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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: August 23, 1999


CSUS Prepares for Largest Freshmen Class Ever


California State University, Sacramento is preparing to welcome 1,750 new freshmen this fall, the campus' largest freshmen class ever. Their growing number mirrors a national trend in education, as children in the so-called Baby Boom Echo continue to pour into both K-12 schools and universities.

The largest previous freshmen class at CSUS was 1,627 students in fall 1988, and last year there were about 1,550 new freshmen. Overall, the University expects to enroll about 24,300 students this year, up 600 from last year.

Many of the new freshmen will begin arriving on campus at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, when the residence halls open.

The following day, Friday, residential life staff will host a welcome barbecue for the newcomers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, the CSUS student government will serve up another welcome barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. That event will feature about 25 student organizations.

Classes begin Aug. 30.

More information is available by calling CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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