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Explore SDSU, the university's annual all-campus open house, takes place on Saturday, March 23. Explore SDSU, the university's annual all-campus open house, takes place on Saturday, March 23.

SDSU Community Members, Alumni and Future Students Invited to Explore SDSU

SDSU hosts the annual Explore SDSU all-campus open house March 23.
By Lainie Fraser

San Diego State University will host its annual all-campus open house, Explore SDSU, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The event offers new students, families, alumni and the campus community an opportunity to learn about the university and its programs.

Explore SDSU offers a 400-booth campus-wide information fair, campus tours, open facilities and residence halls and academic and student life workshops that provide an overview of life as an SDSU Aztec.

“Explore SDSU is our opportunity to showcase all that makes our university unique,” said Matthew Hebert, director of Student Recruitment and School Relations. “It really is the one day a year that any future student, alumni, or community member can come to campus to learn about all the different majors we have to offer and to tour many of our state-of-the-art facilities.”

Something for everyone

Open houses and tours of campus facilities will introduce attendees to the variety of quality departments and programs at SDSU. Campus visitors will get a behind-the-scenes look at science and engineering labs and projects, art galleries, residence halls and the KPBS studios.

Highlights of Explore SDSU include numerous SDSU Library exhibits, the Nursing Simulation Lab and Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center, the Engineering and interdisciplinary Sciences facility, cultural resource centers and Air Force ROTC Flight Simulator. Visitors are also welcome to attend an unveiling presentation of a mural originally painted in the 1940s by an SDSU student and World War II veteran.

In addition to free concerts and musical performances, visitors can purchase tickets to the School of Theatre, Television and Film’s stage production of “Hookman.” Throughout the day there will be performances across campus from the SDSU Community Music School, the Super Sonic Samba School and the SDSU Band. The Don Powell Theatre will also be playing a number of short student films throughout the day.

SDSU Athletics will also host the Aztec Football Spring Game on their practice fields. This is an opportunity for students, alumni and community members to experience SDSU Athletics and tour the facilities.

Day of the event

All dining facilities on campus and the SDSU Bookstore will be open during Explore SDSU.

If you have been accepted to SDSU for fall 2019, it is encouraged that you come prepared to submit your intent to enroll and pay the $400 nonrefundable deposit. This can be done with a university admissions counselor who will be under a canopy in the Goldberg Courtyard in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Explore SDSU is free and open to the public and parking is free at all structures across campus for the day. If you need an agenda or campus map, visit the Explore SDSU website or an information station. 

Download the app

To plan your day in advance, download the Explore SDSU 2019 app, available for both iOS and Android users. 

The app will help navigate the campus and plan attendance at activities happening as part of Explore SDSU. It includes schedules for workshops, open houses, tours and performances, campus maps and parking information, as well as an activity feed that allows attendees to network with each other. Attendees are also encouraged to post photos and videos to their social media accounts using #ExploreSDSU to help connect with other future SDSU students. 

Students and their families planning to attend Explore SDSU are encouraged to register online