Orfalea College of Business Open House Schedule April 12-14, 2018

Cal Poly welcomes prospective students, parents, alumni and friends to campus for Open House from April 12-14, 2018! The Orfalea College of Business is proud to host events throughout the week that will give prospective students and supporters an in-depth perspective on the Learn by Doing education the college provides.

Admitted students, be sure to RSVP for Open House.

For more information, visit the Cal Poly Open House website, parking information and campus maps.

Thursday, April 12: Campus Preview at Farmer’s Market

Open House weekend begins with “Campus Preview at Farmers’ Market” on Thursday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m. Explore downtown and experience San Luis Obispo’s world-famous Farmer’s Market. Cal Poly Clubs and Organizations will be present to showcase what they have to offer.

Friday, April 13: Admitted Students Discovery Day

Time Event Title Location Description
8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Open House Check In Mott Lawn Check in for the day’s events! Bring a digital or printed copy of your ticket.
9-9:45 a.m. University Welcome Rec Center Main Gym Hear from Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and VP for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey as they welcomes potential students, supporters and alumni to campus. Hear about the major initiatives shaping Cal Poly and Learn by Doing today.
10-10:45 a.m. Orfalea College of Business Welcome Multi Activity Center Hear from Dean Scott Dawson, 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.
11-11:45 a.m.
12-12:45 p.m.
Student Panels: Opportunities at Orfalea The Business Silo
Bldg. 03, room 213
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.
11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Orfalea Information Fair O’Neill Green Browse booths from departments, clubs, international programs, student services and more. It’s a great opportunity to interact with current students and ask questions about Orfalea’s programs.
11 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Orfalea College Tours Breezeway Outside the Student Success Center We will offer tours departing every 15 minutes, 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.
11:45 a.m.
and 1:45 p.m.
Spanish Speaking Orfalea College Tours Breezeway Outside the Student Success Center Take a guided tour of the business building with a Spanish speaking Orfalea student ambassador. You’ll explore classrooms, computer labs, lecture halls and meeting rooms while learning more about what the college has to offer delivered in Spanish.
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Accounting Area Demo Bldg. 03, room 107
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Marketing Area Demo Bldg. 03, room 206
11-11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Management & Human Resources Area Demo Bldg. 03, room 113
11:15-11:45 a.m.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Economics Area Demo Bldg. 03, room 306
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Finance Area Demo Bldg. 03, room 302
11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
12:15-1 p.m.
Industrial Technology and Packaging Area Demo O’Neill Green
11:15-11:45 a.m.
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Entrepreneurship Demo Bldg. 02, room 206
11:15-11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Information Systems Demo Bldg. 03, room 205
7:30-10 p.m. Parents’ Coffee House University Union, Chumash Auditorium While students are enjoying Friday Nite Invite, parents and supporters are invited to Coffee House, where they can talk to current students from all six of Cal Poly’s colleges while enjoying coffee from local vendors. There will also be speakers from Administration as well as Parent & Family Programs.
7:30-10 p.m. Friday Night Invite University Union Plaza Prospective students will enjoy free pizza, bowling, a DJ, games, crafts and club booths while meeting their fellow Mustangs.
8-9 p.m. Transfer Student Mixer University Union Room 220 Potential transfer students will get a chance to meet up and learn from an informational panel with time for Q&A. Food and drinks will be provided!


Saturday, April 14: Poly Royal Celebration

Time Event Title Location Description
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Campus Showcase Lower Campus At Campus Showcase Cal Poly Clubs and Organizations get a chance to show off what they do with booths, activities, food, and much more. Over 200 clubs are represented at this fun and exciting event.
10-11 a.m. Coffee with the Dean Bldg. 02, room 210 Take time to chat with Orfalea College of Business Dean Scott Dawson about his vision for the college and the resources that make it a perfect fit for thousands of students each year.
9-10 a.m. Poly Royal Parade Perimeter Road Wave to a vibrant parade of clubs, community organizations and programs celebrating Cal Poly along Perimeter Road!
10-10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies Dexter Lawn Hear Cal Poly’s leaders kick off another exciting day on campus.
10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Poly Royal Stage Dexter Lawn Enjoy music, dance and club performances from students on the stage on Dexter Lawn!
1-3:30 p.m. Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull Highland Dr. and Mt. Bishop Rd. The Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull has been held at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo since 1972. It is one of the largest events at Open House, drawing nearly 4,000 spectators and over 50 competitors from the Western United States. The event is run by Cal Poly Tractor Pull Club and the proceeds from the event bolster a scholarship endowment for students. For more info, visit http://tractorpull.calpoly.edu/.
2:30-5 p.m. Alumni Beer and Wine Garden Engineering Plaza Join Cal Poly alumni from each college for an afternoon of fun, reconnecting with alumni, faculty, staff, and student ambassadors. You will enjoy local beer and wine, as well as delicious appetizers. The event will be held rain or shine! 21+ with ID; tickets available at https://goo.gl/UFm3c8.
5:30 p.m. Poly Royal Rodeo and Concert Spanos Stadium Poly Royal has been the premier rodeo in the West Coast region since the first Poly Royal Rodeo in 1940. It is the largest college rodeo west of the Mississippi and draws crowds of up to 11,000 spectators. This year, the Rodeo will be held in Spanos Stadium, followed by a concert by Aaron Watson. Tickets available at https://goo.gl/GHYi3z.



Business and Engineering Alumni Beer and Wine Garden April 16

Cal Poly wine and Bishop's Peak

Orfalea College of Business and College of Engineering alumni are invited to enjoy a Beer and Wine Garden during Cal Poly Open House on April 16. Alumni and guests will sample local wine and beer while enjoying delicious appetizers in Cal Poly’s Engineering Plaza. Tickets are available now!

Business and Engineering Beer and Wine Garden
Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Engineering Plaza, Cal Poly (map)
$20 per person (plus transaction fees)
21+ only

Alumni and guests can purchase tickets via Eventbrite at bit.ly/CPBeerWineGarden. All attendees must have ID.

In case of rain, the event will be moved into Building 07 (the Advanced Technologies Laboratory) next to the Engineering Plaza.

Parking is available in Lot H16 on Via Carta on Cal Poly’s campus. View a campus map here.

For information about local lodging options, check out the Visit SLO website.

This year’s wineries and breweries will include:
BarrelHouse Brewing
Biddle Ranch Vineyard
Four Lanterns Winery
Harmony Cellars,
J Dusi Vineyards
Opolo Vineyards
Rabble Wine
Rasmussen Vines
Villa San Juliette

Questions? Call 805-756-5374.

Cal Poly Business Alumni to be Grand Marshals in Open House Parade

Cal Poly will host its annual Open House festivities April 16-18 in San Luis Obispo. Business alumni Michael Newton and Jose Sanchez of organic beverage company Guayaki will serve as grand marshals in the 2015 Open House parade on April 18. Newton is one of the original founders of Guayaki, which makes fair-trade Yerba Mate. Newton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance in 1997. Sanchez, who serves as the Los Angeles-area manager for the company, graduated from Cal Poly in 2009 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in entrepreneurship.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Grand Avenue and North Perimeter Road and travels north toward Via Carta, ending at Dexter Lawn. Seating is available along the route. A variety of new and traditional events will be featured at the 2015 Open House, including live music, a Kids’ Fair, tractor pull and academic demonstrations.

Orfalea College of Business events include a welcome from Dean Scott Dawson in the Rec Center and an information fair on O’Neill Green Friday, April 17. Visitors can meet the college’s faculty and learn about its unique approach to experiential business education. The college will offer tours and demonstrations from staff, clubs and students within each of its concentrations throughout the day.

Cal Poly’s industrial technology and packaging students also plan to participate in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Design Village in Poly Canyon on April 17-19. This year’s theme, “clockwork,” will come to life using a corrugated cardboard structure. For more information on Design Village, visit www.designvillage.wix.com/designvillage.

New and prospective students are encouraged to include the Orfalea College of Business’ “Learn by Doing” session on Saturday April 18 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Building 03, Room 213. Presentations will offer students insight into what areas of study interest them by showcasing current student projects and experiences.

For more information on the Open House events at the Orfalea College of Business, visit www.cob.calpoly.edu/openhouse/.