Important Information

for All Cadets

Online Course Access:

SDSU Canvas Site will be used to access your online/virtual courses. Canvas is linked to your student SDSU email, SDSUid and course registration. All students should receive information after they register on setting up a SDSUid. Troubles connecting?  Please note, if you are NOT an SDSU Student with a RedID, you will not be able to access the SDSU Canvas Site.

Trouble connecting?
  • If you are a SDSU and CSUSM student, please contact SDSU Library Computer hub at [email protected].
  • If you are a SDSU Global Campus student contact SDSU Global Campus IT at [email protected] or (619)594-5893.

SDSU Campus ID:

SDSU uses a student identification number called a "SDSU REDId" as your primary source of identification for all SDSU transactions. In order to register for a course, obtain card access to the Cadet Lounge (Foxhole), and get entrance to campus events, you'll be required to use a REDId. SDSU students get their Ids during the registration process. Non-SDSU students are assigned their number in the Registration process and can acquire the card online.

SDSU ID E-mail:

After your first registration with SDSU, a SDSU ID Email will be created. If you intend not to use this email account, please be certain it is active and forwarding communications to you. Official SDSU communications regarding your classes and payments will be conducted via this official email.

Parking Permits and University Police:

State law requires that you obtain a parking permit to park on campus at all times (24 hours a day, seven days a week). Virtual daily, weekly, monthly or semester permits may be purchased online through the Aztec Parking Portal at Use your Red Id to create a student account. Do not create a guest account as it will limit your permit options. Please email [email protected] with any questions or issues.

No parking is permitted at any time in the following areas: Special Permit areas marked SP or painted white, handicapped zones, service areas, any area marked or painted red or green, any area not clearly designated as a parking space, or any area posted with a sign or designation restricting or defining specific use. Due to construction, availability of lots may vary. Parking information is available from Parking Services at (619) 594-6671 or by visiting