FAQ

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No, verification requests from employers or third parties for enrollment or degree information are processed by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). For additional enrollment or degree verification assistance, please reach out to SF State's Registrar's Office

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 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, make sure you are a member of the SF State Alumni Association. If you are not already a member, click here to see our membership options(link is external). Once you are a member, you will need your Alumni Association membership ID to create an account at connect.sfsu.edu for First Time Login(link is external). Click “Login” at the top right corner of the web page to get started.

Once you’ve created an account, go to connect.sfsu.edu/myfwdemail and complete the form. 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.

If you need to verify your membership or require assistance signing up, please email alumni@sfsu.edu(link sends e-mail) and a representative from the Alumni Association will assist you.

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 linked to when you submitted the forwarding email request form.

To check that your forwarding email 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 alumni@sfsu.edu and we can confirm that your information is correct.

If you entered the wrong email address, send an email to let us know that your email where your forwarded messages are sent needs to be updated. A representative of the Alumni Association will contact the Information Technology Services on your behalf to facilitate the 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 contact our office for further assistance. Members of the Alumni Association may log in to the Alumni & Friends Community to search fellow Gators using the Online Directory.

All organizations that wish to table at San Francisco State University must complete a tabling request form issued by Enterprise Risk Management.

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 to have a barcode to be added to the back of it to be used to check out books.

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.

You can join the Gator Connect online community as a mentee or mentor for an easy way to find and connect with other SF State students eager to learn from alumni in their career interest areas. On Gator Connect, you can search for and be matched with other alumni who share similar career, geographic, or subject matter interests. To learn more, visit Gator Connect.

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.