Sparta Camp (Frosh Orientation)

2022 Spring Sparta Camp will be an in-person program. The CSU’s Interim Vaccination Policy mandates that students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are accessing campus facilities at any university location across the 23 campuses. 

SJSU is requiring all students in attending in-person orientation to be fully vaccinated and sign the new 2021-2022 COVID-19 Addendum prior to their orientation date. Any student who is not fully vaccinated and/or does not sign the addendum will not be allowed to attend in-person orientation. 

All admitted students must attend one Sparta Camp session, which is a one-day experience, and participate for the entire duration of the program. Here you will get an official campus welcome, hear from various departments including Financial Aid and the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, meet with academic advisors, and get a chance to connect with an Orientation Leader - current SJSU student. Sparta Camp will be complete once you are done with your advising and course registration overview. 

Sparta Camp 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 Spring 2022. 

New Student and Family Programs will send you an orientation confirmation letter to your MySJSU Messages one week prior to your scheduled orientation date. You can access your MySJSU Messages via your student portal.

Spring 2022 Sparta Camp Orientation Session Dates

  • Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

View Your Sparta Camp Session Date

You may view what Sparta Camp session you are registered for in your Next Steps portal. In hopes to maintain an equitable registration process for all incoming SJSU students, we do not accommodate orientation session changes after the intent to enrollment deadline. We do make exceptions for extenuating emergencies that can be verified with proper documentation. If you have an emergency and can't attend Sparta Camp, please contact us at

Before Attending Sparta Camp

  1. Complete Spartan Link Online Pre-Orientation Module (will be given access in Mid-December 2021)
  2. Review your confirmation letter sent to your MySJSU Messages one week prior to your Sparta Camp session.

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at or 408-924-5972.

Students attending Sparta Camp who need accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at at least two weeks prior to attending their 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.