Prospective students get a Sneak Preview

SF State will welcome thousands of prospective students to campus for the annual Sneak Preview open house, Saturday April 5.

Photo of SF State’s Sneak Preview banner: 'San Francisco State University Welcomes New Students'

SF State’s Student Outreach Services coordinates the annual Sneak Preview open house, which is expected to draw more than 7,000 visitors to campus next Saturday.

Visitors can get to know SF State’s academic resources and student groups at information booths throughout the Main Quad and Malcolm X Plaza. Tours of the campus and virtual tours of student housing will be available throughout the day.

Representatives from a variety of academic departments and concentrations will introduce their research and curricula at an academic showcase in McKenna Theatre.

“The Sneak Preview is a great opportunity for future students and their families to see our beautiful campus in action,” said Jo Volkert, interim vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. “Students can learn about our academic programs and get to know their future classmates.”

Last year’s Sneak Preview hosted more than 7,000 prospective students and their guests. The event is open to first-time freshmen and transfer students already admitted for fall 2014, high school students planning for college, and family and friends.

Future students will have the opportunity to accept offers of admission, discuss financial aid options and learn about the Summer Bridge Program, an eight-week session designed to helps students develop smart study habits and transition from high school to University life.

SF State’s Sneak Preview open house is a free event, online RSVP is required. For directions to campus, hotel recommendations and additional details, visit

-- Gianna Devoto