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2019-20 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference to Feature Angela Davis Feb. 29


Political and social activist, scholar, author, educator and National Women’s Hall of Fame honoree Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address at Cal Poly’s 18th annual Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Leadership Conference on Saturday, Feb. 29. Read more ...

Cal Poly, City Collaboration Leads to Record Low Noise Complaints and Citations


San Luis Obispo residents continue to see positive results from shared efforts by the city and Cal Poly to reduce neighborhood issues near the campus, including noise complaints and citations. Read more ...

Cal Poly Recognized Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2020


Cal Poly has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for the third time by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Read more ...

Students in Cal Poly College Prep Programs Advance to Higher Education at Rates Higher Than National Average


Local high school students who participated in Cal Poly TRIO pre-college preparation programs advanced to institutions of higher learning at higher rates than those at TRIO programs nationally. Read more ... 

Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing Adds Gender-Affirming Care


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing has added gender-affirming care to its slate of available health services to students. Read more ...

Cal Poly Values and Salutes its Veterans on West’s One of the Most Vet-Friendly Campuses


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s veterans center has helped bolster the university’s standing as one of the most veteran-friendly schools in the western U.S. This fall U.S. News & World Report named Cal Poly the best public, master’s-level university in the West in its annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Read more ... 

2018-19 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly Universities’ 2020 Tournament of Roses Float Dives into Ocean Exploration


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly universities’ 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade float will feature an underwater exploration scene that would have made Jacques Cousteau proud. Read more ...

Cal Poly Student Donations Distributed to SLO County Nonprofit Organizations


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly University Housing donated more than 8 tons of food, clothing and other goods to San Luis Obispo County nonprofit organizations — items that were collected from residents in student housing during the end-of-school move-out in mid-June. Read more ... 

Cal Poly Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Set for June 15 and 16


SAN LUIS OBISPO — More than 5,100 students are eligible to graduate in two ceremonies at Cal Poly’s spring commencement Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16. The three-hour ceremonies will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Spanos Stadium. Read more ...

Cal Poly to Launch Campus Community Garden for Students, Faculty and Staff


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host a groundbreaking for its new organic campus community garden at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, near the Health Center and Recreation Center climbing wall. Read more ... 

Cal Poly Campus Health & Wellbeing to Host New Farmers’ Market on Campus Beginning May 7


Cal Poly’s Campus Health & Wellbeing department will host the first Cal Poly Farmers’ Market, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, on Mustang Way on campus. The market will occur bi-weekly (first and third Tuesdays of the month) from May through November of this year and will feature San Luis Obispo County farmers and Cal Poly vendors. Read more ... 

Cal Poly Students to ‘Take Back the Night’ April 25 for Survivors of Sexual Violence


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Safer invites the San Luis Obispo community to its annual Take Back the Night Rally from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Mission Plaza downtown. Read more ...

Cal Poly’s 26th Annual Open House Set for April 11-13


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s 26th annual Open House welcomes prospective students and their supporters, current students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community to festivities Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13. Read more ... 

Seven Cal Poly Scholars Receive $5,000 Scholarships from a Partnership Between Dignity Health and Cal Poly


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Seven Cal Poly students — including one from Paso Robles — were awarded renewable scholarships under a partnership between Dignity Health and the university’s Cal Poly Scholars program. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named ‘Military Friendly’ Campus for 2019-20


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly has been named a Military Friendly® School for 2019-20 by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned digital media, advertising technology and data utilization company. Read more ...

Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Recognized by National Industry Association


SAN LUIS OBISPO – The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) has named Keith Humphrey, Cal Poly’s vice president for Student Affairs, as its 2019 Innovative Practice Award recipient. Read more ...

Cal Poly Named a Most Promising Place to Work in Student Affairs for 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education have again named Cal Poly one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2019.The university previously earned the distinction in 2017. Read more ...

Cornel West to Headline Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan. 16 at Cal Poly


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Renowned educator, philosopher, author and activist Cornel West will be the keynote speaker for Cal Poly’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium. West is slated to speak around 7:30 p.m. Read more ...

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