Sonoma State University (SSU, Sonoma State, and Sonoma) is a public comprehensive university which is part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system
Sonoma State University main campus is located east of Rohnert Park, California, United States approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Santa Rosa and 50 miles (80 km) north of San Francisco. The university is one of the smallest of the 23 CSU campuses in California. It offers 92 Bachelor’s degrees, 19 Master’s degrees, one Doctoral degree (Doctor of Education), and 11 teaching credentials.
In January 2005, the university began the renovation of Darwin Hall, the now 40-year-old science building. The new 21st century building was designed to provide efficient academic classrooms and study areas for faculty and their students. The renovated building was completed and re-opened in fall 2006 and provides new laboratories and classrooms to support the needs of modern science curriculum.
The new property approved by the board of trustees in 2000 is the site of the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, funded by private donors. The 1400-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall was completed in 2012. A component of the Green Music Center, Music Education Hall, was state-funded. Students began taking classes and occupying the building in fall 2008. Its resident orchestra is the Santa Rosa Symphony.
A new social center for the university won approval in April 2011 by a vote of the students to raise their fees by $150 a semester to cover the cost of the $65-million facility.