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Student Spotlight: Sophomore Francisco Martinez

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With each new semester, a fresh crop of student leaders like Francisco Martinez rise above the crowd, inspire others and help shape San Diego State’s campus and the greater San Diego community in meaningful and impactful ways. While majoring in philosophy with minors in both leadership and honors interdisciplinary studies, Francisco is inspired to lead the charge for higher education not only on campus, but also for his community — Barrio Logan.

Watch Francisco Martinez’s Aztec Experience.

SDSU August/September News in Brief

An Aztec tradition: Aztec Nights begins

Photo of Aztec Nights Campus CarnivalAztec Nights kicks off on Friday, August 26! The fall lineup of events includes inflatable outdoor attractions, movie screenings, a campus carnival, a charity dance marathon, comedy acts, a lights-out concert and more. Each event is packed with fun interactive activities during the first weeks of the semester. Please bring your Red ID to attend. Check out the full Aztec Nights lineup here.


New Student and Family Convocation: Saturday, August 27

Photo of New Student and Family ConvocationWe invite all new students to participate in New Student and Family Convocation. Convocation is a ceremony to officially welcome freshmen, transfer students and their families to SDSU in Viejas Arena at 10 a.m. Arrive early and join the Band Run through the heart of campus. The Band Run departs from the residence halls at 8:30 a.m. Visit the Convocation site for more information.


New parking information

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Although SDSU has student parking available every day on campus, the first three weeks of each semester sees more traffic than normal. If you are driving to campus, allow plenty of time for parking. Permits are always required. Note that SDSU recently renamed all of the parking locations. Click here to see the former and revised parking locations map. Visit this site for complete parking information, including a link to the Aztec Parking Portal. 


Welcome to the One SDSU Community

one sdsu logoOne of the unique things about being an Aztec is that you become immersed in a sea of diversity as soon as you step foot on campus. See how much the SDSU community has to offer when it comes to culture, diversity and social justice at the One SDSU Community Cultural and Diversity Showcase on Monday, August 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Montezuma Hall. See diversity come alive with performances, food and music, along with student organizations and departments tabling to offer opportunities to help you make the most of diverse experience at SDSU.


Enjoy coffee – international style

Photo of students attending International Coffee HourImmerse yourself in another country’s culture without leaving campus! Every Friday at noon, students from a diverse array of backgrounds gather at the International Student Center for International Coffee Hour. Students discuss a different country or cultural theme each week, often incorporating their home country’s traditional song, dance and attire into their presentations. Mingle with international and domestic students alike at this unique event. The first International Coffee Hour of the semester will be September 2.


Get pumped for football

Photo of Aztecs football Ranked No. 24 in the nation by Sports Illustrated, the defending Mountain West Conference champion Aztecs kick off the 2016 season on September 3 at Qualcomm Stadium. After the game against New Hampshire, stay for the KGB SkyShow fireworks show. On September 10, SDSU host the University of California in an anticipated matchup. Free student tickets are available in advance at the Viejas Arena Box Office and the Student Union Box Office with RED ID. See the full Aztecs football schedule.


Explore your study abroad options

Photo of SDSU students in ItalyThinking about studying abroad, but not sure where to start? Take a short walk between Hepner Hall and Love Library on September 13, and many of your options will be right in front of your eyes. SDSU’s biannual Study Abroad Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North Library Walk, featuring tables hosted by advisors and providers with information on several of the program types and locations available to you. Also talk to international exchange students to learn more about possible destinations.


Get involved with Associated Students

Associated Students executive team photoAssociated Students welcomes you to the 2016-17 school year! In addition to providing programs, facilities and services, A.S. advocates for student interests and participates in shared governance. Every student is a member of A.S., and you can be a leader and make help make an impact on campus. Sign up now to join an A.S. board or committee and start leaving your legacy!


Enter your photo to win prizes

Winning photo in International Photo ContestDo you have photos of your SDSU international experience you’d like to share with the entire campus community? The 2016 International Photo Contest is open to current SDSU students: study abroad alumni, current study abroad participants and current international students. This year’s theme is “Experience Movement.” Submit your photo by September 26 for a chance to win cash prizes. Go to the International Photo Contest site for more details on eligibility and how to enter.


Five dates to know

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Looking for work? These employers are looking for you!

dollar signsFeatured Scholarship: SDSU Alumni Association Scholarship

The scholarship is open to full-time students from all majors and undergraduate class levels.

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