May 2022 @STATE

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Congratulations to the San Diego State University Class of 2022! This month, we celebrate your accomplishments at Commencement from May 13-15 at Viejas Arena for San Diego campus students. 

Graduation season kicks off at the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus on May 12 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! The first 150 students who fill out the survey will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Your feedback will give you a chance to have your voice heard and help future Aztec grads.

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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 on May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Templo Mayor. Please register online by May 6 to participate.

Visit the APIDA Resource Center for more events.

Aztecs Shops Launches Equitable Access

Aztecs Shops recently announced the creation of Equitable Access. 

The program provides every SDSU undergraduate student with access to their required textbooks by the first day of class, all for $22 per credit. 

The program provides undergraduates with predictable pricing from semester to semester.

For more information, visit the Equitable Access information page.

New Flyer Shuttle Provides Free Rides to Airport from Old Town

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has introduced the “San Diego Flyer” a free electric shuttle bus service between San Diego International Airport and Old Town Transit Center. 

Students can take the MTS Trolley to Old Town to catch the shuttle, which will operate seven days a week, with an average arrival time of every 20-30 minutes. 

For SDSU students 18 or younger, this means you’ll be able to get from campus to the airport for free, beginning May 1, when all youth in San Diego will be able ride MTS services for free with a youth PRONTO opportunity pass.  

Visit the San Diego International Airport website for more information about the service.

Take Summer Session to Get Ahead, Stay on Track to Graduate!

Registration for summer session classes is still open!

One summer course can put you back on track to graduate on time, open up time for an internship, job, student organization or study abroad next year or even lead to early graduation! 

Last year, more than 10,500 students took at least one summer course. This summer, classes will be held both online and on campus. 

SDSU has added additional four-week and six-week sessions for a limited number of courses.

More students than ever before are also eligible for financial aid.

Visit the Office of the Registrar for a list of summer courses.


MIdnight study break: Y2K rewind


The aughts called. They want their flip phone back. 

Before diving into finals May 6-12, rewind to Y2K with Midnight Study Break on May 5! 

It will be a full night of your favorite childhood games, competitions like music trivia and free food. 

Opportunity drawings for gift cards and themed prizes will be held all night long! Travel back in time from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 5 at Montezuma Hall. Hope 2 c u there! 

Visit the Aztec Nights for more on this and other upcoming student events.

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While you’ve been getting ready for finals, your San Diego State spring sports teams have been dominating the competition!

The Aztec men’s golf and women’s tennis teams just wrapped up Mountain West Conference champions and have now advanced to their respective NCAA tournament brackets.

And your women’s softball team, led by dominant senior Maggie Balint, is on its way to a Mountain West Conference regular season title and a return to the NCAA D1 Softball Tournament for the first time since 2015.

Head to for more details!

Visit my.SDSU to View Your Fall Financial Aid Award

Financial Aid awards for continuing students who filed the 2022-23 FAFSA and have no pending items on their “to-do” list will be available via my.SDSU in mid- to late May. 

If you have not done so already, please check your my.SDSU portal for pending documents on your “to-do” list. Submit these documents as soon as possible. You will not be able to see your eligibility for the 2022-23 academic year until you do so.

Recovery Anniversary on May 3

It's time to celebrate! We'll bring the music, games and food (free pizza and edible cookie dough, as well as healthy options!). Just bring yourself and some friends! 

The Recovery Anniversary, hosted by Well-being & Health Promotion, will be 6 p.m to 9 p.m. May 3 in the Calpulli Center Conference Rooms. 

It’s open to all, so come out and help us celebrate all the efforts made by students in recovery this past year!

SDSU Go! is going to Disneyland June 4!

SDSU Go! is kicking off the summer with a fun and free trip, but you have to register.

The registration form opened April 29. Priority will be given to students enrolled in SDSU summer courses. Registration will be reviewed in the order received and doesn’t guarantee participation.

Attendees will be provided with a Park Hopper admission ticket, transportation and a lunch voucher. Attendees must ride the SDSU Go! transportation to and from campus.

For any questions and/or inquiries, please email [email protected]

Monday night Movies: Disney Moana May 2 at 6:30 pm

Monday Night Movies Presents Disney’s “Moana”

Join us at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre at 6:30 p.m. May 2 for a screening of Disney’s animated classic “Moana.” The movie is free and snacks will be provided. 

Monday Night Movies is one of the Associated Student Union Board’s signature monthly events.

Students are also invited to the last Nooner of the semester on May 4 in the Goldberg Courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union from noon to 1 p.m. Sit and relax while student band Blank Space provides lunchtime entertainment.

Digital Humanities Showcase Returns

The annual Digital Humanities Showcase is back!

The event, which celebrates the wide diversity of creative-critical digital work happening across campus, will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 6 in the DH Center (LA 61, bottom of the Dome). 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the event in 2020 and 2021, students will be displaying their work from the past three years. The showcase is an informal digital poster session in which participants display and discuss their work, exhibit hybrid analog-digital pieces and offer project demos. 

Learn more about Digital Humanities

CRMSE’s Distinguished Lecturer Series Continues May 5

Renowned mathematics professor Marta Civil will be speaking at SDSU from 4 - 6 p.m. May 5 as part of the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education Distinguished Lecture Series.

Civil is a professor of mathematics education and the Roy F. Graesser Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona. Her lecture is entitled “A Reflection on My Work on Funds of Knowledge and Parental Engagement in Mathematics Education.”

The lecture will take place at the Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Attendees can also view the lecture via Zoom. Register to sign up for both in-person and Zoom attendance.

Applications to SDSU Imperial Valley Still Being Accepted

Have a friend who’s still undecided about college? At SDSU Imperial Valley, you receive a top-quality education at a nationally ranked research university with affordable tuition. Clue them in to this opportunity to learn and  graduate with a degree that will open up countless opportunities.

Applications are still being accepted. Contact Francisco Peraza to discuss options.

The Sexual Violence Climate Survey Closes May 13

It takes each of us to make change happen. Help SDSU to develop and improve campuswide sexual and relationship violence prevention and intervention services by completing the 2022 Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey. All students have been emailed a unique link to the survey, which closes May 13. 

All participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a set of Apple AirPods Pro. Participants will be notified toward the end of the survey period with information about retrieving their item(s), if applicable.

For more information on the survey, visit the 2022 Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey.

Scholarship Fund Set Up in Honor of Late SDSU Student

Friends of a San Diego State junior who died in 2020 have set up a scholarship fund in his honor to support mental health awareness. 

The Noah Hytken Memorial Fund includes a scholarship that will directly support SDSU students and both their mental health and physical well-being and honor Hytken's memory. 

Hytken was 20 when he died. The business finance major was involved in club lacrosse, leadership positions within Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, TAMID and the San Diego Jewish community. 

Visit the NHMF to learn more about the scholarship.

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Career Services Featured Jobs and Professional Development Events

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 job opportunities, and go to the Career Center for more information on jobs, events and career preparation.

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Aztec Scholarships General Applications open Now through Aug. 5

Aztec Scholarships is open, so apply now! SDSU has over 700 scholarship opportunities valued at over $5 million to support our students’ educational goals. 

The general application in Aztec Scholarships will be open through August 5, 2022, for awards in the 2022-23 academic year, with a priority deadline of May 13, 2022, for current students and incoming students who have submitted their intent to enroll.   

To learn more about eligibility requirements and scholarships available, visit Aztec Scholarships

Additionally, the APIDA Resource Center has announced three scholarship opportunities available: the Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship, the Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship and the Western Regional Chapter of the Korean American Scholarship Foundation. Visit each website for details. 


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