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  • Keith Sweat ‘Up Close and Personal’

    Tickets on Sale Now!

    Labor Day Classic Weekend kicks off with R&B legend, Keith Sweat “Up Close and Personal,” and the Cabaret Noir, the Ultimate After Party! The weekend also features an Old/School New School Yard Fest, the Nat King Cole Jazz Festival and the return of one of the nation’s oldest football rivalries: the ASU Hornets vs. the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University.


  • Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence

    We remain "Marion Strong."

    On July 17, 1867, the vision of nine freed slaves was realized with the incorporation of a school to educate black children. Now, 150 years later, that school has risen from its humble beginnings in Marion, Alabama, to a University with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge research and a continued focus on academic excellence.

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  • A Winning Tradition

    We Leave it All on the Field.

    The ASU Hornets have earned division championship titles in Softball, Baseball, Women's Outdoor Track, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf -- and that's just in 2016. With 18 intercollegiate men's and women's NCAA-Division 1 sports, there's always something to cheer about at ASU.

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  • Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today

    A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

    As a premiere, comprehensive, Level VI, regionally accredited institution, ASU's more than 50 degree-granting programs build upon quality scholarship and academic rigor. Through personalized instruction led by our committed faculty, we are grooming lifelong learners and change agents.

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  • Changing the World and Saving Lives

    Groundbreaking Research is Happening Here.

    From working to end prostate cancer to developing a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), ASU scientists are changing the world through cutting-edge research.

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  • Cultivating Passion for the Arts

    Grow Your Talent With Us.

    Arts and culture are part of the fabric of ASU, where our students get the training to become the stars they dream to be. Our renowned visual and performing arts programs add to the cultural life on campus, offering all ASU students the opportunity to experience the arts and express their creativity.

  • Expanding Our Footprint

    World Class Facilities, World Class Students.

    Our beautiful campus boasts historic landmarks and state-of-the art architectural jewels. From nostalgic monuments such as the Bell Tower that sits atop the institution's oldest residence hall, to our premiere 26,500-seat football stadium, our growing campus is one you'll be proud to call home.

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  • Marching to Our Own Beat

    'The Price of Glory is High.'

    Our famed Mighty Marching Hornets Band certainly stands out from the crowd. Led by Director James Oliver, ASU's band has appeared on national television programs, in movies and even on a cable reality series, "'Bama State Style."

Why ASU?

  • KENYA SHAVERS: Sophomore, Communications/History

    "Why choose ASU? Because 'Opportunity is Here!' This is a saying students will hear throughout their experience on campus. But it's more than a motto; it's true. With dedicated faculty and staff and a welcoming student body, ASU is like a family. You will be pushed to accept challenges, defeat odds and never stop chasing your goals."

  • CAMERON KELLEY: Senior, Business/Marketing

    "Thanks to #myASU, I went from being a guy from Connecticut who knew absolutely no one, to an active student leader and SGA chairman. The experiences I have gained will help me stand out in today's competitive job market. It's not just a great education here, but also a great support system for students to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face."

  • STACI JONES: B.A. Communications ('16)

    "I always knew I wanted to attend an HBCU, and I visited many of them. Visiting ASU was different. Instead of them telling me everything they had to offer, they showed me instead what I had to offer to ASU. The faith they showed me on my visit led me to making one of the best decisions I've ever made -- choosing ASU. Through the many opportunities ASU provided for me, I found my purpose."

  • Dr. MANOJ K. MISHRA: Associate Professor of Biology

    "Quality teaching and ground-breaking research experiences are two of the biggest offerings to ASU students. The Cancer Biology Research and Training program provides cutting-edge research, community outreach and works toward eliminating cancer health disparities. The passion here for education and research makes ASU a great center of learning."

  • SUNA NJIE: Senior, Biology

    "Alabama State University is a premier academic institution. At ASU, you will be pushed to be the very best you can be. You can be sure that when you leave here, you will be the best and ready for whatever the world has for you. They push you because they care. I truly believe that ASU has fully prepared me for my future."

News & Announcements

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One of ASU’s Oldest Graduates Has Passed

One of ASU’s Oldest Graduates Has Passed

Alabama State University sadly announces the passing of one of its oldest graduates.

ASU Marks Its 150th Birthday

ASU Marks Its 150th Birthday

Alabama State University celebrated the 150th anniversary of the University's founding with a special birthday party and Day of Giving for O' Mother Dear on July 17.

A Gala Celebration of ASU’s 150th Anniversary

A Gala Celebration of ASU’s 150th Anniversary

Hundreds of members of the ASU family and the University’s supporters gathered recently for the 2017 ASU Gala, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the University’s founding and presenting the inaugural ASU Advancement Awards.

Memorial Service Held for Alumnus George H. Andrews

Memorial Service Held for Alumnus George H. Andrews

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 15, for George H. Andrews, an alumnus who worked to honor ASU students for advancing the University’s tradition of academic excellence.

Keith Sweat 'Up Close and Personal' for  Labor Day Classic Concert

Keith Sweat 'Up Close and Personal' for Labor Day Classic Concert

R&B legend Keith Sweat is coming to Alabama State University for the Inaugural Labor Day Classic Weekend Concert, Friday Sept. 1, 2017, at 8 p.m. in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.

ASU Presents Inaugural Advancement Awards

ASU Presents Inaugural Advancement Awards

Alabama State University will recognize an outstanding group of alumni and University partners during the ASU Gala on Friday, July 14.

Upcoming Events

Magic City Classic: Make Your Hotel Reservations Now

Magic City Classic: Make Your Hotel Reservations Now

Room reservations are available for the host hotel for the 2017 Magic City Classics.

Events Announced for Labor Day Classic Weekend

Events Announced for Labor Day Classic Weekend

The ASU and Tuskegee rivalry will be renewed on Labor Day weekend with a number of exciting events on the Classic schedule.

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