIRIT program regardless of your housing preference in the fall. For those who will be living on campus during the fall semester please be sure to Request an Early Arrival through the ASU My Housing Portal as detailed in the Early Arrival Housing Application and indicate SPIRIT as the ASU approved early arrival program.

If you are planning to live off-campus in fall, please indicate the need for temporary housing on the SPIRIT registration link. SPIRIT staff will assist you with arranging your temporary on-campus housing during the SPIRIT program.

If you have questions about on-campus housing, visit University Housing.

For information about New Student Orientation, visit eoss.asu.edu/orientation.


Daily Schedule

  • classes on college academic expectations
  • introduction to academic support resources
  • one hour for lunch
  • meetings and activities with Peer Ambassadors
  • programming with guest speakers, including deans, peers and campus resources representatives
  • traditional and culturally-inspired activities
  • dinner and evening programs
  • View the schedule by clicking on the following link - spirit_tentative_schedule.pdf (schedule is example only)


Important Dates

  • July 13: SPIRIT Registration Deadline (Request for Early Arrival May 15 - July 13)
  • July 29: Early move-in and SPIRIT program begins
  • August 9: Last day of SPIRIT programming/activities
  • August 10: Move-out of temporary housing for participants at the Downtown Phoenix, West, and Polytechnic campuses
  • August 16: ASU classes begin