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Sacramento State welcomes students for Fall 2010


Students began arriving on campus Friday for the Aug. 30 start of classes.

When students arrive at Sacramento State, Monday Aug. 30 for fall classes, they will be greeted with some changes to the campus and reasons to celebrate.

One of the most striking changes is the completion of The WELL, the student-funded recreation and wellness center. A grand opening celebration will be held all day Thursday, Sept. 2, beginning at 9 a.m. It's the highlight of the fall semester, which marks the culmination of President Alexander Gonzalez' Destination 2010 initiative, launched in 2004. For a video preview of The WELL, go to

Other highlights include:

  • Additional classroom space has been added in Del Norte Hall - the former campus bookstore - and more students are living on campus at the American River Courtyard, which opened last fall.
  • The California Smart Grid Center and its community partners have received millions of dollars in federal funds for its mission to enhance the nation's aging electrical grid.
  • Sacramento State has been designated an "Emerging Research Institution" by a National Academy of Sciences cooperative, which means expanded capacity to pursue federal funding for University research.
  • The Department of Chemistry is researching new anti-HIV therapeutics, and 10 students are helping in that effort.
  • Sacramento State's Alumni Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary, continuing its support of current students and graduates.

These achievements, and more, have transformed the Sacramento State campus, strengthened its commitment to students and faculty, and extended its community support throughout the region.

For more information or media assistance, call Sacramento State's Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.