Spartan BLUE Orientation Schedule

For those in the Spartan BLUE Orientation group, we suggest you arrive on campus early enough before your session to attend the activities outlined below. We also encourage you to get your name tags any time after 8:15 a.m. at the name tag tables so that you can go to the Concert Hall Music Building immediately at 10:00 a.m. 

For a pdf version of the Spartan BLUE Orientation group schedule click here.




8:00 – 09:45

Resource Fair

Campus Tours

Library Tours

Paseo de Cesar Chavez; See Map for Tour Locations

8:15 – 09:45

Pick up name tags and gift bags

Paseo de Cesar Chavez – Student Union

10:00 – 10:10

Welcoming Remarks
Thalia Anagnos, AVP Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Concert Hall Music Building

10:10 – 10:20

GAPE Presentation
Tricia Ryan, Director Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations

Concert Hall Music Building

10:20 – 10:40

Graduate Studies Presentation
Beverly Grindstaff, Interim Associate Dean GUP

Concert Hall Music Building

10:40 – 10:50

Career Services Presentation
Career Consultants

Concert Hall Music Building

10:50 – 11:00

Activity Break – Wake Up!

Kirky Kirkendall, Recreation Manager

Concert Hall Music Building

11:00 – 11:40

Student Panel: Benefits and Pitfalls of Grad School

Moderated by Leann Cherkasky Makhni, Director, IHouse


Concert Hall Music Building

11:40 – 12:15

Resource Panel:  Where?/How Do I?/What If?

Moderated by Cheryl Cowan, Graduate Studies Associate

Concert Hall Music Building

12:15 – 12:20

Announcements – lunch and directions for 2nd half of the program

Concert Hall Music Building

12:30 – 01:30

Lunch and

Get to Know Each Other – Icebreaker Fun!

International Student and Scholar Services

Student Union Ballroom

01:30 – 02:40

Diversity: Maximizing Your Education at SJSU
Kathleen Wong(Lau), Chief Diversity Officer and Facilitators

Student Union Ballroom

02:40 – 03:10

A Professor’s POV

Kathleen Roe, Professor, Health Science & Recreation

Student Union Ballroom


Final Thoughts?  Questions?



Domestic students are dismissed and are welcome to return to the reception. International students stay for immigration session


03:10 – 4:15

International Student Immigration Session
Speakers:  International Student and Scholar Services

Student Union Ballroom


04:15 – 5:30

Welcome Global Spartans!  Graduate Student Reception
Sponsored by: International Student and Scholar Services

Student Union West Patio


*you must be registered for a specific time to attend a campus and/or library tour through the tour registration survey emailed to all students. Please remember to print out and bring your confirmation email with you to registration once you have completed the survey.