Come Discover Your Future at SF State!

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 9 a.m. to noon

San Francisco State University invites you to Discover SF State at our open house for future students! Enjoy a day of campus activities designed to help you get to know us better.




a smiling student moving into the dorms

Highlights of the Day

  • FIND OUT about the latest admission requirements and financial aid information for fall 2024.
  • TOUR one of the top 25 most diverse universities (USA Today), located in one of America’s most exciting cities!
  • GET A SNEAK PEEK of our residence halls.
  • DISCOVER our academic colleges, programs and support services.
  • MEET with dedicated and friendly staff and faculty members.
  • FREE parking, swag bags and reusable SF State water bottles!

Top 10 Things to do in San Francisco


Alcatraz San Francisco

Take a day or night cruise to Alcatraz and explore the very best of San Francisco.

Bird's eye view of SF Ferry Building

Visit the farmers market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ferry Building. The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit.

Overview of Mission Dolores Park

Enjoy some of the best burritos in California from a nearby restaurant and lounge at Mission Dolores Park and soak up the Bay breeze.

Path in Salesforce Transit Center roof garden. View with skyscrapers

Visit the Salesforce rooftop park. Explore walking trails, 13 unique ecosystems, a children’s play area and much more!

Exterior of the Museum of the African Diaspora.

A contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.

View of SF Moma fountain and steps entrance

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area.

5 colored houses known as "The Painted ladies" shown in Alamo Square San Francisco.

Where the “Painted Ladies” are located, Alamo Square is the perfect place to lay out and have a picnic with incredible views. There’s also the option of exploring the walking trials or having a tennis match.

Chinatown SF Red lanterns

Experience the fortune cookie making process in person at the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.

botanical garden

Visit San Francisco's Botanical Garden. Through its programs and displays, the Garden cultivates the bond between people and plants and instills a deeper understanding of the necessity to conserve Earth’s biological diversity.

Seward slides

Visit the Seward Street Slides to indulge in some concrete slide fun.

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