Classes Resume at CSUS

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, August 27, 2004
The mood outside Draper Hall as students haul heavy boxes to their rooms is upbeat with some fatigue and anxiety thrown in. I’m really nervous, I haven’t met my roommate yet….we’re moving a refrigerator into room 324 and it’s tons of fun….so far, I’ve had all my stuff moved in and now I’m helping other people move their stuff in so it’s fun. It’s an emotional time for many parents as they see their kids off, including Marlisa Healy from McKinleyville. Right now I feel pretty good but I know it’s going to be really hard later on. All week I’ve had times where I cry and I just know I’m going to miss my daughter a lot. Sacramento State president Alexander Gonzalez says there’s a palpable energy in the air as school starts up again. This is the best time of the year for me when the students come back and everybody’s trying to get into class and find a parking spot. The campus is expecting 28-thousand, 500 students this year – about the same number as last year. University officials say state budget cuts prevented enrollment growth but up to 600 new students will be accepted in the spring because the cuts were not as severe as expected. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.