Plenty to Cheer For

Photo by Cary Edmondson

In what has quickly grown into a beloved tradition on campus, hundreds of Fresno State faculty and staff lined the entryway of the Save Mart Center on Aug. 20 to welcome new students to campus with high-fives and cheers before an uplifting performance from the spirit squad.

Each new, transfer and graduate student who attended received a free Bulldog born, Bulldog bred T-shirt and entered the arena to hear inspiring messages and campus tips from Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro and administrators. Keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Jendian, chair of the Department of Sociology, discussed “Maximizing your University Education at Fresno State,” and the Bulldog Marching Band and spirit squad provided entertainment while students got a glimpse of Victor E. Bulldog III.

Fresno State received more than 29,000 applications for the fall 2018 semester, including 26,000 undergraduate applications for about 5,400 new spots.