Events & Programming

Breakout Breakfast with Campus Leaders

Spartans, get connected and get to meet your campus leaders with a free breakfast on Wednesday, May 3 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM in the Student Union Ballroom A/B.

Our campus leaders in attendance include:

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Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson

President of San José State University

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Michael Carrol

UPD Chief of Police

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Lisa Millora

Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Affairs & Chief of Staff, Office of the President & Interim Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation

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Bob Lim

Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

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Catherine Voss Plaxton

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs - Health, Wellness, and Student Services

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Vanessa Smith

Administrative Support for Resource Management

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Thalia Anagnos

Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education

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Sara Bonakdar

Senior Director, Business Services

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Richard Hernandez

Executive Assistant to the Dean and Communications Lead

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Dr. Patience Bryant

Director of Black/African American Equity

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Mohamed Abousalem

Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI) and the President of the Board of Directors of the SJSU Research Foundation

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Joanne Wright

Senior Associate Vice President for University Personnel

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Tamsen Burke

Executive Director, Student Union Inc.

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James Lee

Senior Director, Faculty Services

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Jessica Larsen

Academic Business Strategist

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Christie Martinez

Manager, Employment Authorization and Compliance Services


Attend our events!

The Student Union at San Jose State University is proud to offer a wide variety of special events and recurring programming throughout the academic year. 

Student Union, Inc. aims to bring SJSU students a variety of high-quality events and activities that promote exploration, enhancement, and enrichment. During the 2020-2021 year, the Student Union, Inc. provided over 28 virtual events for 685 Spartans.

Spartan Recreation positively engages students through dynamic and diverse sports and athletic experiences, programs, classes, and events. We strive to be a positive resource for our students, faculty, and staff. Spartan Recreation operates the Spartan Recreation and Aquatic Center and hosts a variety of events and recurring programming through Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Club Sports, Fitness, and more. For more information, visit

Spring 2023 Programming

We are excited to offer exciting unique and recurring programing this semester. All events and programming are free and for currently enrolled SJSU students only, unless otherwise specified. For more information regarding each event, please visit the Student Union Instagram @studentunionsjsu.

All SUI Special Events are wheelchair accessible. For general questions or individuals requiring sign language interpreters, real-time captioners, or other accommodations, please contact SUI Event Coordinator at or call 408.924.5886. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status throughout all indoor events as well as in locations where physical distancing is not possible, including certain outside locations.

May Events