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Class of 2024

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SDSU's top 10 degrees among 2024 graduates

An estimated 11,796 San Diego State University degree candidates have the opportunity to participate in the university’s 2024 commencement weekend.

Maxine Amaru poses in outside California's capitol building wearing a long colorful skirt and a black shirt that reads "social worker"

Maxine Amaru ‘blazes trails’ on her inspirational journey to graduation

Instead of a walk across the stage at commencement, this Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Department of Africana Studies will likely dance across the stage.

A young woman with long black hair, wearing a coral-colored jacket over a white top, is standing at a wall overlooking a courtyard. Her right arm is stretched along the top of the wall and her left hand is on her hip.

Busy breaking the cycle

Earning a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, Silvia Castillo used education as a fulcrum to turn her life around.

A young woman in a blue top is smiling broadly, her teeth showing. Her brown bangs hang down to her eyebrows and she is wearing a triangle-shaped, multicolored pendant. In the background is an arched building with a bench.

Graduating doctoral student seeks to improve treatment for microbial-linked diseases

Laura Sisk-Hackworth explores the mystery of microbes, paving an impressive legacy before graduating in May.

Savanna Schuermann and Richard German meet outside SDSU's Hardy Tower. (SDSU)

Graduating senior is change agent for disability advocacy and education

Sustainability major Richard German is a leader in helping improve environmental impacts and community inclusivity for sports venues.

SDSU senior JohVonne Roberts

‘MY degree is HER degree’

Cancer threatened her mother’s life and her own college career, but JohVonne Roberts will graduate this month thanks to her resolve and a boost from a special fund that a couples’ planned gift will expand.

A sun-splashed photo of a smiling SDSU grad Aundrea Kaiser standing under a San Diego-area beach pier at sunset

Aundrea Kaiser: My 'thank you' letter

SDSU Class of 2024 graduate Aundrea Kaiser shares her 'thank you' letter with SDSU NewsCenter

Mariam Zaki shows off her new ring after saying “yes” to biology major Elias Meamari’s wedding proposal

SDSU grads cap commencement with wedding proposal

Two students who fell in love during study dates at Love Library have big plans after graduation.

SDSU graduate Christopher Phillips in his cap and gown poses with his wife standing on the USS Midway, a historical naval aircraft carrier turned into a museum

Grad Profile: From camouflage to cap and gown

Marine Veteran Christopher Phillips not only graduates with his aerospace engineering degree but also with a network of lifelong connections and resources.

SDSU Impact

Daisy Lopez is photographed in a white dress and her SDSU cap and gown outside of the campus

When identity intertwines with innovation

Graduating student’s culinary creativity combines sustainability and sabor

Kumeyaay Community College and SDSU leaders celebrate signing of their partnership agreement.

SDSU, Kumeyaay Community College sign partnership

The partnership, signed this month, will grant guaranteed transfer eligibility to Kumeyaay Community College students interested in completing four-year degrees at SDSU.

A smiling Amanda Casey is photographed sitting on desk in her classroom.

SDSU Imperial Valley alumna recognized as Imperial County Teacher of the Year

Amanda Casey, a graduate from the Division of Education’s teaching credential program, received the award from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).

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Solutions

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SDSU’s textbook accessibility program sets participation records, gets a rebrand

Equitable Access, soon to become Day1Ready, ensures students early access to course materials, and 80% of SDSU’s undergrads are using it.

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SDSU international women grad students bring diversity to research

Candidates in SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Programs are engaged in complex scientific studies spanning cancer, water quality and immigrant health.

Four people posed with a novelty check for $15,000 from the Chinyeh Hostler Social Venture Challenge, made out to "Agrospike."

SDSU engineers earn top prize at multi-campus entrepreneurship competition

The Chinyeh Hostler Social Venture Challenge awarded nearly $40,000 to support student startups in second year of event.

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Campus News

SDSU reaches 500K living alumni

SDSU’s class of 2024 was honored for their part in contributing to the 127-year-old university’s remarkable milestone

SDSU joins NASEM, contributing to sexual violence prevention efforts and research

Members of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are collectively committed to targeted action on addressing and preventing sexual harassment in higher education.

SDSU to award honorary doctorates to two impactful alumni at commencement

The recipients are former CSU trustee Adam Day and the late James Silberrad Brown, a San Diego business leader.

Aztecs win third consecutive MW Championship

SDSU also picked up the league's guaranteed spot in an NCAA regional.

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SDSU Voices

Image of Sabrina and Sydney Moreno in their cap gowns walking through the SDSU campus.
I feel like I will always have a special connection with the university. Whenever I am on campus, I feel a sense of pride ... After all, we are Aztecs for life.

— Sabrina Moreno, from Identical blood, DNA, and alma maters