Student Resources

SJSU Student Enrollment Identification Card 

Special Session and Open University students will be issued a Student ID Card at cashing window after registration and tuition payment at the Student Services Center. This card contains your SJSU ID number and the term you are enrolled in. To protect your privacy, this SJSU ID number replaces the use of Social Security Number for most SJSU transactions. This number cannot be changed.

Student attends Fall'21 classes with face to face instruction mode will need a Tower Card to access on-campus buildings. Please contact, with your name and ID, for the procedure to obtain a SJSU Tower card. 

If you lose your SJSU ID card or cannot remember your SJSU ID number, contact for assistance.


Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides medical care to students enrolled at SJSU. In addition to treating acute conditions, injuries and illnesses, the (SHC) provides a family planning program and maintains an in-house licensed pharmacy, a physical therapy department, a federally certified high-complexity laboratory, and an x-ray department.

Registered Special Session and Open University students may access SHC services during any school term/session/intercession by paying $25/visit (plus the same augmented or specialty service fees that are paid by students who pay the MHF). To set up an appointment, call (408) 924-6122 or stop by the SHC appointment desk in room 106 of the Health Building.

For questions regarding SJSU's mask mandate or the Covid-19 vaccination requirements, please visit the Health Advisory and Student Health Center websites. 

User ID & Password

Special Session and Open University students will also receive User IDs and passwords by mail or email (if provided), approximately one month prior to the conclusion of the semester. Grade reports will no longer be mailed to students. Instead, students will use their User ID and passwords to retrieve grades from within two weeks after the end of classes.



SJSU and the San Jose Public Library combined their resources and opened their doors to students and non-students. Gain access to books and a wealth of resources not offered with one library card before.

Visit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library and get your library card. Provide proof of address (CA ID) and your Special Session or Open University ID card to gain access to general library resources and services as well as student-only resources. If you have questions regarding term-specific SJSU student library privileges, please contact the circulation desk at (408) 808-2000 for more information.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library
150 E. San Fernando St., San Jose 
(408) 808-2000

Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Counseling Services

Educational counselors are available to assist enrolled students, individually, as a group, or in workshops with a variety of academic concerns. To learn more, please visit the Counseling Services.


Sport Club Fitness Center

Special Session and Open University students may purchase a day use pass or membership at a discount rate for the Sport Club Fitness Center is located in the San Jose State Event Center.


SmartPass Clipper Card

As a Special Session and Open University student, you can pay the Associated Students fee and enjoy unlimited rides on all VTA Buses and Light Rail. To find out more about the benefits of SmartPass Clipper Card and how to obtain one, please visit the Associated Students website.

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