2019 GatorFest!

START BOLDLY AT 2019 GATORFEST!

San Francisco State University is proud to welcome the entering class of 2019, 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 week-long series of events focused on all of our new students and their families and guests. GatorFest! events will start Sunday, August 18 with students moving into Campus Housing and conclude on Sunday, August 25 (the day before the first day of classes).

But the welcome doesn't end there! Transition programs continue throughout the first month of the fall semester!

Be on the lookout for the "FroshMemo" and check the New Student Programs website and the Gator Guides Mobile App (Apple iOS or Google Play) on a regular basis for upcoming events, workshops, campus resources, and involvement opportunities.

Meet new people and have fun! Celebrate San Francisco State! Go Gators!

See the Full 2019 GatorFest! Schedule

and Download the Mobile App Here! 

2019 GatorFest! Schedule

Sunday, August 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: First-Year Students Move-in | GatorFest! Check-in 

(Refer to University Housing Move-in Guide (here) and the official Housing email for specific time and locations) 

6:00 - 9:00 PM: Parent & Family Night at Mashouf Wellness Center 


Monday, August 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: First-Year Students Move-in | GatorFest! Check-in

(Refer to University Housing Move-in Guide (here) and the official Housing email for specific time and locations) 


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Returning Students Move-in | GatorFest! Check-in

(Refer to University Housing Move-in Guide (here) and the official Housing email for specific time and locations) 

 

8:00 - 9:15 AM: GatorFest! Fitness: Yoga

Mashouf Wellness Center - Room 122

8:45 - 9:15 AM: GatorFest! Fitness: Zumba

Mashouf Wellness Center - Room 122

9:30 - 10:00 AM: GatorFest! Fitness Zumba

Mashouf Wellness Center - Room 122

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Family Burnch (Ticketed Event) 

Jack Adams Ballroom - Cesar Chavez Student Center 

Purchase Family Brunch Tickets here.

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Community Gatherings: The Marys

Student Life Events Center (Annex 1) 

12:30 - 3:30 PM: Community Gatherings - Families + Parents 

Cesar Chavez Student Center - Plaza Level 

1:00 - 3:00 PM: Community Gatherings - Commuter Students 

Knuth Hall - Creative Arts Building

1:30 - 2:30 PM: Community Gatherings - The Village 

Student Live Events Center (Annex 1)

3:00 - 4:00 PM: Community Gatherings - The Towers + Towers Jr. Suites 

Student Live Events Center (Annex 1)

4:00 - 7:00 PM: GatorFest! KICK-OFF! & Entering Year Pin Ceremony 

West Campus Green 

7:30 - 10:00 PM: SketchFest! 

McKenna Hall - Creative Arts Building 


Wendesday, August 21, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Gator Connections! 

Various Locations See Below (coming soon!)

2:00 - 7:00 PM: Student Life Festival 

West Campus Green

5:30 PM - 12:00 AM: Oak A's vs. The Yankees (Ticketed Event)

Oakland, CA - RingCentral Coiseum 

8:00 - 10:00 PM: Late Night Laughter 

Univeristy Park North - High Rises


Thursday, August 22, 2019 

10:30 AM - 1:00 PM: First-Year Morning Brunch & Entering Class Photo 

West Campus Green 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Entering Class Photo

West Campus Green 

2:00 - 4:00 PM: Academic Open House

Various Locations

Learn more about the Academic Open Houses here

4:00 - 5:30 PM: GatorX: San Francisco

Creative Bldg., McKenna Theatre 

Learn more about GatorX: San Francisco here.


Friday, August 23, 2019 

12:00 - 4:00 PM: Student Org. & Resource Fair 

The Quad - Main Campus 

4:00 - 7:00 PM: Greek Block Party! 

North State Drive - Student Life Events Center (Annex 1) 

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM: Club Gator! 

Cesar Chavez Student Center 


Saturday, August 24, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: DIY: Decor

Towers Conference Center 

4:00 - 7:00 PM: Carnival at GatorFest! 

West Campus Green

8:00 - 11:30 PM: Rec the Night! 

Mashouf Wellness Center


Sunday, August 25, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Goldent Gator Gate Walk

Main Campus - Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center 

6:00 - 9:00 PM: Associate Students: House Party

Cesar Chavez Student Center 


Monday, August 26, 2019

First Day of Classes!

8:00 - 10:00 AM: Maps & Munchies! 

Campus Wide