Transition and Retention Services

New Student and Family Programs

Greetings from New Student and Family Programs! My name is Greg Wolcott and I am the new interim director of the department. We are a small but mighty unit made up of four professional staff and a team of student orientation staff. The new orientation staff have been selected and their training is underway as we begin preparing to welcome and orient over 4,000 new freshmen this summer.

In summer 2017, the orientation program will shift from a two-day program to a one-day model. This change will allow us to keep costs low to incoming students and their families, while maximizing their time on campus and improving their overall transition to SJSU. More information, including orientation dates, can be found on our website.

We also provide support and programming for parents and family members of SJSU students. Our office coordinates Parent and Family Orientation and serves as a resource for parents during their student's transition. There is also a Family Weekend event in the fall semester where you can invite your parents/family members to campus and show them the SJSU experience!

Current SJSU students can find out more about joining our team here, or contact us at (, while parents/family members can reach us at