Thousands of new Gators come to campus for Explore SF State

Author: Strategic Marketing and Communications
April 25, 2024
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The University’s annual introduction to campus life was held Saturday, April 20

On Saturday, April 20, San Francisco State University welcomed thousands of newly admitted students and their families to campus for a taste of Gator life. The daylong introduction to the University community, Explore SF State, featured campus tours, financial aid workshops, a student research showcase and opportunities to meet with admissions experts, faculty members and current Gators.

During the course of the day, dozens of future San Francisco students accepted their admissions offers.

“I accepted my offer today because I really want to do bio here at SF State,” said Shannah Kwan, who’s finishing the Middle College program at College of San Mateo.

Kwan — who also hopes to get involved in musical theatre at SF State — says she’s looking forward to making new friends who share her interests. For Emily Underwood, the chance to live in the Bay Area was a big draw.

“I’m really excited to live in San Francisco,” said Underwood, who’ll be coming to SF State from San Diego. “I love the area, and the school itself just feels like a good community. So I’m excited.”

SF State students, faculty and staff were on hand to welcome Underwood, Kwan and the other newly admitted Gators to campus. The day also featured musical performances, open houses, a student life and organization showcase and a free doubleheader for SF State’s softball team.

“It was great to welcome admitted students and their families to campus on such a beautiful day and show off everything that SF State has to offer,” said Camille Rieck-Armstrong, the University’s director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. “The event had a celebratory atmosphere, and it was a joy to see the students being drawn into a genuine sense of community and belonging. I am so excited for them to write the next chapter of their lives here at SF State!”

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