back in the late 1970's to early 80's was very
different. As SSU was surrounded by alfalfa fields, and not
much else. The nice olympic pool that is there on
campus was nothing but dirt, no football team, a good
volleyball, basketball and tennis team.
library was always loud and students were not well-mannered in
the library. I remember having to do homework on the
top floor that at that time only two tables and
The dorms had a little
pool, but I never used it due to the practice
of the guys “jjjelelel”. It was disgusting.
The dorms were nice, but many of the
students who lived in them were into growing and smoking
weed. Talk about toxic smells.
The school was very small and had little to
offer. One of the largest drug busts happened just down
the road, No apartments were on the road that leads
to the campus.
plus side, SSU had some great instructors, especially in the
PE department. One who started the Redwood Marathon.
So stop your whining about no campus life,
you think it is bad now, when I was there
, nothing much was there except one lousy apartment down
the road, alfalfa fields, dust from the new neighborhood down
the bike trail from school. If you wanted anything it
was a car or bike ride to Santa Rosa, as
the bus system was not very large and ran about
once every three hours.
You have a new
student union, a large beautiful pool, probably better transit into
the city unless you have wheels of your own.
But do yourself a favor, if you know kids who
are thinking of SSU, tell them and their parents to
scope out the school in person, so they can see
what they are in for. I went sight unseen. Had
I known of the alfalfa, I would have never gone,
my allergies were the worst.