Events & Workshops

Everyone is welcome to participate in our free workshops and events! Please note, RSVP may be recommended for some workshops. For disability and accessibility accommodations please contact us at

If you would like to request one of our workshops or activities for your class or student organization, please see our full list of offerings and submit a request form.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

PATHS Lunch & Learns aim to build community capital over sharing a FREE meal together and learning from each other about specific resources that intersect with housing. LGBTQIA youth and adults face greater barriers to stable housing, and are more likely to experience homelessness. For this L&L, we’re lifting up our queer community. Come grab some lunch as queer staff and guests from LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth guide conversations on finding queer community and PrEP Navigation resources.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 27th from 12- 1:30 pm

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office

What are Trauma-Informed Relationships?

In this workshop, you will learn ways you can support the people in your life who might have experienced trauma. Learn tips on how to respond when your friends share their stories, and how to navigate sex with or without knowing a person’s past. Hosted by The SAFE Place.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 27th from 2- 3 pm

We Get To Have It All, Part 2 - Safety Mapping for Life

(a workshop centering Queer, Trans, Intersex, & Two-Spirit BIPOC (QT2BIPOC) communities)

How can we make more room for getting what we want and need in our most intimate relationships? Building off of the first workshop in this 2 part series, the second session focuses on assessing challenging situations and mapping out our trusted resources. QTI2BIPOC participants will be guided through a step by step process to create a safety plan for the scenario of their choosing.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 9th from 4- 5 pm

Join us to learn about CalFresh, a program that provides free money for groceries to eligible students. Then, stick around to watch a quick cooking demo to learn how to make delicious and affordable meals/snacks featuring ingredients that can be purchased with CalFresh EBT dollars. Currently enrolled SF State students who attend and complete the survey will have a chance to win a $25 grocery gift card!

Date & Time: Thursday, October 28th from 12- 1 pm

In a world of social media, dating apps, and sexting, sexual communication is forever evolving. This workshop covers how consent can be sexy, verbal and non-verbal communication styles, and how to navigate sexting as a form of sexual communication.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 28th from 4- 5 pm

Join us and learn Learn how to plant and grow your own indoor herb garden with the CalFresh team! Sign up by Wednesday, 10/27, and receive a FREE Herb Garden kit sent to your home to be used with us on Tuesday 11/2! The day of the workshop we will get an Indoor Herb Garden started together and learn how to care for them through a virtual workshop! Don’t miss out and sign up today! 

Date & Time: TuesdayNovember 2nd from 5- 6 pm

Join our Peer Health Educator Emma to discuss best practices around alcohol sanctions at SFSU. This interactive activity will allow students to openly discuss their opinions regarding alcohol use on campus as well as methods of informing parents on illicit behavior. The focus group will be recorded and will be used to reflect back on what was discussed.

RSVP with a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Participants who complete the post-evaluation survey will be entered in an opportunity drawing. Five gift cards will be drawn.

Date & Time: November 5th from 12- 1 pm

Sip & Tell is a virtual program that will discuss stress and anxiety around the holidays and provide resources and alternative ways to cope without the use of substances. We will have mocktail demos and a mental health check-in discussion!

Date & Time:

  • Monday, November 8th from 6- 7 pm
  • Monday, December 6th from 6- 7 pm

Join the Food+Shelter+Success team in kicking off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Come talk food and housing justice, learn about campus resources and grab a snack while you are out!

Date & Time: Monday, November 15th from 12- 2 pm

Location: Quad

Hey Gators! Join Food+Shelter+Success partners from LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth and 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic to learn about community housing resources and find out how to find and maintain stable housing as a college student! The first 20 students to register and attend this workshop will receive an Amazon or Visa gift Card. will receive an Amazon or Visa gift Card.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16th from 12- 1:30 pm

Engaging in a relationship should be fun and exciting! This workshop highlights ways people can work toward building healthy bonds and explores how less recognized forms of control lead to unhealthy and even abusive relationships.

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16th from 4- 5 pm

Want to be more involved with campus activities? Gain new skills? Love health & wellness? Join the Health Promotion & Wellness’ Ambassador Program! Learn more about the program at an information session. Volunteer this Spring 2022 semester!

Date & Time:

  • Wednesday, November 17th from 1:30- 2 pm
  • Wednesday, December 1st from 11- 11:30 am

PATHS Lunch & Learns aim to build community capital over sharing a FREE meal together and learning from each other about specific resources that intersect with housing. Applying for and navigating financial aid can be a huge hurdle for many, and absolutely impacts stable housing. For this L&L, we’re having a FASFA application party! Come grab some lunch, work on your FASFA application with staff support, and bring your financial aid questions.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17th  at 12- 1:30 pm

Location: Health Promotion & Wellness Office

Do you need housing for the Spring semester? Join Food+Shelter+Success to learn more about on-and-off campus housing options! Meet with apartment complexes, University Housing and connect with potential roommates at our roommate mixers!

Date & Time: Thursday, December 2nd from 11 am- 3 pm

Location: Jack Adams Hall

Recurring Programs

Have you heard about CalFresh, a program that can give qualified students free grocery money?! Drop in to a CalFresh Info Session to learn more about what CalFresh is and if you should apply. Each attendee will receive a $5 gift card.

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, October 28th from 2- 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, November 4th from 3- 3:30 pm

Real talk Bay Area living is expensive! Food & housing can be some of the hardest things for SF State students to secure. Join this session to learn more about SF State’s free food and housing crisis programs.

Date & Time:

  • Tuesday, November 9th from 12- 1 pm

Join Health Promotion & Wellness and Substance Use Peer Prevention for a night of free painting and music. Art supplies and light snacks will be provided first come, first serve. This event is outdoors, so please be sure to bring your warmest coat.

For questions or to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Liz Gandara at

Date & Time:

  • Thursday, October 28th from 6- 8 pm
  • Thursday, November 18th from 6- 8 pm

Location: Tri-Community Plaza in front of Towers Jr. Suites

Do you need helping paying for food? Connect with the CalFresh Help Clinic to see if you qualify for CalFresh, a program that gives you money each month to buy groceries. 

Drop-in Hours (starts 10/5/2021):

  • Tuesdays: 10 am- 12 pm; 2- 4 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12- 2 pm
  • Thursdays: 10 am- 12 pm; 2- 4 pm

Join us as we build a community dedicated to your health, wellness, and success! We'll explore what it’s like to be a Man Of Color in college today, discuss ways to develop strong relationships and practice how to stay connected to all your networks of support. Come hang out with us and meet new friends in this space for Men Of Color by Men Of Color. You're welcome here!

Get up to $100 in e-gift cards for completing the series! Space is limited, please sign-up with your San Francisco State email address by Friday, October 21st.

Who: Men of Color students attending San Francisco State

What: Step Outside the Box: Weekly 4-part Men of Color health promotion series

Date & Time: Every Monday from October 25th to November 15th from 4- 5:30 pm

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Danielle Lundstrom, is available for free private appointments. Visit our Nutrition Clinic page for more information.

Fall 2021 Clinic Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 8 am- 12 pm
  • Wednesdays 1- 5 pm

Location: Virtual appointments

Stop by AS Gator Groceries and pick up a box of free groceries!

Gator Groceries Date & Time: 

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1- 5 pm (reservation only)
  • Fridays from 12- 2 pm (drop-in welcome)

Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Rec and Dining Level (bottom floor)

Free Food in Your Area

To find free food in your area visit your local food bank or enter your zip code in the foodfinder.