Such activities can include athletics, fraternities and sororities, leadership programs, and various student clubs and organizations.
San Diego State University students are invited to apply for on-campus housing. Living on campus can be an exciting and enriching part of your college experience. The Office of Housing Administration has seven residence hall complexes, with a variety of living options.
Traditional residence halls offer double occupancy accommodations, which are the best value. Each double room is equipped with a bed, desk & chair, dresser, closet, and bookshelf for each resident. University Towers (UT) offers mini-suite accommodations with two double rooms sharing a common bathroom. Four residents live in each suite. Cuicacalli Suites has suite-style accommodations, where eight residents share a suite with double and single rooms, a shared common living area, full-size refrigerator and microwave, and two full-size bathrooms. Villa Alvarado is a 90-unit complex of furnished two-bedroom apartments for returning and transfer students. Each apartment houses four students and includes a living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Villa Alvarado remains open during the Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. Piedra del Sol offers independent apartment living and has no residential education program. Piedra del Sol is for upperclassmen, is unfurnished and requires a 12-month lease. Residence halls are situated on the east and west sides of campus.
Get a head start on your major! The School of Journalism & Media Studies has partnered with the Office of Residential Education to offer specialized housing for students planning to major in advertising, journalism, public relations or media studies. JMS majors and pre-majors live together on a specially designated floor called a Residential Learning Community, and they take some classes together. Participation in the Residential Learning Community enables JMS students to begin forming their pre-professional networks, develop a sense of community with the School and its faculty, and get early academic guidance on majoring in advertising, journalism, public relations or media studies.
International Student Center
The International Student Center (ISC) offers a full range of programs and services to foster student success, global perspectives, intercultural awareness and international good will. Services include:
• Academic Support
• Employment Authorization
• Health Insurance
• Housing Referral
• Immigration Advising
Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services provides qualified students with disabilities equal access to higher education through academic support services, technology and advocacy in order to promote their retention and graduation.
SDS is the campus office responsible for determining and providing appropriate academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Support services are available to students with certified visual limitations, hearing and communication impairments, learning disabilities, mobility, and other functional limitations.
On this page: Students in the School of Journalism & Media Studies have opportunities to become involved in many campus activities outside their classroom experience. That includes working for The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University’s independent student newspaper. Photo by Sam Hodgson.