Semester at SDSU: Orientation

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As an American Language Institute/Semester at SDSU student, you are required to arrive in the United States by the program start date on your I-20. There are mandatory events to attend from the program start date through the first day of classes, including Registration and Orientation.

Please visit the “Calendar” page above for a list of all event times.

Student services will be provided beginning August 14th, 2019.

Program Welcome and Orientation

This is an introduction meeting and welcome to the program.

  • Learn about Semester at SDSU policies
  • Learn how to add & drop a class
  • Get your temporary ID card; learn how to get your permanent ID card
  • Campus Tour
  • Please bring the following items with you:
    • Passport
    • Document Holder & Pen

Academic/Cultural Information Session

  • Learn how to access Blackboard & WebPortal
  • Learn how to complete an American Scantron for classes
  • See what a clicker is and where you can purchase one
  • Receive facts about American culture

Campus Tour

Take our free walking tour of the San Diego State University campus.

Coastal City Bus Tour

Take our free bus tour of San Diego beach areas. This is a great introduction to the San Diego landscape.


General questions regarding SDSU classes and Semester at SDSU policies.

August 19th – September 6th