Celebration Events

King Library Exhibits

The front entrance of MLK Library.

Monday, February 19 – 23, 2024
Open all week  |  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Visit the MLK Library website and explore current exhibits on display at the SJSU library.

Day of Rememberance

Day of Rememberance over a dark blue background with a pattern of flowers.

Monday, February 19, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  Hammer Theatre, Sobrato Auditorium

Recognizing Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the national order to incarcerate Japanese-Americans on the West Coast after the Pearl Harbor attack, the Hammer Theatre will host four sessions engaging with the anniversary through the arts.

The opening session will feature the Spartan Film, Nisei, about two brothers who enroll in the Army while their disapproving father is incarcerated, followed by a panel discussing the making and impact of the film. 

The second session will kick off the event with San Jose Taiko, followed by city and university dignitaries discussing the importance of the day. 

The third session will feature a panel on the efforts to create a mural reflecting on the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in San José and the South Bay at SJSU's Uchida Hall. 

The fourth session will offer a tour of the Asawa statue about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans 1/2 block from the Hammer, and then an opportunity to visit Uchida Hall and hear from SJSU's Archivist around the materials in the collections that recount the use of this building for this terrible action.

Spartan Speaker Series: Julian Castro

Julian Castro.

Monday, February 19, 2024
6 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Student Union Ballroom and via Zoom

Join us for a moderation discussion and Q&A with Julian Castro, the 16th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, former mayor of San Antonio, and former Democratic candidate for President. Tune in on Zoom or join us in the Student Union Ballroom to hear Julian share his thoughts on his identity and heritage, the future of urban planning and public service, and advice to the future leaders of our country!

For accommodations for this event, please call 408-924-5900 or email us at vp.studentaffairs@sjsu.edu

Music at Noon Featuring Mariachi and Folklorico

Folklorico dancers whipping their colorful dresses.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Noon – 1 p.m.  | Student Union (indoor, near exit facing Engineering building)

Join us inside the Student Union for a musical journey accompanied by the sweet delights of pan dulce and hot chocolate.

SJSU Glass Studio’s Diamond Jubilee

Celebrating 60 Years of Making Art with Fire over a a retro diamond and star pattern.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
5 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Industrial Studies Building, Room 237

Come join the Department of Art & Art History to celebrate 60 years of glass blowing at San José State University. We are home to the longest running glass program in California and second oldest in the U.S.!  

The evening will consist of a series of events:

  • Glass blowing demonstration/performance
  • Refreshments Cooked with Molten Glass 
  • Student & Alumni Art Exhibition

There will be a limited number of group seatings for the glass blowing demonstration. Please RSVP to help us in planning. When you arrive, your party will be given a seating ticket. Please enjoy the refreshments, exhibition, & silent auction while you wait for your glass blowing seating group to be called.

City of San Jose & SJSU Flag Raising Ceremony

SJSU Staff and Sammy pull the rope to raise the SJSU flag at City Hall.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
11 a.m. – Noon  |  San José City Hall Plaza

In honor of the Investiture of President Cynthia Teniente- Matson, join us for the City of San Jose & SJSU Flag Raising Ceremony.

Campus Cookie Giveaway

SJSU staff hold up cookies they are giving away on campus.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Noon – 1 p.m.  | Front of Student Wellness Center & Clark Hall

Come grab a Nox cookie and commemorative investiture sticker from our booths in celebration of the President's Investiture Week. Open to the SJSU Community (students, faculty and staff). While supplies last. 

Investiture Ceremony

The president in regalia during commencement.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
10 – 11:45 a.m.  |  Hammer Theatre

Re-Watch the Investiture Livestream!

We invite the SJSU community to celebrate the investiture of Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, SJSU’s 31st president and first Latina president.

Men’s Basketball Game vs. Nevada

An SJSU basketball player hunches down as he is about to throw the ball.

Friday, February 23, 2024
7 p.m.  |  Provident Credit Union Event Center

Visit the SJSU Athletic’s website to purchase tickets to attend the Men’s Basketball game versus Nevada.