summer at state


The summer season officially started last week, but SDSU’s summer programs are already in full swing. The San Diego State campus never shuts down, hosting concerts, conferences, and camps for students and the community all year. Here are just a few of the things SDSU has to offer you this summer.

New Student Programs

EOP’s B.E.S.T. Summer Bridge program offers new students the opportunity to earn college credit, ease the transition to SDSU, and live on campus during the summer. During the 5 week program, students can earn up to 6 units in classes that prepare them for the rigor of SDSU academics. Recognized as one of the nation’s premiere summer transition programs, B.E.S.T. gives students the skills and confidence to become some of the most successful students at SDSU.

Some first-time freshmen applicants are accepted as summer admits. Based on their ELM and EPT scores, some students are required to take classes during the summer to help them satisfy remediation so they are ready for the fall. Students taking only one class get an opportunity to take an elective in film, which also satisfies a General Education requirement.

SDSU’s Common Experience chooses a common read for all San Diego State students, staff, faculty, and community. The program is designed to create an open, collective dialogue about an important issue. This year’s theme is Social Justice and Environmental Integrity: A Call to Service, which centers around environmental issues and sustainability. The book is discussed in freshman courses and events held in the fall.

Athletic Programs

This June the SDSU football program held it’s second annual Women’s Football Academy. The day-long clinic, led by the SDSU men’s football team, teaches women the basics of football. This year, the event raised $6000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for breast cancer research. You can check out the event photos here.

The SDSU ARC and Aquaplex are open all summer. Students can enjoy the laid back summer atmosphere with small crowds and beautiful weather, along with all the best group fitness classes. The Mission Bay Aquatic Center also offers classes in the summer for credit and for fun. There is no better time to take up surfing or wakeboarding than during the warm summer months.

Current Student Programs

Current students are also offered a number of summer options including undergraduate research opportunities and SDSU Summer Session. Summer is a great time to get involved at SDSU and take your experience to the next level. Take time to explore San Diego, work closely with faculty, and enjoy the laid back campus atmosphere.

Summer programs allow you to get a feel for campus life before being thrown into the hustle of the school year. Getting acquainted with SDSU prior to the first day of classes supplies a unique and smooth transition to SDSU. Also, don’t forget to register for SDSU’s biggest summer event, New Student Orientation. See you there!

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One response to “summer at state

  1. Adam Kadir

    Do you have any partime program in summer or fall regarding film production etc. Thank you

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