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Improve your mood by celebrating Thanksgiving Week with Associated Students. Each day, share what you are grateful for and tune in to A.S. socials to hear from fellow students giving thanks. Participate by tagging the @aztecunion on Instagram.


Also plan to join Aztec Recreation in a virtual run/walk or bike fitness challenge from Nov. 23 - Dec. 5. Engage with other students on a variety of mobile apps to share your walking, running and cycling adventures. Submit your experiences through photos, post gratitude thoughts and join the community.



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‘The Office’ Trivia Night


Think you know every cringey Michael Scott moment or Dunder Mifflin secret? Put yourself to the test at Associated Students’ “The Office” Trivia Night. Special performance by professional comedian Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson). The free virtual event takes place from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 10.


Register for Trivia Night.


Register now at November 12-13


RE:BORDER Conference Theme is Mobility


The second annual RE:BORDER conference on Nov. 12-13 will focus on challenges and solutions related to mobility in the transborder region of California and Baja California.


Students are invited to the free virtual conference, which will feature academic experts, practitioners, students, public policy experts and community stakeholders exploring how SDSU and its regional partners can contribute to innovative solutions in the transborder region. The conference includes expert presentations, conversations, poster sessions and artistic experiences.


Register at the RE:BORDER Conference Website.


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50 Books SDSU Loves


Looking for a good book? Love Library has 50.


To cap off the 50th anniversary year for Love Library, library staff created a list of “50 Books SDSU Loves.” Nominations were gathered from students, faculty and staff, and then the librarians narrowed the list to 50.


The list reflects diversity of the SDSU community. The top book, “Kindred” by Octavia Butler, was written by a Black woman and, as Amazon summarizes, “The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us – along with her Black female hero – through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.”


The list also includes timeless classics, such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Great Gatsby,” and light-hearted options, such as “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.” Nonfiction works include “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.


Check out the full list!

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  • Nov. 9-12: Homecoming Coloring Pages Competition; Pet SDSU Spirit Competition
  • Nov. 10: “The Office” Trivia Night
  • Nov. 12: SDSU Trivia Night
  • Nov. 12-13: RE:BORDER Conference
  • Nov. 13: SDSU War Memorial Ceremony
  • Nov. 14: Home Away from Homecoming Pre-Game Show
  • Nov. 14: Homecoming football game vs. Hawaii
  • Nov. 16: Parent Student Resource Fair
  • Nov. 18: Green Lunch Bag Series: Marine Environment
  • Nov. 23-25: Giving Thanks: Gratitude Week Challenge
  • Nov. 23-Dec. 5: Turkey Trot
  • Nov. 24: Live with a Leader

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While we can’t network in person right now, you don’t have to stop planning for your career! Handshake connects you to career counselors, employers, students with your interests and professionals working in your field.

Set up your Handshake account through Career Services today to network, build career-readiness skills and to look for jobs and internships.

Watch this video to learn more about Handshake!

Check out this month’s featured jobs and internships to explore your interests, jump-start your professional career or earn a little extra dough.

Career Services events are virtual for the fall; please go to for more information on events and appointments.

Have a story idea or a question? Contact Communications Services at

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It’s a new spin on an old tradition.


Homecoming 2020 will take place in the virtual realm, with a host of events that culminate with the Homecoming football game Nov. 14 vs. Hawaii. The pre-game show features special guests, contests and prizes for Aztecs participating from around the world. Also during Homecoming week:


  • Does your pet have school spirit? Show us a photo and win SDSU swag!

  • Participate in a game of Trivia Kahoot and win prizes from the SDSU Bookstore.

  • Pay your respect to fallen Aztecs at the 24th annual War Memorial Ceremony.

For more information, including activity Zoom links and game viewing and listening information, visit the Homecoming website.

Winter Session
Registration Open

Looking to get your diploma sooner? Have extra time to explore a new interest?


Registration for the SDSU Global Campus Winter Session is open through Dec. 15.


Winter session, Dec. 17 - Jan. 14, offers 30-plus online courses, including general education electives and those in popular degree programs.


Click on the Winter Session website for more information on registration and courses.

Food & Housing
Resources Week

The Economic Crisis Response Team is sponsoring Food and Housing Resources Week on Nov. 15-22.


There will be ECRT Advocate training for students, conversations with ECRT coordinators and a CalFresh Day for students to learn about CalFresh food assistance and sign up on the spot!


For more info follow @ecrtsdsu on instagram.

ARC Open for
Indoor Visits

ARC and ARC Express are now open for indoor activity! In addition to reopening indoor operations, ARC will continue to offer ARC OUTDOORS.


Aztec Recreation is taking extra precautions, including extensive cleaning protocols and physical distancing.


Reservations and facial coverings are required for all visits. VIsit the ARC website to reserve a workout time.

Now What?

Graduating this December? Join Career Services to learn about specific steps to help you begin or continue your job search. Topics include: resume tips, interviewing and much more!


The first of the series of six workshops begins Nov. 18. Visit the Career Services events listing and log into SDSU Handshake for more information.

Find Help 24/7
through the Virtual Library

It’s a challenging time to be a student, but the library can help!


The CSU+ borrowing and lending program is back, as is your ability to print documents and retrieve at the student union. Students can access a number of services from anywhere – and some of them at any time of the day or night, including the 24/7 Ask a Librarian service!

Change Your Name
or Gender with
SDSU Records

You now can change your name or gender on university records from your phone or laptop – no documents required!


Make the changes in minutes with a visit to WebPortal. The Pride Center will confirm your change within two-three business days.


For more info, visit the SDSU Pride Center’s Instagram; contact Wesley Palau, coordinator of equity and inclusion at the Pride Center, at; or email

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Parent Student
Resource Fair

The Parent Student Resource Fair will provide pregnant and parenting students with information about services, resources and how to get involved with university and community groups.


The virtual fair is 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16. Visit the fair’s website for more information.


Participants include the Student Parent and Allies Association, YMCA, WIC, the San Diego Housing Commission, Planned Parenthood and Student Health Services.


Sponsors include the Women's Resource Center, Educational Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs, and Career Services.

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4-Year Degree
in Liberal Studies

SDSU Imperial Valley is adding a full-time, four-year liberal studies degree program in fall 2021.


The third full-time, four-year degree program added at SDSU IV in two years, the liberal studies degree is popular with students planning to become elementary and middle-school teachers.