Sign Up for Orientation

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We encourage all students to get to know the University’s website and this site (New Student & Family Programs) as well as possible. We provide answers to many commonly asked questions and provide helpful information to guide all new students through their first important steps to the University! We’re excited for you and want you to have as much information as possible! 

Accept Your Admissions Offer and Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Before singing-up for Orientation all new students must formally accept their admissions offer and pay the enrollment deposit. You must do this before you start the orientation sign-up process - it will take about 24-48 hours to process your acceptance and your enrollment information.

Sign Up for Orientation

  • You must first accept your Admissions Offer and pay your Enrollment Deposit, via your Student Center account (typically this is at the bottom page of the Student Center profile) before you can sign up for orientation
  • If you accepted your Admissions Offer and paid the Enrollment Deposit TODAY, you may need to wait a full business-day until a campus computer system refreshes to create and log into your unique SFSU content/profile items
  • Please have your SFSU (San Francisco State University) Student ID Number ready (SIS ID). This is typically a number starting with 9 and is nine digits long
  • Email: Make sure to set up and log into your SF STATE Email Address (

Please review your Student Center Account to find some of the important information needed to prepare for Orientation (find your Student Center via ):

Please note that you will register for classes on the day of your orientation. You are unable to register for classes until that day..

General Questions? Please contact the New Student & Family Programs Office:

Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Address: San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, SSB 301
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: New Student Programs