Spartan Experience for Transfers (Transfer Orientation)

2022 Spring SET (Transfer Orientation) 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 transfer students must attend one Spartan Experience for Transfers 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 - and other incoming Spartans.  

SET 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.

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. You can also confirm what orientation date you are signed up for in your Next Steps portal.

Spring 2022 SET Orientation Dates

  • Wednedsay, January 12th, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

View Your SET Orientation Session Date

You can view what SET orientation date you 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 SET Orientation, please contact us at

Before Attending SET Orientation

  1. Complete Spartan Link, our online pre-orientation modules (will be given access in December 2021)
  2. Review your confirmation letter sent to your MySJSU Messages (access through your portal) one (1) week prior to your SET session

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at

Students attending a Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) who need  accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to attending your 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.