Explore and See Yourself at SF State!

Hey Future Gator! Ready to dive into SF State life?  Attend Explore SF State: Admitted Students Day

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Highlights of Explore SF State – Admitted Students Day

  • Campus Tours: Explore the beauty of the SF State campus through guided tours from student ambassadors. 
  • SF State Student Experience: Meet and talk with current students about their SF State experience.
  • Financial Aid Workshops: Speak to financial aid experts for guidance and support on FAFSA and CADAA next steps.   
  • Say Yes! To SF State: Speak to admissions experts and accept your offer of admission on the spot.
  • Student Research Showcase: A chance to learn about the projects current SF State students are working on.
  1. View our Event Program! The Explore SF State program is designed so that you may participate in activities that are most important to you and your family. We recommend prioritizing your day ahead of time based on your needs. To get the most out of your day, have each guest attend different presentation sessions.
  2. Check-in before arriving for a chance to win tickets to a San Francisco Giants game. Watch for an email and text message on the morning of the event with a check-in form.
  3. Accept your offer of admissions on the spot in front of the Student Services Building!
  4. Visit the SF State student life showcase in Mashouf Wellness Center and the Academic Showcase in the Quad to learn about the many programs and resources SF State offers.
  5. Plan accordingly to take advantage of both a campus tour and housing/residential life tour.
  6. To get additional support and information on the new financial aid application and process, take advantage of the financial aid presentations. All presentations are repeated for your convenience. Drop by the university One Stop to talk directly with financial aid experts.


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 trails 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.

Additional Resources

Student giving a campus tour.

SF State Mobile App

  • Interpretive map
  • Live transit information for Muni
  • Easily access SF State events, dining options, and the food truck schedule
  • GPS enabled campus with accessible entrances
  • Plus much more

For general inquiries about this event, or if you and/or someone in your party requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the event, please email: outreach@sfsu.edu.