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Tempe is one of the component cities of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, sometimes referred to as the "Valley of the Sun" for reasons that will become obvious when you visit. The climate in early October will be warm, with cooler evenings. The chance of rain is slim.
The Arizona State University Tempe Campus is located in Tempe, Arizona, and is on Mountain Standard Time. ASU has been listed as the #1 school in innovation for two consecutive years, providing students with countless opportunities to be involved in research and career training. Spanning our six metropolitan campuses, ASU services close to 100,000 students, with about 27% enrolled in STEM disciplines.
"Arizona State University is recognized globally as a top-ranked knowledge enterprise focused on solutions to society’s greatest challenges, advancing a better life for all."
Visitors can park in any ASU lot or parking structure. The closest parking structures to the workshop are the Tyler Parking Structure (at McAllister Avenue and Tyler Street) and the Rural Road Parking Structure (at Rural Road between Terrace and Lemon). Visitors can enter and exit through an entrance at either garage. Parking charges are $3/hr. Or $12/day. Cash, Mastercard or Visa are accepted.
The visitor entrance is located on the northeast corner of the building, which fronts Tyler Street.
To get to our facility via Valley Metro Rail, get off at the University Avenue/Rural Road Stop and head southwest one-half block to our front door. Tyler Street does not provide vehicle access to Rural Road.
The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located approximately 15-20 minutes away from the Arizona State University Tempe Campus. Taxi service from the airport to Arizona State University will cost around $20-$25. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in the Tempe area.
From the airport, take the Skytrain to 44th street Washington. Transfer to the Light Rail traveling Eastbound and plan to arrive at Veterans Way and College at the Tempe Transit Center. Before boarding the Light Rail, purchase an all-day Light Rail pass for $4, or a one-way ticket to Veterans Way and College at the Tempe Transit Center for $2.
To plan your trip to the venue using public transportation from any location in Tempe, AZ, please use the Valley Metro trip planner.
From the airport, take Sky Harbor Blvd. east to Tempe. Merge onto the Loop 202 eastbound, and take Exit 7 – Rural Road Exit ramp. Turn Right onto southbound Rural Road, then turn Right onto Apache Blvd. Pass Mcallister Ave, and Apache Blvd. Parking Structure is located on the north side of Apache.
For driving directions from any other locations to Arizona State University, Memorial Union, please click here.
Visitor parking is available at the Apache Blvd. Parking Structure.