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October 2020 @State

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Are you ready for some football? The Aztecs will play in 2020 with the Mountain West Conference announcing an eight-game regular-season football schedule that begins Oct. 24. The Mountain West Championship is slated for Dec. 19.


The Aztecs will take the field against UNLV on Oct. 24 to begin the season.


SDSU is looking for its 22nd conference title and an 11th consecutive bowl game. It is coming off of a 10-3 season and a bowl game victory over Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl.


The complete 2020 MW schedule and viewing options are available on


The Aztecs will play at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson because work has begun to demolish SDCCU Stadium to make way for the new Aztec Stadium, which is part of the SDSU Mission Valley project. Follow the progress on Instagram or at


Performance & Workshop: Hip Hop, Arte, y decolonization con bocafloja, Oct 8, 5pm zoom link:





The Latinx Resource Center invites you to celebrate and uplift African heritage in Latin America during Latinx Heritage month.


This year’s events will center on Afro Latinx and Afro Indigenous voices while recognizing the powerful African heritage, resiliency and struggles throughout Latin America and acknowledging the legacies of colonialism, racism and white supremacy in Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S.


Find out more about this year’s events and speakers by emailing, and follow the center on Instagram or Facebook for detailed info on events and speakers.


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The party continues as Aztec Nights roars into October with more free and fun events for SDSU students with valid RedID!


  • Trivia and Karaoke (Oct. 10) - Meet new friends and catch up with old ones as you flaunt your trivia knowledge or flex your singing muscles at a virtual event — In the Spotlight: Trivia and Karaoke.

  • Video Gameathon (Oct. 17) - Take on new and old friends in “Rocket League,” “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and "Minecraft" games during the Video Gameathon. Win a Logitech keyboard or gift cards for participating in the games or chat room — watch it all on Twitch.

  • Fall Festival (Oct. 24) - An extreme pumpkin-carving demo and carving contest are some of the night’s activities at the Fall Festival.

  • Halloween Spook-Tacular (Oct. 31) - Put October in the books at the Halloween Spook-Tacular — games, a costume contest and magic show/seance mash-up!

For info on how to join the action, go to Email if you need accessibility accommodations to fully participate.


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Looking for the tools to help you find the right profession and prepare yourself to land that internship or first job?


The new SDSU Career Guide is the complete career-readiness tool for undergraduates and graduate students. Visit the Career Guide website to read or download sections by topic — or even the entire guide!


Need even more in-depth guidance on a career path? Career Services has launched a new version of its career assessment, TypeFocus 7. It contains four assessments, including career type and values, and is free to students who access via Handshake.

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  • Oct. 6: Music Appreciation, including performance by Taylor Bennett, 6-8 p.m.
  • Oct. 6: Aquaplex Highlights, 6-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 10: Aztec Nights: In the Spotlight -- Trivia and Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Oct. 12-16: Indigenous Peoples' Week of Action.
  • Oct. 13: Live with a Leader, Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: Explore Julian - Aztecs on Adventures, 6-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 17: Aztec Nights: Video Gameathon, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Oct. 19: Last day to register to vote in California
  • Oct. 21: Green Lunch Bag Series: Gardening and Sustainable Agriculture, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 24: Aztec Nights: Fall Festival, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Oct. 24: Live with a Leader, Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Get ready for the voting BOOth, 3-4 p.m.
  • Oct. 29: Home is Where Your Art Is, 3-4 p.m.
  • Oct. 29: Halloween Costume for October Hiking Challenge, 6-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Aztec Nights: Halloween Spook-Tacular, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

    To view the complete Academic Calendar, go to

    For a schedule of athletic events, visit

    *Visit for information about Residence Hall closures and reopenings

Career Services

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

 Featured Jobs

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Explore your interests, jump-start your professional career or earn a little extra dough — check out this month’s featured jobs and internships!

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

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Aztecs Rock Hunger!

Now more than ever, SDSU needs you to participate in the annual Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign, which continues through Oct. 18.


Aztecs Rock Hunger supports the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the Associated Students Food Pantry, and 20 percent of monetary donations go to the SDSU Economic Crisis Response Team, which has been supporting students at an unprecedented level during COVID-19.


The goal is 650,000 pounds of food to support the 15% of San Diegans who are food-insecure. Just $1 is the equivalent of 6 pounds of food.


Visit the Aztecs Rock Hunger website for more information about how you can donate or participate — including info on the ARH Virtual 5K, which is Oct. 10-18.


Associated Students Food Pantry Open for Students

Are you or someone you know experiencing food insecurity? The A.S. Food Pantry provides food and food program referral services for SDSU students


Due to the pandemic, students can pick up one prepared bag (standard or vegan) and pre-bagged fresh produce, based on availability. Walk up to the student union on Wednesday or Thursday or drive up Friday with a reservation. For more on times and locations, visit the food pantry website.


Learn How You Can Become an ECRT Advocate

The Economic Crisis Response Team has scheduled an advocate training session for Oct. 16.


Come join the ECRT team in learning about basic needs, the ECRT resources and how you can help your fellow students facing a food or housing crisis and how to advocate for meeting students’ basic needs.


Click on the training session link to register.


Save the Date: SDSU Family Week Oct. 19-23

Family Week is a new twist on an old tradition that brings together students and their families.


The weeklong celebration, Oct. 19-23, features virtual cultural receptions, academic lectures and fun family events.


See the SDSU Family Week website for a full schedule and to RSVP.


Find Help 24/7 through the Virtual Library

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


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.


Registration Open for Winter Session of Global Campus

Looking for ways to get your diploma sooner or explore a new area? Registration for the SDSU Global Campus Winter Session 2021 is open through Dec. 15.


Winter session, which is 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.


SDSU students, JCP Suit Up for Savings

All SDSU, SDSU Imperial Valley and Global Campus students and alumni receive discounts on professional apparel and accessories at the JCPenney Suit Up on Oct. 6-7.


Register for the event on the Handshake app through Career Services. Click here for more info


To receive your 30%-off coupon, text "SDSU" to 67292, beginning two days before the event.

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Indigenous Peoples' Week of Action Oct. 12-16

The Indigenous Peoples’ Week of Action is Oct. 12-16. Join the Native American Student Alliance and the Native Resource Center for a week of events and programs that highlight the contributions of indigenous people to the SDSU community and also provide virtual networking opportunities.


Visit the Native Resource Center’s website for more information.


Womxn in STEM Support Group Now Available

The Women's Resource Center, Women in Science Society and Society of Women Engineers have created a bi-weekly virtual space to connect and empower women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).


Meetings are every other Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Follow the registration link to sign up. For more info, contact WRC Director Elzbeth Islas,


Filipinx American History Month Campus Celebrations

Observe Filipinx American History Month with the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center, which is planning events with university partners centered around Filipinx activism, COVID impacts on the Filipinx community, the importance of Filipinx stories and identities and Filipinx representation. APIDA Resource Center Instagram: @sdsuapidacenter.