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San Diego State University

Fall 2016 Freshman Orientation

  • orientation activities
  • orientation activities



    Textbooks, Merchandise, and Technology

    The SDSU Bookstore, is located in the heart of campus. The Bookstore offers a "personalized booklist," showing students their textbook list for their specific classes. The "personalized booklist" can be viewed online through the SDSU WebPortal, the Bookstore website, or via a computer print-out generated in-store. As a new student, you can also take advantage of the bookstore’s “EZ Books” program, which allows you to reserve your textbooks online and pick them up before classes start, or order your books to be shipped. EZ Books opens for ordering in August, and is your best source for used, rental, and digital books. The Bookstore offers Price Match Plus (in-store) or Price Compare (online) so students can save money.

    The Bookstore's website, is also the number one source for the newest official SDSU merchandise, apparel, and gifts. Additionally, student-priced computers and tablets can be purchased in the Bookstore's aztecnology department to take advantage of digital course materials.

    A not-for-profit campus partner, the Bookstore's net proceeds go back to the university to benefit student programs.


    Click here for dining locations and operating hours.

    • Aztec Shops Terrace: Aztec Market & Grill, Starbucks. Located by Arts and Letters.
    • Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union: Aztec Market, ShakeSmart, Starbucks, The Habit Burger Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Oggi's Pizza Express.
    • Cuicacalli: Aztec Market and The Garden. Located adjacent to Cuicacalli Suites.
    • Chapultepec: Aztec Market & Grill. Located near Tony Gwynn Stadium.
    • East Commons: Aztec Market, Juice it Up, Salad Bistro, Vinnie's, Rubio's, So-Cal Chicken, SWEET, Panda Express, and Subway and Dickey's. Located by Love Library and the SDSU Bookstore.
    • University Towers: University Towers Kitchen (UTK), Aztec Market. Located near Parking 7 and the Sports Deck.
    • West Commons: Aztec Market, Olive Oil Cafe, and Crust by Olive Oil. Located by Nasatir and Storm Halls.
    • South Campus Plaza: Poke One N Half, Which Wich, Trader Joe's, Broken Yolk, Epic Wings N Things, and Eureka
    • Other locations: Peabody's Organic Coffee located throughout campus, ShakeSmart located next to the ARC, Starbucks on College Avenue, and Big City Bagel Café at the EIS Building.

    Not all food establishments will be open during orientation.

    (NOTE: Information is Subject to Change)

    Contact Us

    There will be many people on campus at Orientation to answer questions you may have.

    If you need to ask about something prior to your Orientation day, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs.

    (619) 594-1509

    Office Location:
    Student Services West, room 1602

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday,



    Mailing Address:
    New Student and Parent Programs
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-7441