Transfer Orientation

Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) Orientation is going virtual!

As a result of recent developments surrounding COVID-19, New Student and Family Programs has decided to make our spring orientation program a virtual experience. We are excited to use our virtual platforms to welcome you to SJSU!

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 virtual SET session and participate for the entire duration of the program, which is a one day experience. SET will begin with check-in at 9:00 am and ends once you are done with your advising and course registration overview. At your SET you will get an official campus welcome, hear from various departments including Financial Aid and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, get a chance to connect with your Orientation Leader, and get an opportunity to meet with your college success center and learn about academic requirements at SJSU. 

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 in Spring 2021.

You will be sent a confirmation letter to your MySJSU Messages under your student portal with more information one (1) week prior to your orientation.

Spring 2021 SET Session Dates

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
  • Friday, January 15, 2021

Spring 2021 SET Orientation Schedule 

Will be posted in December 2020. 

Changing your SET Session 

You may change your session in your Next Steps portal. Unfortunately, since we are only hosting a few Spring SET sessions, we will be unable to accommodate changes to orientation sessions. If you have an emergency, please contact us at

Before Attending SET

  1. Complete Spartan Link Online Orientation
  2. 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 or 408-924-5972.

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.