Orientation Session Dates


Please note some of the following items to keep in mind prior to registering for your orientation session: 


  • Orientation Registration will open NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | Preview the Winter Orientation Dates Below! 
  • You must first accept your admissions offer and pay your enrollment deposit before registering for 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 SPRING 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)
  • If you are an international student in F-1 Visa status, visit the Office of International Programs New Student Orientation Page for additional information.
  • Any questions can be sent to nsp@sfsu.edu 


  • New First-Year Student (Freshmen) - Orientation: 

  • December 19 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [Full Day Session]

  • New Transfer Student (Transfer Half-Day Sessions) - Orientation:**

  • January 8 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 8 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 9 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 9 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 10 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 10 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 13 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • January 13 at 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM [Half-Day Session]

  • International New Student Orientation: 

    • January 21 & 22 [Two-Day Orientation Session]


Important for both New and Transfer Students! 

Sign up for orientation online after you accept your offer of admission (AAO) and pay your $100 enrollment confirmation deposit. You can learn more about accepting your AAO here.

It is highly recommended to review your Student Center and SF State student email regularly before orientation for any alerts, account holds, and campus updates that may need to be addressed before you arrive for orientation.