A new beginning in Armstrong Hall

Creating a student-centric space for master learners

A transformed space for student success

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is located in the newly renovated Armstrong Hall. The transformed first floor — nearly 46,000 square feet of remodeled space — contains a new academic advising and student services hub focused entirely on student success. The second floor houses the office of the dean's administration.

The College’s first stand-alone building since it was founded in 1954 totals 98,471 square feet of renovated space, with nearly half devoted to supporting students as they pursue their academic and career goals.

Armstrong Hall is also home to 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 learned centers and remodeled classrooms

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

Armstrong Hall Numbers

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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 settle into our new space 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. For more information, contact Eric Spicer, the executive director of development.

Learn more about donor naming opportunities

For Armstrong Hall information related to student advising, please call 480-965-6506.

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.