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SDSU Family Weekend - a time to celebrate family, friends and SDSU

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can we stay during Family Weekend?
    The Aztec Parents Association is proud to partner with Bartell Hotels to offer you discounts on overnight accomodations. Bartell Hotels offers 8 unique Hotels from beachfront to Shelter Island, La Jolla to Hotel Circle, or next door to Sea World. Ask for the "SDSU Friends and Family Rate." Visit, click on Special Travel Discounts. 

    See the travel discounts page.

  • Does my son or daughter have to buy a ticket for the football game?
    SDSU students DO NOT have to purchase football tickets — they attend for free and can pick up tickets at the Viejas Arena Ticket Office or at the University Info Center in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union starting in early October. Valid SDSU Student ID must be presented. Students need to request tickets in the Family Weekend student section in order to sit with their families.

    See the football game details for more information.

  • Can my student check in for the entire family and pick up our tickets for us?
    Yes, if you are unable to, your student should check in for you and pick up your tickets on campus. Your student would need to do so at the specified check-in times.

    See the Check In page for details.

  • Besides driving ourselves, what is an alternative way to get to Qualcomm Stadium for the football game?
    You can take the Trolley to Qualcomm Stadium for approximately $5 round trip. If you drive to the stadium, you will need to pay for parking (starts at $10).

    See the Tailgate/Football game page for details.

  • Do we have to be present at the Breakfast for the scholarship drawing?
    Yes, you need to be present at the Breakfast to be eligible for the scholarship drawing.

    See the Schedule of Events for more information.

  • If I do not attend an event I’ve paid for, can I get a refund?
    There are no refunds for cancellations or no shows. Please make sure you are able to attend prior to submitting a reservation.

    See the Overview of Fees.

  • Can we bring grandparents and family friends to Family Weekend?
    Of course, the more the merrier! You need to register each adult that is attending.

  • We are from San Diego. Should our family still plan on attending?
    Absolutely! The Aztec Parents Association encourages all families to attend Family Weekend. Family Weekend provides you with an inside look at your student’s SDSU life. Meet SDSU administrators and staff and enjoy planned activities just for you!

  • May I add another guest to my reservation even though I have already completed my order?
    Please contact our office to make any modifications to your reservation. Call 619-594-1509 or email us at Please note: there are a limited number of spaces for the ticketed events.