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Fri, Mar 17, 2023

Food Truck Late Night Eats, presented by Aztec Nights

Come enjoy some late night eats on Campanile Walkway! We'll have food trucks out giving free food to students, including tater tots, churros and ice-cream, spam musubi and pork buns! Food for current students only, check-in required.

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Campanile Walkway
Thu, May 4, 2023

Aztec Nights: Midnight Study Break presents Stayin' Alive at MSB

Let's groove on down to disco town from 9pm-1am in Montezuma Hall! Join us for Aztec Nights biannual Midnight Study Break, this semester’s theme: Stayin’ Alive at Midnight Study Break!

Take a break from studying for finals, or bring your laptop along to join the fun by entering the opportunity drawings all night long! There will be 70's themed DIY activities, arcade games, Kahoot, student competitions and MORE! Did we mention we will be serving FREE In and Out burgers? ????

Prizes include gift cards, airpods, hydroflasks, scooter, a Nintendo Switch and a grand prize of 2 tickets to Disneyland!

WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Aug 18, 2023

First Night Fest

Aztec Nights kick-off event to welcome new students to SDSU! Grab some FREE food, boogie with our live DJ, and win SDSU swag! This is a great opportunity to have fun with your fellow students and celebrate the start of your SDSU adventures together. Bag check is required. 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Campanile Walkway
Fri, Aug 18, 2023

Returner Event Arcade Night

Returning students, ready to start the next round?! Aztec Nights welcomes back returning students to SDSU with this arcade-themed event in the student union. Battle your friends in a friendly competition of Mario Kart, Air Hockey, Dance Dance Revolution, Skee-Ball, and more. 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Lee and Frank Goldberg Courtyard, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Sat, Aug 19, 2023

Block Party

Block Party 23-24 - Everything but the kitchen sink… Join us to celebrate our SDSU community with cultural performances, FREE food and music! FREE bowling and games in Aztec lanes! We look forward to seeing you at the Block Party! 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Thu, Aug 24, 2023

Pump Up the Gym!

Pump up the Gym (Pump It UP!) is a high energy environment to welcome students to the Aztec Recreation Center. The DJ will pump up the volume for fitness, sports, and dance activities. Check out our inflatable archery tag - think robin hood meets paintball! The gymnasium will be pumped with other inflatable activities like the colorful obstacle course, inflatable jousting, sports challenges and more. Come for the fun, food and prizes!

WHEN: 9pm-12am
WHERE: Aztec Recreation Center
Fri, Aug 25, 2023

Carnival Night 1

AHOY Pirates! Come enjoy NIGHT 1 of the annual Carnival with this Pirate Adventure themed night including an Amazon Zip Line and Rock Wall! Trying to beat the heat? Hungry? Carnival has got you covered with Shaved Ice and Bubba's Hawaiian. Come enjoy this ANNUAL night of FREE rides, games, music, fun, and meeting new people!

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Campanile Walkway
Sat, Aug 26, 2023

Carnival Night 2

San Diego State Beach Boardwalk! In the fun San Diego Sun! Come enjoy NIGHT 2 of the annual Carnival, this night includes an Escape Room and Robo Surfer. There will be FREE rides, games, and music so be sure to come through and meet new people while having a blast!

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Campanile Walkway
Fri, Sep 1, 2023

Dragstravaganza

Drag is coming back to @aztecnightssdsu for DRAGSTRAVAGANZA: HALFTIME! With this years theme, our drag performers will be turning out their Halftime BEST and slaying performances of their own inspired curated Halftime Show. Mark your calendars for SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2023 - 10PM to 2AM in Montezuma Hall for a GRAND SLAM SLAY OF A TIME! 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Sat, Sep 2, 2023

Silent Disco

Dance and sing the night away as we transform Tula into a silent disco! Have you ever seen a human disco ball dance light up the night? Join us for a great night with human disco balls, music, pizza (Veggie, Vegan and Gluten Free available), create a drink concoction, and take pictures in our extra large 360 Photo Booth! Free glow bracelets will help you get into the disco vibe!

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Tula Community Center
Sun, Sep 3, 2023

Groot's Groove: Guardians of SDSU

Get your groove on at Groot's Groove: Guardians of SDSU! Join us in Montezuma Hall for an immersive experience that fuses the cosmic tunes of the Guardians franchise with the groovy beats. Dance the night away on our dazzling light-up flooring as mesmerizing planet projections, stars, and neon lights transport you to another galaxy. Explore DIY crafts, challenge friends to arcade games, and capture memories at our futuristic photobooth. Get ready to make memories that are truly out of this world!

WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Sep 8, 2023

Line Dance the Night Away

Saddle up for a boot-scootin' good time at 'Line Dance the Night Away'! ???? Grab a slice of pizza and two-step to the rhythm, ride the mechanical bull like a true rodeo star, capture memories at the photo booth, and wrangle some fun at the lasso game! Join us on September 8th from 10pm - 2am at Campanile Walkway. Free parking available in P3. Let's make it a night to remember!

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Campanile Walkway
Sat, Sep 9, 2023

MORP (Reverse Prom)

Long fancy gowns? Corsages? Limos? NOT TONIGHT! Ditch the up dos and head to MORP, a glowing night polar opposite from Prom. Think tutus, furry boots, glow sticks, and COLOR! Dance the night away with a student DJ, activities, and of course free food! Student ID required, plus ones are permitted (18 years or older with a valid ID).

Students will be encouraged to come dressed in fun clothes that match the theme, to take pictures in the photo booth or at the back drop station, make fun beaded jewelry to go with their outfits, get electric hair elements added with the Funky Hair company, neon face paintings, play LED games all night long! Let’s not forget the food, staying on brand with the opposite of fancy dinners, we're going for everyone's favorite simple snack... Pizza! 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Sep 15, 2023

Harmony Haven

Discover tranquility and restore your balance at Harmony Haven!

Step into a soothing oasis of tranquility, adorned with calming colors and ambient lighting. Immerse yourself in a holistic spa experience, featuring stations for relaxing back massages. Let spa music transport you to a place of calm as you explore rejuvenating activities. Unwind with guided meditation sessions led by expert instructors. Engage your creativity with therapeutic DIY crafts and savor the indulgence of chocolate-covered fruits. 

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Sat, Sep 16, 2023

SDSU Just Wants to Have Fun!

RESCHEDULED: Get ready for your time on stage, it's KARAOKE TIME! Come dressed in your best vintage attire and complete the look as you get your hair and makeup done! Did someone say press-on nails, bedazzle clothes, glow jewelry, or sweat bands? Like, totally! As you wait for your turn on stage, be sure to eat some snacks, snap pictures with your friends, and decorate a photo frame to remember your fun night. Not a singer? There will be classic board, trivia, video games, and of course, PRIZES! 

WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Tula Community Center
Fri, Sep 29, 2023

Magic and Game Show

Prepare to be spellbound! Experience the magic like never before at our mesmerizing and interactive magician show with Joseph Tran. Enjoy delicious FREE food with a hot pretzel bar where you can customize your pretzel , and an exciting game show that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Free parking P3 and 1 guest 18+ allowed per SDSU student.

WHEN: 9pm-12am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Oct 27, 2023

Spooky Sweets & Late Night Eats

Join us for a hauntingly delicious night at Spooky Sweets & Late Night Eats! DJ beats, games, and a feast of spam musubi, lumpia, tater tots, pizza, and donuts await you. Get your Halloween spirit on at South Campus Plaza Lawn on Friday, October 27th, from 10pm to 2am. Free parking available during event hours in Lot P3.

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: South Campus Plaza I
Sat, Oct 28, 2023

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

This Halloween weekend, get ready to mingle with a night full of Halloween festivities! By popular demand, we are hosting a Hocus Pocus watch party with all of the snacks. Fill up on pizza, indulge in Dilly's Ice cream, and munch on popcorn as you watch the movie. Join us for a night of movie trivia and dress up like the Sanderson sisters to dance or sing your heart out. It wouldn't be Halloween without FREE candy and the chance to win some awesome prizes!

WHEN: 10pm-2am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Tue, Oct 31, 2023

Aztec Nights @ Aztec Lanes: Haunted Homecoming

Get ready for a hauntingly good time at 'Haunted Homecoming'! Join us at the eerie, transformed Aztec Lanes for a night of spine-tingling fun. Immerse yourself in a ghoulishly good atmosphere with blacklights casting an eerie glow on Halloween-themed decorations.

Challenge your friends to free billiards, table tennis, and air hockey, or strike fear into the competition with our highest score per round bowling competition.

Capture the terror-ific memories at our photo booth, and satisfy your sweet tooth at our snack station stocked with popcorn, candy, and delectable treats.

WHEN: 9pm-12am
WHERE: Aztec Lanes, 1st Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Dec 8, 2023

Aztec Nights Midnight Study Break presents: MSB '23 The Concert Tour

This year’s headliner: MSB '23: The Concert Tour. Come celebrate your favorite artists at Midnight Study Break in Montezuma Hall on Friday, December 8th, from 9pm-1am. Whether you're a headbanger, a pop lover, a hip-hop enthusiast, or an indie soul, this event is your chance to come together and celebrate the diversity of musical genres. It's all about unity through music. FREE food while supplies last: Raising Canes, cupcakes, and Domino's pizza! Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available. Free Parking P3

WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Fri, Jan 19, 2024

ARCade & Mini-Golf

Brace yourselves for a night filled with nostalgia, excitement, and friendly competition! Join us at the Aztec Nights ARCade & Mini-Golf for an epic blend of mini-golf, arcade games, and Archery Tag thrills. Fuel up with Shakesmart smoothies, wraps and bowls to keep you going through the night. Let the games begin! Free parking P7.

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WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Aztec Recreation Center
Sat, Jan 20, 2024

Aztec Nights: Dungeons & Drag Queenz

Behold the medieval magic at Dungeons & Drag Queens! Prepare to slay the runway with knightly elegance and enchanting style. Knights in shining sequins, queens with regal flair, and jesters who slay jokes all night long – it's a royal riot you won't want to miss! Enjoy tavern-inspired food like a mashed potato bar, bbq sliders, and apple pie! Gluten free and vegan options available. Enter to win giveaways like tickets to a local Renaissance faire! Free parking in P3.

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WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
Sat, Jan 27, 2024

SDSU's Got Talent

Hit the stage or sit back, relax, and be amazed at SDSU's Got Talent!  Join us for a night packed with incredible student performances. Singing, dancing, music, and more await! Plus, showcase your skills during the open mic session. Did we mention FREE treats? Indulge in boba, popcorn, cotton candy, and empanadas while enjoying the show.  Don't miss out on prizes, and be sure to vote for your favorite act of the night! Free Parking P3.

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WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: Montezuma Hall, 2nd Floor, Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union