Fall 2020 Virtual Events and Activities

Fall 2020 FYE Workshops and Socials: Hosted by Peer Mentors!

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For Fall 2020 Virtual Services, please click here

Please see the FROSHMEMO for additional information for first-year students. 

All new students are invited to the events below. Events are updated every Friday. Please contact firstyear@sfsu.edu with any questions.  

Past Events Fall 2020


Friday, August 28, 3-4 PM: First Week of School Mixer

Join us on Friday, August 28, 3-4 PM, for our first social event of the Fall for incoming first-year students. Come meet other first-year students to help build a community during distanced learning! RSVP here.


Monday, August 31 & Tuesday, September 1, 11-2 PM: Virtual Tabling

Meet our peer mentors, learn more about FYE, and get to know other first-year students! 
Jee Soo Kang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 961 9280 1861
Passcode: fye-table

Thursday, September 3, 4-5 PM: Game Night: Scavenger Hunt

Join us on Thurs, Sep 3, 4-5 PM for a quick scavenger relay hunt from your home with two teams competing for the win. We would love to see you there and to catch up. All first year students welcomed! RSVP at this link.


Thursday, September 10, 7-8 PM: Sewing a Face Covering

Join us on Thurs, Sep 10, 7-8 PM to learn how to sew face coverings! Dr. Grace Yoo will teach you how you can sew your own face covering and sew them for others. RSVP here


Friday, September 11, 2-3 PM: Creating a Designated Study Space at Home

Join us on Fri, Sep 11, 2-3 PM, as Dr. Grace Yoo, Director of the First-Year Experience, teaches us how to make a designated study space at home during remote learning! RSVP here


Wednesday, September 16: Deadline to Sign Up for Pen-Pals!

Be paired up with a fellow first-year student and correspond with them throughout the semester! Tell us about yourself in the RSVP form and we will match you with a penpal! 


Friday, September 18, 2-3 PM: Campus Resources Workshop

Join us on Friday, September 18, 2-3 PM to learn about campus resources and how to use them! RSVP here


Wednesday September 23: Deadline to Sign up for How to be an Anti-Racist Book Club

Read "How to be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram Kendi with the Black Unity Center & First-Year Experience! This ZOOM book club will meet Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm starting September 25 and will conclude November 13, 2020. Tarshel Beards, Black Unity Center Director, and Makeala Mabrey, First-Year Experience Peer Mentor, will be facilitate. The readings will be provided. Sign up by Wednesday September 23 at http://bit.ly/fye-buc.



Thursday, September 24, 7-8 PM: Game Night: Skribbl

Come play a few rounds of Skribbl and make some new friends Thursday September 24, from 7-8 PM! Professional drawing skills are not required. RSVP here


Friday, September 25, 2-3 PM: Scholarship Workshop

Want free money? Join our scholarship workshop on Friday, September 25, 2-3 PM and learn how to make the scholarship process quick and easy, so your wallet can say thank you! Join us as we guide you through tips and tricks and find you a scholarship you can apply for. All students welcomed! RSVP at this link


Thursday, October 1, 7-8 PM: Game Night

Join us on Thursday October 1, 7-8 PM to meet other first-year students! You'll spend a few minutes with each person and will be shuffled around to meet other people, like speeddating! RSVP here

Friday, October 2, 2-3 PM: Communicating with your Faculty Member 

Join us on Friday October 2, 2-3 PM  for a workshop on how to communicate with your faculty that will help you build a better relationship with your professor. RSVP here


Friday, October 23, 2-3 PM: History of Ethnic Studies and Student Activism at SFSU

Join us on Friday October 23, 2-3 PM to talk about Ethnic Studies and Student Activism at SFSU! Professor Grace Yoo, Professor Asian American Studies, will share about the important role that students have played in shaping the social justice movements at SFSU and across the Bay Area. RSVP here


Friday, October 30, 2-3 PM: Time Management Workshop

Join us on Friday October 30, 2-3 PM for a workshop on Time Management! In this workshop, we'll be going over step-by-step how to effectively create a balanced and structured schedule, in addition to practical applications of what this looks like! RSVP here


Friday, October 30, 6-8 PM: Night Before Halloween Movie Night & Celebration!

Join us on Friday October 30, 6-8 PM for a Halloween Movie Night and Celebration!  We'll be watching The Cabin in the Woods using Amazon Prime Party! You'll also be able to enter our costume contest and raffle for special prizes! You will need Amazon Prime to watch the movie with us. RSVP here.


Friday, November 6, 2-3 PM: How to Find Your Future Career

Are you unsure of what you want to do after you graduate? Join us for this workshop on Friday November 6, 2-3 PM, which will help students explore their interests with an emphasis on finding meaningful work in the future. All are welcome! RSVP here


Friday, November 13, 2-3 PM: Creating a LinkedIn Page

Join us on Friday November 13 2-3 PM PST for a workshop on creating a compelling LinkedIn page. We will give you tips on what can be on a LinkedIn page for job-seeking and social networking. RSVP here


Friday, November 13, 7-8 PM: Among Us!

Join us on Friday November 13 7-8 PM PT to play Among Us with FYE Peer Mentors! RSVP here


Thursday, November 19, 7-8 PM: Pen-Pal Mixer

Did you participate in the FYE pen-pal Program? Do you want to meet your pen-pal and other letter-writers in a game of trivia? RSVP here.


Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24, 4-5 PM: Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit with SFSU Alumni Beverly Lynn - who has taught needle crafting for at least 35 years. She uses a creative process so that others can experience fun, play, and building a skill. This is a public event sponsored by Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Services - ASPIRE & First Year Experience! RSVP here.


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