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A Welcoming Campus

In July 2023, Dr. Luke Wood returned to Sacramento State as the University’s ninth president. The supportive and caring culture he experienced as a student at Sac State began a personal and professional journey that would lead him back to his alma mater. As we welcomed a new president, we also welcomed incoming students and their supporters at the inaugural New Student & Family Convocation. In a symbolic gesture, supporters affixed “Hornet for Life” pins to their students, reciprocated with “Hornet Family” pins, marking the start of their shared journey and a poignant bookend to Commencement.

“Our work in preparation of your arrival has 
been done with intentionality and care to ensure the utmost meaningful experience for you.”

President Luke Wood, Fall 2023 New Student & Family Convocation

Photo: President Wood interacting with people

Beyond the Books

Campus is filled with activities both in and out of the classroom. Students can participate in clubs and organizations; volunteer in the community; enjoy student dance, art, and music productions; play sports or cheer on their favorite teams; work out, and more. The University Union and The WELL also provide gathering spots for various activities, including recreational games, studying, socializing, and relaxing.

#10 Best Colleges for Veterans
U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • 285 student clubs and orgs
  • 33 Greek orgs
  • 18 competitive sport clubs
  • 157 Peak Adventures trips, classes & clinics
  • 4,000 square fee of indoor rock climbing wall surface
  • State Hornet #2 Best U.S. College News Site, Associated Collegiate Press
Photo: students on campus with service dog

Home of Champions

The Hornet football team has qualified for the NCAA FCS Playoffs for four consecutive seasons, alongside conference titles this past year from women’s golf, softball and women’s and men’s tennis. Meanwhile, the baseball team continued its run as the only Division I program in California, winning over 30 games for the 11th consecutive season. Demonstrating their commitment to excellence, both on and off the field, nearly 200 student-athletes were honored with conference All-Academic awards.

21 Intercollegiate Sports

  • 3.1 average GPA for student-athletes
  • 100 conference championships NCAA Division I
  • Women's golf back-to-back Big Sky champions
  • Men's tennis Big Sky champions
  • Women's tennis Big Sky champions
  • Softball Big Sky champions
Photo: track and field hurdles

Nature in Everything

Green is everywhere at Sacramento State, starting with the emerald canopy of more than 3,500 trees covering the 300-acre campus. Sac State’s commitment to sustainability and numerous efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040 has earned the University a Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Garden for Wildlife Designation
National Wildlife Federation

  • Bee Campus USA since 2021
  • Tree Campus USA since 2012
  • Bike Campus USA since 2016
Photo: campus beauty