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August 14, 2002

Hundreds of new students to hit campus

It's back to school time and to help new students adjust, California State University, Sacramento will host a "Hornet Welcome" Aug. 29-30.

Hornet Welcome is designed to give incoming freshmen a crash-course on campus life as they prepare to join a record high enrollment of nearly 28,000 students.

Hundreds of students have signed up to participate in Hornet Welcome, which includes an on-campus job fair and informative workshops on time management, personal finance, campus safety and campus activities. There will also be social including games, campus tours, a BBQ, live entertainment and a Luau.

At 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 students will begin moving into the residence halls. At 3:30 p.m. that afternoon a "Formal Welcome Ceremony" will be held in the University Union Ballroom. CSUS President Donald R. Gerth will talk about the importance of a university education and give an overview of CSUS and its traditions. The CSUS football team will be on hand and participating professors will be dressed in academic attire.

There will be a vendor fair featuring samples and information from local merchants and eatries at noon, Aug. 30 at the Library Quad.

For more information call (916) 278-6595. For media information call the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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