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Spring 2020 Weeks of 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 a wide variety of academic/career, social/community, campus resources and Spartan Spirit-filled events, all happening to support your success as a student. Enjoy live music, free food, giveaways, connecting with fellow Spartans and more!

Academic/Career: Looking for a job during your time at SJSU? Want a fulfilling career after graduation? Learn and explore through these educational events and programs!

Campus Resources: SJSU is home to multiple resources that can assist you in becoming a successful Spartan. Find out what resources are available to support you through your journey here.

Social/Community: There’s a place for everyone at SJSU! Get to know your fellow Spartans by attending many of these fun and social events

Spartan Spirit: Showcase your Spartan spirit by attending a sports game to support your fellow Spartan athletes or wear your blue and gold every Thursday for #SpartanPrideThursdays!

 

ASK ME TABLES (Campus Resources)

Monday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 29

8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

In front of Clark Hall, Student Wellness Center, and 9th & San Fernando Street (3 locations)

 

SNOW DAY KICK-OFF (Spartan Spirit)

Thursday, January 23

11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

7th Street Plaza

Celebrate the first day of the spring semester and have some fun in the snow! Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn, and giveaways while you experience a California Snow Day!

 

GET YOUR HANDS ON TECH WITH STUDENT COMPUTING SERVICES (Campus Resources)

Thursday, January 23 & February 6

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MLK Library- Student Computing Services, 4th Floor

See how to borrow laptops, calculators, projectors, electronics, VR and more for free!      

 

INTERNATIONAL WELCOME (Social/Community)

Friday, January 24

4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. 

Student Union, Meeting Room 1

Get to know our international student community! Games, food, fun!

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (Academic/Career)

Saturday, January 25

8:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Clark Hall 238

Welcome, introduction to the course work, introduction to the MPA Student Association

 

CCCAC DONUT MONDAYS (Social/Community)

Monday, January 27

9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. 

Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center-Student Union, Main Floor

Start off your semester right with a tasty donut treat and learn how you can get involved in the San Jose community!

 

PAINT NIGHT NEW STUDENT MIXER (Social/Community)

Tuesday, January 28

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Student Union, Meeting Room 1

Come out and express your creativity with your fellow Spartans at a two-hour instructor-led paint night. This international and transfer student mixer is a great opportunity to have fun and meet Spartans going through the same experience! All supplies will be provided.

 

GETTING STARTED WITH CANVAS (ONLINE) (Academic/Career)

Tuesday, January 28

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Online via Zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/400460196

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

 

SAN JOSÉ STATE SPEECH & DEBATE TEAM: FORENSICS (Academic/Career)

Tuesday, January 28

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Hough Gillis Hall 219

Introduction to SJSU Speech and Debate.

 

INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY (Campus Resources)

Tuesday, January 28

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MLK Library- KLEVR Lab, 4th Floor

Try out our Virtual Reality lab and get trained on how you can explore applications, games and experiences available at the Library

 

LIVE MUSIC AT NOON (Social/Community)

Wednesday, January 29

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Student Union, Atrium

The Student Union kicks off the spring semester with a melodic guitar duo!

 

LEADERSHIP & CAREER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFO SESSION (Academic/Career)

Wednesday, January 29

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Student Union, Meeting Room 1B

Stop by to learn more about two great leadership programs this semester! The Certificate Program is free and open to ALL SJSU students regardless of leadership background, and NSLS is an invite-only honors society.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS @ YOUR LIBRARY (Academic/Career)

Wednesday, January 29

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Mlk Library- Video Wall, 4th Floor

Make a bracelet, button, and other arts and crafts while meeting library staff. Chat with them about how the library can help you succeed on your research projects and assignments this year. Supplies will be provided.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS BOISE STATE (Spartan Spirit, Social/Community)

Wednesday, January 29

7:00 P.M.

Provident Credit Union Event Center

Come out and support your SJSU Women’s Basketball team as they take on Boise State! Students who attend the game will receive a free t-shirt and pizza!

 

STUDENT COFFEE WELCOME (Social/Community)

Thursday, January 30

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

College of Engineering 285

All new Engineering students are welcome to come and join us for coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Students will have an opportunity to meet the Dean and Associate Dean.

 

SPARTAN LEGACY TRAINING ACADEMY: NEW YEAR, NEW VISIONS! VISION BOARD MAKING  (Academic/Career)

Thursday, January 30

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Student Union, Meeting Room 1

Happy new year! Join the CCCAC as we begin to envision our goals and hopes for a vision boarding workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants. RSVP here: bit.ly/SLTASpring2020

 

NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION INFO SESSIONS (Campus Resources)

Thursday, January 30 & February 5 & 18

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Student Involvement Office- Student Union, Main Floor 

Are you interested in starting a student organization on campus? Come by for an information session on the requirements, process, and more for the Spring 2020 semester!

 

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION (Academic/Career)

Thursday, January 30

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Clark Hall 111

Have you ever considered studying abroad? Whether you want to spend a year, a semester, or a few weeks becoming a global citizen, we have programs that will provide you with amazing opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives. Start your adventure today by attending this Study Abroad Information Session!

 

TRANSFER STUDENT SOCIAL (Social/Community)

Thursday, January 30

2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Student Services Center 603

This program is intended for new incoming transfer students from West Valley and Mission College to get connected with other transfer students.

 

SOUND STUDIO MEETUP Campus Resources)

Thursday, January 30 & February 5

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MLK Library- Sound Studio, 4th Floor

Find out how to use the sound studio for making music, recording voice overs and meet other recording enthusiasts

 

COMMUNICATION CENTER (Campus Resources)

Monday - Thursday, February 3 - May 7

10:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Hugh Gillis Hall 229

We offer peer tutoring for students seeking help with their public speaking and writing.

 

STUDENT ORG FAIR (Campus Resources)

Tuesday, February 4

11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

7th Street Plaza

Join our over 400 Student Organizations to learn how you can become more involved on campus!

 

ADVOCACY THROUGH VOTING AND POLICY CHANGE (Academic/Career)

Tuesday, February 4

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Student Union, Meeting Room 1B

Join the CCCAC in collaboration with the League of Women Voters to learn more about how voting and driving policy change can impact your advocacy efforts.

 

COFFEE & OATMEAL WITH YOUR LIBRARIAN (Academic/Career)

Wednesday, February 5

9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

MLK Library- 4th Floor

Meet your librarian, enjoy complimentary coffee and oatmeal, and chat about how the library can help you succeed on your research projects and assignments this year.

 

MATERIAL LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE (Campus Resources)

Wednesday, February 5 & February 13

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

MLK Library- Material Library, Lower Level

Material Library creative hub features, a 3D printers, vinyl & laser cutter, and prototyping materials.

 

VIDEO GAME NIGHT (Social/Community)

Wednesday, February 5

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

7th Street Plaza

Check out our mobile video game trucks and play a selection of more than 50 video games!

 

PART TIME JOB FAIR (Academic/Career)

Thursday, February 6

11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom B

Meet with Bay Area employers regarding their part-time job opportunities.

 

USFC INFO NIGHT (Social/Community)

Thursday, February 6

6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

University Housing Services, Housing Quad

The United Sorority & Fraternity Council is a diverse cooperative existence between culturally-based fraternal organizations. Learn more about each organization's values and enjoy traditional steps, strolls, and salutes along with dance performances!

 

CLA PRESENTS: TOMMY ORANGE (Social/Community)

Thursday, February 6

7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Hammer Theatre

The Center for Literary Arts is pleased to present Tommy Orange, author of There There on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Hammer Theatre's Black Box Theatre at 7PM. The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview with professor, Nick Taylor, plus an audience Q&A, book sale and signing.

 

ROCK YOUR RESUME DAY (Academic/Career)

Friday, February 7

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Career Center, ADM 255

Drop by the career center lab for a quick review of your resume and tips on how to tailor your resume for the upcoming job fairs

 

GALLIM DANCE COMPANY WITH SJSU UDT ENSEMBLE (Academic/Career)

Friday, February 7 -8

7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Hammer Theatre

Brooklyn-based dance company Gallim celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience.

 

JCPENNEY SUIT-UP EVENT (Academic/Career)       

Sunday, February 9

6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

JCPenney Store - Eastridge Mall

Shop for Professional Attire for upcoming job fairs and interviews. This event will provide SJSU Students with exclusive discounts.

 

STUDENT LIBRARY CHALLENGE: GET TO KNOW YOUR LIBRARY (Campus Resources)

Monday, February 10 - 14

12:01 A.M. - 11:59 P.M.

Online: https://sjsu.libwizard.com/f/WOW2020

From February 10-14, students are invited to participate in a Library Challenge in order to learn more about library resources, services, and spaces. Students who complete at least 3 challenges will be entered into a drawing to win a variety of prizes, including a $10 Gold Points Card and a customized mug. There will be multiple winners! Participate here: https://sjsu.libwizard.com/f/WOW2020

 

STUDENT WELLNESS CENTER SPRING WELCOME (Campus Resources)

Wednesday, February 12

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Student Wellness Center, Wellness Lounge

Come learn about our services in the Student Wellness Center!! Prizes, activities and much more!!

 

AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE! LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP (Campus Resources)

Wednesday, February 12

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Student Union, Meeting Room 1B

 We’re all born with a voice but it can be difficult to use at times. Learn about why your voice matters and how to use it for the greater good!

 

OPEN HOUSE INFO SESSION: CAREERS IN EDUCATION (Campus Resources)

Wednesday, February 12

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sweeney Hall 106

Come explore and learn about Careers in Education. Make a difference in your community today.

 

MUSIC AT NIGHT (Social/Community)

Wednesday, February 12

8:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Student Union, Starbucks Lounge

Sit back with a cup of coffee and relax with friends while listening to live jazz by the Jonah Cabral Trio!

 

VAGINA MONOLOGUES (Social/Community)

Thursday, February 13 - 14

7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 

Saturday, February 15

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

Student Union Theater

The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength, while combating violence against women.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: bit.ly/sjsuvdayinfo

 

SILENT DISCO (Social/Community)

Thursday, February 13

5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 

Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom

Dance to the beat of your own tune! All students are welcome to dance the night away, play giant games, and enjoy refreshments.

 

COMMUTER STUDENT COFFEE MIXER (Social/Community)

Tuesday, February 18

8:00 A.M. - 10:30 P.M.  

 Student Union- In front of Jamba Juice

Enjoy some coffee and breakfast while meeting fellow commuter students and learning about resources available to you on campus. Don’t miss your chance to get a free locker on-campus for spring semester!

 

MOVIE DAY (Social/Community)

Thursday, February 20

1:30 P.M. & 6:30 P.M. 

Student Union Theater

Please join us in the theater for "Harriet" as we honor Black History Month!

 

LUCAS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE (Academic/Career)

Saturday, February 22

9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom

Students can learn about LGSB programs and admission process and speak to current students and alumni

 

(IM)MIGRATION: IMANI WINDS AND CATALYST QUARTET (Social/Community)

Saturday, February 22

7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. 

Hammer Theatre

Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet present a program highlighting experiences of (im)migration inspired by the Great African-American Migration

 

AMPLIFY YOUR GOALS! LEADERSHIP DROP-IN (Academic/Career)

Tuesday, February 25

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 

Student Involvement Office- Student Union, Main Floor 

It can be difficult to think about your goals when you are stuck in your day-to-day routines. Come break that cycle and chat for a moment about how you can stay focused and dream big!

 

SPARTAN SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS (Social/Community)

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 P.M.

Diaz Compean Student Union Ballroom

Dwayne Betts transformed himself from a sixteen-year old kid sentenced to nine-years in prison to a critically acclaimed writer and graduate of the Yale Law School. He has written two collections of poetry. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, is the story of a young man confined in the worst prisons in the state of Virginia, where solitary confinement, horrific conditions, and the constant violence threatened to break his humanity. Instead, Betts used the time to turn himself into a poet, a scholar, and an advocate for the reform of the criminal justice system.

 

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.