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Located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, San Francisco State University is one of the nation’s most diverse universities and a leader in community and civic engagement. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the Universit

y's more than 219,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. This page is managed by the office of University Communications.

SF State Night is on April 8 for the San Francisco Giants vs. Washington  at Oracle Park. Your purchase of a special tic...
02/23/2024

SF State Night is on April 8 for the San Francisco Giants vs. Washington at Oracle Park. Your purchase of a special ticket includes a special Gators-Giants beanie! Partial proceeds benefit the SF State Fund: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/SFSUGiants

The timing of a $1.5-million grant to SF State’s Charles F. Hagar Planetarium from the Heising-Simons Foundation to refu...
02/22/2024

The timing of a $1.5-million grant to SF State’s Charles F. Hagar Planetarium from the Heising-Simons Foundation to refurbish the facility couldn’t be more fortuitous. It coincides with the planetarium’s 50th anniversary.

“It’s no small feat for this planetarium to have been able to do what it does for 50 years.” — Professor Adrienne Cool, Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University

“When we dim the lights and the stars come on, you can just hear the gasps all through the room,” said Physics & Astronomy undergraduate Sergio Lopez of the public planetarium shows he presents in Spanish at San Francisco State University’s Charles F. Hagar Planetarium. “I think that’s my ...

Please join us in welcoming SF State alum Ty Segall back to his adopted hometown!
02/21/2024

Please join us in welcoming SF State alum Ty Segall back to his adopted hometown!

One of the most gifted songwriters and musicians to emerge from the San Francisco garage-rock scene during the late 2000s, Ty Segall returns to his former hometown for two shows at the Great American Music Hall starting Tuesday.

02/20/2024

Applications are NOW OPEN for this year’s LFCoB Pitch Contest! Enter the contest to showcase your innovative ideas, win cash prizes, and receive expert feedback. Any stage of entrepreneurial ideas is welcome! The application deadline is March 3, 2024. Apply now on our website: https://cob.sfsu.edu/initiatives-centers/pitch-contest

Congratulations to all of this year’s Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipients from SF State! Thank you to everyone ...
02/20/2024

Congratulations to all of this year’s Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipients from SF State! Thank you to everyone who attended the recent reception to learn more about the program from the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.

If you’re a Latinx student in STEM, apply now. Applications are due Feb. 29: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/latinos-in-technology-scholarship

82 years after Japanese American students were expelled, the San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery presents n...
02/19/2024

82 years after Japanese American students were expelled, the San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery presents new artwork examining the impact of World War II prison camps, inspired by the Ruth Asawa-designed Garden of Remembrance. The memorial garden on campus honors the 19 students forced to withdraw in 1942.

Eighty-two years ago, Japanese American students from San Francisco State College were forced to withdraw from classes, some taken to prison camps. Twenty-two years ago, San Francisco State University dedicated a garden to honor the Japanese American experience of incarceration during World War II,....

Good morning Gators, yes it is President’s Day but campus is open and classes are on for the day. Please contact your pr...
02/19/2024

Good morning Gators, yes it is President’s Day but campus is open and classes are on for the day. Please contact your professors for any questions. Have a great week!

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month at SF State! Celebrate Fin Aid February with our Financial Aid Office by atten...
02/19/2024

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month at SF State! Celebrate Fin Aid February with our Financial Aid Office by attending a virtual info session to learn more about your financial aid options at SF State and get any questions you have answered.

These sessions are great for continuing Gators and prospective Gators!

Follow the link to learn more ➡️

February is "Financial Aid Awareness Month" here at SF State! We have several fun and informative events scheduled throughout the month! Celebrate Fin Aid February with our office by completing your 2024-2025 financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA) on or before the extended State priority deadlin...

SF State’s Moot Court team has again won the national championship! Political Science students Olivia Clarke and Mayuu K...
02/15/2024

SF State’s Moot Court team has again won the national championship! Political Science students Olivia Clarke and Mayuu Kashimura claim the title for best respondent brief. Congratulations!

SF State Dean Carmen Domingo visited Senator Alex Padilla, Rep. Jimmy Gomez and Congressman Robert Garcia on behalf of A...
02/14/2024

SF State Dean Carmen Domingo visited Senator Alex Padilla, Rep. Jimmy Gomez and Congressman Robert Garcia on behalf of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) to advocate for California State University priorities around Pell grants and pathways to federal financial aid citizenship for undocumented students.

Fun Fact: 1 out of every 17 engineers in the nation graduated from the California State University.

To all our Gators near and far, Happy Valentine's Day! We're so grateful for every single person who shows their love fo...
02/14/2024

To all our Gators near and far, Happy Valentine's Day! We're so grateful for every single person who shows their love for SF State and our community. Tag your valentine in the comments!

Giants fans, Oracle Park is hosting its eighth annual SF State Night on Monday, April 8. Join alumni, students, staff an...
02/14/2024

Giants fans, Oracle Park is hosting its eighth annual SF State Night on Monday, April 8. Join alumni, students, staff and faculty for a night out at the home of the Giants as they face off against the Washington Nationals. Game starts at 6:45 p.m. Partial proceeds from this special event ticket will benefit the SF State Fund. Ticket purchase includes a special SF State/Giants co-branded beanie. https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/SFSUGiants

02/13/2024

SFSU Alumni: LAST CHANCE to apply before the Feb. 15 deadline to participate in our college's Mentorship Program and help a student with either career discovery, entrepreneurship, or job search preparation. Visit our website to learn more and apply to become a mentor today! https://cob.sfsu.edu/initiatives-centers/mentorship-program

After launching her own hair-care line at age 16, this rising entrepreneur is now studying Broadcast and Electronic Comm...
02/13/2024

After launching her own hair-care line at age 16, this rising entrepreneur is now studying Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at SF State!

This next generation of changemakers isn’t waiting for permission—or graduation. At 19 years old, Amylah Charles, the founder of CurlyCrownz Hair Care, is on a mission.

A must-watch for Black History Month! New SF State-produced short films from our Veteran Documentary Corps share oral hi...
02/12/2024

A must-watch for Black History Month! New SF State-produced short films from our Veteran Documentary Corps share oral histories of the first Black Marines.

Our filmmaking team embodies a diverse, global viewpoint shaped by veterans who have served in various corners of the world and civilians who provide valuabl...

Good morning Gators! Let’s make it a great week. Tag someone you met this semester in the comments. 🐊💜
02/12/2024

Good morning Gators! Let’s make it a great week. Tag someone you met this semester in the comments. 🐊💜

Congratulations to all the honorees at the inaugural Soul of SF State Black Wall of Fame! Check them out at the Art Gall...
02/12/2024

Congratulations to all the honorees at the inaugural Soul of SF State Black Wall of Fame! Check them out at the Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Open through Feb. 29. https://bit.ly/3uq5xrX

Help us cross the finish line of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day fundraising campaign. It’s your chance to supp...
02/10/2024

Help us cross the finish line of our National Girls & Women in Sports Day fundraising campaign. It’s your chance to support women involved in SF State sports! We have a goal of 50 gifts by midnight tonight and we’re more than halfway there! https://www.givecampus.com/mrvyfp

02/09/2024
SF State alumna Bonnie Ora Sherk invented the parklet in 1970, accompanied by farm animals. “Boutiques meet barnyard, wi...
02/08/2024

SF State alumna Bonnie Ora Sherk invented the parklet in 1970, accompanied by farm animals. “Boutiques meet barnyard, with llamas, goats and chickens joining the blasé cow.” 👏 💜 💛

The godmother of parklets? San Francisco artist Bonnie Sherk showed how to bring a troubled city back to life

Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day and we’re raising funds to support women athletes at SF State. Help us rea...
02/07/2024

Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day and we’re raising funds to support women athletes at SF State. Help us reach our goal of 50 gifts by Friday, Feb. 9. https://www.givecampus.com/mrvyfp

02/07/2024

Wang Family Excellence Awards honor exceptional contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to CSU students.

“I loved it. ... You saw how many guys came out of San Francisco State to coach in the NFL.” — Andy Reid, former Gators ...
02/07/2024

“I loved it. ... You saw how many guys came out of San Francisco State to coach in the NFL.” — Andy Reid, former Gators assistant football coach

Long before Andy Reid began making annual trips to the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs head coach was a poorly paid offensive line coach at S.F. State.

Congratulations to our Gator student-athletes in Cross Country! 👏 🐊
02/07/2024

Congratulations to our Gator student-athletes in Cross Country! 👏 🐊

NEW ORLEANS — The San Francisco State men's and women's cross country team has earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team honors, the organization announced.

Kudos to Asian American Studies Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales! Her teaching approach helps students create the ch...
02/06/2024

Kudos to Asian American Studies Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales! Her teaching approach helps students create the change they wish to see in their world and community. 👏 💜 💛

San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales has been honored with one of the most prestigious awards faculty can receive in the California State University (CSU) system.

In recognition of National Girls & Women in Sports Day (Feb. 7, 2024) we’re asking for your support of our women athlete...
02/05/2024

In recognition of National Girls & Women in Sports Day (Feb. 7, 2024) we’re asking for your support of our women athletes. Your gift provides athletic scholarships and other resources for our women athletes. Help us to shape the next generation of women leaders in sports. https://www.givecampus.com/mrvyfp

Emmy-winning SF State alumna Alie Ward hosts the popular science podcast Ologies. Her career advice: “Get in like a cock...
02/05/2024

Emmy-winning SF State alumna Alie Ward hosts the popular science podcast Ologies. Her career advice: “Get in like a cockroach.”

Science communicator Alie Ward (B.A., ’99) has unique advice for anyone starting a new career: “Get in like a cockroach.”

Congratulations to SF State alum and Professor Emeritus Robert Glück on his new novel, “About Ed”! “A literary monument....
02/02/2024

Congratulations to SF State alum and Professor Emeritus Robert Glück on his new novel, “About Ed”!

“A literary monument.” — The New Yorker

“About Ed” is a literary monument that harnesses memoir’s emotional honesty while indulging fiction’s stylistic latitude.

02/01/2024

Hey new Gators! Welcome to SF State🐊 📚

Accept your offer of admission by the May 1 deadline and officially become !

Accept today ➡️ https://future.sfsu.edu/admitted

Hey Gators! Want some free cash? Gator Dollars are where it’s at. From now until Feb 11th if you deposit $100 or more (u...
02/01/2024

Hey Gators! Want some free cash? Gator Dollars are where it’s at. From now until Feb 11th if you deposit $100 or more (up to $500) to your Gator Dollars account you will receive an additional 10% bonus! You can use your OneCard at various merchants on campus. Check out the link for more:

How to add value to the OneCard at SF State

It takes a team to put on a play in SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance. Check out this case study on how students de...
01/31/2024

It takes a team to put on a play in SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance. Check out this case study on how students designed a production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”

With 32 thematic sections, more than 150 Regional Managing Editors, covering theatre in 90 countries and regions, and over 60 media partners around the world, we are the largest global theatre portal today. Follow us today!

Two SF State alumni are nominated for Academy Awards! Congratulations to Annette Bening (Best Actress, “Nyad”) and Ethan...
01/30/2024

Two SF State alumni are nominated for Academy Awards! Congratulations to Annette Bening (Best Actress, “Nyad”) and Ethan Van der Ryn (Best Sound, “The Creator”)! 👏 💜 💛

Welcome back Gators. It's the first day of Spring Semester!
01/29/2024

Welcome back Gators. It's the first day of Spring Semester!

A Los Medanos College alumna credits the Bay Area Rapid Transit extension to Antioch with making the commute to SF State...
01/16/2024

A Los Medanos College alumna credits the Bay Area Rapid Transit extension to Antioch with making the commute to SF State feasible. Learn how she is thriving as a visual anthropologist and documentary filmmaker: https://bit.ly/3Sbh87h

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Good morning Gators 🌇🌞
01/16/2024

Good morning Gators 🌇🌞

SF State is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If you’re looking for a way honor his legacy, the ...
01/15/2024

SF State is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If you’re looking for a way honor his legacy, the Bay Area Television Archive has recordings of a number of his speeches that are available to view online. https://bit.ly/41UA7pM

Alum’s award-winning typeface could help English learners better pronounce challenging words.
01/12/2024

Alum’s award-winning typeface could help English learners better pronounce challenging words.

Chalermpol “Pol” Jittagasem (M.A., ’21) created a typeface that tells a story about the immigrant experience, a story he knows well. An immigrant from Thailand, Jittagasem came to the United States 10 years ago on a student visa and struggled to learn English. Words like “subtle,” “basic...

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