News Release| VIP Welcome Day 2010; Cal State L.A.



Cal State L.A. welcomes those admitted for
summer, fall quarters to VIP Day Feb. 13

Thousands of provisionally admitted students from Cal State L.A.’s local service area, along with their family members, will be given the “Golden Eagle” treatment at the University’s VIP Welcome Day Saturday, Feb. 13.   

The Welcome Day activities, from 9 a.m-12:30 p.m., will include workshops on financial aid and scholarships, and meetings with Cal State L.A.’s Colleges and Departments.

The prospective-student VIPs may also tour campus facilities, including the remodeled Student Housing Complex, the new Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex and the new University-Student Union.

Many of the students invited will be graduating from Eagle Rock, Garfield, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Wilson high schools or transferring to Cal State L.A. from Pasadena, East Los Angeles and Los Angeles city colleges.

Cal State L.A. has a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists. Its more than 20,000 students bring to campus a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations.

The University is noted for the Luckman Fine Arts Complex; its focus on alternative energy technology; the unique Early Entrance Program for gifted youngsters; the first of its kind Charter College of Education; a renowned forensic science graduate program; and many other programs and achievements.

A new Virtual Tour offers an online preview of Cal State L.A. from the perspectives of student guides. It is at /univ/ppa/publicat/virtualtour/

For campus map or directions, go to /univ/maps/cslamap.php. For event details, contact the Office of Academic Support—Academic Affairs at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-5979.

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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 210,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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