Global Spartan Welcome

Global Spartan Welcome

Welcome to our #GlobalSpartan community!

In addition to the campus orientation program (Sparta Camp for first years, Spartan Experience for Transfers, or Graduate Student Welcome Conference), all new international students must attend a special Global Spartan Welcome program with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). The Global Spartan Welcome is designed just for international students, and covers immigration and cultural topics to help prepare you for your transition to university life in the U.S. 

There is no fee to attend Global Spartan Welcome.

What will you do at Global Spartan Welcome?

  • Learn important information about your visa status
  • Meet your International Student Advisors and staff who are here to support you
  • Discover ways to engage with our Global Spartan Community virtually


Fall 2020 Global Spartan Welcome Program Dates

Undergraduate Program


  • First time studying in the U.S.?
    • Monday, August 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT) SESSION FULL
    • New Session Added: Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
    • Online (link to be sent after registration)
  • Studied in the U.S. (high school or community college) for at least 2 years? 
    • Session 1: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PDT) OR
    • Session 2: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PDT)
    • Online (link to be sent after registration)

Graduate Student Program (for Masters level students)


  • Session 1: Friday, August 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PDT) OR
  • Session 2: Friday, August 15, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PDT)
  • Online (link to be sent after registration)

Special Sessions for Students Abroad

Are you starting your first semester at SJSU from your home country? You will attend one of the following:

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (PDT) OR
  • Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (PDT)
  • Online (link to be sent after registration)


Make Up Session (approval required)

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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