The Lake Havasu lifestyle – the one that attracts millions of visitors to these shores for boating, fishing, golf, off-roading, and numerous other outdoor pursuits – is also attracting students to the five-year-old Arizona State University Lake Havasu campus.
Maybe it’s time to consider ASU-Lake Havasu for yourself or that graduating high schooler in your life.
There’s a fresh newness about the place. Arizona State University at Lake Havasu is one of ASU’s newest locations, open since 2012. ASU-Havasu offers lower tuition and focuses exclusively on high-demand undergraduate degrees. Along with ASU’s high-quality faculty and degree programs, the location creates a unique college-town feel with its lake views, beaches, restaurants, and shops in the nearby Downtown District.
One day, students could be alongside their instructor in shorts and a t-shirt cataloging species of fish in the lake; the next, find themselves paddling their heart out to beat their professors in a friendly canoe competition.
In fact, local business leaders have donated kayaks, paddleboards, and additional water toys to the college. The student Outdoor Pursuits program expands upon this local fun by offering a wide range of popular excursions, including trips to Bryce Canyon, Sedona, and other desirable destinations.
To kick off the start of the 2017–2018 school year, ASU-Lake Havasu students gathered at Rotary Park for their annual Water Wars event, featuring Super Soaker volleyball, kayak relay races, and a fun competition to build a boat capable of completing an obstacle course.
With its active outdoor lifestyle near the beach, ASU-Havasu is a great fit for students seeking a great education and a great outdoor adventure.
“The students who most enjoy life here are the ones who like to get out and enjoy their surroundings. That’s one reason why we have students who come here from as far away as China and Sweden, and most of the 50 states,” says Raymond Van Der Riet, Interim Director for ASU-Lake Havasu campus.
“Students enrolled at ASU-Havasu come to a campus located in a beautiful environment, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy that environment. Our new Co-Op Program also assists students in acquiring valuable real–world job experiences, building their resumes through mentoring and internships at local businesses and non-profits.”
Future plans call for an ASU recreational facility closer to the lake to provide easier access to all sorts of water toys. After all, you can’t learn everything from books.
Learn more about ASU-Lake Havasu at havasu.asu.edu.
See a wide range of recreational activities available in the Lake Havasu City region at www.golakehavasu.com.