Fall 2014 Mandatory International Student Orientation

August 18 - August 22, 2014 


Orientation schedule

Category Schedule
F-1 Students F-1 Orientation Schedule
J-1 Students J-1 Orientation Schedule

*Orientation schedule is subject to change


Tests registration links

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

Test date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 (in the morning)
Location: To be announced
Deadline to register for tests: August 8, 2014


CMSPT (Composition for Multilingual Students Placement Test)

Test date: Monday, August 18 from 1PM to 4PM
Location: Humanities Building (HUM), Room 112


****Who should take CMSPT?


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 f-day program mandated by the US government according to the J-1 visa requirements that will take place the week before classes begin.

NOTE: J-1 exchange students are REQUIRED to attend each day of the orientation.


You must attend 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