Student Transition and Retention Services

Happy students at graduation
2018 Commencement

Supporting Spartans all the way to the finish line.

The departments in Student Transition and Retention Services (STARS) provide specialized resources to help students from all backgrounds stay in school and graduate.

African American/Black students

African American/Black Student Success Center

We provide a gathering space as well as campus programs such as peer mentoring and student mixers.

Aspire Program students in lecture hall

Aspire Program

We provide support to first generation and/or low income, disabled and underrepresented students. 

Chicanx/Latinx students

Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

“Centro” provides a meeting place as well as advising, workshops, cultural programs, and more.

EOP/Guardian Scholars students

EOP/Guardian Scholars

We provide support services to help first-generation, low-income, and foster care students succeed at SJSU.

McNair Scholars Program students and faculty

McNair Scholars Program

We help first generation, low income, or underrepresented students apply to doctoral programs.

New student and his mom

New Student & Family Programs

We provide support for new SJSU students and families to help ease your transition to our campus community.

Undocumented student at graduation ceremony

UndocuSpartan Resource Center

We provide financial aid resources and legal help for undocumented students—and connect them with supporters.

Students outside Clark Hall
Clark Hall

Welcome to Student Transition and Retention Services (STARS)

The Student Transition and Retention Services (STARS) office is located on the first floor of Clark Hall. You can also contact us by phone at 408-924-2637 or send email to Vice President Gregory Wolcott at