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San Jose State University

San Jose State University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

San José State University is centrally located on 154 acres in downtown San José, California. The University is midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay.

San Jose State’s on-campus housing is conveniently within walking distance of dozens of attractions and public transit. All guests of our SJSU banquet halls and conference centers have access to dining services, meeting rooms, audio/visual assistance and a host of other resources on campus. Leave the planning to us and we will help you enjoy a stress free, memorable event at our premier San Jose venue!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 40
  • Largest Theatre Style: 180
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 500
  • Largest Arena Seating: 5000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no
Lecture Classrooms (under 40)
We have a vast number of classrooms available for groups under 40. This includes lecture style and smart classrooms.
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
Lecture Classrooms (Over 40)
We have classrooms available for groups over 40, which can be both interactive and lecture style classrooms.
  • 40 - 120 Classroom Style
  • 40 - 120 Theatre Style
Auditorium
San Jose State University has a variety of Auditoriums that are available for everything from general meeting sessions to award presenations. Many of these can be rented for half or full days.

    Food & Beverage Options

    The Dining Commons
    Guests have the option to purchase meal plans from the University Dining Commons. Enjoy delicious cuisine influenced from around the world. Vegetarian and Vegan food with flavor, Mexican food to spice up your day, Italian food like mom used to make, Asian food to hit the spot, fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you healthy, and tasty sweets to make you smile.
    Spartan Catering
    The Dining Commons will work with your group to help craft a menu that will accommodate your group, whether it be dietary needs or just more kid friendly fair.
        Spartan Catering is here to provide high quality catering to the San José State Community. From continental-style breakfasts to five course banquets, the Spartan Catering staff works closely with clients to ensure that their individual needs are met. Our professional culinary staff can customize amazing menus by seamlessly blending restaurant quality cuisine and impeccable service. Our friendly staff is at your service to ensure the success of your event.

          Catering options

          Spartan Catering
          Spartan Catering is here to provide high quality catering to the San José State Community. From continental-style breakfasts to five course banquets, the Spartan Catering staff works closely with clients to ensure that their individual needs are met. Our professional culinary staff can customize amazing menus by seamlessly blending restaurant quality cuisine and impeccable service. Our friendly staff is at your service to ensure the success of your event.

            Accommodations

            • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1735
            Campus Village Building C
            Campus Village Building C (CVC), also known as "The Suites" is the newest of the First-Year Experience Halls. Floors are divided into suites where multiple bedrooms share access to private restroom and living room facilities.
            • 292 Rooms
            • 571 Beds
            The Bricks: Hoover Hall, Royce Hall and Washburn Hall
            Affectionately known as, "the bricks”, these three-story residence halls offer small living-learning environments for approximately 204 residents. Each hall is divided into 6 wings of approximately 35 residents each, a design which helps promote community among the residents. These buildings do not have elevators but do offer air conditioning.
            • 315 Rooms
            • 612 Beds
            Joe West Hall
            Joe West Hall is a 12-story residence hall that houses over 600 residents. Joe West provides a number of living options including: Double occupancy rooms, suite-style living, and Single Occupancy rooms. Joe West Hall is equipped with two elevators but does not have air conditioning.
            • 280 Rooms
            • 559 Beds

            Featured Amenities

            • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
            • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
            • Fitness Center Fitness Center
            • Handicap Accessible
            • Near Public Transit
            • Overnight Rooms
            • Paid Parking
            • Taxi
            • Theater Seating
            • WiFi

            Venue Location + Transportation

            Address

             
            One Washington Square,
            San Jose, California 95192-0133

            Transportation

            • BusBus
            • MetroMetro
            • TaxiTaxi
            • TrainTrain

            Nearby Airport

            • San Jose International - 10 minutes

            Nearby International Airport

            • San Jose International - 10 minutes

            Nearby Cities

            San Francisco – 45|Monterey – 50| Santa Clara – 5

            Things to Know

            Catering

            • Must Use In-house Catering: No
            • External Catering Allowed: No

            Technology

            San Jose State University offers high speed internet in every room. There is a computer lab on campus with both Mac and PCs available. Comprehensive AV set ups and assistance is available upon request, including teleconferencing.

            • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
            • Equipment Available On-Site:
              • Projector Screen

            Venue Policies

            • ADA Accessible: Yes

            Testimonals

            University Housing at San Jose State offers our journalism bootcamp students a clean and safe haven in the big city. After reporting on the streets and writing under fierce deadlines, they just love relaxing and hanging out in the dorms and getting a taste of college life after high school. They’re perfect for high-school programs that require more supervision but still want to offer their students an enjoyable stay on campus.
            Joe Rodriguez - Mosaic San Jose High School Journalism Workshop - 2011
            For Strive for College's first national conference, we were very grateful to have been guests on the SJSU campus. Our mentors, college students from all across the country, were very happy with their rooms in the Campus Village. Many expressed wishes that their own college dorms would be as comfortable as those they stayed in that weekend. In addition to fresh linens and toiletries, the conference services department gave each occupant brochures of resources and activities for the San Jose area to welcome our out of town attendees. Not only were the facilities themselves wonderful, but all staff members were friendly and accommodating!
            Emerald Maravilla - Strive for College -2011
            University Housing went the extra mile to save the Mosaic High School Journalism Workshop in Summer 2014. When the journalism building was suddenly closed, they found a computer lab for us to use as our newsroom for two weeks. We at Mosaic were mightily impressed and grateful!
            Joe Rodriguez - Mosaic San Jose High School Journalism Workshop - 2014

            Services

            Laundry
            Each hall contains a laundry room. They are equipped with washers and dryers. Guests can purchased pre-loaded laundry cards to do laundry during their stay.
            Conference Coordination and Planning
            Our expert staff will work with you to locate the best facilities for your conference, as well as plan meals, reserve meeting rooms and assist in all aspects of planning.
            Audio/Visual Assistance
            We offer A/V set up and assistance for all of our meeting rooms, many of which come prepared with integrated A/V systems.
            Free Internet Access
            All rooms in our residence halls come equipped with free high speed internet. Many of our meeting and classrooms also come with high speed internet, at no additional cost.
            Fitness Center
            Day passes are available for The Sport Club Fitness Center. Located in the San Jose State Event Center, The Sport Club at San Jose State University has a fitness room (which is equipped with treadmills, stair masters, elliptical, and weights),mini gym, dance/fitness studios, racquetball courts and locker rooms.
            Aquatic Center
            Day passes are available for the SJSU Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center at San Jose State University is one of the largest outdoor pools in California, featuring daily lap swimming, diving boards, and recreational swimming.
            A.S. Print Shop
            The Associated Student Print Shop handles all printing and copying jobs, big or small. Offering their services to all guests of SJSU the A.S. Print Shop is conveniently located on the first floor of Hoover Hall. (http://as.sjsu.edu/asps/)
            Security
            All of our residence halls are secure and require key access. Additional security and escort services are available from SJSU University Police Department. (http://www.sjsu.edu/police/)
            Public Transportation
            SJSU has immediate access to Valley Transit Authority buses and light rail (http://www.vta.org/), walking distance from Cal-Train (http://www.caltrain.com) and a short distance from Mineta San José International Airport.
            Spartan Catering
            Spartan Catering is here to provide high quality catering to the San José State Community. From continental-style breakfasts to five course banquets, the Spartan Catering staff works closely with clients to ensure that their individual needs are met. Our professional culinary staff can customize amazing menus by seamlessly blending restaurant quality cuisine and impeccable service. Our friendly staff is at your service to ensure the success of your event. (http://www.spartanshops.com/Catering/)

            Technology

            High Speed Internet
            Each of our rooms is equipped with high speed internet, free of charge.
            Computers
            We have a fully equipped computer lab (with Macs and PCs) available to our guests.
            Audio/Visual
            We offer comprehensive A/V set up and assistance for all of our meeting rooms, many of which come prepared with integrated A/V systems.
            Smart classroom
            We offer a variety of smart classrooms, featuring the latest technology to enhance your conference or meeting.