F-1 International Students

Attention Current F1 students:
OIP will remain open during the International Student Orientation week, but there will be no F-1 advising hours on January 17 and January 18.  
We will have F-1 Advising Hours on Thursday 19 from 10-12PM and 2-4PM.

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

Gator Welcome New International Students!

Spring 2017 New International Students

Welcome to SF State!  We are looking forward to seeing you in January 2017.  Please arrive San Francisco by Jaunary 12 and attend the Internatioanl Student Orientation.  See Spring 2017 New International Students for more details.

Applying for OPT

Students who have graduated in Fall 2016 can submit OPT request to OIP.  Please follow the instruction at Optional Practical Training (OPT).



Tuesday, January 17 to Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mandatory International Student Orientation for incoming Spring 2017 students

Monday, January 23, 2017
First day of Spring 2017 Classes

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Advising Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10AM to 12PM and 2PM to 4PM 
(Walk-in advising)

General office hours (for submitting request or documents pick-up): Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM

Office Closed

Monday, January 16, 2017 for Martin Luther King  Jr. Day