Parent, Family, & Student Supporter Orientation

Hello Gator Families and Orientation Guests!

We are excited to welcome your student to San Francisco State and New Student Orientation!


Please note, you are welcome to join your student during their Orientation-Live! Session (your student is emailed their unique Zoom link before their orientation session date); however, the information will be most relevant to the student. Yet specifically for student supporters like you, we are excited to host a variety of Orientation sessions to support you and your student’s success. As we mentioned, you’re welcome to join your student during the beginning of their Orientation-Live! Welcome – while these sessions are designed for students, we invite you to start your Orientation program at 10:00 AM the day of your student’s orientation session via the links provided below. 

Please note: there are no formal orientation sessions from Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9, 2021. 

We recognize schedules are busy at times, and we welcome you to join any of the sessions available each week for the entire summer!

Orientation-Live! Real Talk: Top 5 Things to Know – Supporting the Transition to College

Presenter: Chris Trudell, M.Ed., Assistant Dean of Students 

Date: Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from June 10 – August 3, 2021***

***Please note: there are no formal orientation sessions from Monday, July 5 through Friday, July 9, 2021. 
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM 

Topics Addressed: Health & Wellness, Safety, Housing, Finances, Transportation, and Involvement 

Download the Real Talk for Families presentation slides below.

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

You can review the session options and additional information on the Educational Sessions Webpage.

To best update and review the information from SF State in anticipation for Fall 2021, New Student and Family Programs is hosting the Family Forum webinar once a month during June and July. 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 will explore topics that best equip families and student supporters with information to support their student’s transition to college and provide updates from the University. The forums are a great place to ask questions have the latest news for Fall 2021.