Spring 2015 Mandatory International Student Orientation

January 20, 2015 - January 22, 2015

Orientation schedule

Category Schedule
F-1 Students

January 20-22, 2015

J-1 Students January 20-22, 2015
  • F1 International Students should plan to arrive for the Spring 2015 Semester no later than January 15, 2015
  • Orientation schedule is subject to change


Tests registration links

ELM (Entry-Level Mathematics Test) and/or EPT (English Placement Test)

Test date: Friday, January 16, 2015 (In the morning)

Test registration deadline: January 9, 2015


CMSPT (Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test)

Who should take CMSPT?

Test date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1PM (Check in starts at 12:00 noon)

Location: Humanities Building (HUM), Room 200


Information for F-1 and J-1 students

Banking Guide
Mobile Phone Guide

Information for F-1 students

New F1 International students information
(Visa & Immigration, arrival Information, and I-20 transfer procedures)

Information for J-1 students

If you have been accepted into an exchange program SF State through your university, you will need to attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation.  The orientation is a program mandated by the US government according to the J-1 visa requirements that will take place the week before classes begin. You must attend each day of the orientation. In addition to the panels and presentations conducted by the Office of International Programs, the orientation is also an opportunity for international students to meet American students at SF Stateand explore San Francisco through the IEEC buddy program and IEEC social events. A detailed orientation schedule will be emailed to you one month before the orientation.


If you have any questions after you have read the packet, please direct them to j1oip@sfsu.edu.

J-1 Pre-Arrival and Post-Arrival Checklist
J-1 Orientation Packet and Guide