Parent & Family Orientation

Family of New SJSU Student on 7th Street Plaza

We welcome parents and family members to attend Parent and Family Orientation to learn more about SJSU and how you can play a supportive role in helping your student succeed.  We offer orientation programs for both families of freshman and transfer students.

While at orientation, you will learn and talk about: 

  • Information on class registration and paying bills
  • SJSU traditions and culture
  • Academic requirements
  • Housing & dining options
  • Health & wellness
  • University Police
  • SJSU policies & procedures

Spring 2024 Parent & Family Orientation Dates:

  • Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Register for Parent & Family Orientation

Register Here!

The cost to attend Parent and Family Orientation is $45 per person. Registration includes attendance of the orientation, one SJSU family swag bag, continental breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.  

If you have more than one guest in your party, you may purchase a second registration for $45 and they will receive all the materials as well.  You can also add on just a lunch for $25 if your second guest would like to attend, but note they will not receive a swag bag or t-shirt.  Youth meals (12 and under) can be added for $15 per child. (Adult lunch and youth lunch tickets do not include a shirt or swag bag).

Registration for Parent and Family Orientation can be found on the Parent and Family Portal. After signing in to the Parent and Family Portal, parents/families can view the event calendar on the right side and click 'Register' to sign-up. The last day to register for Parent & Family Orientation is on the day of your orientation session.

All transactions are non-refundable.


Virtual Parent & Family Orientation

Can't join us on campus, register for our Virtual Parent & Family Orientation.

  • January 23, 2024 | 4:30pm-6:30pm PST
  • Hosted on Zoom

Register for Virtual Parent & Family Orientation Here


This is the Parent/Family Orientation payment website ONLY. Your student must submit their Intent to Enroll and register for their mandatory orientation date separately through the Next Steps process here.

For more information contact us at mystudentis@sjsu.edu or 408-924-5972.