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Aztec Nights

About Aztec Nights

Aztecs: The Night is Yours!!

Looking for loads of on-campus, after-dark excitement? Then head out to Aztec Nights! Each semester, SDSU hosts a fabulous line-up of events, just for you! Most happen during the first weeks of each new semester.

Preview Fall Events / Spring Events


Come join in, and enjoy nighttime fun-fests like:

  • Templo del Sol - An annual fall semester initiation for new Aztecs, to welcome new students into the SDSU family. Learn the fight song, meet new friends, and get into the Aztec groove!
  • Campus Carnival - Come out to Campanile Walkway for rides, games, bright lights, carnival snacks, and more!
  • Screen on the Green - What's more fun than an outdoor movie with popcorn and new friends? Bring a blanket and camp out for the evening!
  • Midnight Study Break - Free to all SDSU students at the end of each semester. Take a break from studying and enjoy late-night breakfast treats, prizes, and study tips to help get you through finals!


Aztec Nights provides a vibrant campus nightlife with fun, social opportunities for all SDSU students. (For daytime events, visit the Welcome Week page.)

Please Note: A valid Red ID is required, and SDSU students with valid Red ID can bring one guest!

Most events take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights between the hours of 9 pm and 2 am, during key times of campus celebration.  Aztec Nights began in 2008 and is quickly becoming a much-anticipated, much-loved campus tradition.


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Welcome to SDSU, Aztecs new and old!

Campus Carnival photo: carnival ride

Templo del Sol photo: cheerleaders

Monte Carlo photo: go-carts