Welcome to San Francisco State

Welcome to the Gator Family! 

Welcome new Gators! New Student Programs (NSP) assists new SFSU students in the transition to college academics and campus community. Orientation is the important process that runs throughout the summer. This site will provide you with the essential resources for your first-year as a new Gator. Registration is required for all orientation sessions!

Meet new people and have fun! Celebrate San Francisco State! Go Gators!

We highly recommend downloading the Gator Guides Mobile App (Apple iOS or Google Play) for all GatorFest! and campus upcoming events, workshops, campus resources, and involvement opportunities.

See the Full 2019 Move-in Guide Here!

Summer 2019 Orientation Has Formally Ended. 

If you have missed orientation, please navigate to the "Missed Orientation" resources from Undergraduate Advising linked below:

New Student Programs is excited to announce the Summer 2019 Orientation Dates! We know your summer schedules can busy, and scheduling your orientation date is essential for the transition to San Francisco State. Below you will find the dates for summer orientation.
Please note some of the following items to keep in mind prior to registering for your orientation session: 
  • Orientation Registration will opened April 1, 2019
  • You must first accept your admissions offer and pay your enrollment deposit before registering for Summer Orientation
  • Orientation sessions fill-up on a first-come-first-served basis, we can only accommodate a specific number of students per session 
  • Student's family/guests are welcome. We ask that you limit your guests to two individuals, please
  • You will register for your Fall courses during your registered Orientation Session date, and you must be present to register for your classes
  • Academic Advisors will be available to support you during the Fall course registration process
  • First-Year Students: Summer Orientation sessions will start promptly at 8:00 AM and end at approximately 5:00 PM, please plan your travel and lodging accordingly 
  • Transfer Students: You have an option to attend a full-day or half-day orientation sessions (note, half-day sessions have either a morning (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) or afternoon (12:00 - 5:00 PM) session option)
  • Any questions can be sent to nsp@sfsu.edu 


Explore First-Year Resources on Your Mobile Device! 

Make sure to download our SFSU Gator Guides Mobile App!  Inside the app has tons of content to help make your transition to SF State as easy as possible. 

  Click here to Download the Gator Guides App

  We also update the Gator Guides Mobile App regularly with new content so that you're always aware of what is going on around campus!  

  If you prefer a web-version, please click here!