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Stan State President To Deliver Virtual Fall Welcome Address

President Ellen Junn of Stanislaus State University will deliver her annual Fall Welcome Address virtually at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. Classes resume on Monday, Aug. 24.

Stan State will welcome 1,247 first-time freshmen and more than 10,300 students this fall.

Members of the campus community and the public are invited to ‘attend’ the virtual address. Those that would like to join in are asked to RSVP to Donna Birch Trahan in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at to receive the Zoom URL.

The address will begin promptly at 10 a.m., so attendees are encouraged to join prior to that time.

Stan State’s fall 2020 plan allows students enrolled in select courses back on campus for in-person instruction with 110 students living in on-campus housing.

While most classes will be held virtually, approximately 990 students are enrolled in 55 on-campus course sections in disciplines including art, nursing and geology among others. Limited face-to-face courses follow a staggered scheduled to ensure the total number of students enrolled will not be present on campus at the same time or every day.

Stan State continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines from local and state health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as directives from the Governor’s Office and the Office of the Chancellor regarding plans to offer limited face-to-face courses. All students, faculty, and staff working on campus to support instruction or in non-instructional areas must wear face coverings and practice six feet of social distancing.