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Join other students and their families at this year’s Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 7. (SDSU) Join other students and their families at this year’s Family Weekend, Friday, Oct. 7. (SDSU)

SDSU Social Calendar: October Events You Can't Miss

October at San Diego State University will be full of energy and excitement as fall celebrations and events continue all month long.
By Nandi Maunder and JohVonne Roberts

With the fall semester in full swing, there are even more activities around campus making it easier for students to engage with campus life. These events are open to students who want to broaden their college experiences in art, a new hobby, or even a small study break in between their classes. First-year and transfer students who are still adjusting to San Diego State University can begin to explore the resources and opportunities available to them and build support systems that can last throughout their time at SDSU and beyond. 

Here is a list of events coming in October:


Wellness Week


Are you stressed about classes & homework? Are you looking for new self-care ideas? Join the Afrikan Student Union (ASU) of SDSU during their wellness week! Starting from Monday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 8, you can enjoy a lineup of events that will help you unwind and clear your mind with other students. From journaling about different prompts to hiking at the Cowles Mountain Trail, ASU has just what you need to de-stress. Everyone is welcome to participate! For more information, check out their Instagram page @asu_sdsu


Stranger Things at State 

San Diego looks a little different this month, and so does Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Student Union. On Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. the Aztec Student Union Board will be hosting Stranger Things at State, inspired by the hit Netflix show, Stranger Things. Get transported back into the 80s with roller skating & retro arcade games. Welcome to Hawkins!


SDSU’s 25th Annual Family Weekend 

Mark your calendars because this weekend is for family and friends! Join other students and their families at this year’s Family Weekend. On Friday, Oct. 7, the University will be hosting welcome check-ins, campus tours, a Black Excellence Historical Tour, and a Picnic & Serenade event. On Saturday, Oct. 8, families can meet with SDSU staff for brunch in the morning and then enjoy a football tailgate at night. Events range from open houses at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center to ceremonies at the Latinx Resource Center. For more details and ticket information, please visit the New Student and Parent Programs website


Movie Night: Monster House

Spooky season is now here! What better way to enjoy Halloween than to watch one of the best movies from our childhood, Monster House! The Aztec Student Union board will be hosting a movie night on Monday Oct. 17 at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Theater on the 2nd floor of the Conrad Prebys Student Union. For more information, check out their Instagram page @aztecunion


Intro to Camping

Have you ever put up a tent before? If the answer is no then this is the class for you. This beginner class will cover proper methods of setting up tents, different types of shelters, comfortably sleeping on the ground, different types of sleeping bags and pads, how to start and build a fire safely, cooking methods and recipes, treating drinking water, and great methods on going to the bathroom in the woods. This program is free, and explicitly for SDSU students. The first training will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4p.m.-6p.m. outside the Aztec Recreation Center. Registration on the Aztec Recreation App will open on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3p.m


2022 Howling Halloween Film Festival 

Creepy, crawly, scary fun! The 2022 Howling Halloween Film Festival is approaching! A spooktacular selection of short horror films by student filmmakers from the San Diego State University Television, Film, and New Media Production program will premiere in the Student Union Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. For many TFM students who worked on these short films, this is the first time their original projects will be showcased to general audiences. Come and cheer on student creators and enjoy a collection of entirely student-driven stories. Tickets will be sold for $10 per person. 


Spelling Bee

Starting on Friday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film will be performing the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Dir. Jesca Prudencio) on the Don Powell Stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows will be 2 p.m. matinees. The play follows an eclectic group of sixth-graders who arrive at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. Student tickets are $17 per person. General tickets are $20 per person. 


Homecoming Fall Festival 

On Halloween day, continue the holiday festivities as SDSU kicks off this year’s Homecoming Celebration! The Pep Rally will take place in the Goldberg Courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Student Union. There will be various performances, announcements, and activities for SDSU community members to enjoy! Don't miss your opportunity to share in the SDSU spirit! The Pep Rally will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct 31