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SDSU move-in day: Thousands of students move into campus housing ahead of Fall 2019 semester

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 12:24:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - More than 7,000 students are moving into student housing at San Diego State University over the next two days.

SDSU officials said 7,150 students will be living on campus this school year, the most in the school’s history.

Starting this school year, SDSU sophomores will be required to live on campus as part of an effort by the school “to help students become better prepared academically, graduate faster than those who do not live on campus their sophomore year and allow them to enjoy an increased sense of community and connectedness.”

According to the school, nearly 800 freshmen will be living in the new Huāxyacac dorm on the campus’ west side.

Officials are informing freshman who live on campus that they will not be allowed to not have a car during their first year at SDSU. The rule was put in place to help “in reducing our carbon footprint” and provide a better on-campus living experience for students.

New items of note for the fall semester:

-- The school is reminding new and returning students that electronic scooters and other “motorized micro-mobility” devices will not be allowed on campus.

-- New incoming students will be required to receive the full meningococcal B vaccine before the fall semester.

School officials also recommend these alternative routes during peak campus hours:

-- From eastbound Interstate 8, an alternative to College Avenue is the Fairmount Avenue exit. Take Fairmount Avenue south to merge onto Montezuma Road.

-- From westbound Interstate 8, take the 70th Street exit south to El Cajon Boulevard. Turn right onto El Cajon Boulevard and right onto Montezuma Road.

-- When leaving campus, an alternative to taking College Avenue during the congested peak hours it to take westbound Montezuma Road and turn right on Fairmount Avenue to get to Interstate 8.