New Student and Parent Programs

The Office of New Student and Parent Programs (NSPP) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. NSPP’s mission is to facilitate a successful transition for all new students to San Diego State University while cultivating a strong partnership with parents and families in support of their student’s success through orientation, transition and retention initiatives. These initiatives include but are not limited to; New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Orientation, New Student and Family Convocation, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, and Aztec Nights. NSPP also leads the SDSU Ambassadors, the Aztec Parents Association and the Aztec Parents Advisory Board.

NSO Attendee
First-year Student
“I learned about the importance of caring for one another in the campus and how welcoming everyone is. I also learned about the different academic and safety resources the campus offers. It makes me feel more proud and safe to be part of SDSU. It felt like a family.”

Successful Students

The Office of New Student and Parent Programs supports students in a variety of ways. The Successful Students campaign was created in collaboration with campus partners to engage students in tips to be successful. We also have programs like Aztec Nights and Campus Tours.

Parents and Families

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.

SDSU Ambassadors
SDSU Ambassadors

The SDSU Ambassadors are the official student representatives, tour guides and orientation leaders of San Diego State University.

Get in Touch

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

New Student and Parent Programs
Student Services West, Rm 1602
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182=1620

New Student and Parent Programs

We look forward to welcoming you to SDSU. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to New Student and Parent Programs at [email protected].