Newly Admitted Students

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Congratulations!

You belong here. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Gator family! This checklist will guide you through the next steps to start your future at SF State.
 

Accept your admission offer now! Accepting your admission offer will secure your place in the program, obtain an SF State e-mail address, and receive enrollment appointments to enroll in courses.

  1. Log into gateway.sfsu.edu. Under the LaunchPad, click on the Student Center button.
  1. Once in your Student Center, go to the Admissions section and under the My Applications box, click Accept or Decline and ACCEPT YOUR OFFER!
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After accepting their admission offer, students will be automatically assigned an SF State email account. We will send detailed instructions regarding your SF State email account to your personal email address once it has been created. Once enrolled, you will receive critical reminders regarding class registration for the upcoming semester and other important information at that account.

You will also receive instructions for setting up two-factor authentication which will be required to access SF State information resources and helps protect your student account.

Registration for all newly admitted graduate students will begin on June 6, 2022 (check enrollment time in your Student Center)

Contact your academic program to see what courses to enroll in for your first semester.

View important dates on the Registrar’s Website. For more support join one of our upcoming End Registration Frustration workshops.

At the start of every semester, we host a New Graduate Student Orientation for all of our new incoming students. This is a general orientation in which we host a variety of different workshops designed with your success in mind. Fall 2022 New Student Orientation will be held virtually Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Friday, Aug. 12. Please refer to the orientation schedule of events below.

Your individual department may also be hosting an orientation session. This will be an event more specific to your studies, where you will get to meet members of your cohort/peers in your program and faculty.

We look forward to meeting you!

It is very important that you pay your tuition fees on time. Please review the Bursars website and mark your calendar for important due dates. Note that payment plans are available, and international funds can be sent using Flywire.

The first disbursement of financial aid will be one week before school starts. Subsequent disbursements occur once a week throughout the semester, and you will only receive a disbursement if there is any remaining aid needed to disburse for that semester.

Learn more on our Funding Your Education page.

Official electronic transcripts must be addressed to SF State Graduate Studies and sent directly from your institution to graddocs@sfsu.edu. Transcripts submitted as attachments directly from the student will be considered unofficial and will not meet official transcript requirements.

Please send official, sealed transcripts to:

Division of Graduate Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue
Administration 254
San Francisco, CA 94132
U.S.A

Fall 2022 New Graduate Student Orientation Week (Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Friday, Aug. 12).

Congratulations on your acceptance to San Francisco State University! Your journey to an advanced degree begins now! This fall 2022 semester will feature a hybrid course schedule designed to provide a vibrant, intellectually-stimulating semester. The Division of Graduate Studies is excited to welcome you and invites you to attend our Virtual New Student Orientation Week.

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DATE & TIME

ZOOM Details

International Graduate Studies - Fall 2022 Welcome to SF State! Welcome newly admitted students! You will learn about the Office of International Programs (OIP), SF State campus services & resources. You will connect with current students and faculty at SF State and have a chance to ask questions.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
10:00 - 11:15 AM PDT

Register Here

Grad Gathering (Virtual): Join us for this fun, virtual social event for games, networking, and community building.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 821 9719 5424
Passcode: 428677

Graduate Student Expectations (Academic Standing, Milestones): Congratulations on your admission! We look forward to supporting your pursuit of academic achievement and intellectual endeavor. As a graduate student, you are held to a higher academic standard. We encourage you to attend this webinar session to familiarize yourself with the academic policies, procedures, and resources available to graduate students.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Register Here

New Graduate Student Orientation Welcome: Congratulations on your acceptance to San Francisco State University! Your journey to an advanced degree begins now! The Division of Graduate Studies is excited to welcome you and invites you to attend our Virtual New Student Orientation Welcome webinar. This is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of the higher expectations of graduate students, learn about campus resources, and meet the Division of Graduate Studies Dean and Associate Dean.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
4:00-5:00 PM PDT

Register Here

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Taking care of your psychological well-being is important as you embark on your graduate student journey. Join this session to learn about services available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and how to access them.

Wednesday, Aug. 1011:00 – 11:30 AM PST

Register here

Certificates Student Welcome: Session to review certificates policies and CAP forms submission process.

Wednesday, Aug. 10
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Register Here

You Matter, Belong, and Fit at SF State! The Division of Equity and Community Inclusion is committed to creating spaces and events that affirm our identities, our commonalities, and what makes us unique. Learn how you can get connected and involved!

Equity & Community Inclusion consists of the following areas:

- Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services

- Black Unity Center

- Diversity & Student Equity

- Dream Resource Center

- Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programs

- Latinx Student Services Center

- LGBTQ Student Life

- Muslim Student Life and Interfaith Programs

Wednesday, Aug. 1012:00 – 1:00 PM PST

Register here

Second Baccalaureate Students Welcome

Wednesday, Aug. 10
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Register Here

Bursar's Office Q&A: Join us in an information session followed by Q&A with the Bursa’s Office. This will be an opportunity to learn about the Finance section of your Student Center, about academic finances within SFSU and an opportunity to ask questions directly to the Bursar’s Office. For information regarding the Payment deadlines, Refund Schedule and the Schedule of Tuition and Fees please visit:
https://bursar.sfsu.edu/students/upcoming-academic-year

Wednesday, Aug. 10
2:00 – 3:00PM PST

Register here

Q&A with Office of Financial Aid: Office of Student Financial Aid answers frequently asked questions specific to post-baccalaureate students.

Wednesday, Aug. 10
4:00-5:00 PM PDT

ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 864 8572 1823
Passcode: 050298

Graduate Gator Points of Pride:  New to SF State or the Bay Area? Join us on a virtual tour of our main campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Together we will explore the graduate student spaces on campus as well other fun spots nearby.  

Thursday, Aug. 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

ZOOM Link
Meeting ID: 867 1629 0671
Passcode: 428677

SF State Scholars Welcome: Session for Undergraduate Scholars to review program policies and transition process.

Thursday, Aug. 11
12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT

Register Here

Grad School Resources for Undocumented Students: Learn about resources available for undocumented students through the Dream Resource Center at SF State!

Thursday, Aug. 1112:00 – 1:00 PM PST

Register here

Grad Gathering (In-Person): Join us for this fun, in-person mixer-style event for games, networking, and community building.

Friday, Aug. 12
1:00-2:00 PM PDT

In-Person: Details Forthcoming

Virtual International Student Orientation (VISO 1):  You will learn about the Office of International Programs (OIP), SF State campus services, & resources. You will connect with current students and faculty at SF State and have a chance to ask questions.

Monday, Aug. 15 and Tuesday, Aug. 16
More details to follow

ZOOM Details Forthcoming

Get to Work with Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD): Career Services & Leadership Development (CSLD) is your hub for resources and assistance on your career development. In this session you’ll learn how to maximize CSLD’s wide-ranging support services including on-campus employment, career counseling and tons of online resources, all to help you put your education to work.

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LinkedIn Professional Development & Networking Event (CSLD): Meet and mingle with other graduate students and learn how to translate your academic skills into your LinkedIn profile. We will cover everything from setting up your profile to tips and tricks for how to stand out to future employers! Hope to see you there!

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Housing Options: Planning on living on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year? Join us for resources in navigating your housing options.

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BUC overview of services

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ASPIRE: SFSU Pandemic Survival Guide: The transition to college is already a lot, and then we have the COVID-19 pandemic and continued racial injustice on top of that. Join our session with Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services staff, as we offer some strategies to help you survive and thrive in your first year at SFSU.

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Dream Resource Center: Grad School Resources for Undocumented Students

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Graduate Student Virtual Learning: Get ready for virtual learning during this brief Zoom session. Together we will explore the specialized digital learning tools available to our graduate students. Become more comfortable navigating iLearn, view the Library resources, consider virtual tutoring options, and the Student Technology Quickguide.

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Meet your Graduate Associated Students Representative & Get Involved in Student Life on Campus: Q&A on the role of Graduate Student Representative and services of Associated Students Inc (ASI).

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Accessing Basic Needs Support, Cal Fresh, & More: Searching for more support as you begin your graduate studies or move to the Bay Area? Join us in an exploration of the different basic needs assistance and living support benefits offered by the university and surrounding community.

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Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

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The Librarians

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