Residential Life { Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management }

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Academic Support Resources

Academic Advising Center

Academic Advising

The Advising Center is a university service staffed by professional counselors, interns, and peer advisors committed to providing guidance and information to help undergraduate students enjoy a successful college experience.
Location: Administration Building, Second Floor, Room 211
Phone: 415-338-2103

Learning Assistance Center

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Using a holistic approach to learning and development, the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) supports SF State students in becoming independent and successful learners by providing skill-based tutoring across disciplines. The LAC strives to create an interactive learning environment that offers students who work as tutors at the LAC the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. Through collaboration with programs, departments and the larger campus community, the LAC works to respond to the diverse needs of SF State students.
Location: Health and Human Services Building (HSS) 348
Phone: 415-338-1993

Campus Academic Resource Program

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The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) has been providing tutorial and academic support services for San Francisco State (SF State) students since 1998. During this period, CARP has evolved into an important retention service, emphasizing the development and maintenance of pertinent academic support services tailored to the learning needs of all students attending SF State. CARP primarily serves undergraduates, placing special emphasis on working with first-generation students and students underrepresented in the university. CARP also works with students impacted by Executive Order 665.
Location: Health and Human Services Building (HSS) 346
Phone: 415-405-0316

Counseling & Psychological Services


Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations with parents or peers, emotional or social difficulties, relationship conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.

The professionally licensed counselor/faculty of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center include licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers, trained to work with San Francisco State's multicultural student body. Several of our counselors are bilingual.
Location: Student Services Building (SSB) 208
Phone: 415-338-2208

J. Paul Leonard Library (Under construction)

Library Annex

Annex 1:

  • Study space (400 seats)
  • Computers (170 computers)
  • Wireless network
  • OneCard printers
  • Research Assistance
  • Help and information desk
  • Current Periodicals
  • Selected reference
  • Government Publications
  • Black & white and color copiers
  • Large format color printer
  • Video and audio editing
  • VTS (to pay for printers)

Library @ HSS

Distribution Services
Phone: 415-338-1552
Book Pickup / Checkout (HSS 102)
Book Return (HSS 104)
Reserve Services (HSS 102)
Document Delivery Service (HSS 102)
Account / PIN help (HSS 102)

  • Microform reader printers and scanner (HSS 107)
  • Photocopiers (107)
  • OneCard printing (107, 127)
  • Media Services (HSS 127)
  • Phone: 415-338-1229
  • Media checkout
  • View: DVD, VHS,
  • broadcast films & videos
  • Listen: audio recordings
  • Audio & video course reserves
  • Laptop checkout
  • VTS (to pay for printers / copiers)
Temporary Locations:
Annex 1 (Located to the north of the main parking garage.)
Phone: (415)338-1854

Library @ HSS (Health & Human Services Building)
Phone: (415)338-2915

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