Student Center

The Student Center provides students access to their university records and information. The Student Center also allows students to perform registration related activities, such as preparing class schedules and accepting financial aid awards.


Log into the Student Center

To see a video demonstration, please visit: Logging into your Student Center

  1. Log into the SF State Gateway with your SF State ID and password
  2. Select the Academics link in the STUDENT section
  3. Click the Student Center button

Navigate the Student Center

The Student Center is divided into different sections that provide important information related to a student's registration and records.

  1. Academics - Displays current semester schedule and provides links and drop-down box to view academic information and perform academic activity
  2. Finances - Displays any outstanding charges and provides links and a drop-down box to view financial information and perform financial activity
  3. Personal Information - Displays your current contact information and provides options to update
  4. Admissions - Displays pending admission status. Current students not applying to a graduate or credential program at SF State will see the message "You do not have any pending applications at this time."
  5. Holds - Displays holds that limit student activity. Holds need to be addressed immediately. Select "details" to see further information regarding a hold
  6. To Do List - Displays items that must be completed. The hyperlink will display additional information and details to complete the To Do list item
  7. Milestones - Displays benchmarks graduate students must meet outside of the degree requirements and tracks Math and English remediation statuses for some undergraduate students
  8. Enrollment Dates - Displays the date you can begin registering for classes
  9. Important Links - Provides useful website links for students to stay up-to-date with personal and campus activities
  10. New Undergraduates - Provides an orientation website link for new undergraduates
  11. Resources - Provides helpful and beneficial website links

 

Student Center Academics

The Student Center Academics section provides an overview of a student's current academic status. Here, students can quickly view their semester schedule, weekly class schedule, access academic information, and access other academic activity via the provided links and drop-down box.

 

Student Center Finances

The Student Center Finances section provides an overview of a student's current financial status at SF State. Here, students can quickly view any outstanding charges, make payments, access financial information, and perform financial activity through the provided links and drop-down box.

 


Update Your Contact Information

It is important to have current contact information on file with the university. Having an external (non-SFSU) e-mail address will allow students to use the online password reset tool to reset an SF State password. There are two types of contact information: personal, to contact you directly, and emergency, to contact others on your behalf if necessary.

Personal Information

  1. Log into the Student Center
  2. Navigate to the Personal Information section (bottom of Student Center)
  3. Select an option from the Personal Information drop-down box: Addresses, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers
  4. Click the Go button (double arrow)
  5. Edit, delete, or add new information as necessary
  6. Save changes

Note: There are seven tabs that provide more personal information topics to update: addresses, names, phone numbers, email addresses, emergency contacts, demographic information, and ethnicity. The tabs can be viewed through any of the search options (Addresses, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers).

Preferred Name

This can be something other than your legal name. For example, if your name is Rebecca, but you go by Becky, you can put that here.

  1. Login to the Student Center
  2. Navigate to the Personal Information section (bottom of Student Center)
  3. Click the Names link
  4. If a preferred name exists, select Edit, otherwise select Add a New Name
  5. Select Preferred from the pull-down
  6. Edit the First and Last name fields (and any optional fields desired)
  7. Enter an effective date
  8. Click Save and Return to Current Name

NOTE: Changing your preferred name does not change your primary/legal name. To change your primary/legal name, complete the Name Change Request form and submit, with verification (Driver's License, California ID, passport, court documents), to the Registrar's Office (One-Stop Services Center, Student Services Building). Student employees must contact Human Resources (ADM 252) directly to have their HR record updated.

Diploma Name and Address

Put your name exactly as you wish it to appear on your diploma.

  1. Login to the Student Center
  2. In the main pull down, select Apply for Graduation
  3. Click the View Graduation Status link
  4. Click Add/Update Diploma Name
  5. Edit and Save
  6. Click Add/Update Diploma Address
  7. Edit and Save

Emergency Contact Information

This is the information the campus needs if someone needs to be notified on your behalf.

  1. Log into the Student Center
  2. Navigate to the Personal Information section (bottom of Student Center)
  3. Click the Emergency Contact link
  4. Edit, delete, or add an emergency contact as necessary
  5. Save changes

Emergency Text Messages (Opt-in)

This is for when campus sends emergency messages such as campus closures. If you choose to Opt In, it is critical that you make sure your personal contact information is up-to-date.

  1. Log into the Student Center
  2. Navigate to the Personal Information section (bottom of Student Center)
  3. Select an option from the Phone Numbers drop-down box: Addresses, Email Addresses, Phone Numbers
  4. Click the Go button (double arrow)
  5. Click on "Add a Phone Number" button
  6. Select "Mobile Text" and enter your cell phone number to Opt-in
  7. Save changes

PDF Instructions for how to Opt-in to Emergency Text Message