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Fall 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!


Grad Ice Cream Mixer 

Thursday, August 15
12:30pm - 2:00pm
7th Street Plaza 
Want to cool down during grad orientation? Stop by our Student Involvement table to learn more about our resources and for a chance to receive a FREE scoop of ice cream! 


Target Night

Monday, August 19
9:00pm - 1:00am
7th Street Plaza 
Join us at the Target on Coleman Avenue for a night of Spartan fun, free gifts and shopping. Use your 15% discount for your room essentials or class essentials! Transportation will be provided.

Welcome Kick-Off

Wednesday, August 21
11:30am - 1:30pm
7th Street Plaza 
Let’s kick-off the academic year right! Come by for free food, live music, SJSU giveaways,
and much more! Most importantly, don’t forget to pick up your 2019 Weeks of Welcome (WOW) schedule to know what events and programs are happening during the first few weeks of school!

Roller Rink

Thursday, August 22
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Center
Come roll with us at Roller Rink! Students will get the opportunity to dance and skate the night away. The first 1,000 students will receive FREE SJSU socks! Skates are not required but early arrival is highly encouraged.

Spartan Squad Kick-Off  

Tuesday, August 27
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tower Lawn
Want to learn more about your SJSU Athletes? Join us at Spartan Squad Kick-Off for a chance to  show off your Spartan pride and meet SJSU athletes. Free food, t-shirts, and much more! #SpartanUp  

Commuter Student Breakfast Mixer

Tuesday, September 3
8:00am - 10:00am
Student Union- In front of Jamba Juice
Are you a commuter student interested in learning more about the SJSU campus? If so, join us at our breakfast mixer for the chance to learn more about campus resources and for the opportunity to connect with other commuter students. FREE coffee, breakfast, and SJSU swag! 

New Student Mixer: Bowling Night (IS & Transfer Students)

Tuesday, September 10
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Student Union
Take a break from studying and join us at bowling night! This is a great opportunity for international and transfer (this event is open to all SJSU students) students to build community. Students will get one FREE game, SJSU swag, and much more! Supplies are limited so early arrival is highly encouraged. See you there!

Family Night: Movie on the Lawn

Thursday, September 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tower Lawn
Join us for movie night on Tower Lawn. Grab some popcorn, candy, and friends! Free event for all SJSU students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Night Market

Thursday, September 19
5:00pm -8:00pm
7th Street Plaza 
End Weeks of Welcome (WOW) with a bang by joining us at our last WOW event of the semester! Food truck vendors, live performances, and much more! This event is opened to all SJSU students so bring your friends and come with an appetite! 

Spartan Speaker Series presents Diane Guerrero

Monday, September 23, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Diaz Compean 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. 


Be sure to check back in August for the full schedule!