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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, September 21, 2018

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.

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!

Family Weekend Welcome Tent

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

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

Aztec Mentor Program

10 am – 3 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 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 "Experience Time": images that explore the fleeting nature of the moment or passage of time.

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.

University Library Tour

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

San Diego State University Library & Information Access has 6.6+ million items in its collections including over 216,900 journals, databases, and e-books. We also have 400 + student access computers, 44 group study rooms, math & statistics and writing tutoring centers, food friendly areas, quiet study areas, charging stations and a coffee cart in the 24/7 area of the library. The library has a selection of 100 and 200 level class textbooks on course reserves.

Visit the library’s Wells Fargo Financial Laboratory with Bloomberg terminals and a stock market ticker display and explore BuildIt, our student run makerspace which offers 3D printing and supports STEM education.

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, and the Glazer Center for Leadership & Service. You can also learn more about Fraternity & Sorority Life and meet the leadership team that assists and advises student leaders. Last year alone, student leaders were responsible for over 1,300 campus events and activities.

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.

Commuter Resource Center Open House

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

Is your student commuting to campus? 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.

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 and attend (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.

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!  

Black Resource Center Open House

Noon – 2pm, 5723 Lindo Paseo Drive (on the corner of Lindo Paseo and Campanile)

SDSU's Black Resource Center (BRC) strives to promote Black Excellence and provide a safe and welcoming environment where students, staff, and faculty of the African diaspora can congregate, collaborate, and cultivate a unified community. The BRC provides a space where students can reflect upon, honor, and celebrate the past and present as well as plan for their futures. Through strategic and ongoing collaborative efforts, the BRC promotes intellectual exploration and academic achievement through educational, scholarship, and research initiatives; professional and career development strategies; and leadership and service opportunities.

Residence Halls Reception

3 - 4:30 pm (formal program at 3:30pm), Tula Community Center

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 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.

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
Melvin Garb Hillel Center, 5717 Lindo Paseo

Register Here

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 Hillel including new Executive Director, Rabbi Gary Oren. We have plenty of parking available. Questions? Contact Jennifer Paul at jpaul@hillelsd.org or 619-583-6080 for more information.

University Library Exhibits

7 am – 6 pm

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2018 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and Library Computing Hub.

Donor Hall Exhibit: The exhibit explores topics in postmodern and experimental American literature and feature items from the Larry McCaffery Papers.

Library Computing Hub Exhibit Cases: Highlights participants in the oral history project: Documenting the African American Experience in San Diego County. .

24/7 Study Area Exhibit Case: TBD.

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 - 5:30 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 imprinted items
8 am – 4 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 imprinted 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, September 22, 2018

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, Chris Thomas; 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 Experience Time.

Study Abroad Information

10:30 am – Noon, South Entrance Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

Representatives will 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

Noon - 6 pm

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2018 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and the Exhibit cases outside the Library Computing Hub.

Donor Hall Exhibit: The exhibit explores topics in postmodern and experimental American literature and feature items from the Larry McCaffery Papers.

Library Computing Hub Exhibit Cases: Highlights participants in the oral history project: Documenting the African American Experience in San Diego County.

24/7 Study Area Exhibit Case: TBD.

University Library Tours

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

San Diego State University Library & Information Access has 6.6+ million items in its collections including over 216,900 journals, databases, and e-books. We also have 400 + student access computers, 44 group study rooms, math & statistics and writing tutoring centers, food friendly areas, quiet study areas, charging stations and a coffee cart in the 24/7 area of the library. The library has a selection of 100 and 200 level class textbooks on course reserves.

Visit the library’s Wells Fargo Financial Laboratory with Bloomberg terminals and a stock market ticker display and explore BuildIt, our student run makerspace which offers 3D printing and supports STEM education.

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 - 5:30 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 imprinted items
10 am – 4 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 imprinted 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 students to win textbooks for the spring semester.

Qualcomm Stadium on a fall evening.Pre-Football Game BBQ*

5 - 7 pm, SDCCU Stadium Parking Lot

Join us for the Family Weekend BBQ 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 BBQ ticket includes the entertainment and a BBQ buffet. Beer and wine available by a cash bar.

*Prepaid tickets are required.
** Aztec Village closes at 7 pm.

Football Game - SDSU vs. Eastern Michigan*

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

Join Aztec Families inside SDCCU Stadium to cheer on your Aztecs to VICTORY against the Eagles! 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 can redeem a free mobile ticket by logging into their account at SDSUstudenttix.com, starting one week before the game. Students should use their preferred email address on file with the Registrar’s office when logging in.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fraternity & Sorority Life Events


Family Weekend can be a wonderful time to connect to the fraternity and sorority community, especially if your student participates in Fraternity & Sorority Life. Some Greek-lettered organizations may host events over the weekend whereas others may be available for more informal interactions. Check in with your student to best understand how their fraternity or sorority will be engaging in Family Weekend.

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 - 5:30 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

Noon – 6 pm

San Diego State University Library & Information Access will host several exhibits during the fall 2018 semester. Visit the library's Donor Hall and Exhibit case in the 24/7 Study Area and the Exhibit cases outside the Library Computing Hub.

Donor Hall Exhibit: The exhibit explores topics in postmodern and experimental American literature and feature items from the Larry McCaffery Papers.

Library Computing Hub Exhibit Cases: Highlights participants in the oral history project: Documenting the African American Experience in San Diego County.

24/7 Study Area Exhibit Case: TBD.

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