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Office of Graduate Studies
Newly Admitted Students

Life in Sacramento

California's capital university is in the heart of the state's political, economic, and cultural center. Our students come here to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others, to find and develop their passions, and to live those passions beyond the classroom.

Take a walk along the snaking, tree-lined pathways to find students poring over papers spread out on cafe tables, lounging in vast, grassy quads, and heading to any of the hundreds of on-campus events each semester. Beyond campus, Sacramento – the nation's "Farm to Fork" capital – is home to a one-of-a-kind gastronomic scene, prominent professional sports franchises, a vibrant arts and music culture, and exciting nightlife. Natural amenities on and off campus offer outdoor adventures of every sort: Biking and hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and mountains make up the city's backyard.

Check out what Sac State and the Sacramento region have to offer:


Information regarding on and off-campus University housing, as well as resources for finding your own housing.

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Information regarding on-campus parking, as well as local and regional transportation options.

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From pizza to sushi, there are a variety of on-campus and nearby dining options to choose from.

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From fitness and recreation to the Student Health & Counseling Center, The Well offers a wealth of resources to the campus community.

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As the center of campus life, the University Union is a hub for a variety of dining and entertainment options.

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With 21 intercollegiate athletic teams, there are plenty of sports to watch.

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New to Sacramento?

Welcome to Sacramento!  Here are some resources to help you settle in and prepare to start your studies at Sac State.  The Sacramento region has a lot to offer and we know that you will love it as much as we do!