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How Student Affairs Supports SDSU Parents

Parents play a crucial partnership role at San Diego State University. Over the years, SDSU has forged strong ties with the parent community, which today works hand-in-hand with the campus administration.

Photo: Convocation ceremony inside Viejas ArenaIn 2003, the first New Student and Family Convocation was introduced to SDSU. This ceremony officially welcomes new students and their families to the university. What had previously been known as Student Life Orientation, a one-day event, has evolved into Welcome Week.

In 2004, the office of New Students and Parent Programs (NSPP) was officially established to connect students and parents to valuable SDSU support services and programs. The office oversees:

Photo: Parents and student at Family WeekendEach fall, SDSU hosts the annual Family Weekend, a fun and informative weekend of activities designed for families of current SDSU students.

The Aztec Parents Association (APA) has been recognized as one of the leading university parent organizations in the country.

In conjunction with the APA, the Aztec Parents Fund raises money to create and enhance quality programs and services that directly benefit SDSU students, such as:

Did You Know?

Photo: SDSU parents and student
The Aztec Parents Association partners with several local hotels and transportation companies to arrange discounts for out-of-area parents and families when attenting SDSU events. (Learn more.)