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Student Experience

New Student Orientation

On behalf of William Jessup University, New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes all new students and their families into our community. Through a variety of activities, games, and informational workshops, students will begin to build relationships, familiarize themselves with the campus, and feel like a part of the WJU family.

We believe NSO plays an integral part of each student’s college experience, which is why we have dedicated three days for this program. We highly encourage all new students to attend NSO as it is a foundational piece to their success as a student, both academically and socially. Click here to learn more about New Student Orientation.


Our state of the art residence halls are fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable and exciting living experience. Our students need to feel at home and in an environment that will promote the best of “college-life”. Each residence hall is staffed by a Resident Hall Director and four student Resident Assistants that are available around the clock to aid students in need. They promote residence policy that is designed to build community and personal growth. Regular activities allow students to get involved and develop friendships in a fun and friendly environment. Click here to learn more about our Residence Halls and On-Campus Housing.

  • Fully Air Conditioned
  • Security Card Access System
  • Shared Living Room, Kitchenette, Microwave, Refrigerator
  • Community Restrooms with several private showers and toilets
  • Large Study Lounges
  • Telephone (Available upon request)
  • High speed internet
  • Each resident will have 1 extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, wardrobe for hanging clothes, 3 dresser drawers.

Jessup Store

The Jessup Store is the premier apparel and accessory retailer for William Jessup University. Located next to the Student Union the Jessup Store offers many unique designs and products for students, parents and alumni. Grab your Jessup gear online here.

Student Union

The West Student Union is the central hub of student life. It’s centrally located near the student dorms, mail services, security center and student store. Visit the Memorial Union today and experience student life at William Jessup University.

Student Life

Campus Activities

Student Activities is committed to engage the whole student in partnership with academics through multiple avenues of programming and media to continue their education, spiritual formation and directed experiences.

Health & Wellness

Our Health & Wellness staff is devoted to each and every student’s physical and spiritual well-being. With this in mind, our staff is committed to helping student’s live a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, nutrition and education.

Arts & Entertainment

The Arts & Entertainment staff hosts evening lectures from professors, visiting directors, authors, artists and professionals. Films are viewed and followed by a lecture and discussion.Guest speakers discuss issues in the community and pop culture.

Intramural Program

Intramurals exists to develop a balanced and Christ-like character through competition in our students and community. A variety of team sports are offered through intramural each semester ranging from day tournaments to weekly league play.


Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer and Track & Field

Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track & Field

The Warrior Arena holds more that 1,100 spectators for volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball. The facility includes four team rooms, showers, five athletic offices, a training/therapy room with state-of-the-art hydrotherapy equipment, laundry facility and cameras located in the upper mezzanine for live streaming of volleyball and basketball games.

The official Jessup athletics website can be found at This site contains more information on specific athletic programs, staff, camps, multimedia, athletic calendars, news and updated scores.


It is very common to have an MBA degree these days so getting it from a good school is extremely important for me and that is why I chose William Jessup University. The location of the campus is close to the Silicon Valley where there are vast opportunities for MBA students. This program gives me a platform to expand my horizon and at the same time not settle for an online course. Once enrolled in the program, I have established great relationships with the professors who are here to help us in every way they can. We also had some great speakers from the tech industry come to class and talk to us and that for me has been the best experience so far in my life.

The faculty and staff are kind, helpful and friendly. Also, I made really good friends and always look forward to going to school. One of the great things about this school is that, it gives the students an option to work and study without sacrificing their career just to go back to school. I now have an amazing opportunity to intern at a Financial firm where I am able to implement what I study in class. Not to forget, the food and snacks that are provided during the days of our classes is such a noble thing to do. I am so proud to be a part of this family and I really can’t ask for more.

-Akarshini Gotla WJU International MBA Student


My name is Vi Pham, and I am a senior Psychology major from Hanoi, Vietnam. This is my second and last semester at William Jessup University, and the time I spent as a student here has definitely been an amazing experience for me. I have made many great friendships with students who are truly genuine, friendly, and authentic. The faculty and staff at the university has been a strong support for me as an international student, and I am incredibly thankful for them and their help to me when I had questions. I enjoy being challenged academically and still be able to receive help from the faculty when needed. They are passionate about their teaching subject, and truly want to help their students succeed in class. These are some of the things I personally like about Jessup, and I am grateful I had the chance to be a student here even for only one year!

-Vi Pham


An academic internship is a form of experiential education that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Students earn academic credit, since the work/learning arrangement is overseen by a faculty or staff member at William Jessup University and by a designated employee of an organization. The internship is usually the length or equivalent of an academic term and is unpaid. WJU affirms the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) position statement to determine what qualifies as an internship. There are hundreds of significant businesses are within 45 minutes drive from William Jessup University’s main campus.

  • Hewlett Packard (HP) Intel
  • Kaiser Permanente Sutter Health
  • Oracle
  • Univision Communications Dignity Health
  • Pride Industries
  • Colliers International Health Net
  • Entercom Communications Bureau Veritas
  • VSP Vision Network Esurance
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • United Natural Foods

Beyond the immediate area of the main campus, William Jessup University’s San Jose campus is in the middle of Silicon Valley which puts it near Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Ebay and thousands of start-ups throughout the San Francisco region.

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