Newly-Admitted Students

Before You Arrive

Student at Weeks of Welcome event

Welcome to the Spartan Community

Congratulations on your admission to SJSU! Before you begin your coursework at the university, please make sure to familiarize yourself with the steps to enrollment resources below. We also encourage you to get acquainted with the campus resources that will be available to you as an SJSU student.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Domestic Steps to Enrollment

Review important steps and links to help ensure a successful start to your educational career at SJSU as a domestic graduate student.

International Steps to Enrollment

Review important steps and links to help ensure a successful start to your educational career at SJSU as an international graduate student.

Welcome Message from CGS Dean

Hear from the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Dr. Marc d'Alarcao, as he welcomes you to the graduate community at SJSU.

When You Arrive

Graduate Student Orientation

Orientation is our primary way of welcoming new graduate students to SJSU, sharing key resources that will help you get oriented to campus, and offering support to promote academic, professional and personal well-being.

Video Reflections and Advice on Graduate School

Hear from graduate students, alumni, and faculty as they share their advice and experiences adjusting to graduate school from the workforce or undergraduate education.

Campus Resources

San José State University provides graduate students with multiple resources to help guide and suport them through their academic career at SJSU and beyond.

Your First Semester

Connect with Campus

Did you know that you can find all SJSU events in one place? Find workshops, webinars, panels, socials, mixers and much more on the SJSU events calendar.

Explore San José

Use this interactive map of can't-miss activities and visiting spots to get acquainted with city life in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Launch Your Career

We are here to support your professional journey. Take advantage of the SJSU Career Center resources and sign up for advising appointments with our graduate student career counselor.

Connect with your Faculty Advisor and GAPE Evaluator

Get in touch with your faculty advisor and Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE) evaluator throughout your degree program to ensure you are making progress towards graduation.