Explore SDSU Open House March 23, 2019

Tours

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At Explore SDSU we offer two different types of tours: Academic and Student Life. The Academic Tours give you the opportunity to learn more about the various classroom or academic facilities on campus whereas the Student Life tours focus on the non-academic living aspect of being an SDSU student.

Academic Tours

Description Length Time(s) Location
Backstage Theatre and TV/Film Studios 50 minutes 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. Don Powell Theatre Lobby
Behind the Scenes - Visit the Studios and Galleries of Art, Design, and Art History 50 minutes 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Art South Lobby
Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center 25 minutes 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center
Engineering: Machine Shop 45 minutes 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) courtyard
Engineering: Mechanical Design and Modeling Lab 45 minutes 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) courtyard
Engineering: Wind Tunnel 45 minutes 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) courtyard
Global Disasters as Teaching and Serving Opportunities for SDSU 25 minutes Departs continuously throughout the day Viz Center, Chemical Sciences Laboratory (CSL) 120
Nursing in Action: A Simulated Experience 25 minutes Every half hour between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Hepner Hall (HH) 124
SDSU Library
Tour six identified areas of the library and exhibitions, including the "Living History: Stories of African American Pioneers in San Diego" photographic exhibit.
25 minutes Self-guided. Enter through the Library Dome Library Dome

Student Life Tours

Description Length Time(s) Location
Aztec Recreation Center and Aquaplex 25 minutes 11 a.m., 12 p.m. Outside Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) entrance
Campus Tours 40 minutes 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day Canopy in front of Manchester Hall
College Area Community Garden Tour 30 minutes 12 p.m. Departs from SDSU Children's Center (Parking lot next to 2C)
Housing: Hall Tours for Freshmen Living
Check out SDSU's on-campus residence halls for freshman students. Ongoing walking tours are provided at Zura, Tenochca and South Campus Plaza halls from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walking tours take approximately ten minutes per building.
10 minutes - expect lines Ongoing from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Zura, Tenochca and South Campus Plaza
Housing: Tours for Sophomore Living
Ongoing walking tours are provided at Cuicacalli and Aztec Corner or jump on our shuttle to visit SDSU's on-campus apartments for sophomore students. The shuttle departs at the Tula Community Center and stops at Granada, Piedra del Sol, Zapotec and Villa Alvarado apartments for walking tours. The shuttle runs continuously from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will return to the Tula Community Center for drop-off. Walking tours take approximately ten minutes per building.
10 minutes Ongoing from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Cuicacalli, Aztec Corner and Tula Community Center
KPBS Studios and the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center 30 minutes Every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. KPBS Lobby
San Diego State Athletics Facilities 30 minutes 10:30 a.m. Fowler Athletics Center, Hall of Fame, First Floor
Sustainability
Take a tour of SDSU from the perspective of sustainability. Explore campus while learning about various sustainability initiatives, including climate action, LEED buildings, campus gardens, solar power, and transportation efforts.
25 minutes 1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Visionary Suite 141

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