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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Thursday: Farmers' Market Friday: Check-In, Mustang Way Saturday: Dexter Lawn

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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You're invited to Cal Poly's 26th Annual Open House — April 11 - 13, 2019. This event welcomes new students, their families, Cal Poly alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community to get a glimpse into life as a Mustang.

Thursday, April 11: Campus Preview at Farmers' Market

Friday, April 12: Admitted Students Discovery Day

Saturday, April 13: Poly Royal Celebration

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Open House weekend begins with "Campus Preview at Farmers' Market" on Thursday, April 11th from 6PM – 9PM. Explore downtown and experience San Luis Obispo’s world-famous Farmers' Market. Cal Poly Clubs and Organizations will be present to showcase what they have to offer.

The weekend continues on April 12th for "Admitted Students' Discovery Day." Friday kicks off with a University Welcome where you will hear from campus leaders and students about their Mustang Legacies. Throughout the day, experience Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy through sessions from your academic college and interactive classrooms and experiences. In the evening, we invite you to engage with other prospective and current Cal Poly students at Friday Nite Invite. Additionally, parents and supporters are invited to join New Student & Transition Programs for Coffee House to learn about what’s next for new students on their Cal Poly journey.

Finally, join us Saturday, April 13th, as the entire Mustang community comes to campus to celebrate the Mustang Legacy during “Poly Royal Celebration.” Festivities start with the Poly Royal Parade and continue all day with the Campus Showcase, featuring over 200 clubs and organizations, Dexter Stage, and additional premier special events including (additional tickets required):

-Truck & Tractor Pull
-Poly Royal Rodeo
-Alumni Wine and Beer Garden (open to all 21 and over)

Whether you’re a new or current student, family member, community member, or a returning alum, we’re excited to see you at this year’s Open House!

Registering does not concede nor imply an admission status. Admission status of the applicant should be confirmed via the Student Center found on the portal.

More information regarding the different events taking place during the weekend can be found at:

Information regarding transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event can be found at:

Cal Poly encourages inclusivity in all its programs and activities. If you have questions about event accessibility or anticipate needing any type of disability-related accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access or Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, please call or email (list event sponsor contact info. here) in advance of your participation or visit. Accommodation requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 5 days prior to the event.

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Thursday: Farmers' Market Friday: Check-In, Mustang Way Saturday: Dexter Lawn

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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