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Come see Luna, one of the therapy dogs from Counseling & Psychological Services, in person at the Pride Center on Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. during “Lounge with Luna!”

She’ll be waiting to meet you on Dec. 2 and 9 – and a quick visit is the perfect antidote to finals stress and jitters.

Luna, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/poodle mix, came to SDSU just before the pandemic to join Baxter as the university’s second therapy dog. Her arrival to SDSU was made possible by a gift from James Rostello, a teacher from Kansas who retired to San Diego in 2005.

» Call C&PS at 619-594-5220 or the Pride Center at 619-594-3520 for more info.


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After two years of construction, the first phase of the Aztec Recreation Center remodel is now open.

Come visit the new 94,000-square-foot facility, which is filled with fabulous new amenities for students, including an indoor track, five fitness studios, Olympic lifting, climbing and bouldering, a quiet lounge, brand new fitness equipment and much more.

The facility incorporates program and design elements that support student engagement and a holistic, inclusive approach to recreation and wellness, such as wellness programming spaces, gender neutral locker and restroom spaces, a healthy eatery and sustainable design elements.

All this while also providing the recreation and fitness facilities and programming that are in high demand.

» Visit the new ARC website or watch the video for more information about the current remodel and the future phase that is expected to be completed this summer



Hispanic Heritage Month


It’s basketball season for the men’s and women’s programs and, for the first time since the pandemic, you can cheer your Aztecs on in person!

The men’s and women’s programs play a combined seven times at Viejas Arena during the month of December, including the women’s matchup against Big 10 power Ohio State.

The men’s basketball program is expected to be in the hunt for another Mountain West Conference title and is picked by the media and coaches to finish third in the conference.

» For more information on how to redeem your free student tickets or how to watch the team’s road contests, visit



Imperial Valley


File your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for 2022-23 now! Be aware that financial aid information that relates to your fall 2022-23 financial aid will be available via your new my.SDSU portal. Information sessions will be available in the near future so you can learn more about my.SDSU – a new coordinated and single web portal for admissions and financial aid.

» You can still view fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022 financial aid information via Aidlink.




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  • Dec. 1: Women’s basketball vs. San Diego
  • Dec. 2: Diversity Career Series: Identity and Belonging in the Professional World
  • Dec. 2: Men of Color and Women of Color Empowerment groups
  • Dec. 3: Fitness Friday
  • Dec. 3: Aztec Nights: Midnight Movie “Black Widow” (10 p.m.)
  • Dec. 4: Mountain West Football Championship, SDSU vs. Utah State
  • Dec. 6-10: CIR study sessions
  • Dec. 7: “Healing Through Crafts” at the Women’s Resource Center
  • Dec. 8: Men’s basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton
  • Dec. 9: Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break (10 p.m.)
  • Dec. 10-16: Finals Week
  • Dec. 16- Jan. 13: SDSU Global Campus Winter Session
  • Dec. 21: Women’s basketball vs. Ohio State
  • Dec. 24: Winter Recess begins (campus closed)
  • Dec. 30: Last day of the fall semester
  • Jan. 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (campus closed)
  • Jan. 18: First day of spring semester
  • Jan. 19: First day of spring semester classes


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The end of the semester is upon us, which means only one thing: It’s Finals Time!

Finals begin Dec. 10. Don’t let exams get the best of you – SDSU has a slate of events to help you decompress and beat end-of-semester stress.

Blow off some steam before your big exams by catching a screening of “Black Widow” at 10 p.m. on Dec. 3, and then have one last exhale Dec. 9 as Aztec Nights hosts its semiannual Midnight Study Break starting at 10 p.m.

For more information about the final Aztec Nights events of the fall, visit the Aztec Nights website.

Need a quieter environment or just somewhere new to study? The Center for Intercultural Relations will host study sessions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Dec. 6-10 on the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union (ASU 250).

SDSU Emerging Film Festival
Dec. 14-15

Following in the footsteps of alums like Destin Daniel Cretton and Kathleen Kennedy, student filmmakers will show their creativity at the SDSU Emerging Film Festival on Dec. 14-15 at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for the two-evening program featuring a variety of fiction and documentary short films by students from the acclaimed Television, Film, and New Media production program.

» Visit the Film Festival website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Global Antisemitism:
SDSU Jewish Studies Webinar

The SDSU Jewish Studies Program and the Murray Galinson San Diego Israel Initiative host an important webinar Dec. 6 on the rise of antisemitism across the globe.

Jonathan Sarna and Meir Litvak, leading experts on global antisemitism, will lead the discussion.

» The event, which starts at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public, but you must register in advance to attend.

“Who’s Got My (Post) Bacc?”
Scheduled for Dec. 7

They say “it takes a village,” and this is never more true than for graduate school. Developing social support and cultivating a sense of belonging are central to well-being and success in graduate school.

The “Who’s Got My (Post) Bacc?” workshop explores the importance of the various relationships in grad school life and centers on finding resiliency within the communities that are built.

» To attend, RSVP for the virtual workshop.

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Register for SDSU Winter Session

SDSU Global Campus Winter Session classes are a great opportunity to accelerate your graduation, return to school or explore a new area of interest.

Enrollment in these online winter break classes is open to current students, students from other colleges and universities, high school graduates and working professionals.

Registration deadline is Dec. 14 for the winter break session, which runs from Dec. 16 to Jan. 13.

» Read more about winter session fees and how to register.

Free Shipping on Bookstore Orders Over $50

Doing last-minute holiday shopping for family and friends?

Head to the SDSU Bookstore before Dec. 10 (Dec. 15 for deliveries within California) for guaranteed arrival by Dec. 24.

» Visit for your holiday shopping and get free ground shipping for all orders over $50.

Diversity Career Series: Identity and Belonging in the Professional World

Have you thought about the ways your identities will change when graduating from college? Or what kind of support exists for new professionals? Employers are out there who share your values of social justice, identity and belonging.

The second session of the Diversity Career Series will be Dec. 2 from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Templo Mayor in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union. Free lunch will be provided for students who register on Handshake.