2013 Schedule of Events

Want to make sure you remember an event? Set a reminder on your phone using our mobile app (download Guidebook at http://guidebook.com/getit and then search schools for SJSU. Download the Ultimate Spartan Guide and you will see an icon for Fall Welcome Days or download the Get INvolved Guide and find the Fall Welcome Days calendar within the Orientation and Transition folder.

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Target Night

Monday, August 19th
Shuttles leaving from Campus Village Quad and the Bricks

Join us for a late-night shopping event at Target just for SJSU students. Free shuttles to and from Target (Coleman Center), giveaways, prizes, and entertainment. Have fun, meet new people, and get the stuff you need to kick-start college.

Presented by Student Involvement, Periscope, and Target
Special thanks to our Brand Ambassador Manager, Alyssa Piwowarski

Fall Welcome Days Kick-Off

Tuesday, August 20th
Pre-event: 12:30pm at Campus Village Quad
Main Event: 1pm on Tower Lawn

The Fall Welcome Days Kick-Off is the event that starts the fall semester. It is a way for incoming students to meet new people and be introduced to different departments and organizations. Come join the fun with free food, attractions, games, and live performances. Start the year right and get involved.

Presented by Student Involvement

On-Campus Job Fair 2013

Wednesday, August 21st 10:00am-1:00pm Art Quad

Looking for an on-campus job? Come by the On-Campus Job Fair on the first day of classes. Meet SJSU departments looking to hire students.

Presented by the Student Union

MOSAIC Grand Welcome Reception: Celebrating a New Start

Wednesday, August 21st
Student Union: Barrett Ballroom

Students will be introduced to campus resources, and meet faculty, staff and current students. The event is geared towards students who identify as African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and/or Latin@/Chican@, however all identities are welcome. Food will be provided and there will be a chance to win fun raffle prizes throughout the program.

Presented by MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

Welcome Hour for Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Department

Wednesday, August 21st
Industrial Studies, Room 229

Welcome Hour for students in Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging. Meet the student club officers, faculty and staff. Have some refreshments and meet other students in the major. Advising information will also be available.

Presented by Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

“Come Together!” Third Annual Family, Friends and First-Generation College Students Evening

Thursday, August 22nd
6:30pm-8:00pm (please RSVP at http://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/students/First_Generation_College_Students/)
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225/229

“Come Together!” Third Annual Family, Friends and First-Generation College Students Evening is a welcoming and fun opportunity for students, family members, friends, peers, and supportive SJSU staff and faculty members to enjoy good food and company, discuss the college experience and increase sources of support for academic success.

Presented by Division of Student Affairs, Counseling Services, and MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

Passport to Success @ SJSU

Tuesday, August 27th
Boccardo Business Complex 032

Explore creative learning experiences while enjoying a quick lunch. See some fun educational videos and posters created by students in courses that include travel abroad, consulting for a local community or multi-national organizations, or pitching an entrepreneurial venture. Join team and leadership activities and learn about exceptional interdisciplinary programs.

Presented by the College of Business

Peer Connections Carnival

Tuesday, August 27th
Smith Carlos Lawn

Want to kick up your college game, but you’re not sure where to turn? We have the answers you’re looking for, including how to balance your time, take notes, or get involved! Play games, meet Peer Connections mentors and tutors, and discover resources on campus that your never knew existed.

Presented by Peer Connections

Student Health Center Open House

Wednesday, August 28th
Outside the Health Center

The Student Health Center Open House will link students to vital health services through interactive games. Come meet the Health Center staff and get your questions answered. Know where to get free condoms, a chair massage, and excellent health & wellness care.

Presented by Student Health Center

Student Organization Fair

Wednesday, August 28th
Tower Lawn

As an opportunity to get involved at SJSU, the Fall Org Fair is a “must do” annual tradition. Organizations have a chance to recruit new members and showcase their activities, while students can explore ways to get involved and add more fun to their SJSU experience. The event is free and open to the entire SJSU student community! Don’t miss it!

Presented by Student Involvement

MOSAIC Open House

Wednesday, August 28th
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center (Module A)

The MOSAIC Open House is for students and families to come and learn about MOSAIC while mingling with current students, staff, and faculty. Learn how to get involved with MOSAIC. There will be food and prizes.

Presented by MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

College of Science Open House: Jump-Start for Fall Semester

Wednesday, August 28th
Duncan Hall Breezeway

The College of Science invites all science students, to come enjoy free food and beverages and take this opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and other students in the College of Science. Information, resources, and services provided by the College of Science Advising Center as well as campus wide will be shared.

Presented by College of Science Advising Center

Social Justice BBQ

Wednesday, August 28th
Associated Students Rec Lawn

Be the change. Learn about ways that you can get involved: from community service to leadership, advocacy and activism. Learn about social justice and ways you can make a difference in San José.

Presented by AS César Chávez Community Action Center

Spartan Squad Kick-Off

Wednesday, August 28th
Campus Village Quad

The Annual Spartan Squad Kick-Off will be celebrating the first home football game of the 2013 season. Spartan Squad will be handing out their coveted Spartan Squad shirts and will help SJSU students prep for the game! Be on the look out for other great prizes and activities!

Presented by Associated Students

Career Center Open House

Thursday, August 29th 1:00pm-3:00pm Administration Building Room #154

Need a job? Access opportunities to earn money or to prepare for your career! We welcome all students to visit the Career Center to learn more about our services and events. Come in to activate or update your SpartaJOBS account to begin applying to jobs NOW!

Presented by Career Center

Healthy Tailgate

Thursday, August 29th
Fan Fiesta Tailgating Area

Come tailgate for the first home football game! Play the “Wellness Super Bowl” with Peer Health Educators and the LGBT Center to get FREE FOOD! Find us in the Fan Fiesta tailgating area under the blue tent.

Presented by Student Health Center-Wellness and Health Promotion & LGBT Resource Center

First Home Football Game of the 2013 Season

Thursday, August 29th
Spartan Stadium

Come Support your 2012 Military Bowl Champion Spartan Football team as they take on the Sac State Hornets in the home opener on Thursday night. Start the year off right! Spartan Up! 

Presented by Athletics

SJSU Frosh Service Day

Saturday, August 31st
Location: Veggielution
647 S. King Road. San Jose, CA 95116

(If you need transportation please meet at the AS House by 9:15am with your Tower ID and VTA sticker)
Want to start the semester on a positive note? Join us for a community service project. Meet new people and feel good about supporting others. Everyone can make a difference, because everyone can serve.

Presented by AS César Chávez Community Action Center

Community Connections Fair

Wednesday, September 4th
San Carlos Quad

The 9th Annual Community Connections Fair allows all SJSU students the opportunity to know the services offered by non-profit organizations and ways in which they can volunteer and be involved in service-learning.

Presented by Center for Community Learning & Leadership

Stress Less for Success

Wednesday, September 4th
3:00pm- 5:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Room 225/229

College can be exciting but it can also be stressful because of all the different things students have to balance in their lives. Come to this fair and participate in several interactive stations to learn how you can stress less for success. There will be free food and giveaways available!

Presented by Counseling Services

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 5th 4:00pm-6:00pm Umunhum Room, Student Union

Join us for an exciting community event where there will be plenty of opportunities to see old friends and make new ones. This is your opportunity to meet and connect with the SJSU LGBT Community. All SJSU students, staff, and faculty are welcome! Door Prizes! Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by LGBT Resource Center


Thursday, September 5th
5:00pm -7:00pm
Café Pomegranate

This event is an open MIC space where students and community members are welcome to share their talents; whether that is spoken word, poetry, song, instrument, comedy, etc. A great place to hang out and support our local performers!

Presented by MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

Engage: New Student Leadership Immersion Experience

September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
5:30 pm
Location: TBD, Please apply for this program at the link below

Who is a leader? What does it mean to lead? The term leadership gets used all of the time, but have you ever stopped to think about what it actually means to you? Over the course of the seminar you will engage fully in an exploration about what YOU believe leadership to be. This interactive experience will give you greater awareness of leadership as theory and in practice. Open to all new students, no leadership experience required. Engage – with the concept of what leadership actually is. 80 applicants will be accepted. For more information and to apply today go to http:/bit.ly/engagesjsu

Presented by Student Involvement

New Student Welcome Ice Cream & Resource Fair

Friday, September 6th 
College of Engineering Courtyard

The College of Engineering will host a New Student Welcome Ice Cream & Resource Fair at the Engineering Courtyard for frosh and transfer students. Find out what the College of Engineering has to offer, meet faculty, staff, and student organizations. Win raffle prizes!

Presented by the College of Engineering

Women’s Social and Tea Party

Tuesday, September 10th 

Umunhum Room,  Student Union

Join us for an exciting community event where there will be plenty of opportunities to see old friends and make new ones. This is your opportunity to meet and connect with support for women identified students. Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by the Women’s Resource Center