Harambee Scholars student celebration

Harambee Weekend

SDSU Harambee Weekend is a personalized event for admitted students and their families that provides insight into the SDSU African-American/Black community. Explore student life and get a glimpse of the many resources that SDSU has to offer. 

The Harambee Scholars Program at San Diego State University supports SDSU's Strategic Plan, by guiding students to make connections with on-campus faculty, staff, departments and student organizations to create a positive experience for students. The Harambee African Diaspora students succeed both socially and academically at San Diego State University with support provided through the program

More information on Harambee Weekend and the Harambee Scholars Program

Howka Weekend

Elymash Yuuchaap Symbol designed by Dr. Aaron Bruce

SDSU Howka Weekend is a personalized event for admitted students and their families that provides insight into the diverse SDSU American Indian community and some of our campus supporters.
You will experience student life and get a glimpse of the many opportunities that SDSU has to offer.
Howka Weekend activities include:

  • Introduction to campus
  • Meeting student leaders from the Native American Student Alliance (NASA)
  • Engaging Faculty and Staff
  • Student forums
  • Information about the Elymash Yuuchapp program
  • Parent forum & Financial Aid presentation
  • Dinner
  • Entertainment/Student social
  • Experience staying in the on-campus residential halls*

*Howka Weekend includes an optional overnight stay in one of our own Residence Halls. Howka Weekend concludes with breakfast and attending Explore SDSU Open House.
All activities take place on the SDSU campus.

Residential Experience Option – Students are offered an option to stay on campus Friday night. This optional component of Howka weekend will give you the opportunity to be paired up with a current SDSU student and experience what it is like to live in the residence halls. Spots are very limited and will be filled on a first come-first serve basis.

Accommodations for Parents/Guest – Visit the Parent Programs website for discount rates on local hotels and airport shuttles.

RSVP Today!
Space is limited for the overnight option, so register online now. To RSVP, click the Register link available at the Elymash Yuuchaap events page. More information about the Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars Program.

Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) works closely with students who are first generation, low-income, or have underserved backgrounds, including many of our undocumented/AB540 students. EOP’s dedicated on-campus academic counselors are available for consultation. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the office at 619-594-6298 or visit the website: