Admission - Orientation
Orientation is an important first step to help new students learn to navigate SJSU, register for classes, and make the connections they need to be successful! These mandatory programs assist new students with making the transition to college. Orientation is delivered collaboratively by two SJSU departments, Academic Advising and Retention Services and New Student and Family Programs. These departments work with new students at Orientation and beyond by utilizing student leaders who are trained in issues of transition. At the program, professional staff advise students about required General Education courses, major courses, and prerequisites. Orientation staff who are knowledgeable about the campus will guide students and parents/guardians through experiences that educate them about campus programs and services.
Graduate and Undergraduate Programs presents an all-day program designed to inform incoming graduate students of university-wide policies and resources beyond those of individual departments and colleges and to integrate students into the SJSU campus community. Attendance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged. New F-1 international students are required to report to the Office of International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS). Students must check-in with ISSS in order to meet U.S. government requirements.
Transfer Orientation is a mandatory one-day program that acquaints students with the campus, introduces them to their colleges and major departments, and provides them with critical academic planning information. This program will be managed by New Student and Family Programs in collaboration with AARS and other campus offices.