International Students

Mandatory F-1 International Student Orientation: January 16-18, 2018

All F-1 International students are required to complete the Mandatory F-1 International Student Online Orientation prior arrival to the U.S.  You are also required to attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation from January 16 to January 18, 2018.

See information about the above orientations at Office of International Programs (OIP)’s New Student information page

Email Office of International Programs (OIP) at for questions.  Please include your full name and SF State ID in your email. 

January 18, 2018 International Academic Advising Sessions

  • You will receive academic advising and enroll in courses for your first semester at SF State.  You must clear all registration holds before attending this session.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has been living/studying abroad, you may sign up for this International Academic Advising Session in your online Student Center.

Event Details:

Registration & Cost

$35 per student

$25 per guest

We allow 2 guests per student.

Fees are non-refundable, but can be applied to a different orientation session during the same term.

The new student orientation is not funded by the university, and therefore a fee is stipulated in order to support the program. The fee will cover the cost of operations and materials, extra staffing, light snacks and lunch.