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By Miriam Raftery

August 10, 2014 (San Diego) - It’s back to school time at San Diego State University, which is welcoming 4,600 incoming freshmen and 2,800 transfer students. Orientation events greeted the newcomers, along with over 5,000 parents and guests, with information on class registration and degree requirements, tips for success--and the SDSU Fight Song.

SDSU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Eric Rivera, says orientation helps students feel connected and excited about their education at SDSU—and know how to get support.  It also helps parents be involved and connected, too.

It’s a big job to welcome 12,000 people or so to campus.  By the end of new student orientation, SDSU’s dining staff will have served up over 2100 pounds of ground beef and 2,000 pounds of chicken, Aztec News Service reports.  Each day during the orientation, over 200 faculty, staff and students pitch in to help make the orientation a success.

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