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Hello Gator Family Members!
Congratulations and welcome to the Gator Family! By supporting your student through their college story, you are just as an essential part of the Gator Family as your student. We hope you embrace San Francisco State University's excitement and spirit, reach out to our office, and take advantage of all we offer. Over the next several years, your student will be navigating diverse opportunities, challenges, and experiences as the University strives to empower all students to make a positive difference as global citizens in an ever-changing world. Where better to practice these values other than in San Francisco?
We welcome you to review the information and resources through this website and the San Francisco State University homepage. Explore various resources that will introduce you to SF State's engaging environment. Two of these resources, the New Student & Family Programs website, and the Division of Student Life website, are informative platforms where you can learn about student events, getting involved, family programming, and the Dean of Students services.
Welcome to the Gator Family!
SF State Departments & Resources
We welcome you to review the information and resources on this website and the San Francisco State University homepage. Look out for various resources that will introduce you to the engaging environment SF State provides.
We are here to provide support and helpful information where you can learn about student events, getting involved, family programming, and what it takes to help your student be successful!
Learn more about SF State Departments through the University 101 directory
Some of our newest stream of connections are through the SF State “Gator Family Forums” and through other events hosted by our student staff. We invite you to sign-up for these events through our “Events & Opportunities” tab above.
To build an all-encompassing Gator experience within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, SF State New Student & Family Programs, and the Office of Alumni Relations partner with various University departments. We strive to make the time between accepting the formal admissions offer and attending New Student Orientation and GatorFest! (our welcome week programming), the first day of classes and graduation day overflow with purpose, support, care, meaning, and compassion. Our Parent and Families team comprises professional staff with a long history of working in higher education and have made a career in supporting and developing students to be engaged and critical thinkers. We have dedicated student staff and soon-to-be Gator parents, grandparents, guardians, and supporters of current SF State students to be the family supporters in helping everyone embark on and enjoy their journey at SF State. We view you, the student supporter, as part of our team and invite you to join us in the process of college student success!
We are so excited to continue witnessing the growth and experiences of our SF State Gators. As we close, we encourage you to stay active on our various pages to find more information about supporting you and your student and staying connected with the University. And don't forget to follow us on social media!
As always, Go Gators!