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Campus Culture

Hornet Family

Sacramento State is more than a campus. It’s a community, a family that celebrates student achievement and provides support along the way. CARmencement honored the 2020 and 2021 graduates who persevered and graduated despite extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID-19. Comprehensive mental health services, programs that serve underrepresented students, and resources to help with basic needs like food and housing helped the Hornet Family thrive physically, emotionally, and academically. In 2021 alone, nearly 50 students facing homelessness received emergency housing services, and close to 5,000 received food and basic necessities from the ASI Food Pantry.

MORE THAN 17,000 STUDENTS GRADUATED IN 2020 AND 2021

Carmencement

Carmencement

3,476 GRADUATES from the classes of 2020 and 2021 participated in CARmencement. an unconventional and joyous car parade held as a NONTRADITIONAL COMMENCEMENT celebration due to COVID-19.

A Great Place to Live and Learn

Surrounded by nature with easy access to downtown, many students live on campus or in surrounding neighborhoods. The eight on-campus residence halls provide housing for 3,200 students and boast amenities such as swimming pools, sports courts, and recreation rooms. The campus experience is rounded out with more than 300 clubs and organizations.

9th MOST TRANSFORMATIVE COLLEGE IN THE UNITED STATES (money.com, 2020)

  • 21 intercollegiate sports
  • 92 conference championships
  • 3.2 average GPA for student athletes (compared with 2.91 for other undergrads)

Hornet Commons Opening

Hornet Commons

Student housing increased by 1,100 beds with the opening of the $168 million Hornet Commons.

Hornet Beach

VolleyballNew 26,000-square-foot “Hornet Beach” volleyball facility features four NCAA regulation beach volleyball courts with seating for 250 spectators.

The WELL Expansion

The WellThe University continues to invest in the health and well-being of students with a $34 million, 29,000-square-foot expansion of The WELL.