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First Year Experience

Students with President Dunn on his front porch.

About

Students are encouraged to attend the Orientation program, live in OYT, and register for the AIS 100 course to take full advantage of the programs and services. The AISC programming is designed to increase student involvement and retention by creating a meaningful community among American Indian students at SDSU and a sense of belonging at SDSU.

First Year Experience consists of:

AISC Orientation Program

The AISC Orientation program is held in late August, during the week prior to the start of fall classes. It is an early move-in and expanded orientation for the SDSU American Indian students that provides the platform to discuss social, cultural, academic and professional issues that first-time students may face. By attending the Orientation program students are provided an opportunity to experience the SDSU campus environment prior to the start of the semester with early move-in!

Oyate Yuwitaya Tipi Living-Learning Community (OYT)

About

  • The Oyate Yuwitaya Tipi (the tribes/people live together) (OYT) is a living-learning community that is coordinated through the American Indian Student Center.
  • The OYT LLC is located in Mathews Hall and is open to all first and second-year students who self-identify as American Indian OR who have an interest in American Indian historical and contemporary issues.
  • In addition to AISC events and services, OYT will host a monthly program for the residents. The programs are designed to engage students in cultural, academic and social programming that will inform and enhance their experience at SDSU.

Registration

  • The online housing application can be found on MyState; students must list OYT as their housing preference.
American Indian Studies 100
  • The course is designed for American Indian/Alaskan Native students.
  • Students are encouraged to attend the Orientation program and live in OYT.
  • Register for the AIS 100 course to take full advantage of the programs and services.
  • The AISC programming is designed to increase student involvement and retention by creating a meaningful community among American Indian students at SDSU and a sense of belonging at SDSU.