(NOTE: Photos above taken prior to March 2020) 

New Student & Parent Programs

Welcome to the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website! We are pleased that you have chosen to become part of our SDSU community, and we look forward to assisting you in your transition to life at SDSU. As a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, our programs are intended to assist students and parent(s)/families in understanding the goals and expectations of this dynamic university community and to introduce you to the valuable services and programs available on campus.



San Diego State University is following the guidelines of county, state and federal public health officials and other authorities as it continues its academic and research mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the university’s COVID-19 site and SDSU Flex site for more information.

We support new SDSU students in achieving their academic goals, and we enrich their university experience through quality orientation programs in preparation for their academic journey.

(NOTE: Photos above taken prior to March 2020)

We provide programs and services to parents of SDSU students through our Aztec Parent programs. We are committed to:

  • Ensuring a smooth transition to the university experience
  • Keeping you informed about SDSU
  • Connecting you to our Aztec family
  • Opening channels of communication between you and the university
  • Enhancing student programs based on your feedback

We respond to changing student needs, expectations and resources through evaluation of New Student and Parent Programs' services and communications.


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Welcome to the SDSU family! At SDSU, we value parents as partners. The better-informed parents are about SDSU, the better they can be as a resource and coach for their students. This partnership opens the channels of communication between parents and the university and impacts programs and services, improving the quality of life for all SDSU students. The Aztec Parents Association encourages parents to become involved and stay involved while their student attends SDSU.


New Student and Parent Programs offers services and programs to help new students and parents understand the goals and expectations of the SDSU community and to introduce the valuable services and programs available on campus to new members of the Aztec family.
*All photos taken prior to March 2020


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