F-1 International Students

F-1 Student Services home page

Office of International Programs provide F-1 student advising , workshops, and orientations to F-1 International students to assist them in achieving their personal, professional, and academic goals.

Our website is designed to answer the most-commonly asked questions we receive from international students. Students are encouraged to seek in-person advising during our drop-in hours whenever necessary.

News from F-1 Student Services

New F-1 Drop-In Advising Hours

Effective January 2, 2019, the new F-1 Drop-In Advising Hours are:

Monday to Friday: 2PM to 4PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Emergency Travel for F-1 International Students

If you need to travel outside the United States due to a personal, family, and/or medical emergency during the university closures, please e-mail the F-1 international student advisors at f1@sfsu.edu.  Your e-mail should include your name, SF State student ID number, your departure and return date from and to the United States, and the best way to contact you.  

You can still leave the United States without an updated signature on the 2nd page of the I-20.


February 15, 2019 by 4PM

Deadline to receive Transfer-In I-20 for new Spring 2019 F-1 international students

Deadline to submit the following request to OIP:

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Drop-in Advising Hours

Monday to Friday: 2PM to 4PM 
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30AM to 11:30AM

General Office Hours (for submitting requests or documents pick-up)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm