Schedule of Events

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  • Zoom links will be added to each event by October 15. 
  • Detailed descriptions can be found by clicking on the red "+" next to each session title. 
  • All times listed are Pacific Time.  
  • Schedule subject to change.

October 19, 2020 

Join us for the official kick-off to SDSU's Family Week! Family Week(end) Co-Chairs, The Frias Family, AS President Christian Holt and the Office of New Student and Parent Programs - to name a few - will share their appreciation for SDSU parents and provide highlights of the week's events. We have some exciting announcements and look forward to connecting with many of you as we celebrate SDSU, family and friends!


Join SDSU Career Services team members to learn about career readiness. We will review the resources that our center provides to students to empower them as they progress through San Diego State University. This session will be especially useful as students navigate the expanding virtual university recruitment space and seek internships, community engagement experiences, research opportunities, and part- and full-time employment.


Aztec Recreation is offering in person and virtual fitness, recreation and wellness opportunities throughout the semester. Join us in a panel discussion to ask questions and hear from student leaders on how your student can stay healthy and engaged now and in the future.

Student Life & Leadership is the hub for students to get engaged and involved in student life at SDSU. Do you want to learn more about how your student can get involved and build connections with peers? Come learn about all the programs and services that are available to students through Student Life & Leadership.


Learn how the Student Ability Success Center (SASC) supports SDSU students with disabilities and how families can partner with us to support students as they learn virtually from home.

Join us to learn more about student success at SDSU and how we can help your student by serving as a first stop for their academic needs. Please note, the session will be conducted in English and in Spanish.


Join us to learn how the Weber Honors College is helping students connect with other Honors College students, resources available through Honors, and meet the Honors College team.


October 20 Family Week Events 

This hour will include two Special Guest Lectures.

  • Community-based interventions are a promising approach to reducing health disparities. Many of these programs are embedded in communities like churches and clinics that experience health disparities. In the presentation, I discuss ways to engage community stakeholders to collaborate on health research programs. I discuss factors that are considered when developing these programs and how students can benefit from participating in community research.
  • What are the experiences of parents around the world when their children participate in international study abroad? This is a question investigated by Dr. Myers-Bowman, a family scientist and family life educator. The information she will discuss in this session is based on conversational interviews she conducted with parents in Denmark, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Turkey and the U.S. She will provide a summary of the benefits, challenges and coping strategies identified by the parents. The presentation will include videos of the parents' interviews in addition to her live comments.


This is an informal meeting space to talk about the CIR's services and programs. Digital resources will be available to families and their students.

Presented by the SDSU Pride Center

Come learn about the newly established SDSU Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Resource Center!!! Meet with Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Faculty Director. Learn about the Center's initiatives and programs. Get your questions answered! Come for the community, stay for the family!

October 21 Family Week Events

Join us for a discussion of George Takei’s graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, this year’s One Book, One San Diego selection! The One Book program seeks to build connection through reading and discussing the same book- this is your chance to feel part of the San Diego community, wherever you are. SDSU librarians and professors will lead a discussion on the themes, history, and comics format of the book. Parents, families, and students are invited to attend. RSVP early- the first 30 people to sign up with receive a free copy of the book. *Please note, our allotment of free copies has been mailed out. If you would like to participate, here are some helpful links: 

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We will cover the services that C&PS offers and talk about the various ways in which we are supporting students.


We are here for you! The SDSU Library is going strong to provide the information you need for student success. Do you want research assistance? We Got That! You have access to virtual research help, online instruction, computing assistance, interlibrary loan, and much more! Did you know we have resources, for learning languages, for music and film viewing, and that is just a beginning? Join in and see all the ways the SDSU Library is with you on this virtual university experience.

Join the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships as we share important changes that will impact every student who receives financial aid. This session will be held by the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships, as well as the managers. There will be a period set aside for questions and answers.


Come meet our Military and Veterans Program Director and learn about some of the different services we provide to our military-connected students at SDSU. Our Veterans Coordinator will be there to help answer any benefit related questions.


Come learn about the Peer Education program and student-led organization, Active Minds. While the program and organization are separate entities, they both offer students an opportunity to learn more about and gain first-hand experience working in the mental health field.


SDSU welcomes and celebrates our first-gen and post-traditional student community and their families. Join this session to learn how students can connect to campus resources, learn about academic year events, student success communications and support via our central Student Success virtual office. Information regarding additional student and family support will also be provided as students navigate and overcome stressors that may arise from academic and personal life experiences.

Tune in to learn about on-campus and virtual resources available to support our students with taking care of their physical health and holistic well-being. Learn what is available on and off-campus, and how our departments work to empower students to take their health and wellness into their own hands, while supporting them with education, access to care, and professional assistance.


October 22 Family Week Events

This hour will include two Special Guest Lectures.

  • Turn on the news, and you'll hear stories about environmental pollution almost every day. The question is: how does this affect our health? During this presentation, you'll learn about the field of toxicology, and how using a tiny fish in research can help provide important data to protect human and ecological health. We will explore how a new marine pollutant here in California, TCPM, impairs animal development.
  • Nurse managers are in a classic "middle management" squeeze between pressures from executives and demands from the nurses who provide patient care. This study involved nurse managers at over 30 hospitals in the Southwestern US. We analyzed what were the top three most stressful aspects of the job were, and we identified autonomy (freedom to direct one's own work) as a critical factor in reducing the harm of the stressors.


Join the Women's Resource Center staff to learn about the exciting ways you can stay connected to our community and services during the virtual setting! Our programs include support for: pregnant and parent students, womxn in STEM, survivors of sexual violence and allies, students interested in feminism and gender justice, and more.


Come meet the Latinx Resource Center team and learn more about our programs and services to support Latina/o/x students at SDSU!

Acompanenos a conocer mas del Latinx Resource Center, nuestros programas y servicios que ofrecemos para apoyar a estudiantes Latina/o/x en SDSU!

The Latinx Resource Center at SDSU supports Latinx students throughout their journey at SDSU to thrive academically, socially and mentally, with a commitment to intersectionality, equity as well as social and racial justice.

Come meet Hillel staff and learn about the programs, opportunities and initiatives offered to your students right now. It'll be a casual conversation where staff will explain everything we are working on and you'll have the chance to ask them any and all of your questions about Jewish life on campus this year.


October 23 Family Week Events

SDSU Families Got Talent and Trivia Night

We will showcase the talents of our SDSU Families and participate in an engaging Trivia Competition. Prizes will be awarded

(See below to submit a video for the Talent Show!) 

Event Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:30 PM: SDSU Families Got Talent 
  • 7:30-9:00 PM: Family Trivia Competition with Switchboard Games

SDSU Families Got Talent

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We are looking for SDSU Families to share their talent in poetry, spoken word, song, music, dance, comedy, and/or art!

Submit a video to be a part of the event. Deadline for submissions will be October 21, 2020.

Video Requirements:

  • 3 minutes or less
  • Horizontal, not Vertical
  • Format: .mov and .mp4

*By submitting a video, are agreeing to allow us to use the video for the event and possibly future promotional events. All submissions are not guaranteed to be a part of the final show.