July/August 2024 @STATE

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National Pride Month may be over, but San Diego State is just getting started with its celebration of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community!

SDSU continues the festivities in July with a week of events, including the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony, Rainbow Picnic, Pride-themed classes at Aztec Recreation Center, the Pride Week Clothing Swap and participation in the San Diego Pride Parade. 

The flag ceremony takes place July 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the North Grand Entry of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Join SDSU and The Pride Center for the event that serves as a prelude to the San Diego Pride Parade. The ceremony will include remarks from campus leaders and light refreshments.

Also, join us July 20 and be a part of SDSU’s Pride Parade contingent. The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street. Sign up to participate with other members of the SDSU community or to volunteer!

For more information about all of the Pride Month events, email the Pride Center at [email protected] or visit the Pride Center website.

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.

Make Sure to Pay For Summer Session

Students who are enrolled in Summer Session and have not yet made arrangements to pay their summer tuition should log into my.SDSU before the July 11 due date, which is for all sessions.

By the due date, students need to pay their tuition and fees in full, enroll in the installment plan or have accepted financial aid on file. 

Visit my.SDSU to check the status of your summer tuition.

Join the Aztec Network!

Expand your network through Aztec Network! 

Aztec Network is a one-stop shop for students to receive mentorship and career advice from SDSU alumni. 

Use single sign-on to log into your free profile at

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New Student Orientation Begins!

Welcome to San Diego State University, first-year and transfer students!

Your Aztec Experience begins with new student and transfer orientation, which takes place throughout July for first-year students and in August for transfer and graduate students.

Visit the SDSU Orientation website for important dates and reminders, as well as information about New Student and Family Convocation and Welcome Week.

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Support your Aztecs in the Paris 2024 Olympics!

The Paris 2024 Olympics kick off July 26, which means it's time to cheer on four of your fellow Aztecs as they compete for Olympic gold!

Aztecs legend Kawhi Leonard will compete on the Team USA Basketball team. Current SDSU student Nevin Harrison and SDSU alumnus Xander Schauffele are both looking to repeat as gold medalists in the C-1 200m canoe race and golf, respectively. 

SDSU Hall of Famer Shanieka Ricketts (Thomas) will compete in her third games for Jamaica in the triple jump. 

Visit the NBC Olympics website for more information about event times and how to watch. Go Aztecs!

Save the Date: “Waiting for Godot,” Sept. 27-Oct. 6

SDSU Theatre opens with "Waiting for Godot," an existential masterpiece by Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. Main Stage Theatre, from Sept. 27-Oct. 6. 

In "Waiting for Godot," two wanderers, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory blur together and meaning is where you find it. The two hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two other travelers arrive, one man on the end of each other's rope. The results of the encounter are both funny and dangerous.

Read more about the upcoming SDSU Theatre productions on the SDSU TTF Instagram page.

Recognized Student Organization Application Window Closes Sept. 1

If you are looking to start or renew your Recognized Student Organization for the 2024-25 school year, the application window is currently open and will close September. 1! 

Benefits of being an RSO include: 

  • Access to reserve meeting spaces on campus
  • Eligibility to apply for student organization funding
  • Ability to bank on campus through Associated Students
  • Receive support from your Student Life advisor

For questions or assistance with your application please reach out to the Center for Student Organizations and Activities at [email protected], 619-594-5221 or stop by room 210 in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Click here to start your application.

ZIP Launchpad Fall Application Window Opens Aug. 1

The ZIP Launchpad helps SDSU students, staff, faculty and researchers launch a startup from their early stage idea. We strive to provide them a transformational experience to complement their SDSU education and launch successful startups into the community.

The application window for the Fall 2024 semester opens Aug. 1 and closes Sept. 13. Visit  ZIP Launchpad to learn more about the program and apply.

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SDSU Go! Sponsors Free San Diego Trips

Are you taking summer classes at SDSU and looking for things to do around town? SDSU Go! has you covered with its upcoming slate of free excursions to popular locations in San Diego and beyond! 

Go on a harbor cruise, catch a rooftop screening of “La La Land,” show your Pride at the San Diego Pride Festival or head to Knott’s Berry Farm for some midsummer magic!

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

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Attend the RSO Expo Aug. 26!

Come stop by Centennial Walkway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26 to check out some of our amazing recognized student organizations. If you talk to at least five different groups, you may be eligible for a meal voucher (limited quantities).

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Don’t Forget Your RSO Training: July dates

All student organization presidents and treasurers of recognized student organizations are required to attend the ILAT and RSO3 training! Sign up for training here.

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RSO Drop-in Advising

Need help with your RSO application or looking to start a new student organization on campus? Drop by our virtual hours for 1:1 application advising with a Student Life advisor. No signup required. Visit the virtual hours on zoom at

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Wanna Get Involved This Fall? Join Associated Students!

Interested in making a difference or looking to build your community at SDSU? Join Associated Students!

A.S. is a student-led organization dedicated to serving and engaging students at SDSU by enhancing the college experience. With over 25 A.S. boards, committees and commissions for students to join, A.S. has something to offer everyone.

In addition, A.S. offers programs specifically for first year, second year or transfer students looking to get involved: the First-Year Leadership Experience and First-Year Leadership Initiative.

To get involved, fill out the A.S. Student Interest Form and follow A.S. on Instagram at @as_sdsu to stay up to date on A.S. leadership opportunities, events and more!

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Career Services to Host On-Campus Job Fair!

Are you looking for a job on campus this school year? Career Services is hosting the On-Campus Job Fair from noon-2 p.m. on July 24 in Student Services East 1200. 

Learn about work opportunities through Aztec Shops, Associated Students, SDSU Research Foundation, SDSU Global Education Office and more! Returning students may register on Handshake and incoming students may register on Tockify.


New Student and Family Convocation Aug. 24

New Student and Family Convocation is a celebration that signifies the beginning of all new first-year, transfer and graduate students’ academic journeys at SDSU. 

It is one of SDSU’s most time-honored traditions and serves as a bookend to commencement. Parents and family supporters are invited to attend. Attendees participate in a pinning ceremony that acknowledges the milestone and signifies their introduction into the SDSU community.

This year’s event is Aug. 24 at Viejas Arena. Visit the Convocation website for more details.

Get Ready for Move-in Day!

Can you believe it’s almost time to move in — or move back — to campus?

Housing move-in day for sophomores and upper-division students is Aug. 21, while Aug. 22 and 23 are the dates for first-year students. Make sure you check your SDSU email this month and in August for your check-in assignment, roommate information and specific move-in instructions for arrival. 

Visit the SDSU move-in website for more information and tips to make your move as smooth as possible.

SISSTER, FratMANers Open for Enrollment

Become an advocate to decrease sexual violence. The FratMANers and SISSTER peer health education programs raise awareness about sexual violence and its prevention.

If you are a member of a campus fraternity or sorority and have earned – or are earning concurrently – 40 units, you can earn up to two (SISSTER) or three (FratMANers) units while developing leadership skills and learning about topics that matter.

For info and to enroll, contact Holly Davis at [email protected].

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Ring in Welcome Week With Aztec Nights

Wanna start your Aztec Experience with some fun – and free — late-night activities here on campus? Aztec Nights has you covered.

Aztec Nights are loaded during the first week of school, starting Aug. 23 with First Night Fest along Campanile Walkway and Retro Arcade Night in the Aztec Student Union. 

Get your first taste of San Diego’s local cuisine from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Taste of San Diego along Campanile Walkway. 

The following night, head to Montezuma Hall from 9 p.m.- midnight for SDSU’s version of Wanderlust, where you can immerse yourself in sound baths, astrology readings, guided meditation and more. 

For more information – including a preview of the following week’s festivities - visit Aztec Nights.

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