October 2022 @STATE

family night

The 25th annual SDSU Family Weekend on Oct. 7-8 is a chance for your families to celebrate your experience and accomplishments at SDSU.

There are events planned for the entire family, including a Family Weekend brunch at the Aztec Student Union, a tailgate at the new Snapdragon Stadium, campus tours and open houses, a picnic and serenade at Scripps Cottage with a live band, welcome back receptions, an involvement expo for students, departmental open houses and much more!

Families will receive a welcome packet, goodie bag, lanyards with name tags, access to exclusive discounts at the SDSU Bookstore, Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Aztec Lanes, Bartell Hotels and more!

Visit SDSU Family Weekend for more information about the Family Weekend lineup and how to register.

Sign up for the Aztec Unity Project

Interested in giving back to the San Diego Community alongside other SDSU students?

Aztec Unity Project is a 2-day service learning event where you, paired with other SDSU students and student organizations, help the San Diego community. Food and transportation is provided!

The Fall 2022 semester schedule is finalized, so sign up today! For more info and to sign up, visit Questions? Contact Michelle Halverson at [email protected].

Career in Sciences panels coming in October

The College of Sciences Student Success Center is hosting two Careers in Sciences Panels for October.

There will be a handful of panelists from different career paths to talk about their experiences and give advice.

On Oct. 7, the panel will discuss careers in math and statistics, and Oct. 21’s panel will discuss careers in computer science.

Both panels will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Shelley BioScience Center Gold Auditorium.

Visit the Student Success Center for more details.

SDSU Student Symposium application window opens Oct. 3!

The symposium (formerly the Student Research Symposium) is slated for March 3 and 4 and is a public forum where students at all levels and disciplines have the opportunity to present their research, scholarship and creative activities to the SDSU and San Diego communities.

The application window opens Oct. 3 and closes Jan. 20.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Latinx heritage month


The weeks between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 mark National Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, a time to honor the culture, traditions and contributions of Hispanic, Chicanx and Latinx communities.

As a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), San Diego State University is proud to celebrate the many contributions of our Hispanic, Chicanx and Latinx students, faculty, staff and colleagues.

Visit the Latinx Resource Center, the SDSU Hispanic Serving Institution Affairs website and Arts Alive for various Heritage Month events.

Filipinx heritage month


October is Filipinx American History Month, and the APIDA Center is hosting a series of events to highlight the contributions of Filipinx Americans in our culture.

The Center will be hosting speaker events addressing the history of the Filipino hip hop and DJ music scenes, the pensionados at SDSU, Black and Filipinx American student experiences and more.

APIDA Center will host FAHM-themed craft nights on Mondays, music nights on Tuesdays, movie nights on Wednesdays and game nights on Thursdays.

The APIDA Center is also teaming up with One SDSU Oct. 20 to host a Makers’ Market from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Student Union Courtyard. Makers, do-it-yourself-ers, entrepreneurs and singer-songwriters are encouraged to sign up by Oct. 10 to sell products or sing an original song on stage.

For more information about all the FAHM month events and the Makers Market, visit the APIDA Center.

Student Success Fee application deadline Oct. 24

Are you interested in administering an academic project outside of your classroom experience or traveling to a conference, conducting research or bringing a speaker to campus?

Submit a proposal to request funding for a project.

Attend a virtual workshop to learn more about the application and program opportunities on and off campus. The deadline to apply for a Student Success Fee award is 5 p.m. Oct. 24.

Visit the Student Success Fee website for upcoming workshop dates and more information.

Homecoming Court to be announced Oct. 6

The ten Royal Court members will be announced at noon Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Goldberg Courtyard.

Homecoming Week is Oct. 31- Nov. 5 this year, culminating at 4 p.m. Nov. 4 with the Homecoming football game at the new Snapdragon Stadium vs University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Visit the Homecoming website for more details in coming weeks!

APSA 9th Annual Market and APIDA-POP EXPO this month!

Calling all anime, BTS, & K-drama fans! POP on over to the APIDA-POP Expo at the Tula Community Center on Oct. 21st from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Come celebrate all things K-Pop, J-pop, P-pop.

There will be Asian snacks, APIDA-POP activities, random dance play, cosplay contests and more. Join Aztec Nights, the APIDA Center, and APIDA Student orgs for a poppin night!

The Asian Pacific Student Association will also host its 9th Annual Night Market on Oct. 26.

Visit the APIDA Center  for more information.

halloweekend -


This Halloween, get your spooky on at Aztec Nights!

From Oct. 28-31, Aztec Nights is stacked with wall-to-wall, late-night fun and FREE events for students.

Catch a double feature movie and some mouthwatering snacks and desserts, hang out at Fright Fest, catch the Pixar classic “Coco” or kick off homecoming weekend with some haunted bowling at Aztec Lanes!

Visit the Aztec Nights website for the full month slate of events, including the “Halloweekend” lineup!

Aztec leadership core Apply today

Sign up for the Aztec Core Leadership Retreat!

Let's get away! Pack your sleeping bag and bring a jacket, we're going camping!

Join us Jan. 10-12 for a free 3-day off-campus retreat in the mountains designed to enhance your leadership skills and connect you with other SDSU students. Let's explore your personal leadership style, how to work in teams to achieve a common goal, and learn about appreciating diversity within leadership through various activities. We'll provide the cabin and the s'mores, you bring the fun!

Apply now the free retreat at, as spots will fill up fast!

Say boo to the flu - get a free flu vaccine by appointment or at a walk in flue clinic. See site for dates and locations

Say Boo to the Flu

Get a FREE flu vaccine by appointment or on-campus walk-in flu clinics. Learn more at

concom cart - tuesdays - 11:30am-1:30pm - see site for details

Well-being & Health Promotion's Condom Cart

Stop by and pick up a variety of totally free safe sex products. Over 10 varieties of condoms, lube, snacks, stickers and pins! VIew the dates for Condom Cart.


rendering of snapdragon stadium


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students holding their aztecs rock hunger tshirts


We need you to help us Feed the Need! Participate in the annual Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign to help fight food and nutrition insecurity in San Diego and the SDSU community starting Oct. 14! Proceeds will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, A.S. Food Pantry and SDSU Economic Crisis and Response Team. With your help, you can help us reach our goal of $100,000!

Here are ways to Donate:

  1. CashApp: $aztecsrock
  2. At the SDSU campus Starbucks, eateries and markets
  3. Donate via the SDSU Online Giving Portal

Out of state score card. Complete  the score card in each category to receive an invite to our recognition celebration! Deadline Nov 1 see below for details


If you’re from out of state and looking for motivation to get involved on campus, Student Life & Leadership has you covered.

Sign up for the Out-of-State Involvement Scorecard and get celebrated for involvement in social, academic, leadership and club activities on campus.

Complete events in each section before the Nov. 1 deadline and we will honor you at the end-of-semester Home Away from Home Recognition Celebration!

To officially enroll in the scorecard program, visit

AMPed podcast

Career Services Launches New Podcast: AMPed Life

SDSU Aztec Mentor Program mentors and mentees will share their stories on how mentoring has elevated their perspective, given them momentum to move forward and provided the space to celebrate their milestones along the way. 

In episode one you will meet Mulika Musyimi, a Kenyan transfer student as he discusses the impact that quality public health information can have in vulnerable populations. Click the button below to listen on Anchor or Spotify!  

Listen to AMPed Podcast

  • Oct. 4: Intro to Mountain Climbing (Aztec Recreation Center)
  • Oct. 5: Stranger Things At State - Welcome to Hawkins! (ASUB, Montezuma Hall)
  • Oct. 6: Cooking With Chefs (ASUB, Aztec Student Union Goldberg Courtyard)
  • Oct. 6: Homecoming Court Announcement Party (Noon, Goldberg Courtyard)
  • Oct. 6: Women’s Soccer vs San Jose State (Snapdragon Stadium)
  • Oct. 6: Spiritual Diversity in San Diego: A Conference on New, Alternative, and Emerging Religious Movements (Religion)
  • Oct. 7-9: Family Weekend 
  • Oct. 7: Family Weekend RSO Expo (Centennial Walkway)
  • Oct. 8: Aztec Football vs Hawaii (Snapdragon Stadium)
  • Oct. 8 and 15: Big Data Hackathon (Storm Hall West, 012-Charles Hostler Hall)
  • Oct. 10-14: Indigenous Peoples’ Week of Action (Native Resource Center)
  • Oct. 11: Moving beyond Diversity: Embedding Equity and Inclusion in Athletics
  • Oct. 13: Latinx Heritage Month Pachanga (Goldberg Courtyard)
  • Oct. 13: Aztec Volleyball vs Wyoming (Peterson Gym)
  • Oct. 13: Sociology Lecture Series "Loss in the City: Anti-Blackness and Racial Capitalism in the Nation's Capital" (Student Union Theatre)
  • Oct. 14: Africana Studies @ 50: A Retrospective of Art, Activism, and Scholarship Symposium (Montezuma Hall)
  • Oct. 14: Screen on the Green: Thor: Love and Thunder (Aztec Nights, Aztec Green)
  • Oct. 15: Kevin Hart (ASUB, Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl)
  • Oct. 17: Monday Night Movie: “Monster House” (ASUB, Student Union Theatre)
  • Oct. 18: An Intersectional Lens on Disability (Student Union Theatre)
  • Oct. 19: Know Your Rights Series Part 1 (EOPOS:
  • Oct. 19: Loretta Ross x Women's Resource Center collaboration (virtual)
  • Oct. 20: Makers Market (Goldberg Courtyard)
  • Oct. 21: APIDA-POP Expo! (Tula Community Center)
  • Oct. 24: San Diego Scare (ASUB, Student Union Theatre)
  • Oct. 26: Know Your Rights Series Part 2 (EOPOS MLK Conference Room SSW 2109)
  • Oct. 26: Dia de los Vivos: Music related to Latin American Heritage (Arts Alive, Montezuma Hall)
  • Oct. 27: Sip N’ Paint (ASUB, Montezuma Hall)
  • Oct. 28: “Pump”kin Cup Boulder Competition (Aztec Recreation Center)
  • Oct. 28-31: Aztec Nights Halloweekend (
  • Oct. 31: Homecoming Fall Festival (ASUB, Goldberg Courtyard)

*Events subject to change

For more events and details, go to the SDSU Events Calendar.
For more academic dates, go to the Academic Calendar.
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