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Compact for Success

14th Annual 7th Grade Campus Visit to SDSU

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Welcome to the 14th Annual Compact for Success Campus Visit to SDSU!  Here, you'll find helpful information about this fun and exciting morning at SDSU. The campus visit brings 7th grade SUHSD students and a parent to SDSU for a welcoming ceremony in Viejas Arena, workshops, an information fair, entertainment and a campus tour. SDSU and Compact for Success warmly welcome all campus visitors!

The Annual 7th Grade Visit is a symbol of commitment to future students and a tangible demonstration of the strengthening of community between SDSU and the region it serves.

Link to information for:

To Students and Parents:

Students should come prepared with spirit, questions and comfortable walking shoes!  Participating schools provide students with all needed information, and all students must be accompanied by an adult.

Upon arriving, you will walk from the bus to Viejas Arena (map), where you will be celebrated for being a part of the Compact.  Then you will have an opportunity to visit an information fair, take a tour of the campus, attend information workshops, and visit the bookstore. The list of workshops and a brief description is provided on the student permission slip.  At 1 pm, the DJ will announce that all students should reassemble with their schools in the information fair location, and schools will depart at 1:15 pm.

  • Please contact your child's school regarding sign-ups and permission slips.


To Principals and District Staff:

We hope you enjoy your visit to SDSU!  We thank you in advance for communicating to your students and their parents the details of the day.  Please let Nancy Castro-Nieto or Lou Murillo know if you have any questions or concerns prior to the event.
SDSU staff and volunteers will be on hand to supervise all visitors' walk to and from the buses.  Final numbers must be turned into to Nancy Castro-Nieto.


Academic Departments and Student Organizations at SDSU - Please Participate: 

You are cordially invited to participate in the Annual 7th Grade Campus Visit to SDSU. This is a great opportunity to showcase your organization, meet future Aztecs, reach out to young members of the community and enjoy a fun, high-energy day!

This is also a great chance to represent our university, promote your club or organization, educate the public, as well as earn community service hours. We thank you for welcoming our visitors to the SDSU community.

The Information Fair will take place from 10 am to noon on Campanile Walkway in front of Hepner Hall. Participants, please arrive by 9:45 am to set up your table or exhibit.  Information displayed at your table should be geared toward middle school students and parents. You will be provided one 6-foot table with 2 chairs and a tablecloth, unless you have contacted us to make other arrangements.

Sign up to participate

Questions? Contact Lisa Santa Cruz at (619) 594-1730 or or about participating in the event.


For the Media:

We welcome media coverage of this event. The doors to Viejas Arena will open to arriving students and parents beginning at 8:30 a.m. They will be welcomed by live entertainment and videos.  Once all buses have arrived and guests are seated, the general program will start at 9 a.m.  SDSU Compact for Success Director Lou Murillo will address students and parents.  Visitors will exit Viejas Arena at around 10 a.m. to lead them to an information fair, workshops and lunch.
For more information, please contact Lou Murillo at (619) 594-0732 or



Image: student volunteer at 7th grade visit


Student Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help with this year's 7th grade visit. We need SDSU students to help lead groups to workshops, distribute materials, and generally serve as guides and answer questions about SDSU. You'll be helping middle school students and their parents, as you show your Aztec spirit and sense of social justice.