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Welcome Message to Fall 2017 Semester at SDSU Students

Spencer Hom : July 11, 2017 9:50 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Hepner Hall at SDSUWe would like to welcome you to the Semester at SDSU program! The weather is beautiful and we know this will be a great semester.  Please refer to the information below for your Program Welcome date and time. Please visit the Orientation and Calendar tabs above to view orientation information.



A Few Important Dates (Check-in begins at least 30 minutes prior to each event, times may change):

    • Business Courses Program Welcome – August 15th (mandatory) – 9:30am – ENS 280
    • General Courses Program Welcome – August 15th (mandatory) – 12:00pm – ENS 280
    • Business Courses Program Orientation – August 17th (mandatory) – 9:30am – ENS 280
    • General Courses Program Orientation – August 17th (mandatory) – 1:00pm – ENS 280
    • Business Courses Program Student Event –  August 18th (optional) – Announced at Orientation
    • Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session – August 23rd (optional, but reservation required) 10:30am – Arts & Letters 201
    • Classes begin August 28th
 Semester at SDSU Advising will start August 17th, location and times will be announced at Orientation.

If you have any immigration questions please contact Mike Dietz, our Immigration Advisor:

If you have any tuition or other monetary questions please contact our Accounting staff:

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Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session

Spencer Hom : July 8, 2017 11:03 am : Semester at SDSU posts

SDSU Library DomeThe Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session will be held in Arts & Letters 201 on Wednesday August 23rd at 10:30am.

Space is limited, so a reservation is required. Attendance is optional, but highly recommended for students that have never been to a university or to the United States.

Please click on the link below to reserve a space:

Fall 2017 Webportal/Blackboard/Cultural Information Session Reservation



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

Spencer Hom : January 1, 2017 9:54 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Arch and Clock Tower

On behalf of the University Police Department, welcome to the new semester.  Your safety is our top priority.  We encourage you to review the following safety information and reminders.

  • 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 are located throughout campus and can be used for reporting emergencies.
  • Call 619-594-1991 to report non-emergencies or to contact the police department.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions such as talking on your cell phone. Walk in groups whenever possible and report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.
  • Aztec Shield App is a free app for text and video reporting of crimes and other police-related issues.  You may download this app from your app store.
  • Secure your belongings by locking your doors and windows, including properly locking your bike and keeping valuables out of sight.
  • Free bicycle U-locks are available when you register your bike at the SDSU Police Department.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended such as backpacks, laptops or cellphones.
  • Use the Safety Escort Service available from dusk to dawn to and from on-campus locations by calling 619-594-6659.  The SDSU library shuttle also operates from the library to any on-campus location or parking area.
  • SDSU Alert is the primary way the campus communicates during emergencies.  You may register to receive emergency text messages at
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

The University Police Department is located at the intersection of 55th Street and Remington Road, across from the Aztec Recreation Center.

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 University Police Department and operate during normal business hours.

Emergency:            9-1-1
Non-emergency:   619-594-1991
Parking Office:       619-594-6671
Escort Service:      619-594-6659

Please visit our website for additional information at

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Parking Permit Information for Semester at Students

Spencer Hom : December 9, 2016 6:35 pm : Semester at SDSU posts


If you wish to purchase a parking permit for the fall 2017 semester, the permit cost is $168. 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 the ALI Front Desk for additional mailing instructions.

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

Next, visit this website to purchase a permit:

Please visit the ALI Front Desk if you need further assistance or have questions regarding purchasing a parking permit.

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How to Order Your Official SDSU Transcript – Grades

Spencer Hom : August 29, 2016 11:44 am : Semester at SDSU posts

Hepner Hall 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 after May 17, 2017.  (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 May 31st.


You can order official transcripts directly through WebPortal (again, WebPortal, not Blackboard) for a fee of $10.00 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 6-8 weeks from the send date (the earliest send date may be in the middle 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 $10.00 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 6-8 weeks from the sent date (meaning it could arrive in the middle of August). You should receive a confirmation from the registrar’s office once your order has been sent.


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