While Attending Orientation

1. Attend all scheduled sessions

We develop a unique orientation schedule that is tailored to support your first-year experience. Attending sessions, engaging in the topics, and asking questions will help your transition to college academics and college life. 

2. Prepare for Your Academic Advising Information Sessions

Academic advising is fundamental for a successful college career. If you have questions about your major, specific courses, or anything related to your studies at SF State, the advising staff and resources are essential. 

3. Make Connections with Your Peers, Faculty and Staff


4. Ask questions to your Orientation Leader. 

Orientation Leaders are student mentors who value your transition to college. They have a unique role and responsibility to support you and your family. Orientation Leaders know what it is like to be a San Francisco State Student. Ask questions! They are here to assist you.

5. Have fun!

It all starts here! Take advantage of the opportunity orientation brings together. Meet staff, ask questions, make goals, and look forward to being a SF State Gator! 


Next Checklist, After Orientation