Parent & Family Orientation

Parents at Sparta CampJoin us this summer!

We welcome parents and family members to attend Parent and Family Orientation to learn more about SJSU and how you can play a supportive role in helping your student succeed. The virtual Parent/Family Orientation for freshman takes place on Day One of Sparta Camp, please refer to the list of session dates found below. Orientation for the parents/families of transfer students is scheduled for Thursday, July 23. Both programs are free.

If you would like to attend the virtual Sparta Camp (freshmen) - Parent/Family Orientation Program, please read the information below.

You may register for orientation in your student's Sparta Camp - Parent/Family orientation in the nextsteps.sjsu.edu portal. Login, scroll down the homepage and select guest option. The CASHnet registration receipt is your confirmation of registration. You will receive a confirmation letter one week prior to your session with more information upon registering. ALL virtual Parent and Family Orientation programs are free.

2020 Sparta Camp- Parent/Family Orientation Dates

  • Session 1: Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • Session 2: Friday, June 19, 2020
  • Session 3: Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Session 4: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Session 5: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Session 6: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • Session 7: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
  • Session 8: Thursday, August 6, 2020

While at orientation, you will learn and talk about:

  • Information on class registration and paying bills
  • SJSU traditions and culture
  • Academic requirements
  • Housing & dining options
  • Health & wellness
  • University Police
  • SJSU policies & procedures
  • View the detailed schedule on page 2 in the Parent and Family Handbook [pdf].

Hear from current SJSU Parents and Family Advisory Board Members!

Spartan to Spartan panels will take place on the following dates and are open to ALL new, SJSU parent and family members. Select a date below to register in advance.

Technical requirements needed to participate are Zoom, an internet connection and a device that has working audio. Please download Zoom software prior to the event. You may download Zoom here. 


Orientation for the Parents/Families of Transfer Students

We understand many Transfer students have parents and families who would like to know how they can support their Spartan. We will host a virtual orientation program tailored to the needs of transfer students on Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm via Zoom and prior registration is required. Visit the link found below to register in advance.

Orientation for the Parents and Families of Transfer Students

For more information contact us at mystudentis@sjsu.edu or 408-924-5972.