By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director
Fall Welcome Days, held this year from August 21 through September 17, is a series of exciting social and academic programs designed to provide all incoming students with opportunities to make connections with fellow students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community, as well as to become more familiar with campus resources and opportunities. The Fall Welcome Convocation will begin at 4 p.m. Aug 23 at the Event Center. An On-Campus Job Fair, Student Success Fair, Community Connections Fair, and Fall Student Organization Fair will be held on the San Carlos Plaza. The fall 2011 Campus Reading Program selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, will be discussed, and students, faculty and staff will have several opportunities to view Lacks’ cancerous cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, then sold many times over for research while her family struggled to afford health insurance. Students will also have the opportunity to explore international programs, audition for SJSU choirs, hear about “All You Ever Wanted To Know About College, But Were Afraid To Ask,” and join hiking and kayaking trips off campus. View a detailed events schedule.