Missed Orientation Freshmen

This page was created to support First-Year Freshmen who missed all of our summer New Student Orientation sessions.

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.


Log onto the New Student & Family Programs "Orientation Profile" page to access tools, resources, and academic advising needed to plan your first semester—there will be a "task list" that includes items you should take care of before the beginning of your first semester.

The Freshmen Class Planner is designed to help you understand the course prioroties of what is appropriate for you to take in your first semester at SF State. The instructions for filling out this worksheet is called the "Pre-Orientation Academic Advising Module" as one of the task-list items on your Orientation Profile. This exercise is designed to help you fill out the Class Planner worksheet and will lead you through a few, short steps to help you prioritize which courses you should register for in your first semester.

Academic advising topics in the module include the following:

  • Preparing yourself for class registration
  • Fundamentals of class planning strategies
  • 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

Download/print and complete your Freshmen Class Planner then attempt to register for classes on your own—Class enrollment is NOW OPEN via your Student Center Portal!

OPTIONAL after Step 1 above...

At this time, all of our "Fall 2022 Freshmen Registration Workshop" hosted by the Undergraduate Advising Center have passed—If more assistance is needed, see "Step 3" below. 

Fall 2022 Freshmen Registration Workshops
Day Month Date Time Zoom Reservation Link
Wednesday Aug 3rd 10:00 am -  11:00 am Session passed
Friday Aug 5th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session passed
Wednesday Aug 10th 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Session passed
Thursday Aug 11th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Session passed

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should have a better understanding to complete your Freshmen Class Planner—then you can attempt to register for classes on your own—Class enrollment is NOW OPEN via your Student Center Portal!

OPTIONAL after the previous steps above...

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is here to support you and set you up for success in your first semester at SF State! You may already be assigned to an Academic Counselor from the UAC, and they may have already reached out to you via SF State email!

If additional assistance is needed, you can schedule an appointment with an Undergraduate Advising Center Academic Counselor — you will need to use the link that's embedded in the "Missed Orientation" email we sent out.  

Please bring your completed Freshman Class Planner (from Step 1 above) to your advising appointment. You will also receive an email confirming the appointment time and details.

Busy Malcolm X Plaza from above

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: