Prospective Students to Visit SSU on Seawolf Decision Day

First Science Festival Offers a "Walk Through the Watershed" in Darwin Hall

April 13 will not be a typical Saturday on the Sonoma State campus.

More than 3,000 prospective students and their families will flood to SSU to learn about different majors, campus housing, financial aid, and more on Seawolf Decision Day; an event tailored to informing potential students about SSU.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the gymnasium where everyone will gather until 10:00 a.m., listening to guest speakers outline the day's events. After this introduction, the campus becomes an open house where visitors can attend workshops of their choosing until 3:30 p.m.

This year, workshop topics include financial aid planning, disability services, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) experience, freshmen learning cohorts, study abroad programs, and academic sessions corresponding to specific majors.


watershedlogo.pngDesigned for exploration, students and their families can attend the Science Festival in Darwin Hall. The festival will feature fun, educational, hands-on activities for all ages.

"Walk Through the Watershed" is a 40-ft exhibit that focuses on water cycling with the Sonoma County Water Agency. UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory provides a tidepool touchtank and educational displays.

There will be several laboratory demonstrations, self-guided tours through campus gardens, demonstrations by the Russian RiverKeeper and the Russian River Fly Fishers and more.

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"SSU Exposed," a students only presentation in Person Theatre, features representatives from student organizations who will speak about student life at SSU, answer questions and share information about clubs, student government, Greek life and more during an interactive session from 10:15 -11:00 a.m. or 11:15- noon.

Tours, both of the campus facilities and of all six housing villages to give students a feel of where they might be living are available. SSU is known for being the most residential campus in the CSU system, and these tours will help potential students understand why. There will be open labs to explore throughout campus as well.

Current students of The Department of Music will perform in a "sampler concert" in the Green Music Center at 1:00 p.m., giving potential music majors a chance to see what current students have learned at SSU.

Perspective students will have opportunities to meet faculty from various majors, talk with department staff, interact with current SSU students, and ask questions to help them determine if SSU is the right campus for them.

This event is free for potential students and their families and all are welcome to attend.

For more information please contact Student Outreach at (707) 664-3029.

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