Campus Life

Physics Sun Devil Pride

As a physics major at Arizona State University, you’ll become a part of a vibrant community of scholars and scientists eager to thrive at the largest and most historic of five campuses across the Phoenix Metropolitan area. More than 50,000 students from every corner of the globe come together to create a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. Whether researching in the Center for Biological Physics, studying in the iconic underground library, or hiking up “A” mountain, Tempe campus is full of opportunities to get involved and elevate your academic experience.


Settle in

There’s no better way to ensure an immersive and successful academic experience than living on campus. As a part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we recommend you live in the Liberal Arts and Sciences 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.

Get involved

If you want to amplify your undergraduate experience and take your academics to the next level, we encourage you to get involved in a club, an organization for physics students or a research initiative. It’s a great way to meet fellow students with similar interests while developing highly sought after skills desired by potential employers. Each of our student involvement activities and clubs is designed to help you excel academically while in school and beyond. Whether you want to join the workforce or pursue a graduate degree after graduation, these are the type of activities that will help you reach your fullest potential, both personally and professionally.

Study well

We polled our students, and these are the top study spots for physics majors:

1. SPS Room 
The perfect spot for when you need both a quiet place to study AND other classmates around to help and answer questions. And you can't beat the convenience of the location!

2. Noble Library
Right across the walk from most of your classes, private study rooms, and there's a Starbucks. What more could you want? Group study sessions can also be scheduled in the upstairs rooms. 

3. Armstrong Hall
The newly renovated building is full of quiet study nooks, and no too much foot traffic. Explore the first floor and basement for the perfect table. Einstein's is handy for nutrients and caffeine alike. 

4. Outside
Don't let summer fool you - it won't really last forever. Whether it's an outdoor table at The Crepe Club or a picnic blanket on the grass in front of Old Main, campus is full of sunny options for when you don't want to feel cooped up. 

5. Home
You hardly need us to tell you this, but sometimes there's just no replacement for your own space!

Need a little extra help? Don't wait until you feel like you're drowning. Seeking out help early and often can help you manage your time, get ahead, test more confidently, and get the most out of your classes!
Physics Student Success Center - PSF 186
Math Tutoring Center - Wexler Hall 
Writing Center - Noble Library

Take a break

...on occasion. Studying and hard work is important, but every life needs a little balance. So get up, get out, and try something new! Here are just a few suggestions...

Indoor

Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

ASU Art Museum 

Arizona Science Center

ASU Gammage 

Orpheum Theater

Outdoor

Hiking at South Mountain

Biking Tempe Town Lake Trail 

Paddleboard on Tempe Town Lake

Explore First Friday in Phoenix

Dining

The Chuckbox

House of Tricks

Culinary Dropout: The Yard

Chompies Restaurant, Deli & Bakery

Sacks ASU

Postino Annex

Spinato's Pizzeria