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Sonoma State University At A Glance

A Public University representing quality education in a beautiful setting in Northern California

Located in California's premier wine country 50 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma State promotes intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency. SSU offers its 9,000 students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting of 269 richly-landscaped acres. Currently, campus housing accommodates 3,100 students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. Sonoma State University is the only California university that is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), the prestigious group of 25 universities and colleges across the nation that are often described as the “Public Ivies."

Living in the Seawolves Community

The Seawolves Community

SSU community offers quality in all domains of academic and student life

Sonoma State’s Residential and Campus Life Departments organize a wide variety of social and educational activities for students, which occur both on and off campus. Off campus outings to Bay Area plays, musicals, sporting events, museums and shopping excursions are frequent.  Residential staff, campus clubs and campus organization sponsor weekly social, cultural and educational programming events and workshops in the educational community from karaoke, community service events, video game contests, live music shows, comedy contests, lectures and much more.

There are currently 11 sororities and 9 fraternities on campus. Sorority and fraternity life adds a dimension to a college experience that cannot be found in other organizations. They serve as a support network and a place to develop friendships and provide an opportunity to engage in community service, philanthropy projects, leadership opportunities, and academic pursuits.

The University has more than 100 clubs and organizations, providing an opportunity to pursue a wide range of interests from ethnic and international to special hobbies and pursuits.

Living on campus gives residents the added advantage of having direct access to peer leaders and faculty and staff through their living/learning programs.

A 58,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center with a climbing wall is a popular gathering place. The Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center houses the University Library as well as meeting spaces, labs and an art gallery. A new Student Center opened in Fall 2013 with multiple dining experiences, state-of-the-art conference spaces to support students and staff, a 4,000 square foot central lounge area, a full copy and mailing service center and the largest ballroom in Sonoma County available to student groups and others.

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