F-1 Visa New Students Information (Graduate)

New Spring 2018 Students should arrive in San Francisco no later than
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Get Advising

All new graduate students should be in contact with your graduate coordinator in your major department.  See a list of Graduation Coordinators.  

New Graduate Student Information

See New Graduate Student Guide (Link to Graduate Studies' website)

​Mandatory International Student Orientation

ALL international students in F-1 Student visa status must attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation beginning on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Please bring photocopies of passports, I-94 (Print your I-94 here), SF State I-20, and SF State student ID (if you already have one) and check in at SF State Student Life Event Center (Annex I) on January 16, 2018. at 9:00AM.

Mandatory F-1 International Student Online Orientation 

ALL international students must complete the Online International Student Orientation prior to arrival.  The online orientation sessions can be completed at your leisure and should only take a few hours.  You will receive log-in instructions and reminders in mid-december.

Important Dates

Tuesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 18

Mandatory International Student Orientation

Wednesday, January 17

F-1 International Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, January 18

MBA and MSA students - Required Business Orientation from 9:30am - 6:30pm.  Contact the MBA department for details:  http://cob.sfsu.edu/resources/graduate-programs/incoming

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Housing move in day

Monday, January 22, 2018

First day of Spring 2018 semester Tuition payment deadline