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Aztec Shops, Ltd., founded in 1931, is a non-profit corporation that functions primarily as an auxiliary of San Diego State University. The corporation provides a diverse portfolio of products and services including operation of the SDSU Bookstore, SDSU Dining, and Commercial and Residential Real Estate properties surrounding campus. Aztec Shops also operates other selected enterprises at San Diego State and in San Diego.

As a "self-sustaining" non-profit SDSU auxiliary, Aztec Shops operates without subsidy from the University or the State. Net revenue from operations is contributed back to the University at fiscal year's end. In addition, Aztec Shops contributes an incremental amount of monies each year in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan, "Building on Excellence". Three years into the five-year plan, Aztec Shops has successfully met the $400,000 incremental allocation goal each year (for a projected total of $2 million after five years).

In Fiscal Year 2016 (ending June 30, 2016), Aztec Shops directed $3.5 million to the University through rent, cost recoveries, commissions, and overhead. In addition, Aztec Shops contributed $765,000 to Campus in unrestricted allocations ($310,000 to the University; $55,000 to SDSU Associated Students; $400,000 in incremental funds as called for in the Strategic Plan). The total amount sent from Aztec Shops to the University in Fiscal Year 2016 was approximately $4.3 million.

In the News

"Let them eat cake... and cookies, too"

SDSU NewsCenter (July 10, 2017)

"College Lessons"

Flavor & The Menus (November 1, 2016)

"SDSU Dining Recognized for Fighting Food Waste"

San Diego Food System Alliance (October 1, 2016)

"Aztec Shops Designer Wins SDSU Homecoming Logo Contest"

SDSU Alumni Association (September 7, 2016)

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Important Dates

Monday, January 1, 2018
New Year's Day Observed (Campus Closed)

Monday, January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Campus Closed)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
First Day of Classes

Friday, April 27, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting


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