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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 can redeem a free mobile ticket by logging into their account at, starting one week before the game. Students should use their preferred email address on file with the Registrar’s office when logging in.

    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 SDCCU Stadium for the football game?
    You can take the Trolley to SDCCU Stadium for approximately $5 round trip. If you drive to the stadium, you will need to pay for parking (starts at $10).

    See the BBQ/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.