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.
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
|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.|
|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.|
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|
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
|Management & Human Resources Area Demo||Bldg. 03, room 113|
|Economics Area Demo||Bldg. 03, room 306|
|11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
|Finance Area Demo||Bldg. 03, room 302|
|11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
|Industrial Technology and Packaging Area Demo||O’Neill Green|
|Entrepreneurship Demo||Bldg. 02, room 206|
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
|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.|