MAY/June 2023 @STATE

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Congratulations to the San Diego State University Class of 2023! This month, we celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement from May 12-14 at Viejas Arena for San Diego campus students.

Graduation season concludes at the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus on May 16 at 7 p.m. on the Rollie Carrillo Quad.

Find everything you need to know about the various Commencement exercises on the Commencement website, including how to get tickets, where to buy your cap and gown and information for families and guests.

Graduates, please take a second to fill out the SDSU Outcomes Survey beginning May 2! Your feedback will give you a chance to have your voice heard and help future Aztec grads.

Origami workshop on May 3!

Join us at the SDSU Chinese Cultural Center from 1-2 p.m. May 3 for a fun introduction to the world of origami!

Instructor Brianna O’Boyle will lead the workshop.

Register for the workshop here.

Ellen Ochoa West Commons renaming May 5

SDSU will honor veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa with the renaming of West Commons to the Dr. Ellen Ochoas Pavillion in her honor on Friday, May 5.

The in- person event will begin at 11 a.m. Ochoa, an SDSU alumna, was the first hispanic female astronaut and former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center. The space’s new name will be Dr. Ellen Ochoa Pavilion. Read more on NewsCenter about the renaming.

Student input needed in Climate Action Plan update!

The Office of Energy & Sustainability is currently drafting an update to SDSU’s 2017 Climate Action Plan and is inviting all SDSU faculty, students, staff and alumni to complete a 5-minute poll.

Your input about current and completed climate actions, such as conservation measures to lower building energy use, reduce vehicle miles traveled and to eliminate waste, is valuable. SDSU Climate Action Plan Update Poll will be open through May 31.



Finals are from May 5-11, but take a disco break from studying on finals eve!

Let's groove on down to disco town from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 4-5 in Montezuma Hall! Join us for Aztec Nights biannual Midnight Study Break. This semester’s theme: Stayin’ Alive at Midnight Study Break!

Kick up your heels or bring your laptop along to join the fun by entering the opportunity drawings all night long! There will be 70's themed DIY activities, arcade games, Kahoot, student competitions and MORE! Did we mention we will be serving FREE In-N-Out burgers! Prizes include gift cards, airpods, hydroflasks, a scooter, a Nintendo Switch and a grand prize of 2 tickets to Disneyland!

Visit for more details.

Self-Care Expo on May 3!

Need to relax and unwind from finals season? The URC and EOPOS Learning Support Center will equip the EOP Learning Support Center (Student Services East 2109) with self-care stations from noon to 2 p.m. May 3.

Enjoy activities like aromatherapy bracelet making, succulent planting, massage chairs and more! Refreshments will be provided. See you there!

Fuel up for finals week at CIR!

Finals Week is approaching! Your health is equally important as your exams, so pick up some free snacks to fuel up at the CIR from Noon to 4 p.m. May 1-5.

The CIR will provide an assortment of free snacks, fidget toys and test materials in the CIR Living Room, Student Union 250. We hope to see you soon! 



May is Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month, which serves as a national celebration of the history, contributions and achievements of the APIDA communities. APIDA Heritage Month was designated to commemorate the first Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7, 1853, while also honoring the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Come celebrate the month with the APIDA Resource Center, which will have a slate of events to celebrate the month including an APIDA Graduation Celebration held from 5-8 p.m. May 3 at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard, and the popular Makers’ Market from 1-6 p.m. May 4, also in the Student Union Courtyard.

Visit the APIDA Resource Center for more events.

spring sports wrap up confernce play


Come support your Aztec spring athletics teams as they wind down conference schedules and prepare for their conference tournaments and championships. Check out for schedule and ticket information for baseball, softball and women’s track and field.

Also, a huge congratulations to the Men’s Golf team for capturing their second straight Mountain West Conference championship and to SDSU pitcher TJ Fondtain, who recorded the eighth no-hitter in the baseball program’s history in a 4-0 win over Nevada on April 21. Read more in NewsCenter.

Aztec Scholarships open through Aug 25

Apply for Aztec Scholarships

Apply for hundreds of scholarships with a single application! The general application for Aztec Scholarships opened on April 10 and is open through Aug. 25 for awards in the 2023-24 academic year.

Submit your application today! New students must submit their intent to enroll to gain access to the Aztec Scholarship portal.

Emerging Filmmakers Showcase May 9-10!

Come see the future of filmmaking at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase May 9-10 at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre.

The event features the best films produced by students in the School of Theatre, Television and Film and will include two distinct lineups of short narratives and documentary films.

Tickets are $10. Visit the TTF website for more details!

Digital Humanities Showcase May 5

Join the Digital Humanities Center and and Digital Humanities Initiative for the annual digital humanities showcase, a celebration of all the digital work created/in process this year.

The showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 5 in the Digital Humanities Center, LA 61 (bottom of the Library Dome).

Spring 2023 Engineering Design Day is May 3!

Engineering Design Day is May 3! 

The Spring 2023 Engineering Design Day is May 3! This free event will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Montezuma Hall and will showcase over 80 projects from our senior design classes in aerospace, civil, construction and environmental, electrical and computer and mechanical engineering majors.

SDSU Alumni will also have a table at the event with resources to get connected to the engineering alumni community.

Check out the 2023 Design Day Booklet outlining all of the projects participating in this year's event.

DMCS is hiring videographers, designers and photographers


CURRENT STUDENTS - we're looking to hire a videographer, a graphic designer and/or a photographer for student positions with the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity! If you're interested in applying, email [email protected] with your updated resume and samples of your work/portfolio and we'll be in touch!


Rise and shine for summer session - registration now open


Summer Session is almost here! Classes begin May 22, but there’s still time to register. 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.

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

Also, visit the Summer Session Financial Aid website to learn how to apply for summer aid and make sure you file your FAFSA by June 30 to qualify!

SDSU Go Summer to Disneyland, AMC Spidervers, SD County Fair and the zoo!


The fun continues with SDSU Go! field trips in June! Join us for summer in San Diego with trips to the opening weekend of Spiderverse, the San Diego County Fair, the world famous San Diego Zoo and, BEST of all — Disneyland!

Visit for registration details and follow our Instagram @sllsdsu for updates. Priority given to SDSU students enrolled in summer session. Questions? Email [email protected]


Crossing the Line exhibit ends May 4

Crossing the Line features the artwork of 29 artists, current faculty and alumni of the School of Art and Design, whose work considers the notion of boundaries and borders.

The exhibit, which has been on display at the University Art Gallery since March 7, ends May 4.

Contact Sarah Roberts at [email protected] for an appointment.

Take the SDSU Transportation Survey and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

SDSU is conducting a comprehensive transportation survey to better serve your needs and support our Climate Action efforts!

Participants who take the 10-minute survey will have the option to be entered into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. 

Community Graduation Celebrations this month!

Join us in celebrating our graduates from different communities. At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

The community graduations in May include the Lavender Graduation, APIDA Graduation and Transborder Graduation ceremonies on May 3, the Latinx Graduation and Native Graduation ceremonies on May 5 and Black Baccalaureate on May 11. Guardian Scholars, Jewish and EOPOS graduation ceremonies occurred last month.

Visit the community graduations website for more details.

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Live Well on Wheels

The County of San Diego is hosting the Live Well on Wheels Bus at the top of Campanile Walkway from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3.  Students can stop by and meet with staff from SD County to get help enrolling in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWorks, and other Self-Sufficiency Programs.

RSO application cycle May 1 - Sep1 click for more info or see below for details

RSO Application Cycle

Recognized Student Organization Application Renewal is underway! RSO’s are required to submit completed applications in order to be reviewed and become recognized for the next academic year (2023-2024). Required training sessions will be offered throughout the summer. Email [email protected] for questions.

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Career Services helps students connect with jobs and internships

SDSU's annual survey gathers important data to help connect students to jobs and internships. To participate, click the link below to take the SDSU student survey. If you have questions or want to know more about the survey, please email [email protected].

"SHAC" up this fall: Join the Student Health Advisory Committee

Become a health and wellness advocate for SDSU students by joining the Student Health Advisory Committee. SHAC members advise the departments of Student Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, and Well-being & Health Promotion on their services, make recommendations on policy and programming, and give voice to the needs and perspectives of the student body!

SHAC is open to all SDSU students and there are no dues or fees required. Please complete the SHAC interest form by May 19 to be notified about meetings for Fall 2023 and/or apply for open officer positions.

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