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!
 

 
 

 

SUMMER ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2020 HAS ENDED
Click here for information about missed orientation.

 

 

 


University Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

 

Please visit the University website to review all information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Click here to visit the website.

 


What does the $50 online orientation fee cover?

Due to COVID-19, we have reduced the current $70 in-person orientation fee to $50 for online orientation. This $50 online orientation fee covers the cost of the design and development of the online orientation program and future extended orientation programming and service provided in the Fall. In order to provide a comprehensive online orientation program, we employ current SF State students as Orientation Leaders during the summer, who support all new students in their orientation experience. We also involve faculty and staff to create an online program that is meaningful and comprehensive of a successful transition to San Francisco State and college life. Further, this fee helps cover the cost of additional technology that will be used to support the creation of an online orientation for thousands of new students. Additionally, when students come to campus in Fall 2020, we will provide extended in-person orientation programming, workshops, and SF State related materials. Your $50 fee helps with future new student programming, events, and a holistic first-year experience, all while maintaining our team of staff and student orientation leaders.



CONTACTING NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS

During this time the New Student Programs Office is operating remotely. We are available to assist you and answer any questions you might have about new student orientation, first-year experience and your transition to San Francisco State.

 

Email will be the best method to connect with us, Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 PM, we strive to answer your email quickly. Please don't hesitate to contact us: nsp@sfsu.edu

 

NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS HELP-DESK

To help you navigate your transition to San Francisco State University, we have provided you a digital "help desk" via Zoom. Please utilize the link below to drop-in to the waiting room to meet with one of our New Student Programs staff. We're happy to help!

We utlize the Zoom waiting room feature to best support each individual personally and confidentially. Thank you!

DROP-INS ARE FROM 9am-12pm AND 1pm-4pm

*We are closed everyday from 12pm-1pm for lunch*


Click the link below to access the New Student Programs Help Desk

https://sfsu.zoom.us/j/91662883545?pwd=VzRoWTRxNnJFVU9PUmduaHNvNHhrZz09

 

Meeting ID: 916 6288 3545

Password: 328195

 

We hope you, your family, supporters, and friends remain healthy during this complicated time.  

-The New Student Programs Team-



NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION UPDATES!

SUMMER ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2020 HAS ENDED

 

 

SUMMER ORIENTATION FOR FALL 2020 - REGISTRATION FOR SESSIONS HAS CLOSED

Orientation Registration for Fall 2020 is now closed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email New Student Programs at nsp@sfsu.edu

 

APPLY FOR HOUSING FOR FALL 2020

On-campus housing at San Francisco State University is limited and in high demand. While living on campus is not required, it is also not guaranteed and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Housing Office highly recommends students submit their housing application as soon as the housing portal opens in order to increase their chances of obtaining a space and to avoid being put on the wait list. 
 
Because housing is limited, completing the application and submitting the initial fee by March 31 is essential and increases your chances for obtaining housing. 
 
 

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!