Nine More Must-See Back to School Parties in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix

See also: Ten Must-See Back to School Parties in Tempe and ScottsdaleToday's gonna be a hard one for the college crowd. It's the official start of classes at Arizona State University and few other institutions of higher learning throughout the Valley, which means students are about to be deluged with syllabi and loads of required reading assignments and homework.

Sounds like students will probably need a drink after hours of dealing with textbooks and teaching assistants. As we reported last week, there are more than a few "welcome back" celebrations taking place near campus, all of which boast both libations and distractions to help students blow off some steam. Here are nine more the check out over the next few days.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.