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Residence halls welcome new students


Students unpack their belongings at American River Courtyard during Sac State’s Move-In day, Aug. 27.

There was considerable anticipation on the part of the students, combined with a few tearful goodbyes from parents when Sacramento State's newest students embarked on their college journey during the University's annual Move-In Day on Aug. 27.

The doors to the residence halls opened at 8 a.m., welcoming about 1,100 freshmen, moving from home into Sacramento State's residence halls, aided by more than 250 volunteers.

Aided by 250 volunteers, the students and their parents climbed up stairs and wound their way through hallways carrying all sort of items - from clothing to computers and binders to big-screen TVs.

Another 500 students moved in throughout the rest of the weekend, primarily taking up residence at American River Courtyard, the suite-style residence hall that opened last fall for students over 21 years of age or sophomore on up.

"This is the day we all look forward to," says Housing and Residential Life Director Michael Speros. "It's really rewarding to help our first-year residents get started on a new and exciting chapter of their lives."

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