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Spring 2019 Welcome Programs/Events!

Check out the list of FREE programs and events that take place the first weeks of the semester to welcome back returning students and support new students in their transition to SJSU. Participate in the variety of academic/career, social/community, campus resources and Spartan spirit-filled events happening to support your student success. Enjoy live music, free food, giveaways, connecting with fellow Spartans and more!

  

Every Thursday

Spartan Pride Thursday

Wear your blue and gold every Thursday!

 

Wednesday, January 23 - Friday, February 15 

Spring Welcome Events & Programs

Full calendar also available on the SJSU Sammy app: http://sjsu.campusapp.com/ 

 

Reoccurring

“Story and King: San José's Lowrider Culture” Exhibit

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Dec. 15, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm

Place: King Library - 5th Floor Special Collections Exhibit Area

The art of lowriding has deep roots in Chicano history and culture. San José was home to a vibrant lowrider scene, centered around the famous east-side intersection of Story and King.

 

Graduate Engineering Student Success

Graduate Studies & Research, College of Engineering

Ongoing, Time: N/A

Place: Engineering 247

The GESS Office assists graduate students in navigating university, college, and departmental policies and procedures, connects students to campus and community resources, supports student success with programs and services that address existing needs, and helps students stay on track to graduate.

 

IDEAS Startup Accelerator  

Ongoing, Time: 10:30am-5:00pm

Location: SU Ideas Lab

IDEAS at SJSU provides a space for students aspiring to create their own company.

 

Hammer Theater Events***

Various events from January 23 - February 14

Check out www.hammertheatre.com for more information. Student price tickets may be available for shows!

Upcoming shows: National Theatre Live -- The Madenss of George III (1/27); Flor de Toloache & Villabos Brothers (1/31); Kyle Abraham: A.I.M. (2/1 - 2/2); SJSU INsights Series -- The Way Forward - Perspectives on the US Economy (2/5); National Geographic Live -- Kobie Boykins - Exploring Mars (2/6); National Theatre Live -- Allelujah (2/7); Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE! (2/8-2/9); Kid Koala - Nufonia Must Fall (2/13-2/14).

***These events are not free, but student pricing may be available.

  

FEBRUARY 

 

Friday, February 15

LinkedIn Profile Studio/Photobooth

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Career Center, Administration 255

Get a professional headshot for your LinkedIn and SJSU Handshake profiles. Get feedback on your profile content.

 

Past Events

 

JANUARY

Wednesday, January 23

Boba and Bubbles

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Campus Village Quad

Kick off the semester with refreshing boba drinks and a game of bubble soccer!

 

Wednesday, January 23 (eCampus)

Student Workshop: Getting Started with Canvas (Online)

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Place: Online via Zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/894092897

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the basic features of Canvas.

 

Thursday, January 24

Coffee with a Librarian

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (4th Floor)

Chat with a librarian over coffee & cookies & learn about specialized resources for your major.

 

Thursday, January 24

Spring it On! Welcome Back SJSU!

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Place: 7th Street Plaza - Outside the Event Center

Kick off the Spring semester right with FREE food, giveaways, and music!

 

Thursday, January 24

“Hypnotist: Brian Imbus”

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Campus Village 2 Multi-Purpose Room

Come join award-winning hypnotist, Brian Imbus, as he takes volunteers through a journey of imagination!

 

Friday, January 25

Alternative Spring Break Tabling

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: 7th Street Plaza

Study abroad staff will be tabling on the paseo for students interested in the three alternative spring break programs to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii this March.

 

Friday, January 25

Rock the Semester (Rock Climbing)

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Campus Village Quad

Let’s rock the semester with rock climbing and other rock-themed activities!

 

Friday, January 25

Study Abroad Information Session

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Clark Hall 547

Study abroad information sessions go over program types and next steps to take for students interested in studying abroad.

 

Saturday, January 26

MPA New Student Orientation (POLS/ Public Administration)

Time: 8:45am - 12:00pm

Place: Clark Hall 234

Welcome and overview of the MPA program, meet faculty and student leaders.

 

Monday, January 28

Donut Mondays

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Place: Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, 1st floor, Student Union

Come by the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, get a donut, and learn more how to get involved and the opportunities we have in store for you!

 

Monday, January 28

Just In Time Mobile Food Pantry

Time: 10:00am - 11:15am

Location: SJSU Event Center (SE Entrance)

Free, healthy food assistance: fresh produce, dairy, frozen poultry, canned and non-perishable goods

 

Monday, January 28

Weeks of Welcome Open House

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Place: Sweeney Hall 106

Join the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center for their Spring Weeks of Welcome includes activities, raffle, refreshments, and photo booth. Something different each day!


Monday, January 28

Casino Night

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Campus Village 2 Multi-Purpose Room

Come play games and win prizes like a Razor Scooter, Amazon Alexa, and much more!

 

Tuesday, January 29

Student Wellness Center Spring Welcome

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Wellness Lounge (Student Wellness Center)

Learn about programs and services in the Student Wellness Center provided by CAPS, the Student Health Center and the Wellness Lounge.

 

Tuesday, January 29

Boba with the Associated Students Board of Directors

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 3A

Come meet your A.S. 2018-2019 Board of Directors! Free boba drinks while supplies last.

 

Tuesday, January 29

Weeks of Welcome Open House

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Place: Sweeney Hall 106

Join the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center for their Spring Weeks of Welcome includes activities, raffle, refreshments, and photo booth. Something different each day!

 

Tuesday, January 29

Cesar Chavez Community Action Center Open House

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Place: Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, 1st floor, Student Union

Interested in learning more about the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center (CCCAC)? How to sign up for volunteer opportunities? Stop by our open house! Meet the CCCAC staff, enjoy snacks, and sign up for an opportunity!

 

Tuesday, January 29

Paint Night

Time: 5:30pm -  7:30pm

Place: Campus Village 2 Multi-Purpose Room

Come out and express your creativity with your fellow Spartans! This paint night will feature a two hour guided painting session with everything you need to make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

 

Wednesday, January 30

Student Organization Fair

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Place: 7th Street Plaza (Student Union Ballroom as rain backup)

Come meet the student clubs and organizations that you can get involved in at SJSU! All are welcome!

 

Wednesday, January 30

Music @ Noon

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Place: Lower Atrium or West Patio

A musical performance by SJSU students and/or recent SJSU Alum

 

Wednesday, January 30

See the World with Virtual Reality

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (4th Floor - KLEVR Room)

Check out virtual reality in the library!

 

Wednesday, January 30

Welcome Back Dinner
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, 1st Floor, Student Union

Join us for a dinner to meet Mosaic staff, build community, and find resources.


Wednesday, January 30

Meet The Greeks

Time: 5:30pm -  8:00pm

Place: Housing Quad

Do you value service, academics, brotherhood, sisterhood and  leadership? Are you looking to increase your network? Do you want an amazing college experience? Then come meet our Fraternity and Sororities here at SJSU and grab some food while you do it. We are positive you will find your home outside of home with one of our 30 groups here at SJSU.

 

Thursday, January 31

New Organization Informational Session

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Student Involvement, 1st Floor, Student Union

Want to start a new student organization on campus? This quick informational session will be your guide through the process.

 

Thursday, January 31

Alternative Spring Break Tabling

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 7th Street Plaza

Study abroad staff will be tabling on the paseo for students interested in the three alternative spring break programs to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii this March.

 

Thursday, January 31

WOW Bubbles

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Tower Lawn

Meet new friends at the library bubble party. An event not to be missed, with bubbles big and small!

 

Thursday, January 31

New Student Mixer: International & Transfer Students

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Place: Student Union Meeting Room 1A & 1B

Want an easier way to get acclimated to SJSU? Come out to the international and transfer students mixer to meet spartans going through the same experience!

 

FEBRUARY

Friday, February 1

LinkedIn Profile Studio/Photobooth

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Career Center, Administration Building 255

Get a professional headshot for your LinkedIn and SJSU Handshake profiles. Get feedback on your profile content.

 

Friday, February 1

Alternative Spring Break Information Session

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: Clark Hall 547

This session will give students information about the three alternative spring break programs to Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Hawaii this March.

 

Monday, February 4

Donut Mondays

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am

Place: Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, 1st floor, Student Union

Come by the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center, get a donut, and learn more how to get involved and the opportunities we have in store for you!

 

Monday, February 4

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Place: Wellness Center Room 122

Want to meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment. Pizza will be provided!

 

Monday, February 4

Spartan Speaker - Tarana Burke

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Place: Student Union Ballroom

The Spartan Speakers Series is a collaboration amongst multiple offices within San José State University. Each year the series brings speakers of acclaim to present, free of charge, to the entire Spartan community.

 

Tuesday, February 5

New Organization Informational Session

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Student Involvement, 1st Floor, Student Union

Want to start a new student organization on campus? This quick informational session will be your guide through the process.

 

Tuesday, February 5

Leadership Drop In Hours  

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Place: Student Union Meeting room 3B

A way to enhance your leadership skills in a comfortable setting, and get any questions you have answered!

 

Tuesday, February 5

Spartan Squad Tip Off

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Place: Tower Lawn

Free pep rally for Spring sports. Free shirts, food, and prizes. Winner of Associated Students Instagram Scavenger Challenge announced here!

 

Wednesday, February 6

Job & Internship Fair Success Workshop

Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 2

Gain tips on researching employers, identifying opportunities, and developing memorable dialogue.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Art in VR

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (4th Floor - KLEVR Room)

Experiment with making sculptures and paintings without getting your hands dirty. Walk through one of your favorite painting, all with VR.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Alternative Spring Break in Puerto Rico Information Session

Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Clark Hall 547

This session will give students information about the alternative spring break program in San Juan, Puerto Rico this March.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Peer Connections Open House

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Student Success Center 600

Check out Peer Connections free tutoring, mentoring services & more. Refreshments, games, and giveaways for all students!  

 

Wednesday, February 6

Weeks of Welcome Open House

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Place: Sweeney Hall 106

Join the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center for their Spring Weeks of Welcome includes activities, raffle, refreshments, and photo booth. Something different each day!

 

Wednesday, February 6

National Pan-Hellenic Council Showcase

Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Location: Student Union Theater

Come learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council at SJSU that consists of 9 National Fraternities and Sororities that have a rich history of community uplift, and social change. If you are looking for networking, brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership or a place to call home, look no further.

 

Thursday, February 7

Part-time / On-campus Job Fair

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Student Union Ballroom B

Meet over 30 local employers and SJSU on-campus departments regarding their part-time job opportunities.

 

Thursday, February 7

Weeks of Welcome Open House

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Place: Sweeney Hall 106

Join the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center for their Spring Weeks of Welcome includes activities, raffle, refreshments, and photo booth. Something different each day!

 

Thursday, February 7

Global Get-Together

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Engineering Building 285/287

Meet people from around the world. Share your travel stories and global experience. Everyone's welcome!

 

Thursday, February 7

The Hidden Library

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (5th Floor - Special Collections)

Come check out the library's vaults for a peek at our more rare collections.

 

Thursday, February 7

United Sorority & Fraternity Council Info Night

Time: Event: 6:00pm -  9:00pm

Place: 7th Street Plaza

Do you value diversity, culture, tradition? Come meet our United Sorority and Fraternity Council here at SJSU and see all of our 13 Cultural organizations step, stroll, and salute as they express and show what there organizations are all about.

 

Thursday, February 7

Mosaic Open Mic

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Student Union Courtyard Amphitheater

Join Mosaic and African American/Black Student Success Center to celebrate Black History Month with this themed open mic.

 

Friday, February 8

New Organization Informational Session

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Place: Student Involvement, 1st Floor, Student Union

Want to start a new student organization on campus? This quick informational session will be your guide through the process.

 

Monday, February 11

Just In Time Mobile Food Pantry

Time: 10:00am - 11:15am

Location: SJSU Event Center (SE Entrance)

Free, healthy food assistance: fresh produce, dairy, frozen poultry, canned and non-perishable goods

 

Monday, February 11

CHEW: Hopeless Ramen-tic

Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Location: Student Wellness Center 122

Warm up for the winter with a HEARTY bowl of ramen!

 

Tuesday, February 12

Summer/Winter Session Info Tabling

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: 7th Street Plaza

Summer and Winter Session classes help students to save money and graduate on time!   

 

Tuesday, February 12

Student Organization Leaders Workshop

Time: 12:00pm -1:30pm

Place: Student Union Meeting Room 2A

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to give student leaders the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed on campus!

 

Tuesday, February 12

Job & Internship Fair Success Workshop

Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 3

Gain tips on researching employers, identifying opportunities, and developing memorable dialogue.

 

Tuesday, February 12

CHEW: My Heart Goes Bibimbap

Time: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Location: Student Wellness Center 122

Feel the love with this Korean dish that’s sure to be an explosion of flavor.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Are you Spartan Ready for the Semester? (Frosh)

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Student Success Center 603

Come and get to know your fellow Spartan Ready peers, meet your peer mentor, and enjoy some snacks!

 

Tuesday, February 12

Study Abroad Alumni Student Panel

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Location: Clark Hall 547

A panel of study abroad alumni will share their experience abroad and answer questions for prospective study abroad students.

 

Tuesday, February 12

CHEW: My Heart Goes Bibimbap

Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Location: Student Wellness Center 122

Feel the love with this Korean dish that’s sure to be an explosion of flavor.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Fun with Data!

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (1st Floor Lobby)

Work with Data Services Librarian and explore tools for evaluating anything from Beyonce lyrics to Donald Trump's Speeches.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Chicanx/Latinx Spring Welcome (Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center)

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Place: Student Union Ballroom

Connect with returning and incoming SJSU Chicanx/Latinx students, staff, faculty, administrators, and academic and support services. Celebrate your educational journey with food, music, entertainment and much more!

 

Tuesday, February 12

Movie Premiere: Black Panther

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Place: Student Union Theater

A movie screening of Black Panther in honor of Black History Month.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Student Organization Mixer: Lead in Solidarity

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Place: Student Union Meeting Room 3A

Join your fellow Spartan leaders in a casual conversation about how you lead on campus! Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Summer/Winter Session Info Tabling

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: 7th Street Plaza

Summer and Winter Session classes help students to save money and graduate on time!

 

Wednesday, February 13

Leadership 101 Workshop

Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Place: Student Union Meeting Room 4B

Want to enhance your leadership skills? Come check out this workshop!

 

Wednesday, February 13

Music @ Noon

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00 pm

Place: Lower Atrium

A music performance by an SJSU student and/or SJSU Alum.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Peer Connections Workshop: Finding Your Niche

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Student Success Center 603

Peer Mentors share insight on how to get involved and find new opportunities to get involved!

 

Wednesday, February 13

Virtual Reality In Space

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Martin Luther King Library (4th Floor - KLEVR Room)

Check out virtual reality in the library!

 

Wednesday, February 13

CHEW: Hopeless Ramen-tic

Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Location: Student Wellness Center 122

Warm up for the winter with a HEARTY bowl of ramen!

 

Wednesday, February 13

SJSU Women’s Basketball Game

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Place: Event Center

Come out and support your SJSU women’s basketball team! Students who attend the game will receive a FREE t-shirt and pizza.

 

Thursday, February 14

Snow Day

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Place: Tower Lawn

Tired of California not having snow days? Well SJSU has your back, come check out our own personal snow day on Tower Lawn! Make sure you participate in this years snowm@n competition.

 

Thursday, February 14

Are you Spartan Ready for the Semester? (Frosh)

Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Student Success Center 603

Come and get to know your fellow Spartan Ready peers, meet your peer mentor, and enjoy some snacks!

 

Reoccurring Past Events

Leadership & Career Certificate Program

Applications Due: Friday, February 1

The Leadership & Career Certificate Program offers opportunities to enhance and develop your existing leadership and career skills through a hybrid format. In order to receive a certificate, you will need to complete all 6 leadership and career modules via a Canvas course. You can attend approved events listed on Handshake that are offered on campus or online through the Canvas course. For more information: http://www.sjsu.edu/getinvolved/leadership/leadership_certificate/index.html

 

Spring Semester Course: New BlockChain class, open to all

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

January 24 - May 13, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 4:30pm-5:45pm

Location: Industrial Studies Room 215

Intro to the fundamentals and applications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

 

College of Science Student Welcome

College of Science Advising Center

Wednesday, January 23 - Friday, February 1

Time: 9:00am-4:00 pm

Place: Sci Building Lobby, Duncan Hall Lobby

The College of Science will have welcome tables set up to answer questions and provide information during the first two weeks of the S19 semester.