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A.S. 120th Year Anniversary

Look back through the decades in celebration of the A.S. 120th Year Anniversary! We want everyone on campus to celebrate with us on what past, present and future Spartans have done with A.S. Join us for Way Back Wednesday, our anniversary launch event, on Wednesday, March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tower Lawn. History of Associated Students, A.S. membership punch cards, silhouette drawings, beard-making station, a photo bus and more!

Free anniversary shirts, food, music and prizes!

Our legacy starts with you! #AS120Years.

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(Seeking Out Food Resources Empowering Student Health)

Wednesday, March 1 and Monday, March 6

10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - CCCAC – First Floor, Diaz Compean Student Union (Suite 1550)

Ever wonder where all the FREE food resources are on campus? Come to these sessions to learn more about free, affordable food options for SJSU students.


University Housing

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Food Pantry

The San José State University Hunger committee, in conjunction with campus departments, has established several Food Shelf locations that are easily accessible to students to address the issue of food insecurity. Being able to eat daily is a huge factor in enabling students to live up to their potential and reach their educational goals. In University Housing Services, we offer Food Shelf locations where campus housing residents can pick up snacks and food staples to take back to their rooms. In order to help residents cook nutritious meals, we have also created “Meal Bags” filled with key ingredients and easy recipes.

Staff Selection

University Housing Services is currently in the process of hiring 107 Resident Advisors, nine Hall Office Coordinators, and over 100 Office Assistants for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. Our interview process began in January with more than 400 candidates applying and participating in the interview process. Hiring notifications will go out to all candidates by March 1.

Living Learning Center

The Living Learning Center (LLC) opened Feb. 5 for the spring semester. Located on the first floor of the Campus Village Building, the LLC is open Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Fridays 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. University Housing Services has partnered with Peer Connections to provide tutoring for many classes from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday – Wednesday. There will also be monthly programs covering academics, wellness and career development. All housing residents and their guests are welcome.

Retirement of Hoover and Royce Halls

image of campus dorm Hoover being torn down

Last month, Hoover and Royce Halls were put into retirement. Built in 1960, each “red brick” housed over 200 residents. Hoover Hall was named in memory of Lou Henry Hoover, wife of the past U.S. President Herbert Hoover. She graduated from the San José State Normal School in 1893. Royce Hall was named after Ruth Royce, the first librarian of the San José State Normal School, serving for a period of 37 years. She was a graduate of this college and a teacher in its preparatory department.  


MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, in partnership with the Justice Studies department, is celebrating Black History Month in February by bringing a performance group called DEFAMATION at the end of the month. "Defamation is an emotionally charged interactive courtroom drama that explores and challenges our common perceptions of race, class, religion, gender, and law. And the twist are the jury." DEFAMATION is scheduled for Thurs., Feb 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Leadership Today Event
The major storm in January forced us to reschedule Leadership Today for the first time in its 16-year history. LT as it is more commonly known is a 3-day intensive social justice immersion experience for students interested in learning how to advance social equity and inclusive practices in both their leadership roles as well as personal lives. The retreat has been rescheduled for March 17-19. We have a few openings so any student who has not attended LT in the past is welcome to apply. Please contact MOSAIC's Interim Program Coordinator for more information.


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Student Appreciation Festival 2017

A celebration of SJSU students, the Student Appreciation Festival returns to the Diaz Compean Student Union on April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. With free food, free T-shirts and prizes for SJSU students, the festival represents the Student Union, Inc.'s continuing drive to support, empower and energize the Spartans of San José State. The open-for-all festival features live music, vendor giveaways, informational booths and games.


John Steinbeck Award

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 21, journalist and philanthropist Bob Woodruff will receive the 2017 John Steinbeck Award in a public event in the Student Union Ballroom at San José State. Dan Ashley of ABC7 News will conduct an interview with Mr. Woodruff, who will be joined onstage by his wife, Lee, the co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The event is a fundraiser for San Jose State's new Veterans Resource Center. Tickets ($25 general/ $15 SJSU faculty and staff/ $10 SJSU student) are currently available at the Event Center Box Office (408-924-6333) and at

Steinbeck was proud of his reporting on World War II and Vietnam, and like Mr. Woodruff, he was an outspoken advocate for veterans. About the award, Woodruff said, “It’s an honor to receive an award named for one of America’s greatest storytellers; the fact that John Steinbeck turned his writer’s eye on the ravages and stories of war makes him doubly my hero.”

While in Iraq as an embedded reporter for ABC’s World News Tonight on Jan. 29, 2006, Bob Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. In a miraculous recovery, just 13 months later, Woodruff returned to ABC News with “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” Together with his wife, Lee, he also runs the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home.