Family & Student Supporter Orientation

Hello Gator Families and Orientation Guests!

Do You Need to Sign-up for Orientation?

If your student has already signed up for New Student Summer Orientation and you need to join the program as a guest, please follow the six (6) steps below.

Sign-up a Guest at Orientation

  1. Ask your student to log-in to their Orientation Profile:

  2. From the task list, select "Start your Orientation Sign-Up!" near the bottom

  3. Select the "GUESTS" section on the left-side navigation menu

  4. Select "Add a Guest" and complete the GUEST information fields

  5. Select "Save and Continue" in the bottom right until you get to payment

  6. Pay the additional guest fees due

If you have questions or need support, please don't hesitate to contact New Student & Family Programs at or 415-338-3060 

We are excited to welcome you and your student to San Francisco State!


New Student - Summer Orientation will be held from Monday, June 6th through Friday, July 29th. We do not offer Orientation sessions on Wednesdays or on weekends. We encourage all student supporters to join their student during orientation. We have a unique program for student supporters and provide education sessions on how to best network with the University to support your student.

At New Student Orientation, student supporters (parents, family, significant others, etc.) can participate in the day-long program to learn about University-wide resources, services, and programs designed to promote student success and broaden the support structure. At Orientation, student families will learn about SF State Health & Wellness, Campus Safety, University Housing, Finances and paying for college, Transportation, and Involvement. 

During each week of New Student Orientation, campus partners provide education sessions and/or open drop-ins to help students understand the essentials services, resources, and opportunities to support their college experience. These sessions are available for each New Student Orientation session. We encourage families and students to attend or repeat as many sessions as needed! We want to give you and your student the space to ask questions and begin meeting other students and campus resources. 

New Student and Family Programs hosts a "Family Forum" webinar once a month during the Fall semester. The Family Forum brings together campus administrators from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, University Housing and Residential Life, and Equity and Community Inclusion. The forums highlight topics that best equip families and student supporters with information to support their student’s transition to college while providing updates from the University.

More information coming soon!