Vice President for Student Affairs Office: Vol 2; Issue 3

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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 and/or teaching associates to coffee for an informal, out-of-the class conversation. There you can ask and get advice on academic or career options, learn about your professor’s projects and research, expand conversations from class, get suggestions for a class project, etc. For information go to

We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity and connect with your professors and TAs - they are waiting to hear from you!


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College Day gives you ALAS Conference!

SJSU will host on November 5th 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, will learn about the college application and financial aid process, interact in hands-on workshops, attend the College of Engineering and College of Business Open Houses, tour the SJSU campus, and get to meet Keynote Speaker Astronaut José Hernandez, who journeyed on the STS-128 shuttle mission where he oversaw the transfer of more than 18,000 pounds of equipment between the shuttle and International Space Station and helped with robotics operations. A curious fact about astronaut Hernandez: he sent the first tweet in Spanish from space!

College Day gives you ALAS will be from 8am to 1pm. Welcome and Keynote will be in the Event Center. Other locations are Boccardo Business Complex, Engineering Building, Student Union Ballroom and Theater, and tours of the campus. For information about volunteering please contact Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas at

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 support several of our campus and community programs. If your are interested, please contact Fernanda Perdomo-Arciniegas at

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). The purpose of the ECRT is to provide a coordinated response to SJSU students experiencing an unforeseen economic crisis which is impacting their ability to be a successful student.

Our Economic Crisis Response Team is working with a non-profit agency to provide a mobile food pantry on campus at least once a month where students can pick up groceries including fresh produce, milk, etc. 

ECRT is also planning to hold weekly opportunities to sign up for CalFresh and hold a campus-wide sign up date in October. Be on the lookout for information (dates and locations) about these programs and events.

You will find more information at or students can send an email to