International Student Resources

International Student Resources

  • University Advising Center (UAC)
    • General education (GE) academic advising, non-major graduation requirement, university academic policy and procedures, choosing a Major/Major Exploration, graduation check and many more!
  • Advising Hub
    • There are six academic colleges at SF State - Business (COB), Graduate College of Education (GCOC), Ethnic Studies, Health & Social Sciences (CHSS), Liberal & Creative Arts (LAC), Science & Engineering (COSE).  Each academic college has its own college resource centers. You will be able to find your college’s resources center at the Undergraduate Students Advising Hub.  Graduate Students should visit Division of Graduate Studies' Graduate Coordinator page for information.
  • Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP)
    • Provides critical academic support services and evening tutorial opportunities for all undergraduate students at San Francisco State (SF State), placing special emphasis on first generation and underrepresented student success.
  • Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC)
    • DPRC works with students and employees with disabilities to ensure all aspects of life on campus including academics, events and employment are accessible. DPRC provide accommodation that work best for individuals: assistive technology, flexibility with attendance and/or deadlines, sign language interpreting services,  note taking assistance, on-campus shuttle, orientation and mobility training etc.
  • J Paul Leonard Library
    • The J. Paul Leonard Library is located on the Ground through 4th Floors of the Library Building. In general, the lower floors are busier and noisier and more appropriate for groups, while the upper floors are quieter and better suited for individuals looking for a more peaceful study environment. The study space and computers are available 24 hours / 7 days a week. The Library Card / SF State ID can be used to check out books, printing, laptop and charger.
  • Learning Assistance Center (LAC)
    • The LAC offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, sciences and study skills.
  • SF State Experimental College
    • EXCO fosters self-empowerment by promoting student-run, co-learning environments driven by critical, non-authoritarian, intersectional pedagogy; resistance to white supremacy; and, caring for the community. (Communication and Peer Counseling Skills, Africa’s Longest Struggle for Liberation and Self-determination, Conspiracies! Overtly Convert)
  • Composition for Multilingual Students (CMS)
    • University-wide undergraduate program which non-native speakers of English meet the general education requirements for oral and written communication and the lower- and upper-division written English requirements.
  • IEEC Language Exchange Program
    • The Language Exchange Program’s goal is to promote cross cultural learning, exchange and awareness through language exchange.
  • Language Flagship
    • The SF State Chinese Flagship Program is one of 27 Flagship Programs at 21 institutions of higher education across the U.S. funded by The Language Flagship. The Language Flagship is a national effort to change the way Americans learn languages.
  • SF State Bookstore
    • All items needed to take classes at SF State can be found at the bookstore. (books, apparel & accessories, gifts & collectibles, supplies, technology)
  • University Housing
    • The Student Housing Program offers residential housing options ranging from traditional residence halls to single occupancy bedroom apartments in a variety of buildings and configurations.
  • University Police Department (UPD)
    • The University Police Department is a pro-active professional police agency dedicated to providing a safe environment for our campus community.
  • Title IX
    • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." SF State has designated a Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with violence, harassment, misconduct etc.
  • HOPE Crisis Fund
    • To help students manage unexpected crisis situations, SF State has established the SF State HOPE Crisis Fund (HOPE = Help, Opportunity & Pathway to Empowerment), a fund that assists students with financial support when they need it most. This fund supports students who are undergoing a crisis that leaves them in a situation that is beyond their control.
  • Counseling & Psychological Services Center (CAPS)
    • The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling & Psychological Services include licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San Francisco State's multicultural student body.
  • Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW)
    • HPW provides health education for the San Francisco State community through campus health initiatives and programming. Focus areas include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental health, nutrition, men's health, sexual health, and sexual violence prevention.
  • Student Health Services (SHS)
    • Student Health Services provides basic care for acute and chronic problems, promotes health awareness, educates students about preventive care, disease management and therapeutic choices, and helps students develop the skills to manage their own health.
  • Dean of Student Life
    • The Division of Student Life (DSL) team at SF State facilitates student-centered learning through personal, community, and academic engagement, culminating in a transformative experience.
  • Dean-On-Call Program
    • The Dean-On-Call Program provide real-time support to students who may be experiencing difficulties in navigating the university environment. Each administrator comes with a wealth of professional knowledge and experience and engages in ongoing training to continue to provide the best service to students who are looking for support and guidance.
  • SF State Athletics
    • Athletic teams that applies to the colleges intercollegiate NCAA Division II teams. Sports sponsored include: Baseball, Basketball, Track and field, Wrestling, Soccer, Football, Tennis
  • Campus Recreation and Mashouf Wellness Center
    • Mashouf Wellness Center will house many fitness and wellness classes, intramural sports, and recreational activities including swimming, basketball, rock climbing, and much more. The Mashouf Wellness Center is open to students, faculty/staff, and alumni.
  • Associated Students, Inc./(ASI)SF State Student Government
    • Associated Students, Inc. fund and administer 14 student initiated and led programs and services that are unique to SF State. Programs are focused but not limited to providing services that enrich and improve student life, such as live shows, movie nights, festivals, crafts fair, etc.
  • Student Activities and Events (SAE)
    • SAE is an integral campus resource for leadership development opportunities, major programs, and events by supporting SF State students, faculty, and staff by providing leadership opportunities, student organization resources, and event coordination and consultation.
  • SF State Observatory
    • A student-run facility open to all students, staff, and to members of the public two or three nights per week during the school year, when skies are clear. 
  • Global Museum
    • A university museum that serves as a teaching lab for the Museum Studies program, an academic resource for the university, and a public space for the greater Bay Area community. 
  • Free Concerts
    •  The School of Music and the school of Theatre & Dance hosts an array of open-to-the-public performances each year. Concerts are free, with no tickets required, and take place in Knuth Hall, McKenna, and Little Theatre.
  • Art Gallery
    • The Fine Arts Gallery presents both professional and student-oriented exhibitions every semester. Professional exhibitions are organized to spotlight the range and diversity of both contemporary and historical art.
  • Farmer’s Market
    • Every Thursday, fresh local produce and a lot more can be found at the Associated Students Farmer's Market.
  • The Depot (entertainment venue)
    • Located on the lower conference level in Cesar Chavez Student Center, The Depot provides live music for the campus community. They also host open mics, art socials, comedy nights, and more
  • 3D Printer
    • makexyz helps San Francisco State University get 3D prints with 15% off to all students, friends, and family of San Francisco State University.