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New students settle in at Sac State residence halls


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Sacramento State’s newest students are getting to know their neighbors, exploring the campus and preparing for the first day of class on Tuesday.

In the media

“Move-In Day at Sac State,” KCRA Channel 3

“Back to school at Sac State: What’s new this school year,” Fox 40

“Transform your dorm room for under $100,” Fox 40

“How to avoid the freshman 15,” Fox 40

“Roommate roulette,” Good Day Sacramento, Channel 31

More than 1,000 freshmen began moving into the University’s residence halls on Friday, Aug. 30, during the traditional Move-In Day, bringing lamps, boxes of clothes, televisions, computers and refrigerators with them. Fortunately, they and their families didn’t have to do all the lifting and moving on their own, as about 300 student volunteers from Sac State’s Student Organizations and Leadership were there to lend a hand.

Daniel Rollins was moving into the residence halls Friday morning with the help of five volunteers. A nursing major, Rollins is from Apple Valley, about 60 miles north of Riverside – a seven-hour drive to Sacramento.

In addition to the quality of the University’s School of Nursing, Rollins appreciates Sac State’s ambience. “It’s different,” he says. “There are trees everywhere, not desert.”

The moving-in process continues throughout the weekend and includes another 600-plus upperclassmen and transfer students who are moving into American River Courtyard, the suite-style residence hall.

New students also had the chance to meet representatives from departments and programs such as Financial Services; The WELL, Sac State’s fitness and wellness center; and Peak Adventures.

The new students won’t lack for something to do over the holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead. Hornet WOW, Weeks of Welcome, comprises a slate of activities such as free fitness and self-defense classes, noon music concerts, the ninth annual Sac State Throwdown dodgeball game and the football team’s first pep rally.

The first event awaiting new residence hall occupants is a free weekend screening of Fast and Furious 6.

For more information on Move-In Day, call (916) 278-6655. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho