A new beginning in Armstrong Hall

Creating a student-centric space for master learners

A transformed space for student success

In May 2018, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will take up a new home headquarters in Armstrong Hall. The transformed first floor — nearly 46,000 square feet of remodeled space — will become a new academic advising and student services hub focused entirely on student success. The remodeled second floor will house the office of the dean's administration.

The move to Armstrong will also introduce a new hub for students called the Futures Center. Built in partnership with ASU’s office of Career and Professional Development Services, the Futures Center is designed as a 21st-century career center for liberal arts and science majors.

Unparalleled student support

  • Clustered advising hubs for each division: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences
  • Centralized internship and career services with a post-graduation hub and advising
  • Sophisticated writing and language learning centers alongside peer tutoring spaces

A source for inspiration

  • Dedicated spaces for prominent donor and distinguished alumni recognition
  • Encouraged participation in workshops, employer panels and internships
  • Workshop, meeting and gathering spaces

The Futures Center

Invaluable preparation for professionals and leaders

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes our central role in preparing our students for life after graduation. The Center will impart students with practical knowledge and abilities to become well-rounded professionals who are ready for the next phases of life, whether that’s entering the workforce, continuing education or gaining non-academic and life skills.

  • Cultivated professional development, interactive networking and civic engagement
  • Encouraged collaboration between students, alumni, businesses, nonprofits and community
  • Varied lectures, seminars, career expos and more to prepare students for the workforce

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How can our alumni and community supporters be involved?

As we establish a physical space in Armstrong Hall for our students, alumni and local professionals to collaborate and learn about career development and civic engagement opportunities, we encourage our alumni and community supporters to get involved. There’s many ways you can make a positive impact through donating your time and expertise and helping fund key initiatives for the new space.

  • Give lectures
  • Host seminars
  • Mentor students
  • Create workshops
  • Lead networking events
  • Provide training
  • Offer internships
  • Hold career expos
  • Participate in panels
  • Help fund key initiatives

Transforming our vision into physical existence

As we establish a physical space in Armstrong Hall for our students, alumni and local professionals to collaborate and learn about career development and civic engagement, we invite our friends of the college, community leaders, alumni and corporate partnerships to get involved. You can learn about ways to get involved, naming opportunities in Armstrong Hall and see the floor plan of the new space. For more information, contact Bill Kavan, the senior director of development, by phone at 480-965-7546 or by email at bill.kavan@asu.edu.

Learn more about donor naming opportunities

Who was Armstrong?

Armstrong Hall was named after John S. Armstrong. As the second youngest representative in the Thirteenth Legislative Assembly, Armstrong was appointed as chair of the House Education Committee. He introduced the legislative bill to establish higher education in the Territory of Arizona in 1885, including the Territorial Normal School at Tempe.

In 1901, the Arizona legislature instituted the official name as Tempe Normal School. Over the years, the school name has changed to Tempe State Teachers College, Arizona State Teachers College and Arizona State College. In 1958, the name was changed to Arizona State University through a vote of the people, which recognized its academic standing and prominence.

In the news

Futures Center will help prepare students for life after ASU

When Joe Casavecchia transferred to Arizona State University from a small liberal arts college in Iowa, he wasn't sure if the transition would be easy.

A new beginning in Armstrong Hall for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences student services hub

This May, Arizona State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s office will be leaving its headquarters in the Fulton Center and moving to the newly renovated Armstrong Hall — the former home of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (now on the Downtown Phoenix campus).