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Sonoma State University

Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is part of the California State University system, and is located in Rohnert Park just moments from the El Pueblo Inn. The university lies just 20 miles northwest of Sonoma and remains one of the smallest of the 23 CSU campuses in California, but could very well be the most scenic. The university offers 92 Bachelor's degrees, 19 Master's degrees, and one Doctoral degree. Until 1978, it was known as Sonoma State College.


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  • Live Sports
  • Live Theater
  • Lectures
  • Tours


  • Are there any lectures or public sporting events?

    Many of the university's departments offer lectures and presentations to the public. A full schedule can be found at The nickname of the Sonoma State University athletic teams is the Seawolves, derived from a novel by Jack London, who lived not far from the present-day campus. Sonoma State competes in 13 sports, and its baseball program has sent more than 2-dozen players to the major leagues.
  • Are there campus tours at Sonoma State University?

    Campus tours are available Monday-Friday, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, except on holidays. Tours can be booked via the university's website, and information on self-guided tours is also available. Group tours for high school students can also be arranged. For more details head to Graduation is normally held on a Saturday following each semester, at 9 a.m. for the Schools of Education, Arts & Humanities, and Business & Economics and at 3 p.m. for the Schools of Science & Technology and Social Science.

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