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Moving toward knowledge: SFSU students move onto campus Friday, Sunday

GREAT VISUALS: Hundreds of students unload boxes, computers, posters; students, parents shed tears as they say goodbye
San Francisco State University freshmen and sophomores will move into campus residence halls Friday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 26. Classes at SFSU begin Wednesday, Aug. 29.

All 1,582 beds on campus have been reserved. The University houses 820 freshmen and sophomores in Mary Ward and Mary Park halls and 762 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the Village at Centennial Square. Students have been moving into the Village throughout the summer.

This year, SFSU has the most student housing since Verducci Hall was closed in 1989 due to damage caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

About 820 SFSU freshmen and sophomores will move into Mary Ward and Mary Park halls. Many of their parents will also be on hand. The first 165 students, participants in an early orientation program called Welcome Home, move in Friday, Aug. 24. About 250 other family members are also expected to participate in the Welcome Home program.

Welcome Home helps ease the transition to campus residential life for students and their parents. After students move in Friday, they will participate in a two-day, weekend program that includes workshops on such topics as safety, stress and time management, and financial planning. They will also participate in social activities such as games, campus tours and trips to Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park and area shopping malls.

The other 620 freshmen and sophomores move in Sunday, Aug. 26.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26.

Mary Ward Hall, 800 Font Blvd. (at Lake Merced Boulevard), and Mary Park Hall, 802 Font Blvd. (at Lake Merced Boulevard), San Francisco State University, San Francisco.

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