What are the most popular student activities/groups?
ASU gets FABULOUS speakers. I have had lunch with Edward Albee, shaken hands with Barack Obama, and seen Gloria Steinem and Richard Dawkins speak recently to packed houses. ASU Theater is under-advertised, but you will likely see someone naked, so they're definitely worth going to. For such a big university, the dating scene is very insular, you will date a LOT of people who know each other, sometimes at the same time. I found the dorms not to be very social and met most of my friends through classes within my department. Off campus, First Fridays art walk is a fun indie event. There are always festivals going on in Tempe or concerts at Tempe Beach Park, but I always try to put the word out about on-campus art events because they are great, cheap, and under-attended. Sports are a draw for a lot of people, apparently we have good teams.