Register for Orientation

Fall 2020 Orientation Registration is Now Open! Please read this page before starting your registration (link at bottom of this page).




Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the United States and California, San Francisco State has limited services at this time. New Student Programs is currently evaluating options in order to provide an enjoyable and beneficial orienation experience.


As of March 30th, 2020, New Student Orientation will be faciliated online. Our team is currenlty in the process of developing the online orientation materials and we will update this website periodically with more information on a regular basis. We're very excited to engage with you and provide all new students a meaningful experience while they successfully transition to San Francisco State University!  










STEP ONE: Review this Website and Read Information Carefully



STEP TWO: Accept Your Admissions Offer and Pay Your Enrollment Deposit (you must do this before you start the orientation registration process) - it will take 24 hours to process your acceptance and process your enrollment information. See more below.



STEP THREE: Register for Orientation (see more information below).




Please Carefully Review, Collect, Note, and Remember the Following Important Information Before You Register for Orientation

 > You must first accept your Admissions Offer and pay your Enrollment Deposit first, via your Student Center account (typically this is at the bottom page of the Student Center profile)

>> If you accepted your Admissions Offer and paid the Enrollment Deposit TODAY, you may need to wait a full business-day until a campus computer system refreshes to create your unique SFSU content/profile items

 > Please have your SFSU (San Francisco State University) Student ID Number ready (SIS ID), this is typically a number starting with 9 and is nine digits long (see the image below)

 > Email: Your SFSU STATE Email Address ( --  (see the image below)

Please review the example Student Center Account to find some of the important information needed to prepare for Summer Orientation (find your student center via ):


Please note that your enrollment period to register for Fall classes will be during your orientation session.

If you do not register for an orientation session, your enrollment period to register for Fall classes will begin August 3rd, after all orientation sessions have ended.

You must accept your admissions offer first before starting the orientation registration process. Please review the steps above.






General Questions? Please contact the New Student Programs Office: 


Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: (415) 338-3060
Address: San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 206
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: New Student Programs