A college student catches a water balloon on a lawn

Welcome Week activities put ASU into gear for fall semester

For the first time in what feels like a very long time, Arizona State University's campuses are abuzz with activity as students, staff and faculty return for in-person learning for fall 2021.

COVID-19 protocols remain in place, but that's not stopping first-year and returning Sun Devils from kicking up their heels and getting excited about a new semester.

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Check out some of our favorite photos from events around ASU as the new term dawns, and check out more Welcome Week events.

Top photo: Medical studies first-year student Francesca Maglalang (right) catches a water balloon — though it burst — during the SOLERA water balloon toss. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU News