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Madness on the Mesa

Friday, October 12, Viejas Arena — 9 pm to midnight

Basketball season is here! Come meet the men's and women's basketball team players and coaches. Contests, giveaways, music, "The Show," and more ...

graphic: Madness on the Mesa

Join us for Madness on the Mesa!

Feature Stories

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Aztecs Rock Hunger

This year, organizers hope to collect 100,000 pounds of food in the Oct. 5 – 28 drive to feed San Diego's hungry. Learn how you can help!


Featured Jobs and Career Opportunities

See a sampling of the jobs and career opportunities currently available to SDSU students!



graphic: Homecoming 2012October means Homecoming time! This year’s theme is “Aztec Nation: Paint the Town Red."

During Homecoming Week, Oct. 7 – 13, Aztecs will celebrate the red and black with several great events, including women's volleyball, a talent show, pep rally, tailgate, Aztecs football homecoming game, and more!

Student Affairs Launches New Website

A new website just for students will help you find your way to resources and programs that will help you succeed at SDSU. Links are organized under topics like "Academic Success," Careers and Career Development, New Student Resources, Living On Campus and Off, News and Events, SDSU Traditions — and more! We encourage you to visit the site and explore all it has to offer!


Rock the Vote

rock the vote logoTo highlight the importance of this year’s Election Day, November 6, Associated Students of SDSU will host a variety of Rock the Vote events on campus in addition to registering voters.

Find out how you can register, and see a listing of scheduled "Rock the Vote" events here.


Aztec Student Union Construction Update

image: SDSU bridge and student union construction cranesLearn about constuction progress made by ironworkers and other construction crews on the in-progress Aztec Student Union. And visit the website built just for this project, featuring live construction camera and details about sustainable elements of the building. Find out more.


Boo Parade

boo Parade and Carnival logoCome take part in San Diego’s biggest costume party: The Boulevard Boo! Parade & Carnival!

SDSU plays a huge role in this annual event. The parade starts at 10 am Saturday, October 27. Participating in the parade will be SDSU Associated Students, Greek chapters, our marching band and cheerleaders, and much more.

Family Weekend

welcome families!Family Weekend is a time for parents and family to come to campus and get an inside look at your SDSU life!


Mindfulness Meditation, Healthy Emotional Living, Committed Connecting, and more!

SDSU's department of Counseling and Psychological Services offers a variety of helpful group workshops, and all are free to students. Find out about ongoing activities for fall 2012, and  take advantage of these free personal growth services!


Crime on Campus: How to Stay Safe

image: SDSU police badgeIn light of recent criminal activity, the SDSU Police Department offers reminders to all students with a Fall 2012 safety message, tips about calling 911, SDSU's mass notification system, emergency preparedness and more.

"We take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the campus community and look forward to a successful and productive academic year!"


EMC VentureStart Competition

venturestartDo you have the "entrepreneurial spirit"?

Every semester, the EMC holds the Lavin VentureStart Competition in which students with outstanding business ideas are awarded cash prizes to help make their dreams come true. It's a great opportunity for students to polish their entrepreneurial skills and network with each other and professionals. Learn more!


Explore the Red Planet in 360 Magazine

image: Cover of fall 2012 360 magazine: A Singular CuriosityThe fall issue of 360: The Magazine of San Diego State University talks to the SDSU alumni who helped put Curiosity on Mars.

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October 2012

Dates and Deadlines

Monday, 10/01: Applications for admission or readmission to San Diego State University for the fall semester 2013 accepted. Applications are NOT accepted after November 30 (postmarked). Graduate applicants should consult Graduate Admissions for closing dates.

Friday, 10/5 to Saturday 10/6: Family Weekend.

Wednesday 10/31: Last day to officially withdraw from all classes for fall 2012 and receive a prorated refund (withdrawal after September 12 requires special approval and a penalty fee is assessed).

Featured Events for October 2012