Explore SDSU Open House March 21, 2020

Information Sessions

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All events take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Admissions Information Sessions

Description Length Time(s) Location
Admission Overview for Prospective Students
If you are considering applying to SDSU, this workshop is a must. We will provide important information, including application tips, admission criteria, deadlines and more.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. West Commons (WC) 220
Admitted In-State Freshmen Steps to Enroll
Welcome to SDSU! Now that you have been admitted to the university as a freshman, what will you need to do next in order to become an SDSU student? We will discuss the steps to enrollment.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Theatre 270
Admitted International Transfer Students
Are you a newly admitted international transfer student? International admissions advisers will answer questions about your admission and help you complete your enrollment for fall 2020.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Student Services West (SSW) 1560, Enrollment Services Presentation Room
Admitted Out-of-State Students
Are you an admitted student from outside California? Join your admissions counselors Heidi Nguyen and Adrianna Ramirez to learn about the steps to finalize your enrollment and become an SDSU student this fall. You will also have the opportunity to talk with current out-of-state students about on-campus housing and how to get involved on campus.
30 minutes 1 p.m. Little Theatre (LT) 161
Admitted Transfer Students
Welcome to SDSU! Now that you have been admitted to the university as a transfer student, what will you need to do next in order to become an SDSU student? We will discuss the steps to enrollment.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Theatre 270
Prospective Out-of-State Students
Are you a prospective student from outside California? Join your admissions counselors Heidi Nguyen and Adrianna Ramirez to learn about application tips, admission criteria and important deadlines.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Little Theatre (LT) 161

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Arts and Letters

Description Length Time(s) Location
Welcome to the College of Arts & Letters
The College of Arts and Letters houses 18 departments and several interdisciplinary programs that offer major, minor, and graduate curricula in the social sciences and humanities. This information session will cover the unique advantages of liberal arts disciplines and tips for preparing for success at SDSU. Current students will share their experiences as CAL majors and their future plans.
30 minutes 9 a.m. Little Theatre (LT) 161
Economics Major
Success strategies for economics majors
30 minutes 1 p.m. TBD
International Business Major
Exploring the international business major followed by Q&A.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Storm Hall West (SHW), Behner-Steifel Auditorium, 011
Political Science Panel Discussion
Meet the undergraduate adviser and learn about the major, possible careers for political science majors, and the unique aspects of studying political science at SDSU. Current and former students will talk about their experiences as political science majors.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Little Theatre (LT) 161
Women's Studies Major
Exploring the women's studies major
30 minutes 12 p.m. TBD

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Associated Students

Description Length Time(s) Location
Experience Recreation, Wellness, Fitness & Sports
Explore how to connect and stay fit with Aztec Recreation. Learn about intramural sport leagues, Aztec Adventures outdoor programs, ENS activity credit classes, group fitness classes, swimming programs, bowling on campus, watersports classes and 20 sport club teams as well as job opportunities with Aztec Recreation.
30 minutes 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Legacy Suite 372
Student Government @ SDSU
Speak with student leaders at SDSU to find out more about how students can leave a lasting legacy on campus, while developing and strengthening their leadership and professional skills.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Legacy Suite 372

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Athletics

Description Length Time(s) Location
Aztec Spirit Squad: Band, Cheer, & Dance at SDSU
This informational workshop will cover all the opportunities to be involved in the SDSU spirit squads who perform at football and basketball home competitions, in addition to various events that contribute to the school spirit of the university. You will learn about The Marching Aztecs, the SDSU Pep Band and Varsity Band, the SDSU Dance Team, SDSU Cheerleading, and SDSU Diamonds.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Fowler Athletics Center, Bob Brietbard Auditorium
Being an Athlete at SDSU
A panel discussion to present the various ways that students at SDSU can enjoy participating in the sports they love. Panel will include representatives of the Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and Intercollegiate Athletics departments. Topics to be addressed: NCAA DI eligibility, recruiting, walking on, varsity sports vs. club sports, and recreational sports opportunties.
30 minutes 9 a.m. Fowler Athletics Center, Bob Brietbard Auditorium

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Campus Partners

Description Length Time(s) Location
Sustainable SDSU
SDSU is working to better steward our natural resources, including energy, carbon, water, waste, and food. Learn about ongoing and future initiatives in sustainability and how you can help.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Visionary Suite 353

Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Description Length Time(s) Location
Honors Council Informational Seminar
Learn about San Diego State's five interdisciplinary honor societies, as well as our affiliated organizations, the Weber Honors College, and Scholars without Borders, at this student-led discussion panel.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Tehuanco 212
Transfer Student Outreach Alliance (TSOA): Navigating Your Academic SDSU Transfer Experience
TSOA supports and advances the success of transfer students by connecting students directly to campus resources and promoting early engagement in high-impact practices such as leadership, internships, service learning, study abroad, and/or undergraduate research. During this session, participants will learn about programs which have benefited transfer students such as the Weber Honors College, first-generation student success initiative, and TSOA.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Metzlti 230B
Undeclared/Undecided Student Support and Success
Students who enter SDSU as undeclared/undecided students have access to more support and resources to promote student success than any other incoming group of students. At this session, led jointly by Undeclared Student Success (USS) advisers and mentors, we will describe the available resources and provide data on undeclared student success at SDSU. Prospective students and their families who attend this session will leave the session feeling very confident about their future success.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Pride Suite 132

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Education

Description Length Time(s) Location
Be a Teacher!
This session is for prospective students who are currently attending high school and have not applied to SDSU. We will discuss the exciting new teacher education pathways for students starting at SDSU in 2021 and beyond, including new blended pathways and exam waiver programs in the liberal studies major.
30 minutes 1 p.m. Education & Business Administration (EBA) 343
Child & Family Development
Learn about the child and family development department and major. The department Adviser, faculty members, students, and alumni will talk with prospective students and their families.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Student Services East (SSE) 1401
Education: Liberal Studies for Elementary and Middle School Teaching
Learn how the new foci in the liberal studies major prepare you not only for elementary level teaching, but also for middle school English, math, or science, or options in bilingual or special education.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Student Services West (SSW) 1500
Education Overview
Learn about the many programs that await you in the College of Education including undergraduate and graduate programs, which prepare teachers (K-12) and many other educational professionals.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Student Services East (SSE) 1401
Leadership Minor Overview
The SDSU leadership minor is an interdisciplinary program open to SDSU undergraduate students of any major. The leadership minor, offered through the College of Education, includes skill building and experiences that help students distinguish themselves as being prepared to meet the challenges of leadership in the modern world. The minor consists of required coursework, field lab experience in leadership (including internships, service learning and formal leadership roles), elective coursework and a reflective capstone class.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Student Life and Leadership Office 210
Pathways into K-12 Teaching
College of Education faculty and staff will share the two main pathways for teacher preparation at SDSU. Hear a brief overview of our traditional "Fifth Year" program and learn about our exciting new Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEPs), which combine a bachelor's degree and teaching credential in only four years.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Education & Business Administration (EBA) 343

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Engineering

Description Length Time(s) Location
Meet the Dean of the College of Engineering
General overview by the dean regarding the College of Engineering.
25 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Physical Sciences (PS) 130
Aerospace Engineering Department Overview
Learn about the aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering.
25 minutes 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Hardy Tower (HT) 183
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department Overview
Learn about the civil, construction, and environmental engineering major in the College of Engineering.
25 minutes 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Hepner Hall (HH) 221
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Overview
Learn about the electrical and computer engineering major in the College of Engineering.
25 minutes 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Hepner Hall (HH) 214
Mechanical Engineering Department Overview
Learn about the mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering.
25 minutes 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Physical Sciences (PS) 130

Fowler College of Business

Description Length Time(s) Location
Business Administration for Freshmen
Presentation about programs and services offered to undergraduate students by the Fowler College of Business Administration, as well as the requirements for the ten business programs.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 1 p.m. Arts & Letters (AL) 201
Business Administration for Transfers
Presentation about programs and services offered to undergraduate students by the Fowler College of Business Administration, as well as the requirements for the ten business programs.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Arts & Letters (AL) 201
Entrepreneurship
Make the most of your entrepreneurial experience at SDSU by utilizing the opportunities available to you through the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center. Discover activities, competitions, and resources on campus that will help you start a company today, or in the future.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Park Blvd 141
ZIP Launchpad
Learn about launching your own startup at the SDSU ZIP Launchpad. Offering free workshops and resources like funding, legal services, rapid prototyping, and mentorship. The ZIP Launchpad can help you become your own boss while still in school and get the experience of a lifetime.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) 103

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Health & Human Services

Description Length Time(s) Location
Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS)
Meet the undergraduate adviser and learn about the ENS major, including the admissions process, impaction criteria, and graduation requirements for the school. A Q&A session will follow.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) 280
Gerontology
Join the undergraduate Adviser for a description of the admissions process, and graduation requirements for the gerontology major, followed by a Q&A session.
30 minutes 9 a.m. North Education (NE) 172
Health and Human Services International Experience
Did you know all undergraduate majors in the CHHS (exercise & nutritional sciences, nursing, public health, social work, and speech, language, and hearing sciences) include an international experience requirement for graduation? Meet with the CHHS international programs coordinator and learn about how to satisfy the requirement and get your international adventure underway!
30 minutes 1 p.m. Hepner Hall (HH) 221
Nursing for Freshmen: Direct Entry
Join the Student Service Adviser to learn about a rewarding career in nursing! Topics will include admission criteria for First-Time Freshmen, program requirements and curriculum structure, followed by a Q&A session.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Hardy Tower (HT) 140
Nursing for Transfers: Pre-licensed BSN Program
Join the student service Adviser to learn about a rewarding career in nursing! An informative presentation for prospective and incoming transfer students who are en route to pursue a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. Topics include admission criteria, degree requirements, study abroad, followed by a Q&A session.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Hardy Tower (HT) 140
Nursing for Transfers: RN to BSN Program
An informative presentation for students who are currently enrolled in or have completed an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
30 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m. TBD
Public Health for Freshmen
The undergraduate Adviser will provide an overview of the exciting field of public health and will discuss how to become a public health major.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Communication (COM) 105
Public Health for Transfers
The undergraduate Adviser will provide an overview of the exciting and up-and-coming field of public health and will explain the impaction criteria for becoming a health science major.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Communication (COM) 105
Social Work for Freshmen
Join the undergraduate Adviser for a description of the admissions process, impaction criteria, and graduation requirements for the School of Social Work, followed by a Q&A session.
30 minutes 10 a.m. North Education (NE) 172
Social Work for Transfers
Join the undergraduate Adviser for a description of the admissions process, impaction criteria, and graduation requirements for the School of Social Work, followed by a Q&A session.
30 minutes 11 a.m. North Education (NE) 172
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences for Freshmen
The undergraduate Adviser will discuss the admissions process, impaction criteria, and graduation requirements for the school, and will take questions from prospective students and parents.
30 minutes 10 a.m. TBD
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences for Transfers
The undergraduate Adviser will discuss the admissions process, impaction criteria, and graduation requirements for the school, and will take questions from prospective students and parents.
30 minutes 12 p.m. TBD

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Housing

Description Length Time(s) Location
Freshman and Sophomore Student Housing
Learn about the benefits of living on campus and the two-year university housing requirement.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Tula Community Center

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Description Length Time(s) Location
Air Force ROTC Detachment 075
Learn about program requirements, courses, and scholarship opportunities, including a Q&A session.
30 minutes 1 p.m. Communication (COM) 207
Aztec Army ROTC Information
Information and discussion with Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadre and cadets.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Communication (COM) 207
Communication Majors
This session introduces participants to faculty, programs and majors (communication and health communication) in the School of Communication. See Journalism & Media Studies below for advertising, journalism, media studies, public relations.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Storm Hall West (SHW) 012
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Introduction to the program and opportunities. Presentations by current hospitality and tourism management and recreation and tourism management students.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Student Services West (SSW) 1500
International Studies Minor and Exploration of International Studies
International studies, a minor for all majors. Explore the excitement of international educational experiences while working on your degree.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Storm Hall West (SHW) 012
Journalism and Media Studies
This session introduces participants to innovative programs for advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations majors. Minors in digital and social media as well as learning design and technology will be covered. This session will also cover the Bilingual Media Writing Initiative. See Communication Majors above for communication and health communication.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Storm Hall West (SHW), Behner-Steifel Auditorium, 011
The College-to-Career Pathway for Criminal Justice and Public Administration Students
Information about SDSU's undergraduate degrees in criminal justice, public administration and city planning, and careers in these fields.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Storm Hall West (SHW) 012
Theatre, Television, and Film
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the exemplary degree programs offered by the School of Theatre, Television, and Film. The programs of television, film, and new media (TFM) and theatre arts offer exciting courses focusing on practical, hands-on projects, grounded in a strong foundation of literature, history, and critical studies. Our degree programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the arts and entertainment industry.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Don Powell Theatre

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Sciences

Description Length Time(s) Location
Astronomy and Physics at SDSU
An overview of the astronomy and physics majors at SDSU including course requirements.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Physics (P) 148
Biology and Microbiology Majors
Overview of the biology and microbiology majors at SDSU including coursework requirements, research opportunities, and unique aspects of SDSU. Includes a Q&A session.
30 minutes 9 a.m. Geology Mathematics Computer Science (GMCS) 333
Computer Science at SDSU 30 minutes 12 p.m. TBD
Geological and Environmental Sciences
An overview of the geological and environmental sciences majors at SDSU, including course requirements and possible research opportunities.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Geology Mathematics Computer Science (GMCS) 310
Mathematics and Statistics Majors 30 minutes 12 p.m. TBD
Preprofessional Health Advising
An introduction to what students need to know to become excellent candidates for health professional schools.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Geology Mathematics Computer Science (GMCS) 333
Psychology Major Overview
An introduction to the psychology major and department, designed for prospective psychology students.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Arts & Letters (AL) 201
Science Majors (excluding biology and psychology)
Join us for an overview of the College of Science's majors in astronomy, chemistry & biochemistry, computer science, geological sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physics. Biology and psychology have separate workshops.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Geology Mathematics Computer Science (GMCS) 333

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Student Life

Description Length Time(s) Location
Commuter Student Success
If you will be commuting to campus your first year, attend this workshop in the Commuter Resource Center to learn about campus resources, how to make critical connections on campus, form study groups, make friends, and have a successful first year at SDSU.
30 minutes 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Student Commuter Lounge 210P
Get Involved in Fraternity & Sorority Life
Are you interested in going Greek? Come to this presentation to learn about the fraternity and sorority life at SDSU and how to become involved in this community.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Templo Mayor 231
Getting Involved @ State
This workshop explores the wide range of activities and programs on campus and the importance of getting involved at SDSU.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Templo Mayor 231
Leadership and Service Programs
Visit us in the Center for Leadership & Service (located in the Aztec Student Union) and learn more about developing your skills through leadership and service opportunities, including information about the SDSU Leadership Certificate Program.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Glazer Center for Leadership & Service 210

Student Services

Description Length Time(s) Location
Academic Majors and Career Planning
Learn how career readiness informs success in planning for academic majors, especially in relation to internships, experiential learning, research and study abroad.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m. Career Services, Student Services East (SSE) 1200
Career Resources for Student Success
Join us for a session that explains the Career Services resources that students can use immediately as a new SDSU student.
30 minutes 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Career Services, Student Services East (SSE) 1200
Educational Opportunity Program en Español
Este taller ofrece una sinopsis sobre los sistemas de educación superior en California, los estudios universitarios, y el plantel de SDSU. Además usted recibirá información sobre los servicios de apoyo que el program de EOP (Educational Opportunity Programs) provee a los estudiantes de primera generación (estudiantes cuyos padres no realizaron estudios universitarios en los Estados Unidos) para que alcancen el éxito académico y personal.
30 minutes 12 p.m. Student Services East (SSE) 2109
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Informational Overview and Student Panel
EOP is a student success program aimed at helping students make progress towards graduation by providing access, transition assistance, and retention services at no cost to the student and their loved ones. Come learn more from current EOP students about how the program has assisted them in their educational and personal journey at SDSU.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Student Services West (SSW) 1500
Elymash Yuuchaap Program
The Elymash Yuuchaap: Indigenous Scholars & Leaders Program is open to undergraduate students from all majors at San Diego State University, who have an interest in and commitment to the success and sustainability of American Indian communities and cultures. Our workshop will have an overview of the program as well as its purpose and objectives.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Visionary Suite 353
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Learn about financial aid and how to apply for SDSU scholarships.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Montezuma Hall 290
Finding Pride: The LGBTQ+ Community at SDSU
The Pride Center is the hub for the LGBTQ+ community at SDSU. This workshop will give you information about LGBTQ+ academic opportunities, events, queer student organizations, and on-campus resources, such as [email protected]
30 minutes 11 a.m., 1 p.m. The Pride Center (corner of Lindo Paseo Avenue & Campanile Drive)
Henrietta Goodwin Scholars Program
The Henrietta Goodwin Scholars Program at San Diego State University supports SDSU's Strategic Plan, and guides students to make connections with on-campus faculty, staff, departments and student organizations to create a positive experience for students. The purpose of the program is to bring together students who identify as African/African American and desire to enhance the sense of community at SDSU. The Henrietta Goodwin Scholars Program helps students succeed both academically and socially at San Diego State University. Our workshop will have an overview of the program as well as its objectives and benefits.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Black Resource Center (BRC), 5723 Lindo Paseo Avenue, San Diego, CA 92115
Healthy Eating on Campus
This workshop will teach students how to use simple switches to make healthy meal choices on campus. We will discuss meal plans, eating healthy on a budget, the basics of intuitive eating and healthy snack options.
30 minutes 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Aztlan 230A
Navigating SDSU as a Dreamer
Dreamers welcome to SDSU! Now that you have made it here, how do you navigate this large campus and find allies who you can talk to? You are not alone! Come check out what the SDSU Undocumented Resource Area (URA) has to offer you – including programs, services, allies, student organizations and more (at no cost to you)! Meet the URA Coordinator who will make you feel at home.
30 minutes 10 a.m. Student Services East (SSE) 2109
Navegando SDSU como un Estudiante DREAMER
¡DREAMERS, bienvenidos a SDSU! ¿Ahora qué has sido aceptado a SDSU, como navegaras este plantel educativo tan grande? ¿Cómo estudiante DREAMER, con quien puedes hablar? ¿Cuáles son los recursos y servicios que deberás de aprovechar? ¡No estás solo! ¡Ven a ver lo que la Área de Recursos para estudiantes Indocumentados (URA) te puede ofrecer! ¡Programas, servicios, aliados, organizaciones estudiantiles y más! Ven y conoce a Cynthia Torres, la Coordinadora de URA quien te hará sentir en casa. Este servicio es proporcionado a estudiantes y sus familias sin ningún costo alguno.
30 minutes 1 p.m. Student Services East (SSE) 2109
Student Ability Success Center
Learn the steps necessary to access disability service programs at SDSU, as well as differences compared to K–12 and community college services.
30 minutes 12 p.m., 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Park Blvd 141
Student Testing Requirements for Transfer Students
This workshop will review important tests that transfer students may need to take including the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA), tests required for specific majors, and tests required for admission to graduate schools.
30 minutes 11 a.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Pride Suite 132
Study Abroad Opportunities
SDSU offers more than 600 study, intern, research and volunteer abroad opportunities in more than 52 countries. Earn credit toward graduation, apply your financial aid, and qualify for scholarships that are available to make study abroad affordable!
30 minutes 9 a.m., 1 p.m. Hepner Hall (HH) 130
Veterans and Military
Meet Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center staff and receive an overview of education benefits for military, veterans and dependents including military-related scholarships. Also learn about veteran facilities, support services, and the Student Veteran Organization (SVO).
30 minutes 11 a.m., 1 p.m. TBD

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