We're thrilled to welcome you to the SFAI community.

Please check the Current Students section frequently, as pages are updated regularly with new information.

Questions about New Student Orientation?
Contact Galen Crawford, Assistant Dean of Students | gcrawford@sfai.edu or 415.351.3509.

Orientation and Move-in Dates

Orientation is required for all new incoming students and serves to get you acquainted with your student colleagues before classes start, and is a formal introduction to SFAI—its faculty, staff, facilities, campus resources—and the opportunities that await as you join this vibrant community.

All new, incoming undergraduate and graduate students attend orientation. Dates for upcoming orientation sessions are detailed below.

FALL 2018


International Student Residence Hall Move-in » Monday, August 20

Domestic Student Residence Hall Move-in » Tuesday, August 21

Visit Housing and Residential Life for more information.


International Students » Tuesday, August 21st - Friday August 24th

All New Students » Wednesday, August 22nd - Friday August 24th

All new students attend orientation.  Sessions are desiged to integrate studetns with SFAI people, places, and things.

A detailed Orientation Schedule will be posted on June 11, 2018. 

Student ID Cards

Your SFAI Student ID card helps SFAI make sure that campus is secured to only studnets after we close to the public.  Your student ID is also used to check out library books, audio-visual equipment, and purchase food at the SFAI Café. You will recieve your Student ID Card during Orientation.