Aerial view of a rendering showing a reimagined main campus.

The Campus Master Plan Envisioned

The Campus Master Plan reimagines San José State University's campuses to integrate new and existing architecture with improvements to the public realm to better support a vibrant campus experience. Enhancements to the campus edges and entrances, addition to student housing, and strengthening of iconic heritage facilities all serve to transform the SJSU experience.

Tower Lawn and Tower View

Tower Lawn View

The redefinition of street-edge buildings along 4th Street opens up the campus core and better integrates our university with the rest of downtown San José. This new gateway into the university establishes a stunning impression for visitors and locals alike.

7th Street Paseo and Building L rendering

A Taller, Livelier Seventh Street Paseo

The Seventh Street Paseo is the backbone of the Main Campus, providing a scenic backdrop for year-round campus events especially student-organized activities. A new facility, for now called Building L in the Campus Master Plan, anchors the core of the Paseo with new academic and collaborative spaces and stunning new vistas overlooking the rest of campus.

Events Center/Arena new entrance plaza

A Vibrant Hub for Campus Life and Events

The western edge of the existing Events Center in the center of campus transforms into a more welcoming, modern space that invites passers-by and event attendees alike into a bustling hub for community entertainment and activation.

Campus Village 3 student housing rendering

Brand New Student Housing at Campus Village 3

New on-campus student housing will rise twelve stories above the intersection of San Salvador and Seventh Streets with space for over 1,000 student beds, a brand-new dining facility and a relocated Welcome Center to anchor the southern gateway into the Main Campus.

Ninth Street plaza entrance

Northeast Plaza: The Engineering Gateway to Campus

As new College of Engineering buildings rise along San Fernando Street, a new entrance plaza takes shape at Ninth Street, welcoming in the campus community onto a bright and airy paseo. This gateway into campus further enhances the university’s connection with the downtown through a permeable and transparent entryway.

South campus Spartan Way central hub

South Campus Plaza at Spartan Way

South Campus is part of a budding family entertainment district in the City of San José. It supports Spartan fans, athletics, recreational sports, intramurals, sport clubs, academic classes and research, and special events. The vision for South Campus is to unite the sports with a central plaza and the renovation of Spartan Way as a pedestrianized entertainment zone and improve the exterior conditions.