How Student Affairs + Campus Diversity Supports SDSU Parents

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Parents play a crucial partnership role at San Diego State University. Over the years, SDSU has forged strong ties with the parent community, which today works hand-in-hand with the campus administration.

In 2003, the first New Student and Family Convocation was introduced to SDSU. This ceremony officially welcomes new students and their families to the university. What had previously been known as Student Life Orientation, a one-day event, has evolved into Welcome Week.

In 2004, the office of New Students and Parent Programs (NSPP) was officially established to connect students and parents to valuable SDSU support services and programs. The office oversees:


*NOTE* - If you have a new student (freshman or transfer) who is attending SDSU for the first time this fall, and you plan to register for Parent and Family Orientation, you are already on the email distribution list, and you are a member of the Aztec Parents Association. If you would like to add Parent and Family Orientation to your student's existing reservation, please email us at [email protected].

Please use this form if you would like to be added to the Parent Email Distribution List.

Parents Count at SDSU!

Welcome to the SDSU family!  At SDSU, we value parents as partners.  The better-informed parents are about SDSU, the better resource and coach they can be 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. 

Major Events and Programs

Parent and Family Orientation – Summer 2023

Parent and family involvement plays a key role in the academic success of students during their college years. For this reason, SDSU sponsors a Parent and Family Orientation.

New Student and Family Convocation – Fall 2023

Just as commencement is a ritual marking the completion of study, convocation is a ritual that signals the beginning of a college career, and serves as the official welcome to new students and their families to the academic community.

Family Weekend - Fall 2023

  *All information is subject to change.