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 summer orientation program a virtual experience. We are excited to use our virtual platforms to welcome you to SJSU!

All admitted transfer students must attend one Pre-Orientation Academic Advising session with their academic college in May AND one virtual SET session led by New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) in June

Pre-Orientation Academic Advising:

  • Attend a mandatory Pre-Orientation Academic Advising for Transfers workshop provided by your College Success Center. Sessions take place throughout the month of May. More information at sjsu.edu/advising

Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) Orientation:

  • SET will begin with check-in at 9:00 am and ends at around 3pm. At your SET you will get an official campus welcome, hear from various departments including Financial Aid and Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, get a chance to connect with your Orientation Leader, attend a virtual resource fair and connect with 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 in Fall 2021.
  • 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 one.SJSU.edu student portal. You can also confirm what orientation date you are signed up for in your Next Steps portal.

Summer 2021 SET Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Friday, August 6, 2021

Summer 2021 SET Orientation Schedule 

View the SET Orientation Schedule [pdf]

Changing your SET OrientationSession 

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

Before Attending SET Orientation

  1. Attend a mandatory Pre-Orientation Academic Advising for Transfers workshop provided by your College Success Center. Sessions take place throughout the month of May. More information at sjsu.edu/advising 
  2. Review the SJSU Orientation Canvas shell (will be given access in May 2021)
  3. Complete Spartan Link, our online pre-orientation modules (will be given access in May 2021)
  4. Submit your Spartan Link certificate of completion to the SJSU Orientation Canvas shell. 
  5. Review your confirmation letter sent to your MySJSU Messages (access through your one.SJSU.edu portal) one (1) week prior to your SET session

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at transfer-orientation@sjsu.edu.

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


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.