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August 20, 2001

Hundreds of new students to hit campus

It's back to school time and to help new students adjust, California State University, Sacramento will host a "Hornet Welcome" Aug. 23-25.

In the wake of an expected record enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, Hornet Welcome is designed to give incoming freshman a crash-course on campus life as well as help them feel comfortable getting around Sacramento.

Hundreds of students have signed up to participate in Hornet Welcome, which includes an on-campus job fair and informative workshops on time management, personal finance, campus safety and campus activities. There will also be social activities that will give students a chance to mingle with other students, faculty and staff, including a River Cats game, campus tours, a BBQ, live entertainment, in addition to a carnival with games, a DJ, prizes and more.

At 8 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 students living on campus will begin moving into the residence halls. At 3:30 p.m. that afternoon a New Student Convocation will be held in the University Union Ballroom. President Donald R. Gerth will talk about the importance of a university education and give an overview of CSUS and its traditions. The CSUS football team will be on hand and participating professors will be dressed in academic attire.

Participants in the orientation program will also learn about the city of Sacramento. Students will be given tours of Sacramento and a vendor fair featuring samples and information from local merchants and eateries will be held at noon, Aug. 24 on the Main Quad.

For more information call (916) 278-6595. For media information call the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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