Orientation Arrival and Check-in

Orientation Check-in:

Orientation will be at San Francisco State University. Check-in will be at the Main Lobby Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center at the following times (based on your Orientation session type: First-Year Freshmen or Transfer full-day or half-day (morning and afternoon): 

First-Year Freshmen Full-day: 8:00 AM at the Main Lobby Level of the Cesar Chaves Student Center 

Transfer Students, Half-day, Morning: 8:00 AM at the Main Lobby Level of the Cesar Chaves Student Center

Transfer Students, Half-day, Afternoon: 10:30 AM at the Main Lobby Level of the Cesar Chaves Student Center 

Tranfser Students, Full-day: 8:00 AM at the Main Lobby Level of the Cesar Chaves Student Center 

Arrival to San Francisco State University 

There are multiple options to navigate to San Francisco State University. Please review the following information.

DRIVING:

From the North: Take Highway 101 South, cross the Golden Gate Bridge.Take 19th Avenue/Highway 1 exit. Follow 19th Avenue to the main campus at Holloway Avenue.

To get to the parking garage, turn right onto Holloway Avenue and continue to Font Boulevard. Turn right onto Font Boulevard and continue to Lake Merced Boulevard. Turn right onto Lake Merced Boulevard then take an immediate right onto State Drive, which is the entrance to the parking garage.


From the South: Take I-280 North, exit at 19th Avenue. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard to Holloway Avenue, turn left on Holloway Avenue to campus at 19th Avenue.

To get to the parking garage, continue on Holloway Avenue to Font Boulevard. Turn right onto Font Boulevard and continue to Lake Merced Boulevard. Turn right onto Lake Merced Boulevard then take an immediate right onto State Drive, which is the entrance to the parking garage.


From the East: Take I-80 West across the Bay Bridge to Highway 101 South. Take 101 South to I-280 toward Daly City. Take the San Jose Avenue/Mission St. exit (immediately after the Ocean Avenue exit), bearing right onto Sagamore Street to Brotherhood Way to Junipero Serra Boulevard North. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard to Holloway Avenue, turn left on Holloway Avenue to campus at 19th Avenue.

To get directly to the parking garage, stay on Brotherhood Way and turn right onto Lake Merced Boulevard. Turn right onto State Drive, which is the third light after turning onto Lake Merced Boulevard and immediately after Font Boulevard.

GPS suggestion: If using a GPS system, type in "San Francisco State University" and select the State Drive pin as the destination address.

 

DIRECTIONS FROM THE AIPORT:

From SFO by Public Transportation:


From SFO by Car:
From the departure area take the I-280 North entrance. Take I-280 North, exit at 19th Avenue. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard to Holloway Avenue; turn left on Holloway Avenue to campus at 19th Avenue.
To get to the parking garage, continue on Holloway Avenue to Font Boulevard. Turn right onto Font Boulevard and continue to Lake Merced Blvd. Turn right onto Lake Merced Boulevard then take an immediate right onto State Drive, which is the entrance to the parking garage.


From the San Jose Airport by Public Transportation:


From the San Jose Airport by Car:
Go onto Airport Parkway then turn left onto Guadalupe Parkway. Take US-101 North. Take I-280 West/San Bruno exit. Take the I-280 North exit. Take I-280 North, exit at 19th Avenue. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard to Holloway Avenue; turn left on Holloway Avenue to campus at 19th Avenue.


From the Oakland Airport by Public Transportation:

  • BART: Take the AirBART shuttle service from the airport to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station. Take a Millbrae or San Francisco Airport bound train and exit the Daly City BART station. Then take the SF State shuttle or the Muni 28 bus.

From the Oakland Airport by Car:
Take I-880 North towards Downtown Oakland. Take the I-80 West exit towards Bay Bridge/San Francisco. Continue on US-101 South. Take 101 South to I-280 toward Daly City. Take the San Jose Avenue/Mission St. exit (immediately after the Ocean Avenue exit), bearing right onto Sagamore Street to Brotherhood Way to Junipero Serra Boulevard North. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard to Holloway Avenue; turn left on Holloway Avenue to campus at 19th Avenue.
To get directly to the parking garage stay on Brotherhood Way and turn right onto Lake Merced Boulevard. Turn right onto State Drive which is the third light after turning onto Lake Merced Boulevard and immediately after Font Boulevard.

 

Where to park on and around campus for New Student Orientation

It is recommended that New Student Orientation participants park in the SF State Parking Garage (Lot 20).  

There is a $8.00 per day cost for parking in the Parking Garage.  Please note that exact change is required; machines do not give change. Pay stations will accept $1, $5 and $10 bills as well as credit/debit cards.  Daily parking permits expire at midnight.

Click the map thumbnail above for an expanded view of campus parking.

 

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