Media Advisory: SF State to welcome new students to campus

Activities aimed at orienting and educating more than 7,000 incoming students and their families


SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2012 -- San Francisco State University will welcome more than 7,000 new freshmen and transfer students to campus this week as part of the University's annual Welcome Days week of activities. Welcome Days aim to orient new students and their families to the SF State community and introduce them to the range of resources available on campus.

Incoming residential students will move onto campus on Thursday, Aug. 23. Activities on Friday, Aug. 24 are designed for all incoming students, highlighted by "SF State Welcome: Faces of Community," the University's official welcome event for all incoming students.


Two photo opportunities:

WHAT: Move-In Day

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23

WHERE: Students and parents will unload cars near the residence halls along Font Boulevard (at Lake Merced Boulevard) and State Drive (at Lake Merced Boulevard), San Francisco, Calif.


WHAT: SF State Welcome Days

WHERE: Friday, Aug. 24

WHEN: San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, Calif.

HIGHLIGHTS: SF State Welcome: Faces of Community is the University's official welcome to incoming students and their families and will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Quad. Speakers will include SF State President Leslie Wong, Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell, 2012 Alumnus of the Year Jose Antonio Vargas and President of the Associated Students, Inc. Adenike Hamilton. Other activities throughout the day include a "Zero-Waste Lunch" and informational panels for students and parents. A full schedule can be found at


Media interested in attending Move-In Day or Welcome Days should contact Jonathan Morales at (415) 338-1743 or




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