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SDSU Hosts NCAA Tournament

A visitor's guide to the NCAA Tournament at SDSU.
By Hallie Jacobs

San Diego State University will play host to eight men's basketball teams in the upcoming NCAA tournament this week.

Beginning Friday, March 21, fans from Arizona, Weber State, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Tulsa, VCU and Stephen F. Austin will converge on Viejas Arena to cheer on their teams. Following are some tips about SDSU for out of town visitors.

Game schedules (approximate)

March 21 Session 1
1 Arizona
16 Weber St.
11:10 am, TNT
 8 Gonzaga
9 Oklahoma St.
1:40 pm, TNT
March 21 Session 2
12 SF Austin
4:27 pm, TruTV
13 Tulsa
6:57 pm, TruTV

Getting to SDSU 

Trolley and bus stops throughout San Diego allow commuters to park and ride directly to campus. Trolley schedules and bus routes are available at the California Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre Information Booth.


General Parking is located at Parking Structures 2, 4, 5, & 6 and Q lot only. A $10 fee per vehicle is required at all event parking locations. Should money collectors not be present at the time of your arrival you will be required to purchase a pay machine permit for the length of time you are on campus. Pay permit machines are located in PS 4 on level 8, in PS 5 levels 1 & 2 on the north end of the structure in PS 6 on levels 1-3 and Q lot on the north/east corner. Parking in any other area may result in a citation. Men's basketball parking map.

The university has also added Car2Go with charging stations in G Lot. You can register for this service online.

Visit the SDSU Police website for more parking lot locations and information.

Check out the interactive campus map or Google Street View map to navigate around SDSU. 

Eat at SDSU

SDSU has a multitude of dining options on campus.

The Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union features The Habit Burger, Chipotle and the Aztec Market. The Habit and Chipotle will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the market will open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.

The Starbucks in the Union will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

East Commons will be closed, but the Aztec Market there will be open. 

Visit the SDSU Dining Services website for more information. There are also several dining options just outside of campus.

Explore the SDSU campus

The virtual/self guided tour shares key points of interest on campus. SDSU offers a variety of campus tour options available to the community. Visit the SDSU Office of Admissions to sign up for a campus tour. 

Smoke Free SDSU

SDSU is a completely smoke-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in or outside any buildings, including Viejas arena and auxiliary buildings, or in parking areas.  For more information about SDSU's smoke free policy, visit the Smoke Free SDSU website.

About SDSU 

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities.

The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit