Feature Story – San Diego State University Campus Events

Cox Arena Basketball at SDSUThere are many outstanding events on the San Diego State University campus that are open to students from the American Language Institute (ALI).

The 12,000-seat Viejas Arena hosts events from concerts to comedies, along with the SDSU men’s basketball team, which is traditionally among the top teams in America.

Recording artist Toby Mac performed at the arena Feb. 28, and comedian Jeff Dunham brings his act March 12. English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ellie Goulding performs on stage April 23. Famous singer and songwriter Rihanna will perform at Viejas Arena on May 9.

SDSU’s basketball team plays 16 home games from mid-November until its final regular season game March 5 against its top rival from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Aztecs have been among the top 16 teams out of more than 350 in the nation twice in the last five years.

The SDSU Theater features student work in state-of-the-art facilities. Spring events are: Best of the Best Film Fest, Feb. 11-12; The Drowsy Chaperone, March 4-13; The Big Friendly Giant, April 22-May 1; and Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, May 11.

The Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater is a great place to watch concerts under the stars primarily during the summer months. The schedule includes: Walk the Moon, May 26; Halsey, July 16; Shawn Mendes, July 23; and Ray Lamontagne, Sept. 13.

Arts Alive SDSU promotes ongoing events on campus. Among the activities are jewelry and metalwork displays, an energy forum, world music series, SDSU opera, and SDSU symphony.

The Tony Gwynn Baseball Classic took place Feb. 26-28 in honor of the former SDSU baseball coach, who died almost two years ago and is a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Universities entered include SDSU, Bryant, Kentucky, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Nebraska, Tulane, and Arizona.

All in all, there are plenty of activities and events to keep ALI students busy on the SDSU campus.