January 24, 2011

Tempe Campus Wanderings

The other day I ventured around the Tempe ASU campus with Scott. We visited the campus bookstore, and went on a little stroll. The Tempe campus is massive in size, and has a completely different vibe than the downtown campus. I am generally not a big fan of the campus, but the beautiful landscape there sure does pull on my heart strings-some areas are just so beautiful.

Sunglasses: Ray Bans; Cardigan: Banana Republic; Fuchsia tank top: Gap; "C" initial necklace: Etsy; Twig necklace: Dolly and Boy Jewelry; Bracelet: Kate Spade; Jeans: Levi's; Boots: Cole Haan; Bag: Coach

The Tempe campus has a great "college" vibe to it. Lots of old buildings, lots of space, lots of bikes, lots of people. The downtown campus on the other hand has new, and very modern buildings, along with not as many people by any means, a lot less bikes, and almost no foliage.

Sometimes I like visiting the Tempe campus, but only for a little while. The amount of people that are usually on campus is overwhelming (for myself at least), but at least I always know that I have my small, downtown based campus community waiting for me when I'm done with my visit. I truly love my school, and feel so lucky to be able to attend such a great establishment/campus.

Recently most of the trees in my area have become confused. They are all currently turning yellow, red, and orange, and then loosing their leaves. It's always felt so strange to me that fall weather/fall sites comes so late here in Arizona, but I certainly do cherish it when the time finally does come.

Now that the first week of school is officially over, and we've started the second, I feel like I'll begin to get in the swing of things. My schedule is a little strange this semester, as I have one morning class two days a week, and two mid-day and evening class a week, plus one online class, but I know I'll get used to it soon enough.

Can you see Scott?

What does/did your college campus look like? Is it large and full of trees like Scott's, or small with a modern city feel like mine?



  1. Oh, Tempe campus. I totally agree that the amount of people on this campus is overwhelming. But you seemed to catch it at a good time!

  2. That last photo! :D
    Universities in Argentina are different. We don't have big campuses, small ones, yes, and then there are different buildings in differentl locations around the city. I've no idea why they aren't all together. Maybe it's hard to find such a big space for a campus that large, and the distribute the buildings in the city...?


  3. love your photos, my college campus wasn't like either of yours.. i guess there was an area with some trees and what not haha


  4. my campus is medium sized i'd say. it's a state university but it's super nice compared to a lot of public schools i've seen. the thing i really like about it is the city it's in. :) lot's of fun and outdoorsy things here.

  5. Lookin lovely, Miss Chelsea! I love that shot with Scott's reflection in the sunnies! so cute!

    i wander, i wonder

  6. Bringin' back the memories Chelsea. I never got a chance to go to the downtown campus. (They opened it to students the year after I graduated)

  7. aww, that was my campus/home away from home for 4 years. i miss college - but just a little bit :)

  8. Chelsea! Your hair! I cant get over it. I am so in love. hehe. How are you doing girl? Is it weird that I miss some bloggers even though we dont know eachother in real life and never talk? I really am wondering how you are though and hope that you are well!! I wish I went to university..but I dropped out three years ago and have not had enough guts to reapply haha. :)

  9. The Tempe Campus can be quite overwhelming sometimes, especially during passing periods... there are masses of people! I love the beautiful scenery I can see when I take a moment to really look at where I am. I love how modern the downtown campus is too, though. My minor is downtown so I kind of get the best of both worlds! I love the pictures! :]