MAY/June 2023 @STATE
CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES -
COMMENCEMENT 2023 IS HERE!
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
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.
MAY/JUNE NEWS IN BRIEF
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.
BOOGIE ON DOWN AT THE MIDNIGHT STUDY BREAK!
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 Aztecnights.com 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!
RSVP at tinyurl.com/eoplsc
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!
CELEBRATE APIDA HERITAGE MONTH
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 CONFERENCE PLAY
Come support your Aztec spring athletics teams as they wind down conference schedules
and prepare for their conference tournaments and championships. Check out Goaztecs.com for schedule and ticket information for baseball, softball and women’s track and
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.
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).
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
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!
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!
THERE’S STILL TIME: REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL
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!
HAVE A FUN-FILLED SUMMER WITH SDSU GO!
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 sdsu.edu/sdsu-go 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.
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
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.
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.
YOUR DESTINATION FOR NEWS ABOUT STUDENT LIFE AND WHAT'S HAPPENING ON CAMPUS!
Follow @ExperienceSDSU on Instagram and Twitter for the latest in SDSU news and information about student organizations and events!
- May: APIDA Heritage Month
- May 1: Taste of the Middle East(Scripps Cottage Patio)
- May 1-5: CIR Finals Fuel Station (CIR Living Room, Student Union 250)
- May 3: Engineering Design Day (Montezuma Hall)
- May 3: Self-Care Expo (SDSU East 2109)
- May 3: Lavender Graduation (Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center)
- May 3: APIDA Graduation (Goldberg Courtyard)
- May 3: Transborder Graduation (Tijuana campus of Universidad Autonoma de Baja California)
- May 4: Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break (Montezuma Hall)
- May 4: APIDA Makers' Market (Goldberg Courtyard)
- May 5: Cinco De Mayo
- May 5: Latinx Graduation (Montezuma Hall)
- May 5: Native Graduation (Mission Trails)
- May 5-11: Finals Week
- May 9-10: Emerging Filmmakers Showcase (SDSU Theatre)
- May 11: Black Baccalaureate (Lincoln High School)
- May 12-14: Commencement (Viejas Arena)
- May 17: SDSU Imperial Valley Commencement
- May 18: Last day of Spring semester
- May 22: Summer Session begins
- June 3: SDSU GO! Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse (AMC Fashion Valley)
- June 10: SDSU Go! San Diego County Fair
- June 17: SDSU Go! Summer 2023 Disneyland Trip
*Events subject to change
For more events and details, go to the SDSU Events Calendar.
For more academic dates, go to the Academic Calendar.
The schedule of athletic events is at goaztecs.com.
Find residence hall information at sdsu.edu/housing.
Career Services Featured Jobs and Internships
Looking for a part-time job to cover costs, an internship to build your professional skills or a full-time job because graduation looms? Check out these career and internship opportunities, and go to sa.sdsu.edu/career for more information on jobs, events and career preparation.
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