Orientation Dates

Spring 2023 Orientation Dates

Sign Up For Orientation Starting Monday October 10th

Winter 2023 Orientation Dates for Spring 2023 Student Admits

New Student Orientation for the Spring 2023 semester occurs during the winter 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 for the Winter. We have listed all the session types below for you to review BEFORE selecting an orientation session on Monday October 10th. We are excited to be back in person and welcome students and guest back to SF State to see its beauty and all the resources the campus has to offer. 


Please note all orientation programs (in-person and online) will start promptly at 8:00AM.

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

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


Session Date Modality
1 Friday January 6th 2023 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




Session Date Modality
1 Monday January 9th 2023 In-Person (1-Day)
2 Tuesday January 10th 2023 Remote (via Zoom)
3 Wednesday January 11th 2023 Remote (via Zoom)
4 Thursday January 12th 2023 Remote (via Zoom)
5 Friday January 13th 2023 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 (AAO) and pay your $100 enrollment confirmation deposit. You can learn more about accepting your AAO 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.