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

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

All times are Pacific Time

Friday, October 13, 2017

Families wait at the check-in tent

Check In

10 am – 3 pm, Family Weekend Welcome Tent, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
4:30 - 5:45 pm, Scripps Cottage Terrace

First stop, check in!
You’ll be greeted by members of the Aztec Parents Advisory Board and university staff. They will give you a packet containing your pre-paid event tickets, name tags, and weekend itinerary. We’d like you to wear your name tag during Family Weekend so we can address you by name and get to know you. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll be on your way to discovering what your student’s SDSU home is really like.

Family Weekend Welcome Tent

10 am – 3:30 pm, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

We’ll be at the Family Weekend Welcome Tent to give you directions to events, to answer your questions, or just to say hello. Feel free to stop by any time.

Study Abroad Information

10 am – 3:30 pm, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Representatives willl be available to speak with you regarding study abroad opportunities for your student.

Aztec Mentor Program

10 am – 3:30 pm, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Learn about the Aztec Mentor Program and how you as a parent can support our students by becoming a mentor.

International Photo Exhibit

10 am - 3:30 pm, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

View a gallery of photos submitted by current SDSU students from their experiences studying abroad. Photo submissions encompass the theme "Defying Imagination": images capturing imagination during the student's international experience.

Study abroad representatives will be available to speak with you regarding study abroad opportunities for your student.

Aztec Reaching Aztecs

10 am – 3 pm, Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Learn more about Aztecs Reaching Aztecs, a program that helps students make connections to one another. Mark where your family is from on the U.S. map.

Campus Tours

11 am and 2 pm (meet at the Family Weekend Welcome Tent)

Enjoy a campus tour led by one of our SDSU Ambassadors, the official student representatives, tour guides and orientation leaders of SDSU, and discover the many new developments across campus.

University Library Tour

11 am and 1 pm (meet in front of the Library Dome entrance)

Virtually every SDSU student uses library services/resources while in school. Last year, students and faculty borrowed more than 1 million journal articles and over ½ million books and e-books.

More than 70,000 students entered the library each week of the semester.

San Diego State University Library & Information Access has 6.6+ million items in its collections including over 216,900 journals, databases, and e-books. In addition we have 800 student access computers, 44 group study rooms, math and writing tutoring centers, a coffee cart, food friendly areas, quiet study areas, and charging stations.

Check out the following Library Spaces:

  • buildIT@ SDSU Library is a student-run makerspace designed to foster creative and innovation with 3D Printers/3D Scanners, CNC carving machines, sewing/embroidery machines and so much more!
  • Wells Fargo Financial Laboratory with Bloomberg terminals.
  • Department of Special Collections holds the renowned Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library.
  • Student Computing Hub- The largest computer lab on campus.
  • SDSU’s new Digital Humanities space, supporting interdisciplinary humanistic digital research across campus. Students and faculty explore, use, and create innovative digital projects and class assignments.

Parents and students take in a presentation about campus food services.

Dining on Campus

Noon, The Garden at Cuicacalli Suites

12 pm: A complimentary lunch will be served to the first 100 participants who sign up (students cannot sign up, but can join their guests by using a meal plan or cash).

12:30 pm: Staff members will facilitate a discussion on SDSU Dining and Residential Education and will be available to answer any questions you have.

Residence Hall Reception

3 - 4:30 pm (formal program at 3:30pm), Zura & Maya/Olmeca Courtyard

If you have students living in the residence halls, join us for a special reception in your honor! You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with SDSU President Sally Roush, Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Rivera and the Residential Education staff. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your student’s new friends and their families. Light refreshments will be served.

Student Life and Leadership Open House

10 am - 4 pm, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Room 210

Visit Student Life & Leadership and find out more information about the different ways to get involved on campus! Take a tour and see our student organization office spaces, the Commuter Resource Center, the Glazer Center for Leadership & Service, learn more about Fraternity & Sorority Life, and meet the leadership team that assists and advises student leaders. Part of making SDSU your home is getting connected to campus involvement. Student Life & Leadership will help your students get connected to campus life.

Commuter Resource Center Open House

11 am - 4 pm, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, enter through room 210

Commuting to campus? Be sure to visit the Commuter Resource Center to learn about the benefits and services available to commuter students. The space was designed for students to study, eat, or just take a break. A variety of commuter-centered events and activities are offered on topics ranging from internships to financial aid and scholarships to study abroad, as well as a monthly Commuter Coffee Hour for students to mingle with each other and the Commuter Life staff. Computer workstations, a refrigerator, and microwaves are also available. Come between 2-3 pm to meet the Dean of Students and Commuter Life staff members over coffee!

Intercultural Relations Open House

Noon - 2 pm, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Room 250

Visiting the Center for Intercultural Relations will give you a glimpse into the unique programming available on campus that promotes appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural and cross-cultural understanding. Students can work on their educational, personal, cultural, and social development while building lasting relationships with their peers. Many of the programs and services offered at the Center for Intercultural Relations expand students’ cultural horizon while honoring their respective cultural experiences. Please join us for light refreshments.

SDSU Pride Center Open House

Noon - 2 pm, 5141 Campanile Drive (on the corner of Lindo Paseo and Campanile)

The Pride Center creates, sustains, and strengthens an inclusive, safe, and affirming campus environment for persons of all sexual and gender identities and their allies. The center also provides a wealth of resources and programming for all members of the SDSU community, especially those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ). Visitors will receive a great overview of the center and to meet staff who are here to serve the San Diego State LGBTQ community and its allies on-campus and in the greater San Diego community.

Women's Resource Center Open House

Noon - 2 pm, 5121 Campanile Drive (at the corner of Lindo Paseo and Campanile)

Visiting the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will give you a glimpse into how students are creating social change around issues that impact women! Learn about support resources and opportunities for how your student can get involved. The WRC's beautiful cottage hosts regular events, support groups, and includes rooms for studying and an outdoor patio. Please stop by our open house for more information!  

Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center Open House

9 am - 4 pm, Student Services West, Suite 1661

Are you a veteran, active duty, reserve, or military family member? Be sure to visit the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center to learn about the services and programs available to the SDSU military student body. This support includes admissions outreach, GI Bill certification, career transition assistance, dedicated spaces for military connected students, and more!

The Players

Picnic and Serenade* 

5 pm, Scripps Cottage
Food will be served from 5-6 pm

Join Vice President for Student Affairs, Eric Rivera, and other families for a sunset dinner at SDSU’s most charming spot on campus—Scripps Cottage. Enjoy a delicious dinner while listening to the popular San Diego band, The Players, playing hits from the 60's through today. Be sure to bring your picnic blanket and/or chairs, a camera, and your dancing shoes for an evening of fun!

*Prepaid tickets are required

Hillel at SDSU Shabbat Service & Dinner

Services at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm
$18 per guest / Students: Free PLEASE REGISTER FOR DINNER HERE
Melvin Garb Hillel Center, 5717 Lindo Paseo

Celebrate Shabbat with us in our home. This is a great opportunity to mingle with new and current students and their families and meet the warm and friendly staff at SDSU. We have plenty of parking available. Questions? Contact Jackie Tolley at jtolley@hillelsd.org or 619-583-6080 for more information.

University Library Exhibits

7 am – 6 pm, Library

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2017 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and Exhibit cases in the Research Services Area, First Floor Dome Entrance.

Donor Hall Exhibit: DemoGRAPHICS: Voices and Visionaries from the SDSU Comic Arts Collection. DemoGRAPHICS is a year-long exhibit and lecture series that explores how identity, in its most broadly-defined sense, is cultivated and nurtured in the imagination.

24/7 Exhibit Case: An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines. The exhibit will showcase the Jewish Historical Society’s Cysner Collection, which features materials documenting Holocaust survivors who found safe haven in the Philippines.

Research Services Exhibit Cases – Dome Entrance, First Floor Love Library: Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County - Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County is an oral history project highlighting the lived stories of African -Americans and their contributions to the San Diego Community

Open Classes

All day (pre-arranged by student)

Whether your son or daughter is a first-generation college student or is following in your footsteps, you’ll enjoy attending class without having to study! Your student must contact his or her professor for prior permission. Not all classes will be open for attending.

Aztec Recreation Center Open House

8 am - Midnight
Aztec Recreation Center (located on the West side of campus, off 55th Street)

You’re invited to tour or use SDSU’s Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Participate in drop-in recreational opportunities including weight training, cardio exercising, basketball, volleyball, soccer and Group Fitness classes. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering.

Aztec Aquaplex Open House

Friday, 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
Aztec Aquaplex (located next to Tony Gwynn Stadium on the west side of campus)

You’re invited to tour or use the Aztec Aquaplex. Enjoy lap swimming, recreation swimming, hot tub access, floating, lounging, deck lounging or tennis at the adjacent SDSU tennis courts. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering. Youth under 18 may participate during family swim hours Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center Open House

Friday - Sunday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Mission Bay Aquatic Center (1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109)

You’re invited to come see all that MBAC has to offer. Enjoy a complimentary kayak or paddleboard rental for Family Weekend participants. SDSU’s instructional watersports facility is located off campus at beautiful Mission Bay. The facility offers classes for credit, rentals, recreational lessons, and special events in the sports of surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddling, kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing.

Aztec Lanes Special Bowling Offer

Friday, 4 - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 6 pm (1st Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union)

Enjoy free shoe rental with purchase of a game for Family Weekend participants of all ages. Aztec Lanes is an exciting destination on campus that features 12 bowling lanes, as well as billiards, table tennis, Xbox One, and a TV Lounge.

Shopping at SDSU Bookstore

Discount on SDSU-logo items
October 13, 8 am – 5 pm, SDSU Bookstore

If you've ever wanted to buy an SDSU-logo sweatshirt, jacket or mug, Family Weekend is the time! Enjoy a discount on SDSU logo items purchased throughout the weekend. In order to receive the discount, make sure you bring the Family Weekend coupon you will receive at check in. Once at the SDSU Bookstore, enter the drawing for your student to win free textbooks for the spring semester.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Check In

8:30 am – noon, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Rotunda

You’ll be greeted by members of the Aztec Parents Advisory Board and university staff. They will give you a packet containing your pre-paid event tickets, name tags, and weekend itinerary. We’d like you to wear your name tag during Family Weekend so we can address you by name and get to know you. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll be on your way to discovering what your student’s SDSU home is really like.

 

The Family Weekend breakfast is popular with both parents and students.Family Weekend Breakfast*

9 am, Montezuma Hall, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Food will be served from 9 to 9:30 am. Formal program will begin at 9:30 am.

Meet SDSU staff and administrators and connect with other Aztec families at this informative breakfast, and enjoy a special performance by SDSU students.  Please join the Vice President for Student Affairs, Eric Rivera; Associated Students President, Chimezie Ebiriekwe; and other campus representatives. A scholarship drawing will be held. You must be present to win.

*Prepaid tickets are required.

International Photo Exhibit

8:45 am - noon, Montezuma Hall Foyer

View a gallery of photos submitted by current SDSU students from their experiences studying abroad. Photo submissions encompass the theme Defying Imagination.

10:30 am - noon, Montezuma Hall

Study abroad representatives will be available to speak with you regarding study abroad opportunities for your student.

Study Abroad Information

10:30 am – Noon, Montezuma Hall Foyer

Representatives willl be available to speak with you regarding study abroad opportunities for your student.

Aztec Mentor Program

10:30 am – Noon, Montezuma Hall Foyer

Learn about the Aztec Mentor Program and how you as a parent can support our students by becoming a mentor.

University Library Exhibits

10 am - 6 pm, Library Donor Hall

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2017 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and Exhibit cases in the Research Services Area, First Floor Dome Entrance.

Donor Hall Exhibit: DemoGRAPHICS: Voices and Visionaries from the SDSU Comic Arts Collection. DemoGRAPHICS is a year-long exhibit and lecture series that explores how identity, in its most broadly-defined sense, is cultivated and nurtured in the imagination.

24/7 Exhibit Case: An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines. The exhibit will showcase the Jewish Historical Society’s Cysner Collection, which features materials documenting Holocaust survivors who found safe haven in the Philippines.

Research Services Exhibit Cases – Dome Entrance, First Floor Love Library: Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County - Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County is an oral history project highlighting the lived stories of African -Americans and their contributions to the San Diego Community.

University Library Tour

Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm (meet in front of the Library Dome entrance)

Virtually every SDSU student uses library services/resources while in school. Last year, students and faculty borrowed more than 1 million journal articles and over ½ million books and e-books.

More than 70,000 student entered the library each week of the semester.

San Diego State University Library & Information Access has 6.6+ million items in its collections including over 216,900 journals, databases, and e-books. In addition we have 800 student access computers, 44 group study rooms, math and writing tutoring centers, coffee cart, food friendly areas, quiet study areas, and charging stations.

Check out the following Library Spaces:

  • buildIT@ SDSU Library is a student-run makerspace designed to foster creative and innovation with 3D Printers/3D Scanners, CNC carving machines, sewing/embroidery machines and so much more!
  • Wells Fargo Financial Laboratory with Bloomberg terminals.
  • Department of Special Collections holds the renowned Marsh Golden Age of Science fiction library.
  • Student Computing Hub- The largest computer lab on campus.
  • SDSU’s new Digital Humanities space, supporting interdisciplinary humanistic digital research across campus. Students, and faculty explore, use, and create innovative digital projects and class assignments.

Aztec Recreation Center Open House

8 am - Midnight
Aztec Recreation Center (located on the West side of campus, off 55th Street)

You’re invited to tour or use SDSU’s Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Participate in drop-in recreational opportunities including weight training, cardio exercising, basketball, volleyball, soccer and Group Fitness classes. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering.

Aztec Aquaplex Open House

Friday, 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
Aztec Aquaplex (located next to Tony Gwynn Stadium on the west side of campus)

You’re invited to tour or use the Aztec Aquaplex. Enjoy lap swimming, recreation swimming, hot tub access, floating, lounging, deck lounging or tennis at the adjacent SDSU tennis courts. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering. Youth under 18 may participate during family swim hours Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center Open House

Friday - Sunday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Mission Bay Aquatic Center (1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109)

You’re invited to come see all that MBAC has to offer. Enjoy a complimentary kayak or paddleboard rental for Family Weekend participants. SDSU’s instructional watersports facility is located off campus at beautiful Mission Bay. The facility offers classes for credit, rentals, recreational lessons, and special events in the sports of surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddling, kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing.

Aztec Lanes Special Bowling Offer

Friday, 4 - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 6 pm (1st Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union)

Enjoy free shoe rental with purchase of a game for Family Weekend participants of all ages. Aztec Lanes is an exciting destination on campus that features 12 bowling lanes, as well as billiards, table tennis, Xbox One, and a TV Lounge.

Hillel at SDSU Open House

1 - 4 pm, Melvin Garb Hillel Center, 5717 Lindo Paseo

Visit the Melvin Garb Hillel Center, the home for Jewish life at SDSU. Stop by for a tour of our beautiful facility and learn more about Jewish life on campus. Coffee and fall treats will be provided. We have plenty of parking available. Questions? Contact Jackie Tolley, Executive Director, at jtolley@hillelsd.org or 619-583-6080 ext 1 for more information.

Shopping at SDSU Bookstore

Discount on SDSU-logo items
October 14, 10 am – 3 pm, SDSU Bookstore

If you’ve ever wanted to buy an SDSU-logo sweatshirt, jacket or mug, Family Weekend is the time! Enjoy a discount on SDSU logo items purchased throughout the weekend. In order to receive the discount, make sure you bring the Family Weekend coupon you will receive in your folder at check in. Once at the SDSU Bookstore, enter the drawing for your students to win textbooks for the spring semester.

Qualcomm Stadium on a fall evening.Football Game Tailgate

5 - 7 pm, SDCCU Stadium Parking Lot (formerly Qualcomm Stadium)

Join us for the Family Weekend Tailgate inside Aztec Village at SDCCU Stadium. Aztec Village is the place to be prior to every SDSU home football game! There will be entertainment for fans of all ages including music, appearances by Aztec student-athletes, coaches and the marching band, a photo booth, inflatables, carnival rides, and face painters. The Family Weekend Tailgate ticket includes the entertainment and a BBQ buffet. Beer and wine available by a cash bar.

*Prepaid tickets are required. 

Football Game - SDSU vs. Boise State*

Kick off time: 7:30 pm, (SDCCU Stadium)

Join Aztec Families inside SDCCU Stadium for one of the most anticipated Mountain West rivalry games of the year: two-time defending Mountain West champion San Diego State vs. Boise State! Both teams are pre-season favorites to win the Mountain West! Come cheer on your Aztecs to VICTORY against the Broncos! SDSU Family Weekend participants will sit together at the stadium with their student

*Prepaid tickets are required.

Please note: 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 early October. Valid SDSU Student ID must be presented. Students need to request tickets in the student section in order to sit with their families.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fraternity & Sorority Life Events

If you have a student participating in Fraternity & Sorority Life, some fraternities and sororities may be holding events on Sunday. Please check with your student to learn of any special fraternity and sorority activities that are taking place.

Aztec Recreation Center Open House

8 am - Midnight
Aztec Recreation Center (located on the West side of campus, off 55th Street)

You’re invited to tour or use SDSU’s Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Participate in drop-in recreational opportunities including weight training, cardio exercising, basketball, volleyball, soccer and Group Fitness classes. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering.

Aztec Aquaplex Open House

Friday, 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
Aztec Aquaplex (located next to Tony Gwynn Stadium on the west side of campus)

You’re invited to tour or use the Aztec Aquaplex. Enjoy lap swimming, recreation swimming, hot tub access, floating, lounging, deck lounging or tennis at the adjacent SDSU tennis courts. To participate, guests must be age 18 or over, bring a government issued photo ID and complete a liability waiver prior to entering. Youth under 18 may participate during family swim hours Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center Open House

Friday - Sunday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Mission Bay Aquatic Center (1001 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109)

You’re invited to come see all that MBAC has to offer. Enjoy a complimentary kayak or paddleboard rental for Family Weekend participants. SDSU’s instructional watersports facility is located off campus on beautiful Mission Bay. The facility offers classes for credit, rentals, recreational lessons, and special events in the sports of surfing, sailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddling, kayaking, rowing, and windsurfing.

Aztec Lanes Special Bowling Offer

Friday, 4 - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 6 pm (1st Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union)

Enjoy free shoe rental with purchase of a game for Family Weekend participants of all ages. Aztec Lanes is an exciting destination on campus that features 12 bowling lanes, as well as billiards, table tennis, Xbox One, and a TV Lounge.

University Library Exhibits

10 am – 6 pm, Library's Donor Hall

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2017 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and Exhibit cases in the Research Services Area, First Floor Dome Entrance.

Donor Hall Exhibit: DemoGRAPHICS: Voices and Visionaries from the SDSU Comic Arts Collection. DemoGRAPHICS is a year-long exhibit and lecture series that explores how identity, in its most broadly-defined sense, is cultivated and nurtured in the imagination.

24/7 Exhibit Case: An Open Door: Holocaust Haven in the Philippines. The exhibit will showcase the Jewish Historical Society’s Cysner Collection, which features materials documenting Holocaust survivors who found safe haven in the Philippines.

Research Services Exhibit Cases – Dome Entrance, First Floor Love Library: Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County - Documenting the African- American Presence in San Diego County is an oral history project highlighting the lived stories of African -Americans and their contributions to the San Diego Community.

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