Special Topic Workshops

ASD banner featuring Sammy with student

Our special topic workshops will be offered throughout the morning in repeating sessions:

Session 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
Session 2 | 10:20 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Session 3 | 11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, or other disability-related accommodations should contact Drew Agbay at (408) 924-2124 or email alejandro.agbay@sjsu.edu as soon as possible or by Monday, April 8th.

How to Manage Student Finances

Location: Student Union, Ballroom A

Learn about managing your student account with the Bursar's Office including locating due dates, available payment options and signing up for electronic direct deposit refunds.

Starting Your Spartan Journey at Orientation & Beyond

Location: Student Union, Ballroom B

Meet with the team at New Students & Family Programs to learn more about SJSU's orientation programs including Sparta Camp (frosh orientation), Spartan Experience for Transfers, Spartan Link, and the online pre-orientation module, plus hear from current students on why they choose SJSU. First year students will also learn more about our First Year Engagement Program - Spartan Village.

Life as a Spartan

Location: Student Union, Ballroom C

Learn about opportunities to get involved on campus at SJSU with student presenters from Student Involvement, Associated Students, and Student Union, Inc.

Career Readiness

Location: Student Union Theatre

Join us to learn how the SJSU Career Center can help you design a meaningful college experience and develop a plan for future career success! We'll share our top resources and services for exploring career options, building experience while in college, and launching career goals and aspirations.

Welcome to the Spartan Family: Get Connected

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 1A/1B

Connect with our New Student and Family Programs and the SJSU Family Advisory Board to learn about Parent/Family Orientation, Parent/Family Weekend, and the Parent and Family Portal. Learn how to be an engaged member of the Spartan Family.

UndocuSpartans: Navigating SJSU

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 2B

Sessions 1 and 2 in English
Session 3 in Spanish

Incoming undocumented students and their family members are welcome to join us for an information session where they will:

  • receive information on how to qualify for in-state tuition
  • learn about financial aid options and resources for undocumented students
  • identify opportunities to participate in the UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center.

Session 1 y 2 en Inglés
Session 3 en Español

Estudiantes indocumentados (AB 540/SB 68) y sus padres de familia son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para una sesión de información en la que:

  • recibirán información sobre cómo calificar para la matrícula estatal
  • aprenderán sobre las opciones y recursos de ayuda financiera para estudiantes indocumentados
  • identificarán oportunidades para participar en el Centro de Recursos para Estudiantes UndocuSpartan.

International Spartan Support

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 2A

Session 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. | International Spartan Support Workshop
Session 2 | 10:20 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. | International Spartan Support Workshop
Session 3 | 11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Admissions/Drop-in-advising

New, F-1/J-1 International students are encouraged to join Spartan staff from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and International Recruitment and Partnerships (IRP) at San Jose State University for a session on how to transition as a new international student at SJSU. Learn about the final admission steps, how to transfer your I-20, and what support services and resources are available. From 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, international students are invited to meet with the team for interactive hands on admissions drop in advising. 

Workshop Registration Form

On-Site Admissions Review Registration Form

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Location: Tower Hall/Morris Dailey Auditorium

Learn about financial aid and how to fund your SJSU education through federal grants, state grants, federal loans and institutional scholarships.

Study Abroad for All: Becoming a Global Spartan

Location: Student Union Meeting Room 3A/3B

Join us to discover all the amazing global experiences available to you at SJSU! We have over 350 programs around the world for every major, minor, or GE requirement. In this session we will provide an overview of all of our programming, cost structures, available financial aid, and discuss how a globally focused program can help you reach your personal, academic, and professional goals (and have a life changing experience). Come and learn how to plan for and become a Global Spartan!

First Year Placement and Early Start

Location: Business Boccardo Building (BBC 004 next to BBC courtyard)

Learn about how your mathematics and writing enrollment categories are determined and how they affect your first year course options. We will also provide information about a summer enrichment program called Early Start, which allows students in all majors to complete their first math course before the fall semester begins. Early Start helps students in STEM majors get to calculus faster and students in Non-STEM majors complete their mathematics GE requirement with wrap-around academic support.

Cultural Center Sessions

Our Cultural Center sessions will not be offered in repeat sessions.

Please be sure to check the session offering of the workshop you wish to attend as only one presentation will be hosted by each organization for the morning.

Cultivating Comunidad with Centro

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 4A/B
Session 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Learn about the various support services, activities, and programs offered by CENTRO and the many ways student help build and strengthen the Latinx community at SJSU. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Latinx students, professors and staff.

Student Success for Asian and Pacific Islander Students: Welcome to CAPISE!

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 4A/B
Session 2 | 10:20 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Connect with current students who are part of the Asian Pacific Islander community at SJSU! Learn about current and future resources/programs and hear more about the SJSU experience.

Nurturing Cultural Knowledge for Native American Indigenous Student Success: Welcome to NAISSC

Location: Business Boccardo Building (BBC 102)
Session 2 | 10:20 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Connect with the Native American Indigenous Student Success Center (NAISSC) to learn about the vibrant Indigenous community at SJSU, and the various cultural and support services offered at NAISSC. 

Student Success for Black African American Students: Welcome to the BLOC

Location: Student Union, Meeting Room 4A/B
Session 3 | 11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

The Black Leadership & Opportunity Center is dedicated to building and solidifying the Black student community by focusing on providing relevant and exciting cultural, academic, and social experiences that foster a sense of community, and aid in the retention and graduation of our Black Spartans. This session provides an in-depth look at some of the amazing things happening at the BLOC.