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SF State freshmen move into residence halls Wednesday



Denize Springer
University Communications
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Press Release published by the University Communications


First year that students had the option of interviewing and choosing their roommates

WHAT: San Francisco State University freshmen and sophomores will say goodbye to their loved ones and unpack their flip-flops, mini-Macs, black lights and Bob Marley posters this Wednesday, August 22, at the campus residence halls. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27.

This is the first year that students were offered an opportunity to interview and select their own roommates rather than leaving it up to University staff. About 1,100 of 1,500 SF State freshmen elected to research and make the match themselves using e-mail and social networking Web sites.

The University houses more than 2,300 students on campus. A total of 830 freshmen under age 20 will live in Mary Ward and Mary Park halls this year. SF State also has three modern, apartment-style residence halls. The Towers at Centennial Square houses 560 freshmen in designated learning communities. The Village at Centennial Square, with 570 beds, is available to sophomores and juniors under age 22. The Business Matters Community in the Village at Centennial Square Building C houses 150 freshmen residents majoring in business. The Science and Technology Theme Community, with 100 beds, is available to freshmen under age 20 with majors in science- or technology-related fields.

University Park South, comprised of SF State-owned apartments adjacent to The Villas Parkmerced development, houses about 95 juniors, seniors and graduate students age 22 and up.

WHO: More than 2,000 SF State students will move into the residence halls with the help of family and friends

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22

WHERE: Mary Ward Hall, Mary Park Hall, The Towers at Centennial Square, The Village at Centennial Square Building C, Science and Technology Theme Community, 750 - 802 Font Blvd. (at Lake Merced Boulevard), San Francisco State University, San Francisco.

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