Content Skip to content.
San Diego State University

Aztec Nights

Fall 2015 Events

Friday, August 21
Templo del Sol Hepner Hall, 9 pm - midnight
Welcome new Aztecs to SDSU! Take the ceremonial walk through the Hepner Hall arches where you'll be greeted by current students, alumni, faculty and staff. This is your first official night as an Aztec! Meet fellow classmates, learn the fight song, and participate in some of our SDSU traditions. After Templo, join your new friends on the ENS field where you can run, jump and slide on a variety of inflatable attractions!

Saturday, August 22
Welcome Back Dance Hepner Hall, 10 pm - 2 am
Head to the Hepner Hall stage for a night of dancing, entertainment and free food! You don't want to miss out on this fabulous annual event. Feel free to wear your your Aztec red and black while you dance the night away. Music, free caricature drawings, henna tattoos and many more activities will be available to round out the evening!

Sunday, August 23
Screen on the Green Hepner Quad, 9 pm - midnight
Bring a blanket and claim your spot on the Hepner Quad grass. Enjoy movie snacks and watch the thrilling global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Furious 7.

Thursday, August 27
It's a Drag Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 9 pm - midnight
After last year's drag show was filled to capacity and had a line outside in the ASU Theatre, we will be scaling up this year's event for Montezuma Hall. The night will include performances by professional drag queens, as well as student performances and dancing in between acts.

Friday, August 28
Campus Carnival Campanile Walkway, 10 pm - 2 am
The Campus Carnival will transform Campanile Walkway into a festive outdoor celebration. The carnival will feature six major rides along with carnival game booths hosted by SDSU student organizations. Enjoy music by DJ Cliff and convert the walkway into a huge dance floor!  Student parking provided in Parking Structure 4, levels 7 and 8.

Saturday, August 29
Barnyard Bash Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard, 10 pm - 2 am
Saddle up and mosey on over to the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union for the Aztec Nights Barnyard Bash! Enjoy a night of good ol' country music, learn how to line dance and show off your boots on the dance floor. Get your game on with carnival games, a mechanical bull ride and make sure to enjoy traditional fair foods that everyone loves!

Thursday, September 3
International Music Festival Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 9 pm - midnight
With two stages of live international and cultural music, Montezuma Hall will be the scene of an environmental art and music festival. Students will be able to make their own art pieces with recycled material.

Friday, September 4
World Record Night Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard, 10 pm - 2 am
Come participate in an attempt to break the world record for the Largest Pillow Fight and Pajama Dance Party. We'll be competing against South Dakota State University (the other SDSU) in our attempt to set the new record. DJs will keep the crowd pumped and Aztec pillows will be provided!

Saturday, September 5
Comedy Night Theatre/Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 10 pm - 2 am
Gather with other Aztecs to watch some of the hottest comedians perform live!

Sunday, September 6
Screen on the Green Aztec Green, 9 pm - midnight
We're back pitches! Bring a blanket and claim your spot on the Trolley Green early. Enjoy Pitch Perfect 2 and movie snacks. It's going to an Aca-Awesome night!

Monday, September 7
BBQ & Pool Party Aztec Aquaplex, 6 - 9 pm
Celebrate your day off this Labor Day at the SDSU Aquaplex. Enjoy free food and the chance to win prizes by participating in solo and team pool party activities during this evening pool party extravaganza.

Friday, September 11
Magician & Hypnotist Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 9 pm - midnight
Savor the sweet selections of the San Diego Candy Buffet and enjoy the illusions, laughter, surprise, excitement and thrills of magician, James Kellogg III, and Comedy Hypnotist, James Kellogg Jr.

Saturday, September 12
Monte Carlo Centennial Walkway and Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard, 10 pm - 2 am
This is your chance to enjoy a night packed with high-class entertainment. Get your thrills flying around the go-cart course, or if your entertainment interests are more low-key, check out the hypnotist or chat around by the mocktail table. Whatever you are looking for, SDSU's Monte Carlo will have fun for everyone.

Friday, September 18
Treat Yourself Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 10 pm - 2 am
Maybe your first few weeks have been tough? Well, now's your chance to Treat Yourself! Enjoy a night that's all about indulging in the things most people love! Take unlimited selfies, eat snacks dipped in chocolate, take a spin at our casino tables, and so much more! Join us for a night you don't want to miss!

Saturday, September 19
Lights Out ENS 700 Field, 10 pm - 2 am
What do you get when you combine more than 2,000 SDSU students, 500 gallons of neon paint, and heart pumping sound? The most talked about College Paint Party in the country! Students are encouraged to wear white to this high powered glow party with all types of music (Top 40, Hip Hop) and a LED light show that you need to see to believe! Music, activities and games hosted by your favorite SDSU football players!

Saturday, October 31
Nightmare on Montezuma Lee and Frank Goldberg Courtyard,Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, 9pm–12am
Ready for a scare? Haunted House, Film screening, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, Tricks and Treats!

Thursday, December 10
Midnight Study Break 9 pm – midnight, Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Take a break from studying for finals and join us for "The Final Blizzard."  Breakfast, study tips, contests and give-aways. This event is FREE and open to all SDSU students with a valid Red ID. See photos of a previous Midnight Study Break.

All events, dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Campus Carnival photo: carnival rides

Templo del Sol photo: students in front of Hepner Hall