F-1 Visa New Students Information (Graduate)


Please complete the Mandatory F-1 International Student Online Orientation by August 15, 2018, and arrive in San Francisco no later than Monday, August 20, 2018

Get Advising

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

New Graduate Student Orientation

Please attend the new international graduate student information session on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 9:00am.  Check-in at J. Paul Leonard Library Room 244.  See New Graduate Student Guide (Link to Graduate Studies' website)

​International Student Orientation

ALL international students in F-1 Student visa status must attend the International Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Check in at SF State Student Life Event Center (Annex I).  Check-in time to be announced soon.

​New MBA/MSA Student Orientation

ALL Graduate Business students must attend the MBA orientation on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9:30am - 6:30pm at the Downtown Campus on the 6th Floor.  For details, please contact the Graduate Business Department:  http://cob.sfsu.edu/contact  

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 June 2018.


Important Dates

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New Graduate Student Orientation and information session (J. Paul Leonard Library Room 244)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

International Student Orientation (Student Life Center - Annex I)

August 23 - 28, 2018

Welcome Days (all new incoming students)

MBA/MSA Orientation (downtown campus)

Monday, August 27, 2018

First day of Fall 2018 semester