Parents & Family

Sending your child to college is a big transition for parents and families. SJSU Student Affairs is here to help answer any questions you may have. 


There are so many reasons for your child to become a Spartan! Visit Why SJSU? to learn more about our vibrant university located in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Campus Tours & General Info

If you’d like to come visit our campus or just learn more about SJSU, go to Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR). You can sign up for campus tours, meet with a pre-admissions counselor, and attend outreach events both on and off-campus.

Orientation Days

New Student & Family Programs offers a special Parent & Family Orientation before school starts as well as a fun Parents & Family Weekend so you can reconnect with your favorite Spartan.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Concerned about paying for college? The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) is here to help your family get the money you need through federal and state grants as well as loans, work study, and scholarships.

Living on Campus

Learn more about SJSU’s residence halls, apartment buildings, meal plans and more at University Housing Services.

Staying Healthy and Happy at SJSU

Your child’s physical, mental and emotional health are very important! Learn more about resources available to SJSU students at the Student Health Center, Counseling & Psychological Services, and Wellness & Health Promotion.