Virtual Explore SDSU Open House 2021

Virtual Explore SDSU Open House 2021

You are invited to join us for both Virtual Explore SDSU Open House events and learn why this is a great time to be a part of the SDSU family. Explore SDSU is a free all-campus event, open to all prospective students, alumni, and members of the San Diego State University community.

These events will be a combination of live and recorded sessions for admitted and prospective students, parents, military students, veterans, and more!

Two Days of Live Sessions

Image: Student in lab. Text: March 20, Inside Academics. Attend sessions hosted by professors and students in your major and ask questions that matter to you. Learn about our academic programs, admissions, and financial aid.

Image: Students taking surf class. Text: April 17, Beyond the Classroom. Your college experience is more than academics. Come learn about SDSU housing, student government, recreation, athletics, cultural centers, student services, and beyond.

Plan Your Virtual Explore Experience

Create an account in the event app to create your personal schedule of the live events you want to attend.

See what there is to explore. Access the Event Guide and create your personal schedule.

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Let us know you are coming and we will keep you updated with important event information.

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Download the App

You can access the event schedule on your computer, or download the app to your phone or tablet.

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Create Your Schedule

We recommend you find the session for your major or college first, and then plan your day around other topics you have the most interest in or have the most questions about. Don't forget to Log In so you can save your schedule!

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Watch Recorded Sessions

Some sessions are pre-recorded and you can watch them any time. Other live sessions will have their recordings posted after the March 20 and April 17 events. If there's something you missed, come back and watch the recorded event.

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Admitted Students: Submit Your Intent to Enroll. Can you imagine yourself at SDSU? Accept your offer of admission in your SDSU WebPortal account by May 1, 2021. Join the SDSU Family today!

Take a Virtual Tour

While nothing compares to visiting SDSU in person, take the virtual tour to get a first-hand glimpse of what life as an Aztec is all about.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a combination of live and recorded sessions. Check out the Live Sessions and Recorded Sessions in the app or Online Event Guide for a full listing. Be sure to check back leading up to the event as sessions and recordings may be added or updated.

You need a computer or mobile device with an internet connection to participate in both Virtual Explore SDSU Open House events. All live sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Please download the Zoom software ahead of time so you are ready to go on the day of the events.

Review the schedule by downloading the app on your phone or tablet. Make sure to create your log in so you can create and save your personalized schedule. Don't want to download the app? You can still check out the schedule and create your personalized schedule through the Online Event Guide.

Show your SDSU pride and download your favorite SDSU virtual background!

Yes the app is free and is available in the App Store and Google Play! We recommend downloading the app to your phone or tablet for the best user experience for this event.

Create a log in so you can create and save your schedule and unlock features. The features will allow you to:

  • Take notes
  • Share photos
  • Rate sessions
  • Join the Attendee List, and find and message fellow Aztecs
  • Check-in to sessions
  • Share contacts
  • Share on social media
Create a Log In
  1. The first time you access the app or the Online Event Guide, you will see a red button to Log In. Click/tap the button. If you previously opted not to create a log in, you can still create one by either selecting Log In in the top right corner of the Online Event Guide on your computer or tapping Profile in the bottom of the app and then Log In.
  2. Follow the prompts and input your name and email address.
  3. Check your inbox for an email from SDSU Office of Admissions with the verification code. If you do not receive the email within a couple of minutes, check your spam folder.
  4. Go back to the app or Online Event Guide and input the code. Click/tap Verify.
  5. You will be authenticated and will now be logged in. Update your profile and begin to view the sessions and create your schedule.

If you do not have a compatible mobile device, you can access the app through the Online Event Guide on your computer or laptop.

The event takes place on two different days, March 20 and April 17, and each day has a different focus. The focus on March 20 is academics and on April 17, the focus will be on student housing, student government, recreation, and more! Some live sessions will be offered on both dates, but most will not. Check out the schedule to plan both days!

Although registration is not required, we encourage you to register, so that we can let you know when the app and Event Guide are ready and stay connected with you about this event.

The Explore SDSU Open House app and Online Event Guide will remain live after the events and most of the live sessions will be available under their respective Live Session detail page. Departments are continuing to schedule live Zoom sessions and provide recorded sessions, so be sure to check back often.

If you are a prospective student and you have not already completed the form on the Request Information page, please complete the form today! This will enable us to stay in touch with you throughout the year. Don't forget to follow the Office of Admissions on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

If you are an admitted student, please visit the SDSU WebPortal and make sure that your contact information is up-to-date. This is the contact information that we use to stay in touch with you.

Have your submitted your Intent to Enroll and are officially a new student? You and your family are invited to join other Aztecs on Instagram and Twitter using the @ExperienceSDSU handle.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about Virtual Explore SDSU Open House.

We look forward to seeing you virtually!

Explore SDSU Open House 2021, 20% off Aztec Gear, April 12-23. Use code exploremarch online.

Free Kayak and Paddleboard rental at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center on Virtual Explore Weekends!