Belonging to SF State

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Alumni Association

The Alumni Association exists to advance the reputation and interests of the University, its administration, faculty, students, and graduates; to engage in educational programs and special activities for its members; and to provide an ongoing link between the University and its graduates for their mutual benefit. It is also a source of financial assistance in the form of scholarships.

Membership is open to those who

  1. have been awarded a degree or credential by the University;
  2. are members of the faculty or administrative staff;
  3. have attended the University as a graduate student for at least two semesters; or
  4. have attended the University as an undergraduate for at least two semesters.

In addition, "Friends of the University" may join the Alumni Association through Affiliate membership. This membership is open to any person demonstrating an interest in San Francisco State University.

Among the current benefits of membership are privileges for use of the University library, and all other CSU libraries, access to the career center and, eligibility for an Association-sponsored health plan, a subscription to SF State Magazine, and a variety of other discounts. Benefits are added regularly.

Additional information is available at the:

Alumni Association Office
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
Room 153
San Francisco, CA 94132
or call 415-338-2217
The Alumni Association can be reached by e-mail at

Cesar Chavez Student Center

Located in the center of Campus, this unique modern structure serves as a mecca for student-focused activities. In addition to housing many organizations that enhance student life, this spacious complex is also the location for a multitude of needed services such as the campus Bookstore, the offices of campus student government, meeting and conference rooms, and twelve separate food facilities. The Center provides comfortable lounge areas for rest, relaxation, conversation or studying. Live entertainment and movies are often scheduled in the Depot and on Malcolm X Plaza, and both student and non-student art exhibits are shown in the Art Gallery. Multicultural programming is coordinated through the Center’s Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. Jack Adams Hall, a 450-seat auditorium, is the venue for guest speakers, workshops and special events. Other interests such as billiards and video games are provided for in the Center’s Rac’n’Cue Games room.

Student fees and revenues generated by the Center’s many varied activities fund the building and the services it provides. An elected governing board decides upon funding allocation, thus allowing direct student input into the Student Center operations. Elections for student representation to the board occur every Fall and students who meet the academic requirements as specified by the Chancellor’s Office are encouraged to run. Interested students can get information from the Center’s business office.

San Francisco State University Bookstore

Located in the Student Center, the SF State Bookstore offers a variety of products and services. New and used textbooks, computer hardware and software, supply and electronic items, general reading books, gifts, and SF State souvenirs can be purchased in the main store. The Bookstore also includes the Lobby Shop and Snackademic for quick convenient snacks and beverages.

Mission Statement

The Bookstore provides outstanding services, products, and customer satisfaction to the University community.

Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The SF State Bookstore has extended hours at the beginning of each semester. Reduced operating hours are in effect for the Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks. For more information, call 415-338-2665.

Student Government

The Associated Students (AS), established in 1944, is the official student body government. It functions as a non-profit, student-run corporation, and is funded by the student activity fee all students pay each semester. That fee also makes each student an Associated Students member, eligible to vote in the annual elections for AS leadership. For more information about getting involved in Student Government, please contact the AS business office at 415-338-3399.

Associated Students provides services and programs designed to enrich campus life and helps to support many campus organizations. Its current programs and services include the following. For additional information, please call 415-338-2321 or go to our website at


Early Childhood Education Center

Our new state-of-the-art facility provides SF State students, faculty, and staff with a nurturing, safe, developmentally appropriate childcare program on campus for children aged six months to five years.

Crafts Festival

Held twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring. The Crafts Festival brings some of the best artisans from around the state to exhibit their wares. All merchandise is chosen with quality and the student budget in mind.

Legal Resource Center

The Legal Resource Center is an informational resource that allows the student to make an informed decision about any legal problem. The center aims to educate students about the law and their rights, so that they may be active participants in their own legal matters. An attorney is available on an appointment basis to consult with students. Consultations are confidential.

Performing Arts and Lectures

The Performing Arts and Lectures provides the student body with a variety of concerts, sneak previews, lectures, films, and cultural events, and gives students behind-the-scenes, hands-on experience in performing arts productions.

Project Rebound

Project Rebound is a program specifically developed to assist ex-offenders in adjusting to society by acquiring an education. Rebound travels to institutions to speak to inmates, male and female, to encourage them to get an education through San Francisco State University.

Women's Center

The Women's Center provides a physical space in which every woman on campus can spend time comfortably and an atmosphere which encourages her to develop friendships with her sisters. The Women's Center also has resource files, a referral service, and a library open to all students.

Project Connect

A.S. Project Connect is a recruitment and retention resource center that serves to motivate and support students in pursuing and completing a higher education degree.

Scholarships and Student Organization Funding

ASI offers fifteen graduate and undergraduate scholarships for all majors and special groups. Additionally, ASI funding is open to all registered student organizations in good standing on the San Francisco State campus. For more information, call 415-338-2321.


The Associated Students provides many services to students. This is a partial listing. Information about these and other ASI-sponsored events is available at the Main Desk, Student Center.

Health Insurance

The Associated Students Incorporated offers a low-cost health and dental insurance plan to students.

Typing Center

The Typing Center has regularly maintained electronic typewriters available for student use. The typewriters are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Use of the typewriters is free to students with a valid SF State I.D. card.

Transportation and Parking

San Francisco State University is readily accessible by public transportation from all parts of the Bay Area. Six San Francisco Municipal Railway bus (MUNI) and light rail lines serve the campus at frequent intervals. East Bay commuters have a choice of BART and connecting bus service, or BART and light rail from downtown San Francisco. BART and SamTrans link the Peninsula and the San Francisco Airport with the campus. SF State University operates a shuttle service to supplement the BART connection between campus and the Daly City BART station.

The Bike Barn provides secure bicycle parking. Hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday from 7:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., and 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. The Bike Barn is located under the gym in Lot 6. You can reach the Bike Barn at 415-338-3170.

The campus is a typical urban setting and parking on surrounding streets is very limited. Approximately 3,000 spaces are available on a first-come basis in the general parking garage, located on the east side of Lake Merced Boulevard between Font and Winston Drive and Lot 25, which is located on Winston Drive between Lake Merced and Buckingham Way. Parking fees are $1.00 per hour with a $5.00 daily maximum. Parking permit pay stations accept coins and bills but do not issue change. Please bring exact change for the pay stations. A valid SF State permit is required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all lots.

For general information, please visit You can contact Parking and Transportation Department at 415-338-2744 or by email at with your inquiries.