New students welcomed onto campus

A new year at SF State kicked off Thursday as 2,000 new students moved into the residence halls, starting a week of activities aimed at welcoming them and their families into the campus community.

SF State will host 3,700 new freshmen and 3,600 new transfer students during Welcome Days, which continue through Aug. 28.

A photo of a sign at SF State reading Students and their families lined the streets near the residence halls Thursday morning to unload belongings and become acquainted with their new home. The day continued with a BBQ lunch, informational panels, a parent reception and, in the evening, a screening of "The Avengers" on the quad.

Today, President Les Wong and other campus officials will formally welcome all new students to campus. Other activities include a "zero waste" lunch and a talent show. On Saturday, nearly 600 new students will take part in volunteer projects on and around campus as part of a day of community service.

-- Jonathan Morales