Division of Student Affairs Newsletter: Volume 2; Issue 3

Fall Events

September 2 - 10 

Weeks of Welcome - Spartan Up

September 6,

Tuesday, Clubs and Organizations Fair, 11AM - 2PM, Tower Lawn

September 7, Wednesday,.Pep Rally, 12 PM, City Hall

September 7, Wednesday, Pride Welcome Reception. 11 AM - 1 PM. Gender Equity Center, Student Union

September 8, Thursday, Spartan Squad Kick-off, 6 - 8 PM, Tower Lawn

September 10, Saturday, First Home Football Game

September 14, Wednesday, Transfer Mixer, 4:00 PM, A.S Rec Lawn

September 11-September 16, Weeks of Welcome - Academic Success

September 15, Thursday, EOP Gala Event, 6 - 8 PM, Student Union Ballroom

September 19, Monday, An Evening with Van Jones, 7 - 8 PM Student Union Ballroom

September 21, Wednesday, EOP Welcome, 4:30 -7 PM, Student Union Ballroom

September 22, Thursday, Live on the Lawn, 6PM, Tower Lawn

September 27, Tuesday, Business, Government & Nonprofit Job Fair, Event Center

October 4, Tuesday, Engineering & Science Student Undergraduate Students Job/Internship Fair, Event Center

October 5, Wednesday, Engineering & Science Student Graduate Students Job/Internship Fair, Event Center

October 6, Thursday, Student Service Center (SSC) Open House, 2-4 PM, SSC

October 6, Thursday, Fire on the Fountain, 4 PM - 9 PM, Tower Lawn

November 3, Thursday, Associated Students Scholarship Reception, 5:30 PM

November 5, Saturday, College Day gives you ALAS Conference, 8 AM - 12:30 PM


September 19th Student Union Ballroom 7:00 pm Election 2016 — Protest & Politics In the Age Of Twitter Spartan Speaker Series SJSU STUDENT AFFAIRS VAN JONES FREE

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Spartan Speaker Series - Van Jones Comes to Campus on Sept. 19!


The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is proud to announce the launch of the Spartan Speaker Series with an “Evening with Van Jones” at 7. p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in the Student Union Ballroom.

Mr. Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN political correspondent. A Yale-educated attorney, Mr. Jones has written two New York Times bestsellers: "The Green Collar Economy," the definitive book on green jobs, and "Rebuild the Dream," a roadmap for progressives. He is the Founder and President of Dream Corps - an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. The Dream Corps three programs (#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All) work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.

Our next speaker is Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and media publisher whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America; and the founder, CEO, editor and publisher of #EmergingUS, a digital platform that lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. #EmergingUS is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant. Mr. Vargas is hosted by the A.S. Cesar Chavez Community Action Center as part of Legacy Week. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Student Union Ballroom.

Our final speaker for the fall semester is Matika Wilbur, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading photographers, a Native American woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes (Washington), who is unique as an artist and social documentarian in Indian Country. Ms. Wilbur is currently working on Project 562, a national documentary project dedicated to photographing contemporary Native America. Ms. Wilbur will be on campus at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Student Union Theater.




Campus and Community Relations Office

Coffee with a Professor: After a successful run in the Spring semester, we are continuing the Coffee with a Professor program, where you can take your professors...

College Day gives you ALAS Conference!

 SJSU will host on Nov. 5 the largest, most diverse College and Career Conference in the Bay Area. Students and families from 28 school districts from Santa Clara County, from 5th to 12th grade...

Student Affairs is looking to hire Student Ambassadors!

Do you want to be part of a contingent of students who will help promote Student Affairs events, programs and initiatives? If you are, we are looking to hire Student Affairs Ambassadors to...

Supporting our Students: ECRT, Second Harvest and CalFresh Sign-Ups!

SJSU matriculated students who are experiencing an unanticipated economic emergency can now receive support from the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT)...




Student Involvement

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a series of FREE programs and events that take place the first four weeks of the fall semester to welcome returning students and help new students...

Associated Students

The AS. Board of Directors is your voice on campus. Our 16 annually-elected student directors sit at the table of various university committees and work hard to advocate for...

University Housing

New Faculty In Residence Program - University Housing Services has launched a Faculty In Residence program for the 2016-2017 Academic Year...

Pride Center

Welcome Reception: Join us for the chance to meet and connect with other students, staff and faculty! Light refreshments will be served...


MOSAIC is excited to bring on three inaugural faculty fellows. They are Dr. Funie Hsu (American Studies), Dr. Manuel Callahan (Mexican American Studies)...





The Educational Opportunity Program Joins the Division of Student Affairs!

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to provide academic support services and a grant for first-generation, low-income, and...

Spartan Scholars Program (SSP) 2016

In the summer of 2016, the Division of Student Affairs launched its first campus-wide summer transition program, the Spartan Scholars Program (SSP), for incoming SJSU Frosh...



Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office welcomes you to the fall semester. It can be a busy and very exciting time of the year while you settle into your classes...

Enrollment Services Communications Office

Steps to Graduation Brochure Now Available:

We are excited to bring you our first ever Steps to Graduation publication, which is now available to all students – both undergraduate and graduate. Starting with freshman...

Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach

Fall 2016 Undergraduate Admissions: This year SJSU received a total of 48,338 undergraduate applications, a record number and an increase of 2.7% from last fall...

Testing Office

Writing Skills Test Dates: The upcoming Writing Skills Test dates for the Fall 2016 semester are Sept. 17 and Oct. 29.  Regular registration for the Sept. 17...

Graduate Admissions & Program Evaluations

The Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) Office is the center-hub for all new and current graduate students. This is the place where one can apply...




Military and Veteran Student Services Office

Join us for the afternoon as we celebrate the official Grand Opening of the SJSU Veterans Resource Center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 31...

Office of the University Ombudsperson

Welcome back Spartans! Are you familiar with the role of the University Ombudsperson at SJSU? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are three things to remember...

Accessible Education Center (AEC)

AEC Fall 2016 Drop-Ins: The Accessible Education Center (AEC) will be providing drop-in hours for returning AEC students...

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Welcome Spartans! Welcome Spartans to the 2016-17 academic year! For some of you, this may be your first time on a college campus or at a four-year university...

Student Health Center/Wellness and Health Promotion

Wellness Lounge: Come check out the Wellness Lounge located in the Student Health Center, within the Student Wellness Center! This is a great place to hang out with friends...

Career Center

Prototype Your Career

You don’t have to plan the next five years of your life to start on your career. You just need an idea of one small career step you want to take, a willingness to...