Cal Poly Announces Theme for 2016 Open House: ‘Celebrating the Mustang Legacy’

Cal Poly Open House 2016“Celebrating the Mustang Legacy” is the theme of Cal Poly’s 2016 Open House, which will bring current and prospective students, their supporters, faculty and the San Luis Obispo community to the campus April 14-16.

The 23rd annual event, which showcases the university and its six colleges, celebrates the achievements of past and current Mustangs. It will give prospective students an opportunity to participate in campus traditions and display school spirit in advance of their time at Cal Poly.

Activities include a parade, preview day, annual showcase of student clubs and a slate of performances by various campus groups over three days.

On Thursday, April 14, the Open House Committee kicks off the weekend with Club Preview Night at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.

Admitted Students’ Preview Day, set for Friday, April 15, allows students who will start in September and their families and supporters to get acquainted with Learn by Doing and the academic life at Cal Poly. Students will be encouraged to start thinking about their course of study as they learn about curriculum, hear from college deans, and meet faculty and current students.

On Saturday, April 16, Cal Poly will host a campuswide open house for visitors and the community, featuring a student parade and booths from the more than 200 student clubs and organizations and demonstrate Learn by Doing in action.

The day includes special events such as a Kids’ Fair, live music, the Poly Royal Truck & Tractor Pull, Cal Poly Rodeo and more. It’s also a chance for visiting alumni to reconnect with those who have shaped the “Mustang Legacy.”

Open House fosters relationships with community members, local businesses, departments, and student groups so that every prospective student will have access to the resources that fosters success while attending Cal Poly.

For more information about Open House, contact Nate Alcorn, program coordinator for New Student & Transition Programs, at 805-756-2057 or

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