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Get a move on: SFSU students settle into residence halls Thursday, Sunday



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


GREAT VISUALS: Hundreds of new college students say goodbye to their families as they meet new friends and carry boxes, computers, stereos, microwaves and lava lamps into their rooms

WHAT: San Francisco State University freshmen and sophomores -- with help from loved ones -- will unload and unpack their clothes, computers, stereos, books, blacklights, mini-refrigerators, Green Day and Bob Marley posters, and other personal belongings on Thursday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 21, as they move into the campus residence halls. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The University houses more than 2,200 students on campus. A total of 850 freshmen live in Mary Ward and Mary Park halls. SFSU’s apartment-style residence halls, the Towers and Village at Centennial Square, house 600 students under 20 years old and 760 juniors, seniors and graduate students, respectively.

In addition, SFSU has a limited number of apartments available for students, faculty and staff at its recently purchased developments: University Park North, formerly called the Stonestown Apartments, and University Park South, located in The Villas Parkmerced. These units, within walking distance to campus, are made available to the SFSU community only as previous tenants vacate voluntarily.

WHO: About 850 SFSU freshmen will move into Mary Ward and Mary Park halls. Many of their parents will also be on hand. The first 300 students, along with as many as 500 family members, will take part in an early orientation program called Welcome Home and will move in Thursday, Aug. 18.

Welcome Home helps ease the transition to campus residential life for students and their parents with a three-day program that includes workshops on such topics as safety, health and stress management. Students will also have the opportunity to meet new friends through interactive games and trips to Golden Gate Park and Pier 39.

WHEN: 1 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21.

WHERE: 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. For a campus map, contact Matt Itelson of the SFSU Office of Public Affairs and Publications at (415) 338-1743 or, or visit:


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