The Alumni Association keeps alumni connected with invitations, newsletters, and more throughout the year, regardless of your lifetime membership status. Contact us to check your membership status or choose to renew your commitment by joining or rejoining the Alumni Association. Even if you're already a lifetime member, your ongoing support through rejoining is invaluable and contributes to the Alumni Association's impactful programming, benefiting SF State Gators and the broader SF State community.
You can confirm your graduation status using the step-by-step guide at https://registrar.sfsu.edu/verification. For reissue of undergraduate diplomas, see https://registrar.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/reissdpl.pdf and for reissue of a graduate diploma, see https://grad.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/documents/reissue-of-graduate-diploma.pdf.
Your @mail.sfsu.edu student email accounts will expire 12 months after graduation or actively attending classes to increase security and reduce the risk of compromise. Graduated students will still retain their system account and access student record information using the same SF State ID. Only email services will be affected.
All recent alumni will be sent emails from the SF State's Information Technology Services (ITS) three months leading up to their @mail.sfsu.edu accounts being disabled. Unless you are a current student whose email accidentally got deactivated, you can no longer access your @mail.sfsu.edu account after it is disabled.
To request an @alumni.sfsu.edu forwarding email, members of the Alumni Association may use the Contact Us form to request an @alumni.sfsu.edu email forwarding address, and the Alumni Associaton will get in touch with ITS on your behalf after verifying that your membership in the Alumni Association. You’ll receive a confirmation email from our ITS department once your forwarding email has been set up. Please allow at least a week for your forwarding email to be set up after you request it. If you are not already a member of the Alumni Association, see our membership options and join the Alumni Association before reaching out.
All @alumni.sfsu.edu addresses are forwarding email addresses only. This means that there is no Outlook account to log into. All emails sent to your @alumni.sfsu.edu address should automatically forward to the personal email account you provided on the Contact Us form you used to request an @alumni.sfsu.edu email.
ITS will swap out what was before your @mail.sfsu.edu or @sfsu.edu email address and place that in front of @alumni.sfsu.edu. To check that the email forwarding address is working correctly – send a test email to your @alumni.sfsu.edu address and see if it gets sent to your personal email account. If it does – then your forwarding address is working! If not – send an email to email@example.com and we can confirm that your information is correct.
If you have entered the wrong personal email address, to which messages sent to your @alumni.sfsu.edu email should be forwarded, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, let us know the updated email address where your forwarded messages should be sent instead. A representative of the Alumni Association will then contact ITS on your behalf to facilitate the necessary change.
We do not share alumni information, but we'd gladly serve as an intermediary to share your note or email. It will be up to the alumna/us to connect with you. Please email the message you wish to pass along to our offices, and we'll pass it along to your former classmate using any contact information we may have for them.
Your membership welcome packet includes passwords you'll need for any of the discounts available or you can contact us for any specific discount code.
Simply take your Alumni Association membership card to the Circulation desk for a barcode to be added to the back of it to check out books. Did you misplace your card? Is the name on your card incorrect? Has your card been worn out beyond recognition? You may use the Contact Us form to request its replacement and let us know whether we should hold it for you in the Alumni Association for you to pick up or mail it to you.
Career Services & Leadership Development and the Alumni Association are here for you! See career related resources available to you at https://careerservices.sfsu.edu. Also, you may find a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)* Career Report can be helpful and it is available free to members of the Alumni Association.
Alumni can schedule an appointment with a career counselor at the Career Services and Leadership Development Office using Handshake.
To partner with SF State to help you attract capable and talented co-workers to your organization and diversify your workforce, see https://careerservices.sfsu.edu/posting-jobs-and-internships. Be sure to request to join the Alumni Association's LinkedIn group to post any opportunities for SF State alumni.
Discover diverse mentorship opportunities supported by the Alumni Association. Engage in peer-to-peer, industry-specific, cross-cultural, and social impact mentoring by joining an Alumni Association society, chapter, or group. Enhance your professional network by adding SF State to your LinkedIn profile's Education section and joining the Alumni Association exclusive unlisted LinkedIn group, boasting over 7,000 members, where alumni regularly post career highlights and share job opportunities, fostering meaningful and valuable connections. Additionally, as an alum, bring prospective students on campus tours and encourage your company to partner with the CSU Entertainment Alliance, housed at SF State, for impactful mentorship programs benefiting students. Stay tuned for more details on evolving mentorship initiatives.
Every year, 100+ students receive nearly $250,000 in financial assistance with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. As with every scholarship available to SF State students, scholarships administered by the Alumni Association are listed at San Francisco State University Scholarship website where our students apply. Go to https://develop.sfsu.edu/makeagift and help us support future alumni today!
Scholarships administered by the Alumni Association are awarded for the fall semester and funds will be available after CENSUS in late September, with some in October and November. See https://financialaid.sfsu.edu/scholarships/faq for related information about scholarships available at SF State.
Absolutely! Drop them off at our offices or mail them in.
SF State welcomes nominations for the Alumni Hall of Fame each year. This prestigious honor recognizes graduates who have achieved success in their professional and personal lives and who have made notable contributions to their communities and is a role models for others. If an alumnus you know fits this description, please let us know by completing the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame nomination form. The deadline for nominations is April 15 of each year. Self-nominations are welcome.