your life @state
There's nothing like the Aztec Experience...
that feeling of being at home, supported by a community who will help you explore new interests, find your passion and prepare for personal and professional success. SDSU -- one of the nation’s most diverse universities -- offers a range of on-campus housing choices and residential learning communities based on student interests, as well as academic and support programs for commuter students. You can play sports at the Division I, club or intramural level -- or cheer on your team. There are over 350 student organizations, so it’s easy to get involved and make new friends.
All first- and second-year students from outside of SDSU’s local service area live on campus, providing easy access to campus resources, academic support and mentoring, programs especially for freshmen and sophomores -- and a full calendar of recreational and social activities. Please note that due to COVID-19, SDSU currently has limited on-campus housing for students.
Residential learning Commnities
Residential Learning Communities provide a unique opportunity to connect and learn, both inside and outside the classroom. You live alongside other students with shared academic or co-curricular interests and are enrolled in a connected set of academic courses to help produce smaller, more intentional communities that promote student success.
We know students want flexibility in their meal plans – flexibility to eat what they want, when they want and where they want. SDSU Dining offers a variety of meal plans to fit the needs of individual students.
it's all included in one bill
- Philo TV/Premium TV service
Even if you are living off campus, you will have access to robust program offerings, such as academic pathways, peer mentoring, events and workshops. The Commuter Resource Center can be a home away from home, helping you find your place, make friends and connect inside and outside the classroom.Commuter Life
diversity & Inclusion
A welcoming environment for all studentsSDSU proudly boasts a number of cultural resource centers, including:
- The Black Resource Center
- Undocumented Resource Area
- The Women’s Resource Center
- The Commuter Resource Center
- The Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center
- The International Student Center
- The Student Ability Success Center
- The Pride Center
- Latinx Resource Center
One of the nation’s top LGBTQ+-friendly campuses.
SDSU is ranked as one of the nation's best by CampusPride.org for its programs and support, including inclusive, safe and affirming gathering spaces and programs and research on issues related to sexuality and gender.
Recognized for diversity and inclusion.
SDSU has received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years for demonstrating outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
A commitment to serving all members of our community.
The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs serves students from low-income backgrounds and historically underserved communities. We provide transitional services that help students stay at SDSU and be successful.
A community of one.
The campus-wide One SDSU Community initiative brings together students, faculty, and staff to explore issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. By providing these intersectional opportunities, where people can explore what they bring to the table and connect with others, we believe every member of the SDSU community will come together and embrace diversity in all forms, uniting us as one diverse group.
We Welcome You
The Aztec Experience begins before your first day on campus with orientation, and New Student and Family Convocation marks your entrance into the SDSU family. Your initial welcome is followed by the annual Red and Black Welcome Back Dance, Welcome Week activities and the first semester’s Aztec Nights carnival, dances, performances, movies and other late-night fun.
Campus life isn’t all about academics. Joining one of San Diego State’s more than 350 recognized student organizations, including social fraternities and sororities, connects you to the campus, helps you make friends, involces you in the community and enhances your overall college experience.