Information for Parents and Family Frosh Orientation

 2016 Parent Orientation Sessions

Session 1: July 12
Session 2: July 15
Session 3: July 21
Session 4: July 25
Session 5: July 29
Session 6: August 2
Session 7: August 8

Parent Orientation Topics

  • Information on class registration and paying bills
  • SJSU traditions and culture
  • Academic requirements
  • Housing & dining options
  • Financial aid & scholarship opportunities
  • Health & wellness
  • University Police
  • SJSU policies & procedures
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Spartan Bookstore

Orientation Leader Assisting Parent

Welcome Spartan Family Members!

At San Jose State University, we recognize the significant role family members play in student success. Thank you for registering for our Parent/Family Orientation! By joining our Family Orientation and familiarizing yourself with the Spartan collegiate experience, you will be enhancing your ability to support your student.

Spartan Parent and Family Orientation Program 

The Spartan Parent and Family Orientation program has been designed with you in mind. Parent and family members are highly encouraged to attend the Spartan Parent and Family Frosh Orientation Program. This is a separate program that occurs simultaneously during the student Frosh Orientation program and includes specific information for parent and family members. While at orientation, you will learn about campus resources available to both you and our student, have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students, and other parents.

All participants are invited to stay through Day 1 of the program, and can return on Day 2 to pick up their student. Please note that everyone who attends as a parent, family member, and/or guest—including siblings/children—must each pay the $80 fee. For more information, email, call 408–924–5972, or visit

To start planning for orientation, please consult our list of helpful tips. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Click Here to View Tips for Spartan Parents and Family Members