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Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session

Spencer Hom : July 13, 2016 9:03 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Computer LabThe Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session will be held in Arts & Letters Room 201 on Wednesday August 24. Time to be announced.

Space is limited and you must reserve a space to attend. Please visit this link to reserve a space:

Fall 2016 Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Sign-Up



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How to Order Your Official SDSU Transcript – Grades

Spencer Hom : April 5, 2016 11:44 am : Semester at SDSU posts


graduation at SDSUPlease read the following information carefully about how to get your grades from your SDSU and Special Session classes.

Go to your UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS in WebPortal to check that your grades are posted and accurate BEFORE ordering OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.  Your grades should be officially posted on June 4, 2016.  (Grades appearing on Blackboard are NOT your official posted grades.)


You can print unofficial transcripts from the SDSU WebPortal as soon as your grades are posted. Check WebPortal, not Blackboard. You may receive an error message on the Unofficial Transcript until June 4th.


You can order official transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each.

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.”  Select your desired format and click “continue.”

Transcripts will be sent to the address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate address. You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure you have the complete and correct address. Paper transcripts will be mailed after the grades are posted and should arrive 4-6 weeks from the send date (the earliest send date may be in the beginning of June), but can take longer depending on mail delivery in your home country.


You can order official electronic transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $7.00 each.

To request your official transcripts, go to WebPortal and click on “Order Transcripts.” Select your desired format and click “continue.”

WARNING: Do NOT order electronic transcripts until your grades have been officially posted or you will receive a blank transcript. If you cannot print an unofficial transcript, your grades have not been posted.  (Check the Unofficial Transcript, NOT My Grades) If you order an electronic transcript too early and receive a blank document, you will have to reorder and pay again.

Transcripts will be sent to the email address you indicate. It is your responsibility to enter a complete and accurate email address, and to ensure that the recipient is able to accept PDF documents.  You should check with your university prior to ordering transcripts to make sure that they will accept PDF documents, and for the complete and correct e-mail address. Also, you must open the electronic PDF transcript in Adobe Acrobat, NOT in a web browser, since it is a secure document.


All transcripts will say “Undergraduate transcript.” Graduate classes are designated by a course number level 600 and above. We can send you a letter stating you were enrolled as a graduate student if a problem arises.


You will continue to be able to access WebPortal with your Red ID and password for many years; however, you will not have Blackboard access after this semester has finished.  Therefore, if you expect to need documents from Blackboard, such as course syllabi, I strongly advise that you download and save or print them now.  It will be difficult and time-consuming to obtain these documents after the semester ends.

Please contact the Transcript Unit ( if you have any questions regarding your paper transcript or if your transcript does not arrive 4-6 weeks from the sent date (meaning it could arrive in the middle of July). You should receive a confirmation from the registrar’s office once your order has been sent.


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Spring Safety Message from the Chief of Police, SDSU Police Department

Spencer Hom : January 10, 2016 9:54 am : Semester at SDSU posts

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On behalf of the men and women of the SDSU Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the spring 2016 semester. I invite each of you to be an active part of what will surely be an exciting semester.

This semester I am pleased to relate that thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we have been able to update our bike patrol fleet, both for police officers and Community Service Officers. Bicycles provide an excellent way to get around campus, provide safety escorts and respond to calls.

That same donation will also allow us to develop a new mobile app which we hope will be available in the coming months. The app will provide easy access to the police and allow users to text information to us, request an escort and even see the GPS locations of our evening shuttle routes. We will provide more information as we get closer to rolling it out. Read this NewsCenter story about the app for more information.

  • Call 9-1-1 – from your cell phone or any campus phone to report a crime in progress or life threatening emergency. “Blue Light” emergency phones can be used for emergencies or to request a safety escort.
  • Be aware of your surroundings – Avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone, walk in groups whenever possible and immediately report suspicious activity to the SDSU Police Department.
  • Secure your belongings – Lock your doors and windows, properly lock your bike and keep valuables out of sight. If you have security devices such as steering wheel locks, alarms or bicycle U-locks, use them.
  • Do not leave valuable items unattended (laptops, cell phones, iPods).
  • Call for an escort – Free safety escorts are available from dusk to dawn to and from on-campus locations. Call 619-594-6659 to request a safety escort.
  • Emergency notification – SDSU has several means of notifying you of emergency or urgent situations on campus including a mass notification system and text/email notification. Go to to familiarize yourself with our emergency procedures. Also please update your email and phone information in WebPortal or PeopleSoft to ensure you receive messages from the SDSU Alert system.
  • The Campus Safety and Security report and The Annual Fire Safety report are published by the University Police Department, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of these reports can be located on our website at These reports are prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies which surround our main campus, remote campus sites, Residential Education, the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Division of Business Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs.
  • The SDSU Police Department is located in the Public Safety Building at the intersection of 55th Street and Remington Road, across from the Aztec Recreation Center. Our lobby is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The police department is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Parking Office and Key Issue Office are also housed in the Public Safety Building. Please note their telephone numbers—Parking Office: 619-594-6671 and Key Issue: 619-594-1992—should you require those services.

We are committed to providing the unique policing services required of our campus and our community and look forward to working with you!

Please visit our website for additional information about your police department:

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Health Insurance Information

Spencer Hom : January 8, 2016 3:04 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

Alan Ng teachingYour health insurance brochure can be viewed here: Health Insurance Brochure

If you have any insurance questions, please visit the Insurance Coordinator  in the ALI Office

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Parking Permit Information for Semester at Students

Spencer Hom : January 7, 2016 6:35 pm : Semester at SDSU posts

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If you wish to purchase a parking permit for the spring 2016 semester, the permit cost is  $162. You will need the vehicle license number, make, and model to purchase one.

You may purchase a semester parking permit in person at the Parking Services office, located at the Public Safety building.



Parking Services
Public Safety building
Open: Monday – Friday
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 619-594-6671

You may also purchase a parking permit online, but you must have a credit card and a valid San Diego mailing address since the permit will be mailed to you. Students who do not yet have a local San Diego mailing address should speak with a Semester at SDSU Advisor for additional mailing instructions.  You will be able to print a temporary parking permit to use (for 8 days) until your actual permit arrives in the mail.

Please click on this link for further instructions: Parking Permit Instructions – Online

Next, visit this website to purchase a permit:

Please visit the Semester at SDSU Advising Desk (ESC 2nd floor) to speak with an Advisor if you need further assistance or have questions regarding purchasing a parking permit.

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