Contact New Student & Family Programs

New Student & Family Programs will be operating on-campus and remotely through Fall 2022. Our office can be reached Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm via email at or by phone at (415) 338-3060. You can also drop-in to our virtual New Student & Family Programs Help Desk between 8:30am-12pm, and 2pm -4:30pm.

Meet the Professional Staff

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Sonia Getz ( She/Her/Hers )
Administrative Support Coordinator
Studied Sociology and Race & Resistance Studies at SF State! Go Gators!
(415) 338-3042
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Matt Menor, M.A. ( He/Him/His )
New Student Orientation Coordinator
Studied Environmental Science at Monterey Bay! Go Otters!
(415) 338-6191
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Chris Trudell, M.Ed. ( He/Him/His )
Assistant Dean of Students
Studied English Education at Chico State! Go Wildcats!
(415) 338-1304
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Evan Jaynes, M.Ed. ( He/Him/His )
First Year Experience-Manager of Student Transitions
Studied Marketing & Leadership Studies at University of South Florida! Go Bulls!
(415) 338-3060

Meet the Student Staff

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Luis Poncio ( He/Him/His )
Peer Director
Emily is wearing a white SFSU shirt and standing in front of the SFSU Love tree
Emily Liu ( She/Her/Hers )
Peer Director
Giovanni is smiling, wearing a black SFSU shirt, standing in front of a tree
Giovanni Jaime ( He/Him/His )
Team Leader
Xitali is smiling, wearing a grey SFSU sweater, standing in front of a tree
Xitali Naranjo ( She/Her/Hers )
Team Leader
Naiseth is smiling, wearing a white SFSU shirt, standing in front of a tree
Naiseth Ojeda ( She/Her/Hers )
Team Leader
Shrey is smiling, wearing a purple SFSU shirt, standing in front of a tree
Shrey Patel ( He/Him/His )
Team Leader
Lyric is smiling, wearing a purple SFSU sweater, standing in front of a tree
Lyric Tunnell ( She/Her/Hers )
Team Leader
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Jordan Young ( He/Him/His )
Student Support Assistant

Meet the Pet Staff

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Sonia Getz's Pup
Enjoys bounding through fields and trying to befriend goats.
small dog (pug)
Matt Menor's Pup
Enjoys long walks where she plays with floating leaves and twigs. Loves to find socks and hide them in her bed.
dog (french bulldog)
Chris Trudell's Pup
Loves a variety of fine cheeses. Has a consistent flatulent effect as a result of said cheeses.

Connect with us!

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New Student & Family Programs Office

If you would like to visit us in person or send us some mail, you can find us here : 

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 301
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: New Student Programs

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Contact New Student & Family Programs

Office phone: 415.338.3060

Main E-mail

Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday


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Have Questions?

New Student Help Desk Drop-Ins

Click the link below to access the New Student Programs Help Desk, 8:30am - 10:30 am, and 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Visit Us Here

Meeting ID: 844 4465 1366

Password: 307376

About New Student & Family Programs

We are the Division of Student Life

A campus community where every student belongs and the student experience matters.

The Division of Student Life (DSL) believes that every SF State student should belong and matter, has the capacity to live a purposeful life, and can positively impact the world.

To that end, the Division of Student Life (DSL) team at SF State facilitates student-centered learning through personal, professional, community, and academic engagement, culminating in a transformational experience.

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Vision Statement

Inspire new students and their families to celebrate their stories and embrace a future full of possibilities.

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Our Mission

New Student and Family Programs believes, through meaningful and sincere connections, new students and their families benefit from engaging with a community of peers, staff, and faculty who facilitate the transition and support the adjustment to a university that values educational equity, academic excellence, and social justice.

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Our Goals

  • Build a campus community based on values of inclusion and support through peer mentorship and campus-wide social events, as well as offer opportunities for parents and families to build meaningful connections with their students and each other.


  • Create opportunities for students to build meaningful relationships and partake in engaged learning through the Orientation Leader program and Gator Mentors.


  • Make sure students know about the resources available to them on campus and encourage them to utilize them.


  • Carry out the University values of social justice and equity through thoughtful practice and action.


  • Encourage students to pursue interests beyond SF State's campus in the city of San Francisco and the greater region of Northern California.