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Housing

Third-year photography student Cait Nelson reads in her American River Courtyard dorm on Sept. 14, 2022. Some waitlisted students remain in study lounges while awaiting a dorm to become available, but there are limited lounges.

Sac State students remain on housing waitlists longer than anticipated

Justine Chahal September 16, 2022
Sac State students remain on housing waitlists longer than anticipated due to a surge in enrollment for the Fall semester.
Roza Mahzabin, a psychology major at Sac State, sits inside her dorm at American River Courtyard on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Mahzabin moved from Los Angeles to attend Sacramento State and said she had to turn to Facebook to find housing for next semester.

Sac State students struggle to find housing amid soaring rent prices

Priscilla Garcia-Pargas April 8, 2022

Under the “Sac State housing” search on Facebook, there are numerous posts from students trying to find housing, offering information for future roommates and renting out bedrooms in their homes to...

Second-year psychology major Margaret Rocha sits outside the American River Courtyard Market on Thursday, Feb. 10. Rocha said she has concerns over where to get tested for COVID-19 as a new resident in Sacramento.

Sac State students living on-campus unable to order free USPS at-home testing kits

Alexis Perales and Priscilla Garcia Pargas February 22, 2022

Maria Grove, a first-year biology major, tried ordering a test for her dorm, but discovered that someone else had already ordered one to her address.“I’d like to have an at-home testing kit just to...

Kizzie Anderson, a Sacramento resident, shares her experience being homeless on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Anderson said she struggled to find housing because of her credit and issues with the law.

Sacramento community shares experiences with homelessness, ways to help

Robert J. Hansen and Jacob Holden March 15, 2021
Students at Sacramento State and residents of Sacramento share their experiences being homeless and what the community can do to help its homeless residents.
The early move-outs prompted by the coronavirus leave the Riverview Hall plaza empty aside from two people pushing a wheeled moving cart on March 18, 2020. President Nelsen said 10% of residence hall students per week will undergo random COVID-19 surveillance tests in his spring address Thursday, and Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said it will be voluntary.

Sac State residents will not be tested for COVID-19 weekly

Mercy Sosa and Camryn Dadey January 20, 2021
In an email to residents on Wednesday, Sacramento State University Housing Services will conduct mandatory no-cost COVID-19 testing for housing residents and weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing.
The American River Courtyard from above at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Eight Sac State students were quarantined in the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester, according to Sac State Student Affairs officials.

8 Sac State students quarantined in American River Courtyard in first month of school

Mercy Sosa, news editor October 7, 2020
Eight Sacramento State students were quarantined at the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester. None are currently quarantined or in isolation.
PODCAST: How coronavirus will affect the campus this fall

PODCAST: How coronavirus will affect the campus this fall

Madeleine Beck, Max Connor, and Robbie Pierce September 3, 2020

Welcome back! On this State Hornet podcast special, editors Robbie Pierce, Maddie Beck and Max Connor take you through key events over the summer and developments from the past week related to the state...

How undocumented immigrants can receive financial assistance in California

How undocumented immigrants can receive financial assistance in California

Mercy Sosa and Erick Salgado April 21, 2020
Nonprofit news organization CalMatters and Spanish-language news outlet La Opinión hosted a Spanish-language virtual event on how Californians and undocumented immigrants can access financial assistance to cover food, housing and rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday.
Sac State psychology major, Asia Rios, posing for the camera on the day of her high school graduation from Sacramento Charter High School on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Rios passed under unknown circumstances on March 18. Photo courtesy of Ramonica Shorter-Glover.

‘For that to happen to her, I don’t get it’: Sac State student, RA unexpectedly dies

Kayleen Carter April 17, 2020

If there’s one memory that won’t fail to make Ramonica Shorter-Glover laugh, it is the memory of her daughter’s robot dance.  Shorter-Glover said the moments when she could get her daughter Asia...

Sac State junior Jayda Preyer photographed inside her apartment Thursday, Oct. 17. Preyer secured affordable housing for her and a roommate after staying in the on-campus emergency housing facility.

Sac State student speaks out about experience with homelessness

Leslie Hicks October 23, 2019

“I’m overwhelmed,” Sacramento State criminal justice major Jayda Preyer said inside her two-bedroom apartment located 10 minutes from campus.  When Preyer moved to Sacramento in January, she...

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