Information for Parents and Family Frosh Orientation

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
  • See sample Parent/Family Orientation schedule HERE!!

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.

The Spartan Parent/Family Orientation program has been designed with you in mind. With this program and our student orientation occurring simultaneously, all family members and guests are welcomed into our diverse and transition-packed community. While at orientation, you will learn about campus resources available to both you and our student. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students, and other parents.

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

Note: At this time, our Parent/Family Orientation is completely full due to capacities and pre-registration and walk-in registration is no longer available. Should you have any questions regarding this change, please contact us directly at