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Welcome to San José State University!

New Student and Family Programs offers several programs to support new students and their parent/families as they transition into SJSU! This website offers information regarding our Orientation programs, as well as Parent & Family resources on how to best support your student!

Prior to attending Orientation, new students should: 

  1. Check your email and MYSJSU messages for any important information from SJSU.
  2. Complete Spartan Link - an online orientation component for all incoming students that must be completed prior to attending the on-campus orientation session.
    • Access Spartan Link, please log in with your SJSU 9-digit ID number and password.
  3. Incoming Freshman - complete the Reflection on College Writing (RCW). 
    • Check for information regarding this, and be sure to have this work completed and processed by your Sparta Camp session. For questions, please visit the RCW FAQ or email directedselfplacement@52zhangyang.com.
  4. Transfer Students - sign up to take the Writing Skills Test (WST). For more information, please visit our Testing Office website.
  5. Frosh must attend Sparta Camp and Transfers must attend Spartan Experience for Transfers - a mandatory in-person orientation for all incoming frosh and transfer students. Your confirmation letter can be viewed on your next steps account. More information will be sent out one (1) week prior to your session.
  6. After attending on-campus Orientation, revisit Spartan Link for more information and resources. 
  7. Students, attend Weeks of Welcome during the first few weeks of school!
  8. Attend Parent/Family Weekend - invite parents and family members to our weekend event to get a glimpse of the SJSU experience! 

Go Spartans!

Parent and Family Orientation

We welcome Frosh parents and family members to attend the Parent and Family Orientation Program to learn more about SJSU and how you can play a supportive role in helping your student succeed. Parent and Family Orientation takes place concurrently with Sparta Camp. 

The deadline to register for Parent and Family Orientation is one week prior to the date of your students designated Sparta Camp session. If you are still interested in attending, please email us at mystudentis@52zhangyang.com.

Make a Difference!

Help NSFP provide opportunities for parent and family members to feel more connected to campus and to understand their vital role in supporting their students. Donations made will help cover the cost of facility and equipment rentals, registration fees and staffing for all parent and family programs provided throughout the year. to donate today and refer to the instructions below.

How to donate to New Student and Family Programs


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