Living on campus – the right choice for me

When I received the news that SDSU was offering on campus housing, I said “heck yeah I’m going to apply.” After being in quarantine for a few months, I was excited to finally start my college experience although it would be a different way no other freshman has experienced. The first few weeks were extremely... Continue Reading →

New Blogger: Ana Santos

Please welcome Ana Santos to the State at Home Blog! Santos, 17, is a native of Santa Rosa, CA majoring in Public Health with a minor in Spanish. Her "State at Home" experience this fall will be somewhat traditional, as she will be living on campus. Interested in contributing to the State at Home Blog?... Continue Reading →

What is the plan?

Hi everyone ! My name is Xiomara I am eighteen years old, majoring in pre-biology, and I am a local San Diegan. As a freshman, given the circumstances of the pandemic, I was asking myself, “How will this impact my way of learning?” and “how will I maintain a optimistic attitude with discipline?” Even though... Continue Reading →

New Blogger: Steffi Yang

State at Home would like to welcome Steffi Yang to the blog family! Yang, 30, is a senior public health major originally from St. Paul Minnesota. Her "State at Home" experience is taking place at her home in Menifee. Interested in joining State at Home? Please email Aaron Burgin at for details.

Musings from Sacramento

Hello! My name is Carson Cook and I am a freshman at San Diego State. Currently I am attending school from my room in Sacramento. I chose SDSU over the other schools that I was accepted into because I loved the city, the school and I wanted the opportunity to work with the Aztec’s basketball... Continue Reading →

New blogger: Xiomara Alejandre

We'd like to welcome our newest blogger to the State at Home family, Xiomara Alejandre! A San Diego native, the freshman pre-biology major graduated from Chula Vista High School in 2020. Alejandre's State at Home experience will be taking place in her family's home in Chula Vista. Interested in blogging? Contact Aaron Burgin at Continue Reading →

The Real Outbreak

“This looks like prison camp.” I said to myself as I fought off a sinking feeling in my gut. I curled up in my dark room, listening to my heart beat in my ears. The cause of my distress: a glowing iPad nearby, open to the housing license agreement for the SDSU Fall semester. I... Continue Reading →

Breathe in 4 counts

After hearing about the spike in cases of COVID-19 at SDSU, I felt worried and disappointed. Even though I am staying at home, I was worried for those who live on campus. I cannot imagine being in their shoes and fearing for my life if I will catch COVID-19 every time I go out to... Continue Reading →

How to get out of the COVID-19 woods

My name is Brenda Drew and I am a black, queer, second-year student at San Diego State University. I am double majoring in History and Africana Studies, with a minor in cultural proficiency and interdisciplinary studies. I am also a Pride Center Educator as well as in leadership positions for four different clubs. I say all this... Continue Reading →

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