Orientation Dates

Summer 2023 Orientation Dates For Fall 2023 Admits

Sign Up For Orientation Starting Wednesday March 1st

New Student Orientation for the Fall 2023 semester occurs during the summer before the start of the term. 

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What Session Type Is Right For You?

New Student and Family Programs is providing students and their guest with various modalities of Orientation. We have listed all the session types below for you to review BEFORE selecting an orientation session.  



Session Date Modality
1 Monday, June 12th 1-Day In Person
2 Tuesday, June 13th 1-Day In Person
3 Thursday, June 15th through Friday June 16th Overnight Program-In Person
4 Tuesday, June 20th 1-Day In Person
5 Wednesday, June 21st Remote
6 Thursday, June 22nd 1-Day In Person
7 Friday, June 23rd 1-Day In Person
8 Monday, June 26th 1-Day In Person
9 Tuesday, June 27th 1-Day In Person
10 Wednesday, June 28th Remote
11 Thursday, June 29th through Friday June 30th Overnight Program-In Person
12 Thursday July 6th 1-Day In Person


*Note: SF State does not host New Student Orientation sessions on Saturdays or Sundays. If you have any questions about the specific dates listed, please contact nsp@sfsu.edu




Session Date Modality
1 Monday July 10th In-Person (1-Day)
2 Tuesday July 11th Remote (via Zoom)
3 Thursday July 13th Remote (via Zoom)
4 Friday July 14th In-Person (1-Day)
5 Monday July 17th In-Person (1-Day)
6 Tuesday July 18th Remote (via Zoom)
7 Thursday July 20th Remote (via Zoom)
8 Friday July 21st In-Person (1-Day)
9 Monday July 24th In-Person (1-Day)
10 Tuesday July 25th Remote (via Zoom)
11 Thursday July 27th Remote (via Zoom)
12 Friday July 28th In-Person (1-Day)
13 Monday July 31st In-Person (1-Day)


*Note: SF State does not host New Student Orientation sessions on Saturdays or Sundays. If you have any questions about the specific dates listed, please contact nsp@sfsu.edu




Important for both New First-Year & Transfer Students! 

Sign-up for orientation online after you accept your offer of admission and pay your $100 enrollment confirmation deposit. You can learn more about accepting your admissions offer here.

It is highly recommended to review your Student Center and SF State student email regularly before orientation for any alerts, account holds, and campus updates that may need to be addressed before you arrive for orientation.

New Student and Family Programs is excited to welcome students and their support systems to campus for orientation. Our 1-Day in person program is great for students who want to see campus, will be in the Bay Area or plan o be, and want to connect face to face with advisors, peers, and mentors. Our 1-Day program is offered for both our First Time Freshman and our Transfer students as well. By attending a 1-Day in person orientation session you will receive the following which is included in the $70 orientation fee for students.

  • Free Gator Swag (folder, lanyard, notebook, pen, ID Card, etc)
  • An opportunity to meet staff, faculty, and academic advisors in person
  • Meet campus departments face to face to get all your questions answered
  • Meet with Orientation Leaders to hear about their experiences here at SF State
  • Get a feel of what campus is like and what you will be joining in your new semester
  • Have the opportunity to tour the campus and learn about the community
  • After Orientation have the ability to learn about and explore San Francisco and the Bay Area
  • Opportunity to register for courses

Orientation Fee: $70

Guest Fee: $40

New Student and Family Programs is will still be offering select remote sessions for both First Time Freshman and Transfer students during orientation. Remote orientation Sessions will be facilitated remotely via Zoom. Remote orientation sessions are great for:

  • International Students
  • Students who live out of state
  • Students who live in Southern California

Although not limited to these specific groups of students it is important to note we highly encourage students to attend an in person orientation to get a real feel of campus life. The remote orientation fee for students is $50 and includes the following:

  • Virtual meet student mentors (Orientation Leaders) and peers
  • Recordings of department presentations
  • Virtual meet with academic advisors (Academic presentations and advising)
  • Opportunity to register for your courses

Orientation Fee: $50

Guest Fee: $10 (Includes Family Top 5 Workshop)

We are excited to welcome you to an overnight experience at SF State! Our overnight orientation program is designed to get you connected to students, staff, faculty, buildings and the community here at SF State. Students who select this date as their Orientation session will have the opportunity to spend one night in one of our Residential Life buildings on campus. Not only will you be able to stay the night on campus but we will also provide you with meals from various food vendors on campus so you are aware of your options while you are here at SF state in the fall and beyond. Our Orientation Leaders are excited to meet you and have a fun filled days planned with you with opportunities to connect and network and late night programming to have fun and be social through the night!

Student Cost:
Orientation Fee: $70

On-Campus Lodging: $60 (Room/bed, linens, 2 additional meals)

Total: $130

Guest Cost:
Guest Fee: $60 (on-campus lodging NOT provided for guests. Includes 2 additional meals)