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Mustang Family Weekend

Mustang Family Weekend

Mustang Family Weekend 2015 – October 22-24

For the first time, Cal Poly is combining its Parent & Family Weekend with Homecoming and Alumni Weekend festivities. From October 22-24, campus will come alive with events for everyone in the Cal Poly family to experience Learn by Doing, catch up with old classmates, and cheer on the Mustangs. The Orfalea College of Business invites parents, family, and alumni back to see how our unique brand of experiential business education is taking shape today. Register for parent or alumni activities and make plans to attend our college’s events:


Time Event Name Location Description
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Booth at Farmer’s Market Downtown SLO Stop by Farmers’ Market and start your weekend off right!


Time Event Name Location Description
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes: Finance Student Team 03-302 Champion Finance Student Team presents the Student Managed Portfolio Project and the Chartered Financial Analyst Challenge
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes: Preserving Family Papers 35-409 Preserving Your Family Papers & Personal Digital Marketing: Learn how to protect your family’s legacy, in this class taught by our own library archivists.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Classes Without Quizzes: Packaging 03-114 Enjoy a packaging science presentation from faculty about this growing industry.
11:00 a.m. (Every 90 minutes) Campus Walking Tours UU Entrance Get to know Cal Poly by taking an 1 1/2 hour walking tour around campus with our official campus ambassadors. Fun facts and laughs guaranteed!
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes 35-409 Explore 100 years of Cal Poly History with the Kennedy Library’s Archivists
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Classes Without Quizzes 02-210 Start-ups Start Here – Presented by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Students
7:00 p.m. CP Women’s Soccer vs. UC Irvine Spanos Stadium Come support the Cal Poly Women’s Soccer team as the face off against the UC Irvine!
8:00 p.m. Tom Papa Comedy Show Spanos Theatre Enjoy a fun-filled night of laughs with renown comedian, Tom Papa!


Time Event Name Location Description
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Orfalea College of Business Learn By Doing Presentation and Reception 03-213 Gain a better understanding of the application of Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) curriculum in real world situations. Hear from college leadership and then from student leaders and standout seniors abut their internships, projects, and unique experiences as OCOB students.
*The first 25 Orfalea College of Business alumni to update their contact info at the event will receive a free Learn by Doing coffee mug! While supplies last.
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Orfalea College of Business – Coffee and Cookies 03-213 Join us for a meet and greet with college leadership and student presenters over coffee and cookies.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mustang Legacy Lunch PAC Lobby Catered Lunch for all Mustangs
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes at the Performing Arts Center TBD See what happens behind the scenes at the Christopher Cohan Center! This backstage tour will reveal what it takes to make shows happen, the operations behind performances, and will showcase the beautiful design of the Performing Arts Center.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. UU Rally: Enjoy Live Music and Refreshments in the UU Plaza UU Plaza Enjoy a classic Cal Poly UU Rally with live entertainment, members of our athletic teams and clubs, and appetizers!
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Poly Canyon Structural Design Laboratory Guided Hike Meet at Poly Canyon Gate Known as the “Architecture Graveyard” to students, this guided tour of more than 20 experimental structures built by students and industry over several decades is a great activity for all. Learn about the canyon’s environment, history, and sustainability plan. Bring water, hat, and hiking shoes. No vehicle access or restrooms. Allow extra time for approximately 20 minute walk up Poly Canyon Rd., off of Village Drive. Meet at the upper catenary arch gateway.
3:00 p.m. Orfalea College of Business Alumni Meet-up @ Mustang Corral Homecoming Tailgate BBQ O’Neill Green Prepare for the big Homecoming game by socializing with other Orfalea College of Business alumni and taking photos at your alma mater. Buy tickets here.
6:00 p.m. Cal Poly’s Got Talent Chumash Auditorium Show your Cal Poly spirit and support students as they showcase their talents!
6:05 p.m. Homecoming Football game vs. Portland State Spanos Stadium Cheer on your favorite college football team as they go head to head against Portland State! Buy tickets here.
7:00 p.m. Music Ensemble PAC Harmon Hall A variety of music ensembles and stylings put on by the College of Liberal Arts.
7:00 p.m. Viewing Party: Cal Poly Men’s Soccer at UC Santa Barbara MAC Building 43 Watch the televised classic rivalry between the Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Team and the UCSB Gauchos


Time Event Name Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Farewell Brunch with President & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Armstrong President’s House Cost is $20 per person

Register for Parent and Family Weekend events or register for Homecoming and Alumni events today. Space is limited for each activity listed! Purchase tickets separately for the Mustang Corral Tailgate BBQ and Homecoming football game.

Don’t forget to follow the Orfalea College of Business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see photos from Mustang Family Weekend as it happens.

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