How to Logon to F-1 Mandatory Online Workshop

The F-1 Mandatory Online Workshop is only available for incoming Spring 2019 International Students who have completed "Accept Admissions Offer (AAO)".  

To access the F-1 Mandatory Online Workshop:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your SF State ID and password.  
  3. You will see a “Collaborative Sites” box on the left hand side of the page.  Click to expend the box and you will see the "F-1 Mandatory Online Workshop: Spring" site.  
  4. Click on the site and start your workshop!  

If you do not see the “Collaborative Sites” box, here is what you can do:

  1. Click “Show all my courses” in the “My Courses” box
  2. Click on the “Miscellaneous” tab then click “Programs and Organizations” tab
  3. Click on the “Click to refresh list” button at the bottom
To fully complete the online orientation, you must click the “End” button and see the “Congratulations – end of lessons reached” message.  
See screenshot (PDF, 352 KB) for your reference.  

To remove the F-1 immigration hold:

Email from your SF State email account AFTER you complete all the mandatory sections and quizzes. 

Allow 24 hours for the hold to be removed from the Student Center.