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Sac State prepares for first graduation since canceling winter commencement

Graduating Sacramento State students watch themselves on a giant screen inside Golden 1 Center during the commencement procession May 18, 2018 in Sacramento, Calif.

Cory Jaynes and Kameron Schmid

December 5, 2018

After announcing last semester that it would permanently cancel winter commencement ceremonies, Sacramento State has announced that the upcoming spring commencement ceremony will be one day longer to accommodate more graduates. The decision to cancel winter ceremonies came directly from the cost invol...

Gradfest aims to provide students with graduation materials

Gradfest aims to provide students with graduation materials

Andrew Brown

April 7, 2016

Sacramento State's Grad Fest had hundreds of future graduates standing in long lines in the University Union Ballroom on Monday, April 5, preparing for commencement in May. The event, sponsored and run by Sac State's Alumni Association and the Hornet Bookstore, allowed spring graduates the chan...

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Denise Barajas

December 1, 2015

The end of the semester is just a few weeks away, and the fork in the road where graduating seniors must decide between going to graduate school, starting their careers or taking time off is no longer avoidable. For students who are graduate school bound, graduating may just be another step in the mas...

Grad Fest gears students up for celebration

A diorama displayed provides graduating seniors with important information like their class gift to the university during

Cheyenne Jayne

November 5, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Sacramento State held an all-day “Grad Fest," a one-stop shop for all graduates to buy their commencement day materials. Many of the deals and specials that were offered at the University Union on this day were only offered to the students who attended this event. “The...

Why we are lucky to have President Nelsen

President Robert Nelson raises his pinky as he calls out stingers up during his first Fall Address in the University Union ballroom on Thursday, August 27, 2015.

Brittney Christ

September 8, 2015

If you have not heard, we have a new president: President Robert Nelsen.On August 27, 2015, Nelsen made his first Fall Address to Sacramento State in the University Union Ballroom. He covered topics such as graduation and retention rates, resources for DREAM Act students, and the budget for more fac...

Graduating seniors share college advice

Marisa Hildebrand

December 11, 2014

Some Sacramento State students have more to look forward to at the end of semester. In one week’s time, they will officially be college graduates.Communication studies major Heidi Rene is excited to wrap up years of hard work.“Oh my gosh,” Rene sighed. “I’m kind of stressed right now, but I ...

Arena promotes grad ceremonies on campus, hiked student fees

Kellie McCown

November 3, 2014

Professor Tim Howard’s public relations students have been at work this semester with a campaign that will change the face of Sacramento State: a new campus arena and event center, claimed to be the future campus gem and improve the college experience, at the expense of a proposed $219 student fee.“...

Sacramento State will assess value of degree as part of reaccreditation process

State Hornet Staff

May 14, 2014

Sacramento State is preparing for reaccreditation in 2016 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges by assessing academic programs and conducting research on what students are taking away from education.“If you want to have access to federal financial aid funds you need to be accredited,” said Sac St...

Grad Fest causes confusion and frustration

State Hornet Staff

April 9, 2014

The end of college is supposed to bring excitement and joy, but the Sacramento State Spring 2014 Grad Fest left a majority of senior students confused and frustrated.Held in the University Ballroom in the Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 8, the event served as a one-stop-shop for graduating students w...

Strategic plan draft integrates student success values, community engagement

State Hornet Staff

April 9, 2014

Upon receiving feedback from the Sacramento State campus community, the Strategic Planning Task Force released an initial draft of the set of goals designed to guide aspects of the university for the next several years.Since being made available for even further comment, the task force will soon be de...

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