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Student Affairs

How Student Affairs Supports Both Residential & Commuter Students

Through various departments and programs, the Division of Student Affairs promotes student growth and leadership development. It provides opportunities for residential and commuter students to connect and engage in the campus community while striving to provide a safe and inclusive environment. SDSU has become less of a commuter campus over the past decade, as more students lived on or near campus.

In the past decade:

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In 2009, a new Honors Residential College opened, providing students in the University Honors Program a unique community. Highly motivated students encourage each other to excel as they share experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.


*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning.

Did You Know?

Photo: Veterans Housing at SDSUIn 2009, SDSU opened the nation’s first university residence hall for student veterans. It has become a gathering place and a symbol of SDSU’s commitment to veterans.

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Casa Azteca

If you are a commuter student from the San Ysidro area, we have a program just for you. Casa Azteca helps new SDSU students from San Ysidro neighborhoods make friends and connect to student organizations and activities on campus. Learn more!


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