Spartan Experience for Transfers (Transfer Orientation)

All admitted transfer students must attend one Spartan Experience for Transfers session, 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 in Spring 2023.

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 one.SJSU.edu student portal.

Spring 2023 SET Orientation Dates

  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Please note that all of sessions may not be available to you on your Next Step portal. SET Orientation sessions you may select from will be based upon when your major will be offering academic advising. Additionally, sessions fill up on a first come, first serve basis so this may also affect general orientation session availability.

SET Orientation Schedule

Click HERE [pdf] to view the Spartan Experience for Transfers (Transfer Orientation) Schedule.

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 transfer-orientation@sjsu.edu.

Before Attending SET Orientation

  1. Complete Spartan Link, our online pre-orientation modules (will be given access in December 2022)
  2. Review your confirmation letter sent to your MySJSU Messages (access through your one.SJSU.edu portal) one (1) week prior to your SET session

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at transfer-orientation@sjsu.edu.

Students attending a Spartan Experience for Transfers (SET) who need  accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at aec-info@sjsu.edu 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.