April 2024 @STATE

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Congratulations to the Aztecs Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs for successful seasons!

The men’s team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year, taking down the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Yale University in the first rounds of the tournament before losing to No. 1 seeded Connecticut in the regional semifinals. 

Senior Jaedon LeDee anchored the team all season and has racked up individual accolades along the way, including being named to the Associated Press, NABC, Sporting News and Wooden Award All American teams.

Both the men’s and the women’s teams had stellar showings in Las Vegas at the Mountain West tournament, where they both were runners-up in the conference. The women’s team lost to nationally ranked UNLV in the championship game, while the men’s team was defeated by New Mexico.

Aztec Scholarships App Window Open

The application period for 2024-25 Aztec Scholarships is now open. Apply any time before Aug. 30. 

Current students should apply ASAP to be eligible for the highest number of scholarships - one app is all you need to reach them all!

This academic year, SDSU awarded more than 2,250 scholarships totaling more than $5.7 million to students, 99.9% of the scholarship funds available. 

If you’re an incoming student who submitted intent after April 5, apply before the Aug. 2 early-action deadline.

Take Back the Week April 15-18

Take Back the Week is a collaborative effort from the SDSU community to spread awareness about issues surrounding sexual violence and provide support to survivors. 

Join us April 15-18 for a variety of events including a talk with artist, activist and author Chanel Miller; a survivor-centered poetry workshop with artist Ebony Stewart; and our annual Take Back the Night. 

For more details, visit

Make a Difference with
Aztec Unity Project

Aztec Unity Project sponsors two-day service learning opportunities for SDSU students to serve the local community. 

In April, connect with residents of the Seacrest Village Retirement Community.

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Celebrate SWANA Heritage Month with CIR

SDSU in April is hosting the third annual Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) Heritage Month to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions of the SWANA community. 

The Center for Intercultural Relations will host a series of events this month to increase awareness about the history, cultures, experiences, contributions and resilience of the SWANA community. All members of the SDSU community are invited to participate in as many programs as possible and engage in critical dialogue with our SWANA communities at SDSU.

Visit the registration form for all of the SWANA Heritage Series events.

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SDSU Pow Wow Coming April 13

The 52nd annual SDSU Pow Wow is set for April 13. One of the longest running events of its kind organized by a university in California, the SDSU Pow Wow is a cultural and social event that  brings together the Native American community to SDSU. This event is open to the public and will include dance contests, cultural displays, arts and craft booths, food vendors and various informational booths.

Visit the Native Resource Center for more details!

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Save the Dates: Community Graduation Celebrations

SDSU’s community centers and, for the first time, the Military and Veterans Program, will host graduation celebrations for their respective student groups. 

Visit the SDSU commencement webpage for dates, times, locations and RSVP information for the community center graduation ceremonies. For more information on the MVP graduation, email Elisa East at [email protected].

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Jam with the School of Music and Dance in April

The spring semester heat continues with global musical selections and theater options, courtesy of the School of Music and Dance.

Start with sounds from China as The Pacific Trio takes the stage at 6 p.m. April 8 at Smith Recital Hall. From there, head to the Balboa Theatre at 7 p.m. April 12 for “The Music of Jocelyn Hagan,” presented by the SDSU Band and Orchestra. Next, catch the premiere of “In a Sunshine State,” a musical theater production, April 26-May 2 at the Main Stage Theatre. And finally, return to Smith Recital Hall at 6 p.m. April 29 for more global sounds from the SDSU Javanese Gamelan Ensemble.

For more information about these and other events, visit the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts events webpage.

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Health Expo

Head to the North Library Walkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 for the 2024 SDSU Health Expo.

The one-day event features more than 30 on- and off-campus health and well-being vendors, with opportunities to network with organizations, learn about health resources available and chances to win free SDSU swag! 

Visit Well-being & Health Promotion webpage and Instagram for more details.

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Expand Your Mind at Free Library Events

The SDSU Library has a number of free March events. For more, visit the library website or follow them on Instagram @sdsulibrary.

  • Citizen Science Thursday, noon- 2 p.m. April 11, April 18 and April 25, North Library Walkway.
  • Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, author Myriam Gurba, 7 p.m. April 10, Leon Williams Room (LL430)
  • PUBlic Opinion CRAWL 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 16, 24/7 Area
  • The Art of Surfing and Skateboarding Photography: A panel discussion with J. Grant Brittain, Grant Ellis, Todd Glser and Miki Vukovich, 11 a.m. April 16, Leon Williams Room (LL430)
  • Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, poet Joshua Burton, 7-9 p.m. April 17 via Zoom.
  • Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series, poet Katie Farris, 7 p.m. April 24, Leon Williams Room (LL430)
  • SDSU Center for Comic Studies Lecture - Tracy White, 2 p.m. April 25, Leon Williams Room (LL430)

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Graduates: Leave a Legacy with Aztec Proud

Seniors, commencement is just over one month away! Consider making a donation to the Aztec Proud Legacy Scholarship, providing scholarships and resources to fellow and future Aztecs.

When you donate $10 or more, you will receive a legacy cord to wear to commencement where you will be recognized as a student philanthropist. Visit Legacy 2024 to donate today.

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Builds Community

One SDSU brings students together from different identities and backgrounds to explore issues important to the whole community. Visit One SDSU or follow them on Instagram @onesdsucommunity to keep tabs on spring semester events.

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SDSU Go! Sponsors
Free San Diego Trips

SDSU Go! Field Trips are wrapping up a busy spring 2024 with tickets to see the San Diego Gulls and an excursion at Belmont Park — for FREE! 

Trip registrations are live. Visit and follow @sllsdsu on Instagram for updated deets. Questions? Email [email protected]

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FAFSA, Dream Act Apps Now Open

The 2024-25 FAFSA and Dream Act applications are open. The priority deadline has been extended to May 2. Apply now! You can still apply!

The FAFSA application has big changes. If you have questions about either app, visit the Financial Aid website.

Visit Cal Coast Student Financial Center’s Virtual Coffee Hour webpage for a recorded webinar on FAFSA simplification. For future FAFSA webinars, check the Financial Aid website.

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Summer Session Registration Underway

Get back on track to graduate on time or free up room to pursue a job, an internship, student organizations, study abroad or other opportunities in a future semester.

Classes begin May 20. Visit the Summer Session website for more information, including class schedules, summer session fees and registration information. Log in to my.SDSU to clear any charges or pending to-do items under your “Tasks” tile prior to your registration.

Also visit the Cal Coast Student Financial Center for information on how to apply for financial aid available for summer session.

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Trans Week of Empowerment

The Pride Center invites you to celebrate a week of empowering the transgender community. The 10th annual Trans Week of Empowerment is April 22-26. 

The week has evolved and expanded over the past 10 years, and has included many different on- and off-campus partners. We strive to both acknowledge the racism, transphobia, fatphobia and other forms of oppression experienced by the trans community, as well as uplift the beauty, complexity and nuance of the countless number of ways in which folks embody their trans identity. Please know that Trans Week of Empowerment is for every trans and non-binary person, even if they are not out.

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Spike Balls and Sex Ed

Join Well-being & Health Promotion on the ENS Field April 11 from 4-6 p.m. for some resource sharing and friendly competition. We will have live music, free safe sex supplies and so many other goodies! Students can compete to win prizes such as gift-cards, spike ball sets and more!

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RSO Symposium 4/28

Get ahead for the 2024-25 school year! Save the date for the RSO Symposium on April 28 from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (continental breakfast and lunch included). Complete the required training and receive recognized student organization application help. Registration available in Presence (students must be logged in to access).

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Receives Diversity Award

SDSU College of Engineering has been awarded Silver Level Recognition of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

This is the highest level achieved by Engineering Colleges in the U.S. SDSU College of Engineering was the only institution (out of all who applied) to receive the Silver Level of Recognition this year! This makes SDSU one of only four in the country to achieve this level. 

A full list of awardees can be viewed at the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program.

Save the Date: Design Day is 5/1

SDSU’s College of Engineering 2024 Design Day is 1-4 p.m. May 1 at Viejas Arena.

Design Day is the largest College of Engineering annual event and this year we’re taking it to the next level at Viejas Arena. Join us for a showcase of the exciting, innovative design projects our undergraduate eEngineering students conceive, design and build during the academic year.

Visit the Design Day webpage for more information and a sneak peek at this year’s projects.

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Gospel Fest 2024

Get ready for Prayze on the Yard, an extension of CSU Super Sunday hosted by San Diego State University! Get connected to SDSU's learning community and learn more about higher education at this public event featuring food, vendors and free gospel music. 

Don't miss out on performances by Jason McGee & The Choir, as well as a selection of praise teams, talented choirs and dancers from throughout San Diego.  

The event takes place from 3- 6 p.m. April 13 at SDSU Campus Lot 13 behind Viejas Arena. 

Visit for more information.

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Resumania April 10 and Just in Time Career Fair April 11

Are you looking for a summer internship? Are you planning to work after graduation? Explore a variety of work opportunities at the Just in Time Career Fair! 

Meet with employers from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, San Diego Padres, CDC and more from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 11 in Montezuma Hall! 

Prepare yourself for the career fair by getting feedback on your resume at Resumania! Drop into Career Services in Student Services East 1200 April 10 from noon-3 p.m. for a quick resume review by one of our resume experts.

Visit Career Services more information on career fairs and other career-related opportunities.

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SDSU Imperial Valley Nursing assistant director is a product of the program

Erika Rodriguez began her journey at SDSU Imperial Valley as a nursing undergraduate student, where she was part of the first cohort for the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in 2007. 

Now, fast forward to 2024, Rodriguez began her new position as the assistant director for SDSU Imperial Valley’s School of Nursing undergraduate program. The program that provided the foundation to launch Rodriguez’s career is now under her direction to grow and support.

Read more about Rodriguez on SDSU Newscenter

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Jungle Jam, 'Spirited Away' Screening Highlight ASUB Calendar

The penultimate month of the Aztec Student Union Board events calendar is chock full of fun and free things to do on campus

  • Pups & Yoga, 1-3 p.m. April 9, Scripps Cottage - Enjoy a 15-minute yoga session, cuddle therapy dogs and sip Maui Wowi smoothies for a fun, stress-free experience.
  • Open Mic Night, 5-7 p.m. April 10, Goldberg Courtyard
  • Pantry to Plate, 1:15 p.m. April 10, Goldberg Courtyard - Discover how to whip up a delicious, quick and healthy meal using ingredients available at the A.S. Food Pantry
  • Cornhole for Campus Safety, noon-2 p.m. April 15, Goldberg Courtyard - Enjoy snacks and play cornhole with our campus safety partners while learning more about campus safety resources
  • Nooner, noon- 1 p.m. April 17, Goldberg Courtyard
  • Cooking with Chefs, noon-1 p.m., April 18 and April 25, Goldberg Courtyard - Learn to cook Middle Eastern cuisine on the 18th and fair food on the 25th.
  • Jungle Jam, 6-8 p.m. April 24, Montezuma Hall - Enter the jungle and swing around from free food to fun activities at Jungle Jam!
  • Monday Night Movies, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 29, Union Theatre - The last MNM of the semester will feature a free screening of “Spirited Away.”

Visit the ASUB Events Calendar for more details.

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Attend the SDSU Sustainability Summit April 17

SDSU President Adela de la Torre and the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee invite you to attend the SDSU Annual Sustainability Summit event from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Montezuma Hall.

Join us for a full day of presentations focused on advancing campus sustainability. Food will be provided, and the event will be zero-waste. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Attend the full day or a few sessions. 

Visit the Sustainability Summit page for more details.

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Save the Date: Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break is May 2!

Shake up your summer like no other! Dive into a world of excitement at Midnight Study Break from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 2 in Montezuma Hall. We are getting ready to soak up the sun and dive into an ocean of activities! 

We will also be featuring Shake Shack and Shake Smart smoothies! Vegan options will be available. From exciting games to a limbo competition, summer-themed snacks, and $2,000+ worth of giveaways, our summer fun event promises to ease your stress about finals and take a break to relish in all your favorite summer food and activities.

Visit for more details.


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