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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!


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.

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 2018 #WOWSJSU schedule to
know what events and programs are happening during the first few weeks!

Roller Rink

Thursday, August 22
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Center
Don’t miss out on the opportunity rollerblade with your friends! The first 1,000 students will receive FREE SJSU socks.

Spartan Squad Kick-Off  

Tuesday, August 27
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tower Lawn
This is a spirit booster event where Spartan Squad t-shirt will be distributed to SJSU
students to increase Spartan's unity and pride and celebrate the upcoming first football
game. There will be music, food and games.

Commuter Student Breakfast Mixer

Tuesday, September 3
8:00am - 10:00am
Student Union- In front of Jamba Juice
Enjoy FREE breakfast while networking with other commuter students

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

Tuesday, September 10
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Student Union
Want an easier way to get acclimated to SJSU? Come out to the international and transfer student mixer to meet spartans going through the same experiences!

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 bring your own blanket! Free event for all SJSU students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Night Market

Thursday, September 19
5:00pm -8:00pm
7th Street Plaza 
Join us for a night of free food, fun, and games on 7th Street Plaza! Bring your tower ID 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!