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Welcome Week and Aztec Nights

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Find out about all the exciting activities and events available to SDSU students this fall!

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Greetings From Your A.S. Government Representatives

SDSU AS logoRead greetings and welcome messages for the start of a new academic year from your Associated Students (A.S.) government representatives. And learn about how A.S. is working hard for students.

MTS Fall College Pass

Photo: MTS station at SDSUThe Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is offering students a big discount on a transit pass good for unlimited travel on MTS Buses and Trolleys through the end of 2012. And MTS is partnering with Live Nation to give SDSU students the opportunity to win tickets to great concerts this fall just by taking a quick survey!

Looking For an On-Campus Job?

Photo: SDSU student talking on phoneLooking for employment and help with paying tuition? San Diego State University Calling Center is now hiring student fundraisers! Earn up to $9.75 per hour! Earn up to $400 per semester in tuition assistance!
Located on campus!

Construction Update

photo: construction siteConstruction of SDSU's new Aztec Student Union complex continues. You can keep track of progress, see photos, follow the construction blog, and watch workers on a live "construction cam" — all on the Associated Students website.

Greeks Giving Back

Photo: Fraternity holds a blood driveDuring the 2011-2012 year, members of the Greek community volunteered over 20,000 hours and raised over $26,000 for various local charities. Being in a fraternity or sorority can teach members what it means to give back to their community. Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Find out how!

One-unit weekend courses

Are you short on time? Do you need one more unit? Maybe you are short on time, but as Thomas Edison said, “There is time for everything.” In just 2 days, you can earn the extra unit by taking a weekend course through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. SDSU is now offering a number of 1-unit classes from which to choose.

Competition for Student Entrepreneurs

Image: Business Competitions: are you a future entrepreneur? Can you pitch to investors?

SDSU's Entrepreneurial Management Center (EMC) gives students with "entrepreneurial spirits" the tools they need to succeed in today's competitive economy! Each semester, the EMC holds a contest for student entrepreneurs called the Lavin VentureStart Competition. Students have opportunities to polish entrepreneurial skills while networking and learning.

Phi Kap Teams with Boys and Girls Club

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Phi Theta Kappa (Phi Kap) has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego to provide consistent, planned, long-term help to the organization. It's a win-win for everyone involved!

Fall Career Fair

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Save the date: September 27!
The Fall Career & Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students from all majors to find job and internship opportunities! And consider attending a pre-fair workshop to get prepared for the event.


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Photo: students mix at a receptionWelcome Week Community Receptions

These receptions facilitate a connection to the greater SDSU community by developing relationships between individuals who share similar backgrounds and cultural experiences.  [See the schedule of receptions.]

Also: SDSU at the LGBT Pride Parade

SDSU Alums Lead Mars Rover Mission

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The Mars Science Laboratory team  landed Mars Rover "Curiosity" on the planet in August. Among the team members are six SDSU alumni who play a variety of roles in the mission, from mechanical engineer to spacecraft navigator.

First Mariachi Ensemble Established

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SDSU students have expressed interest in a mariachi program on campus, and several current students have what it takes to form the nucleus for this new ensemble. The SDSU School of Music and Dance presents the new SDSU Mariachi Ensemble, starting this fall.

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August September 2012

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, 8/20: First day of fall semester

Monday, 8/27: First day of classes

Monday, 9/3: Holiday Labor Day (campus closed)

Monday, 9/10: Last day to drop classes (11:59 pm deadline)

Wednesday, 9/12: Last day to add classes or change grading basis (11:59 pm deadline)

Wednesday, 9/12: Last day to officially withdraw from the university without penalty fee for fall semester 2012

Wednesday, 9/12: Last day for payment of fees for late registration (3:30 pm deadline)

Wednesday, 9/12: Last day to apply for December 2012 graduation with a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

Featured Events for August & September 2012