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for California State University, Fresno.
The city of Fresno has a population estimated at more than 500,000, yet
it seems to have a strong sense of community. Cultural events are numerous
and feature such groups and facilities as the Fresno Arts Center, the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, and several live
The community is proud of California State University, Fresno and enthusiastically supports many of the university's programs, including sports, the arts, academic competitions, and other special events.
Fresno is the only place in the nation within an easy drive of three
national parks - Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon. The university's recreational
activities and social life often center on the outdoors.
Boating, fishing, water skiing, and windsurfing at one of the six nearby lakes are popular activities during the spring and summer. Winter recreation includes downhill skiing and cross-country skiing at nearby Sierra Summit or Badger Pass in the beautiful Sierra Nevada.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo offers the wonders of the natural world in an educational environment.
All year round, nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts can choose from a variety of parks to visit while in Fresno.
In addition to an extensive intramural program, on-campus recreation includes a series of current films, drama productions, and concerts ranging from rock to jazz to classical. The annual Vintage Days celebration and a number of university receptions, winetastings, and art festivals are among the many events open to the public. Students informally meet in areas such as the University Student Union, the Satellite Student Union, and the Pavilion throughout the day and evening.
Fresno City College
Established in 1910, Fresno City College is part of the California State Community Colleges system that includes 110 campuses and enrolls approximately two million students. Located on the old Fresno State campus on University Avenue, Fresno City College offers programs for students who plan to transfer to California State University, Fresno.