Spartan Experience for Transfers (Transfer Orientation)

Students attending a Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) who need live captioning or other accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to attending your orientation session.

All admitted transfer students must attend one Spartan Experience for Transfers session, which is a one-day experience, and participate for the entire duration of the program. Here you will get an official campus welcome, hear from various departments including Financial Aid and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, meet with academic advisors, and get a chance to connect with an Orientation Leader - current SJSU student - and other incoming Spartans.  

SET is mandatory and attendance will be recorded. If you do not attend, or if you leave during any portion of the event, you will be blocked from registering for classes and will NOT be able to attend SJSU.

New Student and Family Programs will send you an orientation confirmation letter to your MySJSU Messages one week prior to your scheduled virtual orientation date. You can access your MySJSU Messages via your student portal. You can also confirm what orientation date you are signed up for in your Next Steps portal.

Spring 2022 SET Orientation Dates

  • TBD

View Your SET Orientation Session Date

You can view what SET orientation date you registered for in your Next Steps portal. In hopes to maintain an equitable registration process for all incoming SJSU students, we do not accommodate orientation session changes after the intent to enrollment deadline. We do make exceptions for extenuating emergencies that can be verified with proper documentation. If you have an emergency and can't attend Sparta Camp, please contact us at

Before Attending SET Orientation

  1. Review the SJSU Orientation Canvas shell (will be given access in May 2021)
  2. Complete Spartan Link, our online pre-orientation modules (will be given access in May 2021)
  3. Submit your Spartan Link certificate of completion to the SJSU Orientation Canvas shell. 
  4. Review your confirmation letter sent to your MySJSU Messages (access through your portal) one (1) week prior to your SET session

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at

Parents and family members are also encouraged to attend orientation. There will be sessions specifically designed with their needs and questions in mind. Please visit our Parent & Family Orientation page for more information.