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Tour the new $91 million Sac State science complex as record number of students enroll

Take a look all around at awesome, $91 million Sac State science complex

The Sac State University fall 2019 semester marks the debut of the $91 million, state-of-the-art Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex. Take a look at this thing.
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The Sac State University fall 2019 semester marks the debut of the $91 million, state-of-the-art Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex. Take a look at this thing.

When Sacramento State welcomes students back to the campus for the fall 2019 semester on Monday, they will be greeted by the new $91 million, state-of-the-art Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex.

Meanwhile, the university announced a record number of students have enrolled in classes, about 31,500. The campus will also see the largest first-year class in school history, about 4,300 students.

That marks a 1 percent jump in enrollment over fall 2018, and a 14 percent increase in the number of first-year students, according to the university. The campus will see a 10 percent increase in transfer students.

Sacramento State also said it received a record 44,733 applications for fall admission.

The 96,631-square foot science complex encompasses a planetarium, observatory, glass-walled labs and views of the campus and beyond. It is home to the chemistry and biology departments.

Ernest E. Tschannen, a mechanical engineer who became wealthy after investing in real estate, gave a $9 million donation to the university to help finance the complex. Another $70.5 million came through the California State University system.

Los Angeles-based CO Architects designed the building.

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David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer and digital content producer.
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