Welcome Back Gators!!
The spring '22 semester is here and for many of us, we are back on campus for the first time in a long time! For some of you, this may even be the first semester that you're taking classes on campus during your SFSU experience. Well, New Student & Family Programs is super excited to welcome you back as we are back at it again with another issue of FroshMemo to help get our return to campus kicked-off in the right way! For the first issue of the spring semester you'll find student-written articles, new student resources, and other helpful tips for success this spring.
We really hope you are having a good start to your spring semester. If you ever need any help, our office is open in room 301 of the Student Services Building(SSB). We'd love to meet you! Don't forget to connect with us on Instagram @sfsu_NSFP so you never miss another FroshMemo, and until next time: GO GATORS!
Mental Reset Day
A mental reset can mean different things for different people. It might even be an actual therapeutic technique. For me, a mental reset is a way to clear my mind of absolutely everything, to have a blank canvas so that I can take control in painting what my mindset and days will look like from that point on.
Many of us get stuck in a constant cycle of worry: worrying about all we have to do during the weekday, and worrying about all we have to prepare for or get done during the weekend. Rarely do we get the chance to take a break that will stop this cycle, letting it go on and on, letting the worries build up more and more.
A mental reset is like a forced break that can allow us to break out of this negative cycle and begin a new, hopefully more positive, one.
Having a mental reset day does not have to consist of anything costly or crazy special. Something as simple as sleeping in, going on a walk, or treating yourself to food from your favorite place can set the tone for the perfect mental reset day. The point is to cast aside the thoughts and/or hold off on tasks that tend to make you worry, and take the day to focus on what’s most important: yourself.
Of course, it’s possible to fall back into the cycle of worry but when that happens: stop, breathe, and reset.
By Emily Liu
Gator Spotlight wants to recognize Kyle Lui (he/him)!
Kyle is a first-year student Majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing! He is from Los Gatos, CA and chose SF State because his home is close, yet far enough. He also acknowledges that SFSU has an awesome business program and the campus is located in a great city.
The organization that this Gator is representing is Epsilon Sigma Rho, a multicultural fraternity at SFSU:
“Epsilon Sigma Rho is the first multicultural fraternity in the nation. We have core values of Education, Strength, and Respect. We accept everyone and try to promote cultural awareness to everyone and anyone.”
Kyle is now the Community Service Chair and explains that he originally wanted to join a club or organization to branch out at school. After hearing about the Rho's pillars, Kyle thought it would be a good way to not only make new friends, but also learn about others ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
When asked about why students should participate in Greek Life, he states:
“Honestly the best way to enhance your college experience. The bonds you make with the org members and events you go to with them are memories you will never forget. Being a part of Greek Life is a great way to get out and be more involved with the school.”
For Kyle, participating in Greek Life at SFSU is about making close friends and giving back to the community.
For more information about Greek Life and getting involved on campus - visit GatorXperience!
To learn more about Epsilon Sigma Rho, visit their Instagram page: @SFSU_RHOS
And to connect with Kyle to learn more about student life, follow him on Instagram: @Kyle._.lui
By Fabian De Jesus Cruz
Requesting Permission Numbers
As noted in your email from the Registrar's office, starting Monday, January 24th you will need a permission number to add any course. To request a permission number to enroll in a class, email the course instructor or department. The instructor, or the department, can provide permission numbers to allow you to enroll in a class now that the semester has started, as well as to waive pre-requisites that you have met elsewhere or to allow you to enroll in a class that is already full. And, as waitlists for Spring 2022 were inactivated yesterday evening, a permission number from the instructor or department will allow you to enroll in a class you were previously waitlisted for.
Adding a Class with the Permission Number
You can add permission numbers through your Student Center when enrolling for classes. Visit our Registering for Classes Guide, and view the Add/Enroll in Classes tab for step-by-step information on how to enroll in classes and add permission numbers
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Welcome Back Activities on the Quad
Back on campus? Passing through the quad?
Stop by an organization table and meet new friends! Connect with clubs, campus departments and resource centers tabling on the quad all week!
Stop by a Welcome Table located all throughout campus and grab a free KN95 mask and directions to class! We'd love to meet you!
Come hang out!
Create your own community by sitting out on the quad and catching some sun! Amazing weather on the horizon!
Have you logged into GatorXperience lately?
Check out the events calendar on GatorXperience to see what's going on and find something fun to do!
Real-time support for students and those that may be experiencing difficulties in navigating the university environment.
The Dean-On-Call Program serves as an opportunity for students to drop-in for usual or unusual questions, serve as a support or referral resource, and to help students navigate the university environment.
First-Year Experience Peer Mentors
Fellow students are here to connect you to the campus community & provide one-on-one support!
The First-Year Experience Peer Mentor program provides support available to all first-year students at SFSU! Attend the events & study circles that peer mentors hold every week to meet other first-year students & integrate into the community at SFSU. You can also get individualized support by meeting with a peer mentor.
New Student Help Desk
Help when you need it most! Visit with New Student Programs and the Gator Mentors!
The New Student Help Desk is open five days a week, Monday - Friday, every week! Make sure to check our website for our updated hours. A GatorMentor is always there to answer any pressing questions you may have. The Help Desk is available for reservations Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm. If you would like to make a reservation, please email your assigned Gator Mentor directly, and they will assist you in setting up a reservation. Don't have a Gator Mentor? Email us at email@example.com.