A different country or cultural theme is presented each week. Please visit the link below to view different theme days:
If you are a current fall 2014 Semester at SDSU student looking to continue to spring 2015, you will able to apply to continue online October 20-31. You should have received an email on October 16th with instructions and the link.
If you have any friends in your home country that would like to attend the Semester at SDSU program for spring 2015, please be aware of the deadlines for new students:
General Courses: November 17
BAFoGs and Learning Agreements are being accepted now. If you need instructions on how to complete these documents, please visit the ALI office or the Semester at SDSU Office on the 2nd Floor of the ESC Building.
Please submit these documents to the front desk in the ALI office. Documents may be picked up in the ALI Office after two weeks from the date of submission.
Bicycle & Skateboard Policy
16.1 During the hours of 7 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., bicycles may only be operated lawfully in designated locations throughout campus, including streets, paths, and grounds as well as on curbed streets and vehicular thoroughfares. In all other locations, bicyclists shall walk their bicycles and park them in designated parking stands and areas.
16.2 Riding skateboards, coasters, roller skates, toy vehicles and other devices of a similar nature is prohibited on all University property at all times.
On behalf of the men and women of the SDSU Police Department, I would like to welcome you to the Fall 2014 semester. Now that we are into the second week I would like to encourage you to partner with the SDSU Police Department in our efforts to provide a safe and secure educational environment.
This semester the police department continues with our new security measures to increase our visibility and accessibility on and around campus and we will be utilizing additional technology in support of our mission this year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of our services and learn about some simple steps you can take to help maintain the safety of our campus:
- Call 9-1-1from your cell phone or any campus phone to report a crime in progress or life threatening emergency. “Blue Light” emergency phones can also 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 — take the same safety precautions you would at home: 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).
- Community Service Officers provide the following free services:
o Safety escorts from dusk-to-dawn, to-and-from on-campus locations. Call 619-594-6659 to request a safety escort
o Bike patrol from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on campus
o Red & Black Shuttle offers transportation around campus and runs Mon-Thu until 10:00 pm
o Library Shuttle offers transportation from the library and runs Sun-Thu until 2:30 am
- Police Training Programs – The SDSU Police Department offers training in a variety of subjects which are free to our community. Safety training includes: A.L.I.C.E. (active shooter survival training), sexual assault prevention and workplace violence prevention. A list of all offerings can be found here: http://www.dps.sdsu.edu/
- 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 tohttp://bfa.sdsu.edu/emergency/ 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 Blackboard system.
- In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the SDSU Police Department will publish notifications of certain crimes that may pose an ongoing safety concern to our community. These crime alerts are intended to efficiently notify you of incidents that may concern your safety or security. Crime alerts are published in accordance with Department of Education guidelines and will also be posted on our website at www.police.sdsu.edu and our social media sites.
- 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 p.m. 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 for what is sure to be an exciting academic year!
Please visit our website for additional information about your police department: police.sdsu.edu