Open House 2017: Orfalea College of Business Calendar of Events

Open House April 6-8 2017

Orfalea College of Business Open House 2017 Schedule

The Orfalea College of Business welcomes prospective students, families and alumni to campus for Open House April 6-8, 2017. The college will host a series of events in the Business Building (Building 03) in addition to the university-wide Open House events happening throughout campus. Check Cal Poly’s master schedule of events here, and see Orfalea’s detailed schedule below or via pdf download.

For visitor information, including parking, transportation and lodging, visit the Cal Poly Open House website.

You can also access a list of Frequently Asked Questions surrounding Open House events.

Campus Map Available Here

More information about parking and transportation

Friday, April 7, 2017

Time Activity Location
8:30-9:40 a.m. University Welcome
Hear from Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and VP for Student Affairs Keith Humphries as they welcomes potential students, supporters and alumni to campus. Hear about the major initiatives shaping Cal Poly and Learn by Doing today.
Main Gym at the Rec Center
10-10:45 a.m. College Welcome
Hear from Assistant Dean Amy Carter, alumni and current students about what it’s like to attend the Orfalea College of Business. You’ll also learn about the college-specific events happening at Open House.
Multi Activity Center (MAC) at the Rec Center
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
Orfalea College of Business Tours
Every half our, take a guided tour of the business building with an Orfalea student ambassador. You’ll explore classrooms, computer labs, lecture halls and meeting rooms while learning more about what the college has to offer.
Breezeway (1st floor), Business Building (No. 03)
 11-11:45 a.m.
12:45-1:30 p.m.
Student Panels: Opportunities at Orfalea
Enjoy an interactive panel discussion with current Cal Poly students about the Learn by Doing opportunities they’ve embraced in the Orfalea College of Business inside and outside the classroom. Learn how students gain a competitive edge through college clubs, mentorship, internships and industry connections.
Business Silo (Room 213), Business Building (No. 03)
 12-12:45 p.m.  Alumni Panel: Life After Orfalea
Successful Cal Poly alumni from a variety of industries will discuss the value of their degree and how a Learn by Doing education empowered them to succeed. They will answer questions about becoming career-ready and conquering the professional transition.
Business Silo (Room 213), Business Building (No. 03)
 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Accounting Demo Room 107, Business Building (No. 03)
 11:15-11:45 a.m.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Economics Demo Room 307, Business Building (No. 03)
 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
12:15-1 p.m.
Finance Demo Room 303, Business Building (No. 03)
 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
12:15-1 p.m.
Industrial Technology and Packaging Tours
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Cal Poly’s industrial technology and packaging labs. See where students create computer-aided designs, prototype packaging and test them with industry standard equipment.
Orfalea Sign on O’Neill Green
11:15-11:45 a.m.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Trade Show
Find out how to get involved with CIE at every stage of your college career. You’ll hear from current students who are starting companies, alumni working on projects through the HotHouse Incubator, and faculty leading the Hatchery space on campus.
Entrepreneurship Lab (Room 206, Building No. 2)
11-11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Management Demo Room 114, Business Building (No. 03)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. HR & Information Systems Demo Room 114, Business Building (No. 03)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Marketing Demo Room 206, Business Building (No. 03)


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time Activity Location
10-11:30 a.m. “Learn by Doing” at Orfalea
Gain a better understanding of how Orfalea College of Business projects apply to the real world business environment. This presentation provides students with an understanding of how each area of study empowers students to gain resume-worthy experience long before graduation
Business Silo (Room 213), Business Building (No. 03)
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Orfalea College of Business Tours
Not able to fit in a tour on Friday? The Orfalea College of Business will be hosting 45 minute tours of the college, highlighting classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs and meeting rooms. Tours are guided by Student Ambassadors, outstanding students who share valuable information about the college, its programs and their own experiences.
Breezeway (1st floor), Business Building (No. 03)
2:30-5 p.m. Alumni Beer and Wine Garden
Orfalea College of Business alumni and guests are invited to enjoy a beer and wine garden hosted in conjunction with Cal Poly’s College of Engineering. The event will feature local beer and wine as well as delicious appetizers. Event happens rain or shine! Entry is $20/ person. 21+ only. Register ahead of time at
Engineering Plaza (outside of Building No. 192)