Welcome to San Francisco State 2018-19

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!
GatorFest! was a Great Success! Welcome New Students! 

San Francisco State University is proud to welcome the entering class of 2018, transfer students and international students to our campus community. We are excited that you have chosen San Francisco State and look forward to seeing you this fall. As you start planning your arrival to campus in August, please remember to make preparations for GatorFest! - the university's welcome programs! This is a unique multi-day series of events focused on all of our new students and their families and guests. Learn more here


Spring 2019 Orientation Dates

Spring 2019 Orientation dates will be offered in December 2018 and January 2019, please check back here beginning November 1, 2018 to sign up for an orientation session.


Summer Orientation Session Dates | Registration Opens March-to-April 2019

Check back during the Spring Semester for the Summer 2019 Orientation Dates! 


Download/Review the New Student Guide

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Explore First-Year Resources on Your Mobile Device! 

Make sure to download our SFSU Gator Guides Mobile App!  Inside the app has tons of content to help make your transition to SF State as easy as possible. 

  Click here to Download the Gator Guides App

  We also update the Gator Guides Mobile App regularly with new content so that you're always aware of what is going on around campus!  

  If you prefer a web-version, please click here!