Grad Resources

From health insurance to grad life to economic assistance, explore the many resources available to SDSU graduate students.

 

Grad-Specific Resources

SDSU’s university-wide New Graduate Student Orientation for Fall 2022 admits will be held in August. This is an optional program that you can choose to pay for, but are not required to do so. We recommend that you talk with your program director or graduate advisor if you have questions. You will have the option to select one of three dates, including a hybrid option for those unable to attend in person. 

The First Year Experience fee is $300, which helps cover New Graduate Student Orientation, and will be charged to your my.SDSU account on August 5th and due on August 15th. The fee includes the pre-orientation modules, your orientation date, and first year experience activities for graduate students.

For more information and to register for New Graduate Student Orientation, visit the Office of New Student and Parent Programs website.

Learn more about health insurance options for students on our Graduate Student Health Insurance website.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a board of Associated Students that focuses on the programmatic, policy and campus life needs of graduate students on the SDSU campus. Learn more on the GSA website.

The Office for Graduate Life and Diversity supports all graduate students' success and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our graduate programs at SDSU. The office offers various personal, professional, financial, and social resources to enrich students' graduate experience and promote success in graduate training. Learn more on the 

Office for Graduate Life & Diversity website.

Wellness and Support Services

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/cps
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5220
Location: Calpulli Center, 4 th Floor, Rm. 4401
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://police.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-3193
Location: 5350 55 th Street, San Diego, CA 92182
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/student-health-services
Email: N/A
Phone: 619-594-4325
Location: Calpulli Center 5700 Hardy Ave. San Diego, CA
Hours: MTTHF 8:30am-4:30pm/W 9:30am-4:30pm

Website: https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/sds/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6473
Location: Calpulli Center, 3 rd Floor, Suite 3101
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/ecrt
Email: [email protected]
Phone: N/A
Location: Virtual
Hours: N/A

Website: https://its.sdsu.edu/support/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-3189
Location: Virtual
Hours: Mon-Thur, 8am-5:30pm, Fri, 8am-4:30pm
Classroom Support: 619-594-5691 (M-Th, 7:30am-9:40pm. F, 7:30am-4pm)
Canvas Support: 619-483-0632
Service Now: https://sdsu.service-now.com/sp/

Student Centers and Organizations

Website: https://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/veterans/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5813
Location: Student Services West, 1661
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/pride
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-3520
Location:5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115
Hours: Currently Closed

Website: https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/isc/internationalstudents.aspx
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-1982
Location: 1261 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92115
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Website: https://as.sdsu.edu/gsa/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: N/A
Location: Student Life and Leadership, 210U
Hours: N/A

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/cultural-centers
Email: N/A
Phone: 619-594-5200
Location: N/A
Hours: N/A

Website: https://writingcenter.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-3543
Location: Love Library, 1st floor of the Dome, Rm LLA 1103
Hours: F2F – Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm / Online Appt. – Mon-Wed, 5-8pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/student-life-leadership/student-organizations
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5221
Location: N/A
Hours: N/A

Academic Services

Website: https://grad.sdsu.edu/current-students/advisor-list
Email: See list for your advisor’s email address

Website: https://grad.sdsu.edu/current-students/degree-completion
Email: [email protected]
Phone: N/A
Location: N/A
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://grad.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5213
Location: Student Services East 1410
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, Drop in 9am-3pm

Website: https://registrar.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6871
Location: Student Services West 1641
Hours: Mon-Thur, 9-11am, 2-4pm/ Fri, 9-11am

Website: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/financial/student
Email: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/financial/student/contact (Contact Form)
Phone: https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/87293575613
Location: Student Services West 2536
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm

Website: https://library.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-3446
Location: Love Library
Hours: 7am-10pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/financial-aid
Email: via website/aidlink
Phone: 619-594-6323
Location: Student Services West 3615
Hours: Mon-Thur, 9-4:30pm / Fri, 9am-3:30pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/student-ombudsman
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6578
Location: Student Services East, Room 1105
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://amp.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6851
Location: N/A
Hours: N/A

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/eop
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6298
Location: Student Services East 2109
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
Learning Support Center: 619-594-2240 (M,T,TH,F 8am-4:30pm, W, 8am-7pm)

Career Services website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/career

Handshake (recruiting platform with job listings and other useful services)

Employment Services

Website: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6404
Location: 5701 Hardy Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
Hours: 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://sacd.sdsu.edu/career
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6851
Location: Student Services East 1200
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, Drop ins, Mon-Thur 1-3pm, Fri, 10am-12pm

Thesis and Research Related Services

Website: https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/gra/images/dissertation_and_thesis_review.pdf
Email: (related department) or [email protected]
Phone: (related department) or 619-594-5213
Location: (related department) or Student Services East 1410
Hours: (related department) or 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://research.sdsu.edu/research_affairs/export_control
https://research.sdsu.edu/tto/background-ip-law
Email: [email protected] (EC) / [email protected] (IP)
Phone: 619-594-0758 (EC) / 619-594-0791 (IP)
Location: Gateway Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3518D (EC)
Hours: N/A

Website: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/safety/ehs/laboratory/fieldresearchsafety
Email: [email protected]
Phone: N/A
Location: N/A
Hours: N/A

Colleges

Website: https://cal.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5431
Location: Arts and Letters, Rm 600
Hours: 

Website: https://business.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5259
Location: Student Services East. Rm 3220
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://education.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6091
Location: Lamden Hall, Rm 346
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Website: https://chhs.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-6151
Location: Education Building, Rm 154
Hours: N/A

Website: https://psfa.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5124
Location: PSFA, Rm 112
Hours: N/A

Website: https://sciences.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-5142
Location: GMCS, Rm 604
Hours: N/A

Website: https://honors.sdsu.edu/
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 619-594-2872
Location: Administration, Rm 201
Hours: N/A

Economic Resources

The Economic Crisis Response Team can help any SDSU student connect with resources, both on and off campus, to help get you through your immediate food, housing, or financial crisis. Learn more from the Economic Crisis Response Team website

Basic Needs Center Online Referral Form

A.S. Food Pantry: Open three days a week on our San Diego Campus. Please encourage all students, regardless of need, to utilize the food pantry as a way to stretch their food budget. The Food Pantry is no questions asked, and all that is ever required is that a student has a valid RedID and that they bring a reusable bag. The A.S. Food Pantry will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the second floor of the Student Union. 

SDSU Imperial Valley Food Pantry: Open for students to visit in the library next to the ID Card Office. Students may visit once per week for a full bag of food, or everyday for a snack bag. The Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 8 pm and Friday 9 am - 12 and 1 pm to 4 pm.  They also have hygiene kits available that students can pick up once per month.

SDGE CARE: Students may be eligible to receive a discount on their monthly energy bill (electricity and gas). If a student is currently receiving public assistance (like CalFresh), or recently lost their job, they may qualify for this discount. Even if they receive unemployment benefits, their household income as of today may qualify them to receive 30% or more off their bill. 

Assistance with applying to CalFresh