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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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The face of the campus has changed substantially in the past five years. While the campus landscape has always been attractive, the addition of new and remodeled buildings has created a sense of energy and community for the University.


NEW & REMODELED BULDINGS
The new Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center was completed in 2000, providing 215,000 square feet of space for the University Library and Information Technology offices and labs.

Across campus we built the Environmental Technology Center, which opened in 2001. This unique building is a demonstration of sustainable architecture and energy efficiency. It truly is a “building that teaches.”

Ruben Salazar Hall, the location of the former library, was completely remodeled and opened in 2002. It now houses all the student service departments and many of the administrative and finance operations for the campus. We also added 21 classrooms and laboratories, including the Cerent Engineering Science Laboratories. salazar hall

The University purchased land adjacent to the campus, north of Copeland Creek, and prepared the site for the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center.

bridge
We completed a new parking lot that provides 1300 more spaces, built a new north entrance, along with a road and vehicle and pedestrian bridges linking the new acreage to the main campus. The expansion brought new attention to Copeland Creek. A group of employees and students was formed to improve and protect the creek.

To complement the many changes to the campus, we installed new building and directional signs, and improved lighting. All this was designed to make the campus safer and “friendlier” for students, employees and visitors.



STUDENT HOUSING
We doubled the size of our residential community by building Sauvignon Village. With these new apartments we now house approximately 2000 students on campus.

beaujolais village
Due to strong student demand for on-campus apartments, we have begun the next housing complex, Beaujolais Village. The first phase will open in fall 2003, adding housing space for another 700 students. The second phase will begin next year.

charlie brown's
Adding to campus life, several new dining venues opened: Charlie Brown’s Café, Ameci’s, and Toast. For conferences and lectures, we opened the Cooperage in Sauvignon Village.

The students voted to increase their campus fees to build a new Recreation Center. Construction started this year and is scheduled to finish in spring 2004.

TECHNOLOGY
Sonoma State implemented its telecommunications infrastructure project, the first campus to do so in the California State University system.

The University fully converted to new administrative systems for human resources, financial records and student records. We were the first campus to make this successful transition as part of the CSU Common Management System.

We increased the number of Web-based classes from 266 to 413, and increased student computer laboratory stations from 249 to 332. Our experts in Information Technology also manage network connections that increased from 3000 to 14,000 in the past five years.

We renovated approximately 50% of the campus classrooms, including the creation of 37 “smart” classrooms that are fully equipped with the most current educational technology.
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215,000
Number of square feet in Schulz Information Center

14,000
Number of network connections on campus

2,000
Number of students now housed on campus

1,300
Number of parking spaces added in new north parking lot

413
Number of Web-based classes

332
Number of student computer laboratory stations

50
Percentage of renovated campus classrooms

3
Number of new dining venues opened on campus

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