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The Top 10 New Student and Supporter Events You Don’t Want to Miss! 

Are you a newly admitted student? Congratulations! Here are 10 events you need to put on your calendar today! These events are a great way for students and their supporters to build new relationships, learn more about Student Affairs programs, and become familiar with our Cal Poly community. For additional information, please click on each listed event.
dates events Description
4/6 - 4/8 Open House 24th annual preview event for admitted and prospective students
4/21 - 4/23 PolyCultural Weekend Annual admitted and prospective student event, showcasing
Cal Poly's academic, cultural and social resources
July - September

SLO Days

Summer advising for newly admitted students and their supporters
9/8 Gathering
on the Green
Welcome reception for newly admitted out-of-state and international students and their supporters
9/8 - 9/10


University Housing Fall move-in event
(Assisted day: 9/8 - 9/9. Self-guided day: 9/10.)
9/10 - 9/17 Week of Welcome (WOW) 60th annual orientation for newly admitted students
9/10 Evening with the President and Big Fall Welcome Welcome reception hosted by President Jeffrey D. Armstrong for supporters, followed by annual welcome event for newly admitted students at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. (Supporters also welcome to attend)
September (official dates TBA) Poly Parent Adventures San Luis Obispo experiences and adventures for supporters before, during and after student move-in
10/20 - 10/22 Mustang Family Weekend A weekend of Learn by Doing fun for supporters and friends of
Cal Poly
11/2 - 11/5 Homecoming A traditional Mustang celebration of football and alumni events

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