University eSports lounge coming soon


Handouts from the SA meeting spreading the word about the new lounge.

Jacob Boyko, News Editor

At the Nov. 7 Students’ Association meeting, senators were addressed by SDSU Director of Recreation and Fitness Shari Landmark, approved a special allocation for the Robotics Club and recognized November as Native American Heritage Month and Veteran and Military Families Appreciation Month, respectively. 


Shari Landmark:

“It’s been super busy,” Landmark said about the Miller Wellness Center. “Just in September and October, we’ve had 38,000 people through the doors. That’s about a 15% [increase] from last year. And we’ve exceeded pre-COVID numbers.”

Students can use the facility counter feature available on the Wellness Center app to see how many people are in the building as well as in individual spaces.

“Our group fitness classes are going crazy,” Landmark said. “We’ve had more than 6,000 registrants from the start of the semester, so about 500 per week coming to our classes.”

The classes are also available via Zoom. 

An eSports gaming lounge will open in the basement of the Enrollment Services Center on Medary Avenue. The space will feature 12 Alienware gaming PCs, a Nintendo Switch, VR headsets, an Xbox (model unknown) but no PlayStation 5. The consoles will include subscription services for online play. Students will be able to use the space at no charge. 

Landmark said 164 students are interested in a competitive eSports club based on sign-ups  from Jacks Club Hub data.

The filtration system for the Wellness Center pool will “hopefully” be replaced next summer, Landmark said after noting troubles with it this fall. 

The pool was also closed last week after a light broke over the pool. The pool was drained and reopened Tuesday, Landmark said.

Basketball, dodgeball and volleyball intramurals are in full swing. For students that don’t want to compete in athletics, Uno and Bachelor/ Bachelorette leagues (where students can predict who will leave the show) will be offered.

Landmark encouraged every student on campus to get involved with the activities being offered. 


Robotics Club Special Allocation: 

Sarah Aman, president of the Robotics Club, and Haley Evenson, vice president, met with the SA finance committee to request funds to support a trip to a national competition. The Senate approved a sum of $1,627.76 to be allocated to the club. 



The Senate unanimously approved Resolution 22-9-R, which recognizes November as Veteran and Military Families Appreciation Month. 

Following that vote, the Senate unanimously approved Resolution 22-10-R, which recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month and encourages students to “further engage with events commemorating Native American Heritage Month.”



SA President Blake Pulse announced Sodexo finalized amounts students will receive in their meal plans. The added funds will range from $125 to $200 depending on the plan. Students with the West Flex meal plan will receive $25 in flex money. 

Pulse also encouraged senators to attend a reception Nov. 9 honoring SDSU President Barry Dunn for receiving the Harold W. McGraw, Jr Prize in Education. Dunn received the award for his work on the Wokini Initiative, which supports American Indian student success. The reception will be held  from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom at the University Student Union.