This page was created to support First-Year Freshmen who missed the New Student Orientation live sessions which took place between June 10th—July 2nd, 2021. Please review the instructions below in order to access the tools, resources, and academic advising to assist you in planning classes for your first semester at San Francisco State University.
First-Year Freshmen are supported by professional Academic Counselors in the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC). Some students may also have additional counselors they work with based on affiliations with other auxiliary programs, such as Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), SOAR-Trio, Gator Athletics, etc.
The first step is to log onto the New Student & Family Programs "Orientation Profile" page to create your Orientation Profile (if you have not done so already) in order to access all the tools, resources, and advising modules needed to plan your first semester.
To access the prepared materials for advising, you will have to sign up for our "fake" orientation date in order to proceed to the next steps. It will look like the following:
Monday, March 1st, 12:00 AM
Missed Orientation - This is not an official Orientation Date but an event
to click to give you access to your Academic Advising Modules
You will need to fully complete this step before moving to Step 2.
After completing your Orientation Profile in Step 1 above...
Complete the last item on the First-Year Student Task List—the "Academic Advising Pre-Orientation Module"—in order to plan and enroll in courses for your first semester at SF State. You must complete the module before you can access one-on-one academic advising with one of our professional counselors.
Academic advising topics in the module include the following:
- Preparing yourself for class registration
- Fundamentals of class planning
- Learning about the "Golden Four" and other General Education requirements
- Learning about the lower-division major requirements
- Logging into and using your SF State Gateway/Student Center portal
- Selecting classes for your first semester
- Using class registration tools and resources to enroll for your first semester
You may begin enrolling for Fall 2021 beginning on July 6th at 8 am PST via your Student Center Portal.
You will be in ONE of the following two categories, read BOTH to make sure you are choosing the correct path forward!
➡︎ First-year freshmen who have accepted their admissions offer (AAO) but did not register for Orientation:
Look for an email in your SF State email account on July 7th from Bibiana Arriola inviting you to make an advising appointment with one of the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) counselors. If you completed your academic advising module and would like additional help, an academic counselor will be able to answer your questions and review your class schedule to make sure you are on the right track for your first semester.
We are here to support you and set you up for success in your first year at SF State! After you register for classes, you will be assigned an advisor who will also reach out to introduce themselves to you.
➡︎ First-year freshmen who registered for, but missed their original Orientation date:
You should have received an email from your assigned Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) counselor—check your SF State email account. You can schedule an advising appointment with your counselor to answer your questions and review your class schedule to make sure you are on the right track for your first semester.
We are here to support you and set you up for success in your first year at SF State!