Experience SSU

Discover SSU

Freshman in between classes

From the world-class Green Music Center to the beautiful Lakes, SSU is a shining example of what makes Sonoma County one of the world’s most desirable locations. The stunning beauty of the 269-acre campus is just part of what makes Sonoma State a unique liberal arts university. The residential campus houses one-third of its students, with plenty of on-campus activities and off-campus excursions throughout the Bay Area. SSU’s unique programs and small class sizes ensure you’ll get the individual attention you need to succeed. We invite you to come see for yourself what makes Sonoma State one of the California State University’s most popular campuses.

The Seawolf Experience 

studentsLife on campus is active and busy. Our students excel academically while enjoying leisurely activities with friends. Hangout spots, like Seawolf Plaza, the StudentCenter, Charlie Brown's Cafe or Lobo's Pizza and Pub, buzz with activity. Cultivate connections with fellow students by attending cultural events and student performances, cheering on the Seawolves at athletic events, or joining a Greek organization. Do more here, at Sonoma State.

Get Involved

Pursue academic, creative and cultural interests through our student organizations, or develop your inner leader in student government. 

» Campus Life

Get Active

Work out at the recreation center, swim laps at the pool or venture on one of the many hikes through our Outdoor Pursuits program. 

» Campus Rec

See the World

Have the experience of a lifetime studying or completing a class in more than 15 countries. 

» Study Away

Noma Nation

Every year we field 14 competitive NCAA Division II men's and women's sports teams, most of which compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). In addition, we have a variety of intramural leagues that play on a competitive and recreational level. In 2015-16, a school record 93 student-athletes earned All-Academic honors from their respective conferences and for the second consecutive year, student-athletes set a new department GPA record. 

A group of athletes in blue NomaNation t-shirts and black shorts jump with excitement

NCAA Division II Sports
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball (M + W)
  • Cross Country (W)
  • Golf (M + W)
  • Soccer (M + W)
  • Softball
  • Tennis (M + W)
  • Track & Field (W)
  • Volleyball (W)
Sports Clubs with Interleague Play
  • Archery 
  • Baseball 
  • Cheer
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing 
  • Hockey
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Rugby 
  • Snow
  • Soccer
  • Spikeball 
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisby
  • Volleyball 

Live Smart

Living on campus is one of the best decisions you can make. Sonoma State provides suite-style housing, nestled in beautiful grassy areas close to indoor and outdoor community areas. From day one you'll be in the middle of the action with quick and easy access to classes, dining, recreation and events from any of our six housing communities.

Living Learning Communities

Freshman Learning Communities are villages designed to assist you with the transition to college, enhance your residential experience and promote a community atmosphere. Students must apply and be accepted to a specific learning community, as space is limited. 

Suites + Apartments

Each housing option includes fully furnished bedrooms, living rooms, and modern kitchens. Unique benefits, such as 24-hour laundry access, unlimited meal plans, swimming pools and spas are also available. 

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