During this time the New Student & Family 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: email@example.com.
We hope you, your family, supporters, and friends remain healthy during this complicated time.
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New Student & Family Programs Office
If you would like to visit us in person or send us some mail, you can find us here :
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 102
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: New Student Programs
New Student Help Desk Drop-Ins
Drop-Ins are from: 10:00 am-12:00 pm &1:00 pm-2:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Click the link below to access the New Student Programs Help Desk
Meeting ID: 916 6288 3545
We utilize our Zoom Help Desk as a virtual space for students to meet with their Gator Mentors or New Student Programs staff.
The Help Desk is available for appointments Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you would like to make an appointment, please email your assigned Gator Mentor directly or email New Student Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About New Student & Family Programs
A campus community where every student belongs and the student experience matters.
The Division of Student Life (DSL) believes that every SF State student should belong and matter, has the capacity to live a purposeful life, and can positively impact the world.
To that end, the Division of Student Life (DSL) team at SF State facilitates student-centered learning through personal, professional, community, and academic engagement, culminating in a transformational experience.
Inspire new students and their families to celebrate their stories and embrace a future full of possibilities.
New Student and Family Programs believes, through meaningful and sincere connections, new students and their families benefit from engaging with a community of peers, staff, and faculty who facilitate the transition and support the adjustment to a university that values educational equity, academic excellence, and social justice.
Build a community (inclusion/support): peer mentorship and social events for students, create a network for parents and families to build meaningful connections, share stories and experiences to create a connection
Create student leadership opportunities(inspire/develop): Orientation Leader program and Gator Mentors, facilitate meaningful student learning and development through educational and extracurricular experiences
Provide resources for success (inform/refer): general campus resources(registrar, admissions, academic advising) for students and families: FroshMemo, webinars, intentional programming, network, and referral, GatorGuides, program-specific learning for parents and families,
Promote and support students and their families to understand the University values of social justice and equity
Connect students to San Francisco and the greater Northern California culture and lifestyle, connect and engage parents and families with the SFSU community(staff, other families, etc)