Welcome to Cal Poly

Message from the Director of Orientation Programs

Dear Cal Poly Family Members:

We are happy to welcome you and introduce you to Cal Poly. We want to congratulate you for sending your child to one of the best universities in the nation. You may have some concerns about this new challenge, but be assured that you are sending your loved one into a welcoming community formed by our students, faculty and staff, and residents of San Luis Obispo. Your child will be part of ourgrowing family.

The Student Life and Leadership department and Orientation Programs is dedicated to introducing you, as well as your son or daughter, to the campus and community, and to student life at Cal Poly. Along with our nationally recognized Week of Welcome orientation program, we have put together this handbook for families of new students to help answer many questions that surface during this challenging transition.

This is a very exciting time for new students, and we want to ensure they start off on the right foot. Our goal is to show them all of the opportunities and resources available to help make their college years enjoyable, productive, successful and unforgettable. In the meantime, we encourage you to partner with us in assisting your son or daughter to be successful at Cal Poly.

Orientation Programs – Open House, SOAR and the WOW program -- are here for you and your child. We will do our best to guide you in the right direction.

The Week of Welcome Board and
Andrene K. Kaiwi-Lenting
Assistant director, Student Life and Leadership
Coordinator, Orientation Programs


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