Student Resources

The following forms and petitions, and more, can be found on the Registrar's website.

Please follow all instructions as shown on the specific form.

  • Academic Probation Hold Clearance Form – For removal of academic probation hold, once GPA has been brought to a minimum 2.0

  • Exceed Max Units – To enroll in 20 units or more during the fall and spring semester

  • Independent Study (699/899) – For eligible students to receive approval for independent study

  • Waiver of College Regulations – Waivers for various issues such as adding a course already repeated, late add of course for current semester and late graduation application

  • Change of Grade – Request to change letter grade or incomplete grade

  • Change of Major or Minor – Submit online requests to change your major or minor for fast and convenient service

  • Withdrawals – Current-semester withdrawals are handled electronically and only after the last day to drop has passed. Click the link to see the acceptable and non-acceptable reasons for current-semester withdrawal

Since 2005, the department has sponsored the annual Raoul Bertrand Lecture, which aims at introducing the scholarship of a nationally renowned Classical scholar to the department, campus and community.

Raoul Bertrand Lecture Archive
Scholar/Topic Year
Kathryn Morgan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Talking to Tyrants: Pindar and the Construction of Sicilian Monarchy
Amy Richlin (University of Southern California)
Marcus + Fronto: the Reception of Roman Homoeroticism in the 19th Century
Paul Woodruff (University of Texas, Austin)
The Necessity of Plato's Metaphysics
John Clarke (University of Texas, Austin)
Roman Eyes: What Ancient Viewers Knew and Saw
Jonathan Hall (University of Chicago)
Excavating Tradition in Ancient Rome: Romulus and Saint Peter
Susanna Braund (University of British Columbia)
Women Ventriloquizing Women: Explorations and Extensions of Classical Myth
Ralph Rosen (University of Pennsylvania)
Roasting, Boasting, and the Varieties of Greek Invective
Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan)
The Embryology of Central Italian Cities: Recent Insights from Gabii and S. Omobono
Andrew Ford (Princeton University)
What's the Point of Aristotle's Poetics?
Brent Vine (University of California, Los Angeles)
biass biítamvaletudinem vitam: On Alliteration in Italic Curse Texts

Joseph Farrell (University of Pennsylvania)
The Sacks of Rome: 390 BC-2015 AD


Sarah Iles Johnston (Ohio State University)
The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives


Walter Scheidel (Stanford University)
The First Rise and Fall of the One Percent: Ancient Inequality in Global Context


Alan Shapiro (Johns Hopkins University)
The Classical Greek Symposium: Wine, Boys, and Song


Pedar Foss (DePauw University)
When Did Vesuvius Explode?


Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton University)
A People's History of Rome: Plotius, Soterides, and Margarita


San Francisco State University is proud to offer a wide diversity of resources for the study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, whether material or textual.

Ancient Artifacts and Museum

The University houses two collections of ancient artifacts: the de Bellis Collection, which includes Etruscan, Greek, and Roman materials, and the Sutro Egyptian Collection, which provides students with "hands on" experience in museum skills.


Students interested in numismatics may also make use of the Lindgren Coin Collection.

UC Berkeley Classes

The University has a limited cross-registration policy allowing regularly enrolled full-time students to register in one course per semester at UC Berkeley.

International Classes

Students who choose to participate in international programs can, upon approval, earn academic credit at SF State while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad.

Library and Reading Room

The Richard L. Trapp Classics Library and Reading Room contains thousands of volumes of use to students, study and group work space, and a small computer lab offering printing and scanning capabilities.

Library Online Resources

Through the Trapp lab, students also have online access to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, l'Annee Philologique, Brills' New Pauly, and Jacoby's Fragments of the Greek Historians.

Academic Links

Journal Searches


Campus Organizations

Other Points of Interest

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Student Resources at SF State

Many of the resources available to students at SF State are listed on this resource site.