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Midnight Study Break - The Final Finish

The Checkered Flag is Waving...

The end of the semester is in your sights, all that’s left in the race to winter break is your last exams. Get ready for those tests at “The Final Finish” Midnight Study Break.

On Thursday, Dec. 11, free breakfast, study tips and giveaways will get your motor running to ace those finals! Zoom by Montezuma Hall between 9 pm and midnight and get the fuel you need to boost your chances of finishing finals in the top spot.

The Aztec Warrior leads a cheer at a basketball gameGet to the Games, Aztecs!

Although the academic semester is drawing to a close, winter athletics are still going strong! The SDSU football team will be making its fifth straight bowl appearance, the women’s basketball team will battle UC Santa Barbara and the University of Washington in its next two home games and the nationally-ranked men’s basketball team will be playing games all through the winter. And where else but San Diego could you enjoy an outdoor swim meet in December? Check out the women’s swim team at their next meet in the Aquaplex on December 29. For more information on upcoming sporting events, check out the SDSU Athletics calendar

World AIDS Day - December 1World AIDS Day Movie Marathon

Join One SDSU Community for a series of movies shown in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union in association with World AIDS Day. On Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 pm, watch Dallas Buyers Club.  On Dec. 2 at 5pm, catch a double feature of How to Survive a Plague and The Normal Heart. And on Wednesday, Dec. 3, see Life Support starring Queen Latifah.

For more information visit the One SDSU Community website.


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Get Ahead on Getting Away

Use the holidays to your advantage and take a look at your options to study abroad next summer! You can browse almost 120 summer programs open to San Diego State students in the Aztecs Abroad database. Hop across the pond to University of Stirling, an SDSU Partner Institution in the UK, for their International Summer School; explore São Paulo, Brazil, during the ISEP Direct Summer Program at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado; immerse yourself in buzzing Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University for an SDSU Summer Exchange. The opportunities are endless!


Let Freedom Ring! 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Let Freedom Ring: Join the SDSU Contingent at the MLK Parade

Celebrate the immeasurable contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the city’s annual parade along the Embarcadero in downtown San Diego on January 18.  Again in 2015, SDSU students, faculty and staff and their families are invited to be part of the campus’ parade contingent.

Sign-ups to participate begin online in December. For information or to sign up, visit the Center for Intercultural Relations’ MLK parade page.


Event Planning

Be More Than the Life of the Party – Plan the Party!

Would you like to be known as the holiday party planner for next year and beyond?  Whether you are seeking to make a career out of planning parties or just want to brush up your event organizing skills, the College of Extended Studies’ Professional Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning program might be just what you need. A program open house will be held from 6:30 - 8 pm on January 14 in the SDSU Extended Studies Center.

For more information on the open house or the program, call (619) 594-3297 or visit

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Midnight Study Break
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
Sunday, January 18, 2015

December/January Dates and Deadlines

December 10: Last day of classes before final exams

December 11-17: Final exams

December 18: Residence Halls close for break at 8 pm

December 23-26: Winter Break, campus closed

January 1: New Year’s Day Holiday, campus closed

January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, campus closed

January 19: Residence Halls reopen at 2 pm

January 21: First day of classes for Spring 2014 semester

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