The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who missed the COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline.

Sac State struggles to deny campus access to students who missed vaccination deadline

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 16, 2021
While 2,206 Sacramento State students have still failed to certify their COVID-19 vaccination status and are denied access to campus, Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills told The State Hornet that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who were now denied access to campus.
(File photo) Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. 4,306 Sac State students failed to meet the Sept. 13 deadline to self-certify their COVID-19 vaccination status, according to an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills.

Sac State denies campus access to 4,306 students after failing to certify COVID-19 vaccination status

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 14, 2021
4,306 Sac State students failed to meet the Sept. 13 deadline to self-certify their COVID-19 vaccination status and are now denied access to campus, according to an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills.
Left to right: Tyler Eick, Emma Pike, Dez Vela and Robert Jackson, along with many other Sacramento State students, returned to campus this semesterfor the first time since March 2020. While some are still cautious due to the pandemic, most say they are eager to return to in-person learning.

Sac State students balance excitement of returning to campus with post-COVID realities

Jennah Booth September 10, 2021
As most students return to the Sacramento State campus for the first time in nearly 18 months, many say they are eager to return to normalcy while still learning to balance the post-COVID changes.
(File photo) Nursing student Carmel Stewart (right) receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag Room of the University Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine mandate and other COVID-19 safety protocols at Sac State.

FAQ: What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Sac State

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 1, 2021
With the Sept. 13 deadline for Sac State students to certify their vaccination status quickly approaching, The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine mandate and other COVID-19 safety protocols on campus.
Sacramento State announced the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to be on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Students, faculty and staff are required to certify their vaccination status by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen. File photo.

Sac State and CSU to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021, regardless of FDA approval

Jordan Latimore July 27, 2021
Sac State will require all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus in the fall to certify their COVID-19 vaccinations by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Tuesday.
It’s been over a year since all Sacramento State classes went remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are planning on returning to campus for the first time in the fall 2021 semester. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the fall semester’s COVID-19 regulations, on-campus services and more. Graphic created in Canva.

FAQ: Everything you need to know about Sac State’s return to campus in fall 2021

Chrissy Martinez and Alec Ramey May 17, 2021
It’s been over a year since all Sacramento State classes went remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are planning on returning to campus for the first time in the fall 2021 semester. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the fall semester’s COVID-19 regulations, on-campus services and more.
Nursing students at Sacramento State sent a letter addressed to Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, asking for the university to pay for their summer tuition for classes the cohort was previously unable to take due to COVID-19. In order to take the courses this summer, each student will have to pay $1,850 in tuition “out of our own pockets,” the students wrote. Graphic created in Canva.

Nursing students urge Sac State to cover tuition for classes missed in pandemic

Emma Hall and Michael Pacheco May 14, 2021
Nursing students at Sacramento State sent a letter addressed to Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Wednesday asking for the university to pay for their $1,850 worth of summer tuition for classes the cohort was previously unable to take due to COVID-19.
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro spoke with the Cal State Student Association on different issues regarding the upcoming fall 2021 semester during a virtual town hall Monday, May 3, 2021. Castro said he could not promise the transition to in-person learning will be “100% smooth” but said the CSU will work to support students during the transition. Screenshot taken via Zoom.

CSU chancellor shares new details about fall 2021 campus return

Erick Salgado May 3, 2021
California State University Chancellor Joseph Castro answered questions regarding the upcoming fall semester during a virtual town hall hosted by the Cal State Student Association.
Steve Perez, Sacramento State Provost and vice president of academic affairs, discussed COVID-19 protocols for fall 2021 on Zoom on Friday, April 30, 2021. Perez said class modalities may change in mid-June and that Sacramento State may strike physical distancing requirements, all based on CDC guidelines. Photo taken via Zoom.

Provost Steve Perez says campus may strike physical distancing requirement in fall

Eric Jaramishian April 30, 2021
Provost Steve Perez said Sac State may strike physical distancing requirements in the fall if CDC recommendations change.
Sacramento State released their official reopening schedule for fall 2021 via a SacSend email by President Robert Nelsen on Monday. According to the schedule, all those returning to campus must be approved through OnBase and have an approved safety plan. Graphic created in Canva/Photo by Shaun Holkko.

54% of Sac State classes scheduled to have in-person components

Emma Hall April 26, 2021
Sacramento State released their official reopening schedule for fall 2021 through a SacSend email by President Robert Nelsen on Monday.
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