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Spotlight: Welcome to the New School Year!

Aug. 28, 2013

The new academic year kicked off this month with more than 37,000 students enrolled in classes, President García’s convocation address stressing student success, new degree programs, 32 new faculty members and 141 new staff members.

Also new: the University has purchased the entire Banting Corporate Center, where it had been leasing space for the CSUF Irvine Campus; a transfer agreement with Irvine Valley and Saddleback Community Colleges is expected to increase the number of lower-division students attending classes in Irvine; in the main campus residence halls, the University has opened a Community Resource Center staffed by University Police and community service officers; a new Starbucks opened in the Pollak Library; and smoking on campus now is banned.


  • Convocation: Watch or read President García's convocation address, and watch the year-in-review and Titans Reach Higher videos she presented and view photos from the event.
  • Moving in: Nearly 2,000 students moved into their new homes on campus. View photos of students moving in and catch up with Welcome Back Titans social media buzz about the first day of school.
  • Stay informed the rest of the year: Read all the latest campus news on CSUF News, view photos and videos and follow us on all of the University’s social media channels.

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