Sacramento State University Photo Tour

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Sacramento State University

Sacramento State University Sign
Sacramento State University Sign (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

California State University, Sacramento, frequently referred to as Sacramento State (Sac State for short) was founded in 1947. With a motto of “Redefine the Possible, Do the Unexpected,” the university enrolls over 28,000 students annually and has over 250,000 alumni worldwide. The 300-acre campus is the sixth largest of the 23 California State Universities.

The university offers roughly 60 different undergraduate majors from its seven colleges: College of Arts and Letters; College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Engineering & Computer Science; College of Health & Human Services; College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies; College of Continuing Education. Sac State also has extensions in Singapore offering the International Masters in Business and Administration.

A majority of Hornet athletics are members of the Big Sky Conference, while its men’s soccer team is a member of the Big West Conference. The school colors are Sac State Green, Hornet Gold, and Hornet Metallic Gold. Students maintain a rivalry with its Sacramento neighbors, UC Davis.

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American River at Sac State

American River at Sacramento State University
American River at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The 300-acre campus is located between Highway 50 and the American River. The area surrounding the American River was one of the earliest places to be populated during the Gold Rush. The river runs directly along Sac State’s westernmost end.

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American River Courtyard Residence Halls at Sac State

American River Courtyard Residence Halls at Sac State
American River Courtyard Residence Halls at Sac State (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

American River Courtyard houses 600 students in apartment-style suites. Residency is reserved for sophomores, juniors, seniors and international students. Each suite features a bathroom and kitchen, and a variety of room configurations that allow students to choose from four different roommate options.

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Sutter Hall at Sacramento State University

Sutter Hall at Sacramento State University
Sutter Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Sutter Hall is a co-ed dormitory that houses approximately 208 students. Rooms are available in single, double, or triple variances, making Sutter an ideal freshman residence hall.

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River Front Center at Sac State

River Front Center at Sac State
River Front Center at Sac State (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

River Front Center is one of 10 eateries located on the Sac State campus. The River Front Center features Panda Express, Gyro 2 Go, and Togo’s.

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Sacramento State University Library

Sacramento State University Library
Sacramento State University Library (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located in the heart of campus, the University Library houses over 1.4 million books, making it the third largest library in the California State University System. The library features private study rooms, study lounges, meeting rooms, and 14 instructional classrooms. The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is one of the largest Greek research collections with over 300,000 items inside the University Library.

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Outdoor Theater at Sacramento State University

Outdoor Theater at Sacramento State University
Outdoor Theater at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Pictured above is the entrance to the Outdoor Theater, Sac State’s amphitheater located next to the University Library. The theater is the primary venue for Spring and Summer productions as well as large concerts. Saigon Bay, a Vietnamese eatery, is located inside the Outdoor Theater’s main lobby.

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Sacramento State University Union

Sacramento State University Union
Sacramento State University Union (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The University Union first opened its doors as the student social hub in 1975. After numerous renovations, the 180,000 sq. ft. building is now home to many amenities including the Union Food Court, which features Burger King, Jamba Juice, Round Table Pizza, Gordito Burrito, Mother India Express, and Panda Express.

The building is also home to the Games Room, KSSU Radio, several study areas, and a meditation room.

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The Games Room at Sac State

The Games Room at Sac State
The Games Room at Sac State (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located inside the University Union, the Games Room is Sac State’s primary recreation room. The Games Room can be reserved for private student events. The room features billiards, table tTennis, and a console room outfitted with 46” LCD TVs, Xbox360, and the PS3.

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Student Theatre at Shasta Hall

Student Theatre at Shasta Hall
Student Theatre at Shasta Hall (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The University Theatre is located within Shasta Hall, home to the Department of Theater, Dance, and Music. It is a 423-seat proscenium theater used primarily for large student productions.

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Douglass Hall at Sacramento State University

Douglass Hall at Sacramento State University
Douglass Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Douglass Hall stands directly adjacent to Placer Hall. As one of the oldest halls on campus, Douglass hall provides additional classroom space.

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Placer Hall at Sacramento State University

Placer Hall at Sacramento State University
Placer Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Placer Hall is a Sac State academic and California government building. It is home to Sac State’s Geology Department and the government’s U.S. Geological Survey. Sac State offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and Earth Sciences, as well as a Master of Sciences degree in Geology, with student opportunities in mineralogy, volcanology, aqueous geochemistry, and applied hydrogeology.

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Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University

Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University
Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Capistrano Hall houses the Department of Music in addition to music and dance recital halls. The Department offers Bachelors degrees in Music and Arts in various instrumental and vocal concentrations.

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Eureka Hall at Sacramento State University

Eureka Hall at Sacramento State University
Eureka Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The College of Education began as the Division of Education in 1947 when Sacramento State College was first established. Located in Eureka Hall, the College of Education offers programs in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies, Child Development, Math Learning Skills, General Education Courses, and Bilingual/Multicultural Education.

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Mariposa Hall at Sac State

Mariposa Hall at Sac State
Mariposa Hall at Sac State (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Located in Mariposa Hall, The College of Arts and Letters offers degrees in Art, Communication Studies, Design, English, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities & Religious Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theater & Dance, and Film. The College is home to the Center for Hellenic Studies, Center for Contemporary Music, and the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences, to name a few.

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Yosemite Hall at Sacramento State University

Yosemite Hall at Sacramento State University
Yosemite Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

 The College of Health and Human Services is housed within Yosemite Hall on the eastern end of campus. The college offers degree programs in Criminal Justice, Kinesiology & Health Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, Social Work, and Speech Pathology & Audiology.

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Sequoia Hall at Sacramento State University

Sequoia Hall at Sacramento State University
Sequoia Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Next to Placer Hall, Sequoia Hall houses the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. The College offers degrees in the following departments: Biological Sciences, Geography, Math & Statistics, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics & Astronomy. The College is home to The Center for Science and Mathematics Education and The Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences.

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The Hornets Nest at Sacramento State University

The Hornets Nest at Sacramento State University
The Hornets Nest at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Built in 1955, the Hornet’s Nest is home to gymnastics, volleyball, and men's and women’s basketball. The gym features both chairback and bleacher seating. The Nest’s court, Colberg Court, was named in honor of former volleyball coach Debby Colberg. The Nest can seat roughly 1,200 spectators.

Most Sac State athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

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Lassen Hall at Sacramento State University

Lassen Hall at Sacramento State University
Lassen Hall at Sacramento State University (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Lassen Hall is home to the Admissions and Financial Aid offices. Admission to Sac State isn't overly competitive--roughly two out of every three applicants will typically suffice, and average SAT scores will typically suffice (see a GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Sac State admissions). On the financial aid front, a similar percentage of students receive some form of grant aid.

If you visit Sacramento State University, your campus tour will begin in Lassen Hall.

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Sacramento Hall at Sac State

Sacramento Hall at Sac State
Sacramento Hall at Sac State (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Sacramento Hall houses the offices of Academic, Administration, & Business Affairs, as well as the Office of the President. If your looking for university information on a weekday, the Visitors Center is also located in Sacramento Hall.

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