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Image: Photos of SF State students, families and guests at Welcome Days

Frequently Asked Questions About Welcome Days

What is the best way to get to campus?
Where can my guests and I park?
Where can guests stay in San Francisco?
How can guests with disabilities request reasonable accommodations?
What do I do if I provided incorrect or incomplete information when I submitted my RSVP?
Do my parents have to come to Welcome Days?
I am going to be living on campus, when can I move in?
Who can I talk to if I have other questions about Housing?
Is there a Welcome Days schedule of events already available that I can view?
I already went to Orientation and Sneak Preview, how is Welcome Days different?
Do I have to go to Welcome Days?
Is there a difference between the first and second day of Welcome Days?


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get to campus?

To avoid heavy traffic, the best way to get to and from campus may be through public transit. The MUNI light rail line M and the #28 bus from the Daly City BART station both stop at 19th and Holloway avenues at the south-east corner of campus (be sure to get the free transfer inside the Daly City BART station for the roundtrip bus ride). For more information, visit SFSU's Parking and Transportation page or 511.org for help in planning your trip to campus. (Note: Transit links will be on a weekday schedule.)


Where can my guests and I park?

Parking will be available in Lot 20, the parking garage located off Lake Merced Boulevard on State Drive; Lot 25 on Winston Dr.; and Sunset Circle, on Lake Merced and Sunset, approximately 10 minutes by foot to campus. University parking is free on Friday, August 22nd only. Street parking is also available. Please note that these are city streets so guests but must follow all signs regarding parking costs and/or restrictions. (See the map of campus.)


Where can guests stay in San Francisco?

There are a wide variety of hotels in the San Francisco area. A list of hotels is available at http://www.sfsu.edu/~welcome/hotels.html.


How can guests with disabilities request reasonable accommodations?

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at welcome@sfsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

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What do I do if I provided incorrect or incomplete information when I submitted my RSVP?

Simply submit another RSVP on line. As long as you use the same SFSU email address and Student ID number it will replace your old information.


Do my parents have to come to Welcome Days?

Parents are encouraged to attend Welcome Days, but not required. There are specific workshops tailored for parents on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. For parents of students living in University Housing, there are also programs on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. Parents are welcome at all Welcome Days events.


I am going to be living on campus, when can I move in?

Students who will be living on campus can begin moving in as early as 10am on Thursday, August 21, 2014.


Who can I talk to if I have other questions about Housing?

You can go to the University Housing page. This site can answer many of your questions and provides contact information for Housing personnel who can also answer your questions.

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Is there a Welcome Days schedule of events already available that I can view?

Yes, you can go to www.sfsu.edu/~welcome/schedule.html to see the tentative schedule. The finalized schedule will be in the Welcome Days printed program distributed at the registration tent on the Main Quad on Friday, August 22, starting at 8 a.m.


I already went to Orientation and Sneak Preview, how is Welcome Days different?

Welcome Days has a different focus from both Orientation and Sneak Preview. Now that you will be going to SF State, you need to be familiar with all the resources available to help you be successful while you are here. There are also activities that are tailored specifically to parents and students who will be living on campus.


Do I have to go to Welcome Days?

All incoming students are expected to attend the August 22nd Welcome Days events. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all Welcome Days events. Welcome Days was developed for new students (freshmen, transfer and international students) to welcome you to our campus community, as well as provide important information and resources.


Is there a difference between the first and second day of Welcome Days?

If you will not be living on campus, the most important day for you to attend is Friday, August 22nd. This day has many events for all students and parents. Thursday, August 21st, is tailored to students who will be living on campus in University Housing. All students are welcome to attend the service learning program, One Community – Day of Service, on Saturday morning and Student Life events throughout the weekend.

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