• San Diego, your history is our history.

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  • San Diego Normal School

    From our beginning

    SDSU was established in 1897 as the San Diego Normal School, a teacher training college.
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    To our present

    SDSU is a top national research university whose alumni power San Diego, the state and the nation.
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    120 Years of Leadership

    SDSU and the San Diego region share a long and mutually beneficial history.
We're Celebrating

San Diego State University has designated a 120-day period this fall to celebrate its one dozen decades of commitment and service to the San Diego community.

120 Years of Leadership kicked off on Aug. 25, just before the start of the fall semester, and runs through Dec. 21.

It's a great opportunity to celebrate our unique synergy with the San Diego region.

120 Years of Aztec History

Our Story
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Learn about SDSU's 120 years of leadership in education, research, public service and many other areas.

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At the Heart of Campus

A new SDSU landmark recognizes Karen and Kit Sickels for their service and generosity.

What's your favorite moment in SDSU's history?