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Student Affairs Orientation and Engagement Events

Cal Poly events you don't want to miss!  

Are you a newly admitted student? Congratulations! Here are some important events 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.


4/3 - 4/5/20

PolyCultural Weekend

An immersive weekend event for prospective students that centers on the diverse academic, cultural and social resources at Cal Poly.

4/16 -

Open House and Poly Royal Rodeo

A Cal Poly tradition featuring the 26th annual campus showcase and 79th annual Poly Royal Rodeo for admitted and prospective students, supporters and alumni. 

7/20 -

SLO Days

Summer advising for newly admitted students and their supporters.


on the Green

Welcome reception for newly admitted out-of-state and international students and their supporters.

Sept. 2020 (dates TBA)


University Housing fall move-in event for all newly admitted freshmen and transfers (Sept. 14) and continuing students (Sept. 15–18).

9/11 - 9/20/20

Week of Welcome (WOW)

Nationally recognized orientation for all newly admitted students.


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).

10/23 - 10/25/20

Mustang Family Weekend and football game

A weekend of Learn by Doing fun for supporters and friends of Cal Poly.

Nov. 2020 (dates TBA)

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend

A traditional weekend celebration of Mustang vs. Idaho State football on Nov. 10 and Learn by Doing alumni events.

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