Dear SDSU students,

We invite all of you to join us for Halloween-themed events, which will be held virtually in support of the safety and well-being of our community.

With this message, we are sharing virtual event details, and encourage you to wear a costume to the events. We are also sharing more information about the Stay-at-Home Advisory being implemented.


Halloween Events to Feature Activities, Prizes!


SDSU is hosting two Aztec Nights events that serve as an alternative to in-person Halloween activities. All students are invited to join.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Aztec Nights: Fall Festival virtual event will be held 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and will include games, trivia and an interactive demonstration by pumpkin carver Tom Nardone.


Next week, Aztec Nights: Halloween Spook-Tacular will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, beginning at 10 p.m. Wear a costume, as a costume contest will be held for students. The night opens with a performance by Spidey, the mentalist, and will be followed by a conversation with Chris Moon, a paranormal investigator. Paullete Moon will share fortunes during the event, which will include drawings with more than $1,500 in prizes.

Details for both Aztec Nights events are online.


Hosting a Virtual Halloween Event? Get Cash

Between Thursday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 31, the SDSU Alcohol and Other Drugs Task Force will be facilitating “Zoom into Halloween.”

Members of Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) who host events during that time period, and between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, will receive four $25 gift cards to provide as an opportunity drawing at their event. In addition, up to two hosts per event will receive a $25 gift card if they have at least 20 SDSU student participants! Students can register to host an event by signing up online.

Not part of an RSO? No worries. Individuals who are not part of RSO’s but who host virtual events during that time period will also receive a $25 gift card if they have at least 20 SDSU student participants.

For more information or questions, contact SDSU Health Educator Aaron Brown by emailing [email protected].


Stay-at-Home Advisory

Pumpkin Mugs

On Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., SDSU’s Stay-at-Home Advisory will be in effect. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

During the advisory period, SDSU advises that all students remain in their current residences, with the exception of taking care of essential needs, including any coursework, or to go to work, seek medical care, access meals, shop for necessities such as food, get medical supplies, exercise outdoors (with facial coverings), or to vote.

In addition, we ask all students to adhere to general prevention, including wearing a facial covering, maintaining physical distancing and avoiding all gatherings not in compliance with the public health order.


Thank You

As we have shared before, COVID-19 public health guidelines and SDSU policies are in place to protect the health and safety of the entire campus community. We hope that you will join us in demonstrating care for our community at this time by following public health guidance and adhering to the Stay-At-Home Advisory. As always, refer to the university’s public-facing COVID-19 site for more information and other details about ways you can protect yourself and others.

J. Luke Wood, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Randy Timm, Ed.D
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Christian J. Holt
Associated Students President


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