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Welcome to the Gator Family! 

Welcome new Gators! New Student Programs (NSP) assists new SFSU students in the transition to college academics and campus community. Orientation is the important process that runs throughout the summer. This site will provide you with the essential resources for your first-year as a new Gator. Registration is required for all orientation sessions!

Summer 2019 Orientation Dates - Register for Orientation Starting April 1, 2019

New Student Programs is excited to announce the Summer 2019 Orientation Dates! We know your summer schedules can busy, and scheduling your orientation date is essential for the transition to San Francisco State. Below you will find the dates for summer orientation.
Please note some of the following items to keep in mind prior to registering for your orientation session: 
  • Orientation Registration will open April 1, 2019
  • You must first accept your admissions offer and pay your enrollment deposit before registering for Summer Orientation
  • Orientation sessions fill-up on a first-come-first-served basis, we can only accommodate a specific number of students per session 
  • Student's family/guests are welcome. We ask that you limit your guests to two individuals, please
  • You will register for your Fall courses during your registered Orientation Session date, and you must be present to register for your classes
  • Academic Advisors will be available to support you during the Fall course registration process
  • First-Year Students: Summer Orientation sessions will start promptly at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 5:00 PM, please plan your travel and lodging accordingly 
  • Transfer Students: You have an option to attend a full-day or half-day orientation sessions (note, half-day sessions have either a morning (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) or afternoon (12:00 - 5:00 PM) session option)
  • Any questions can be sent to nsp@sfsu.edu 


New First-Year Students | Summer Orientation Dates:

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, June 28th

Monday, July 1st

Tuesday, July 2nd

Monday, July 8th

Tuesday, July 9th

Thursday, July 11th

Friday, July 12th

Monday, July 15th

Tuesday, July 16th

Thursday, July 18th

Friday, July 19th

Monday, July 22nd

Tuesday, July 23rd

Wednesday, July 24th


New Transfer Students | Summer Orientation Dates:

(please note that half-day orientations will have an option of a morning or afternoon session)

Monday, June 10th (half-day)

Tuesday, June 11th (half-day)

Thursday, June 13th (half-day)

Friday, June 14th (full-day)

Monday, June 17th (half-day)

Tuesday, June 18th (half-day)

Thursday, June 20th (half-day)

Friday, June 21st (full-day)

Monday, June 24th (half-day)

Tuesday, June 25th (full-day)


First-Year & Transfer Student Orientation Summer Housing is Open!

Click here to learn more! 

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Orientation Schedules at a Glance (click images)

Subject to Change

Full Day Schedule

2019-2020 Full Day Schedule

Half-Day Schedule