Mustang Family Weekend 2022

Discover how your student has made Cal Poly their home!

Join us at Mustang Family Weekend to:

  • Reconnect with your student.
  • Meet fellow Cal Poly families.
  • Engage in Learn by Doing lectures and labs led by esteemed faculty. 
  • Explore campus through interactive tours. 
  • Enjoy live music and fun activities. 
  • Attend cultural, athletic and performing arts events* 

… and SO MUCH MORE! 

Registration is for the ENTIRE FAMILY and includes:

  • One Mustang Family swag bag full of Cal Poly gear.
  • One weekend campus parking pass.
  • Entrance to dozens of exclusive campus events, activities and programming, including
    • College and department receptions and socials.
    • Meet and greets with college deans and faculty.
    • Student performances and showcases.
    • Club sports games.

*Add-On Events

Mustang Family Weekend registrants have the option to add on the following Cal Poly athletic and performing arts events for an additional fee. Seating is limited. Register today!

  • Comedian Michelle Wolf (Oct. 21)
  • Mustang Corral BBQ (Oct. 22) SOLD OUT
  • Cal Poly Football vs. Eastern Washington (Oct. 22)
  • Cal Poly Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine (Oct. 23)

PLEASE NOTE: Cal Poly students receive free admission to student section only seating for football and soccer games with their student ID. If you would like your student to sit with you for these games, please purchase them a ticket.

Cal Poly students do not receive free/discounted access to the Mustang Corral BBQ and must purchase a ticket to enter.

 

Mustang Legacy Lounge

Cal Poly alumni parents/supporters and their students are invited to a special event celebrating multi-generational Mustang families. Tickets are $15 for alumni parents/supporters and include snacks, refreshments, games and prizes. Separate ticket purchase is required as space is limited.

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Weekend Schedule

Friday, Oct. 21

Mustang Family Weekend Check-In

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | University Union Plaza (see map)


time LOCATION HOST title DETAILS
6 a.m. - midnight Bldg. 43 (see map) Recreation Center Recreation Center Guest Pass Mustang Family Weekend registrants are invited to take advantage of everything the Cal Poly Recreation Center has to offer. Free single-use passes are available for registrants at check-in. Certain restrictions apply.
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Shop Mustang Shop Open Hours Visit the Mustang Shop and get all of your Cal Poly gear.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bldg. 35 (see map) Robert E. Kennedy Library Kennedy Library Open Hours Visit the Kennedy Library and explore its services.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bldg. 48X (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Leaning Pine Arboretum Open Hours The Leaning Pine Arboretum represents a collection of class projects, laboratory exercises and senior projects that have evolved over the past 50 years into the Mediterranean climate garden visitors experience today. 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. University Union Plaza (see map) San Luis Obispo Visitor's Center City of San Luis Obispo Welcome Booth Meet representatives from the San Luis Obispo Visitor's Center and learn about the many amazing local things to do.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Bldg. 81 Patio (see map) Office of the Dean of Students Meet the Dean of Students Meet the Dean of Students, enjoy refreshments and learn about the programs and services that provide students with the support needed to help them to succeed and thrive at Cal Poly.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 104 (see map) Career Services Promoting your Student's Career Success Learn how Career Services is working to help empower students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success.
10-11 a.m. O'Neill Green (see map) Robert E. Kennedy Library Guided Walking Tour of Cal Poly History

Travel through time while exploring Cal Poly's historic southwest corner of campus. This walking tour is approximately 1 mile in length with hilly terrain.

 

Self-guided virtual tours are also available at: https://bit.ly/CPHistoricalTours

10-11 a.m. Bldg. 108 Lawn (see map) Cal Poly Admissions Campus Tour

Pre-registration required. Register today.

 

Enjoy a 60-minute student-led walking tour of campus. Pre-registration for this free tour is required as space is limited.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bldg. 35, Rm. 409 (see map) Robert E. Kennedy Library Explore the Cal Poly Archives! Learn about university history and the unique collections available for public research in this pop-up exhibit featuring favorites selected by archives staff and students.
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Lanes Mustang Lanes Free Bowl Mustang Family Weekend registrants can bowl for one hour free at Mustang Lanes! Shoes included. Pick up your bowling voucher at check-in.
11 a.m. - noon Bldg. 52, Rm. E-27 (see map) International Center Study Abroad Presentation Learn about the diverse study abroad opportunities available to your Mustang.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117 (see map) Career Services Learn How to Hire a Mustang Looking to hire a Mustang? Attend this drop-in hour to learn about student recruitment.
noon - 3 p.m. Bldg. 26 (see map) and Bldg. 26-A (see map) College of Liberal Arts Graphic Communication T-shirt and Letterpress Printing Stop by the Graphic Arts building to print your own T-shirt or tote bag and experience the origins of the printing industry. Attendees also have the opportunity to print with letterpress in the Shakespeare Press Museum.
noon - 4 p.m. Bldg. 18A (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Cal Poly Creamery Drive Thru Pick up your favorite student-made ice cream and cheeses at the Cal Poly Creamery drive-thru
noon - 5 p.m. Bldg. 155 (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Cal Poly Meat Market and Poly Provisions Open Hours Cal Poly Meats is where academics meets industry. Established in 1952, Cal Poly Meats has been proudly serving the community with the freshest meat products our campus can provide. Staffed by Cal Poly students, our high-quality products will surely make you come back for more!
1-2 p.m. Bldg. 192, Rm. 104 (see map) College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Meet and Greet and Lab Tours Meet mechanical engineering faculty and enjoy student-led laboratory and machine shop tours.
1-2 p.m. Bldg. 35 Main Entrance (see map) Robert E. Kennedy Library Library Q&A and Tour Meet the librarians and specialists who help with student research and information resources for an informal Q&A session. Attendees can also explore the library through a self-guided tour of study spaces, help desks, 24-hr open labs, and more.
1-2 p.m. Bldg. 65, Rm. 219 (see map) Center for Service in Action Alternative Breaks: Domestic and Global Service Project Trips Learn about the transformational learning experiences available to students through Alternative Breaks - an intensive, culturally immersive service-learning adventure.
1-2 p.m. Bldg. 108 Lawn (see map) Cal Poly Admissions Campus Tour

Pre-registration required. Register today.

 

Enjoy a 60-minute student-led walking tour of campus. Pre-registration for this free tour is required as space is limited.

2-3 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117 (see map) Disability Resource Center Disability Resource Center Presentation and Q&A Enjoy a meet and greet with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) director and other team members, a brief presentation on DRC accommodations and a Q&A session.
2-3 p.m. Bldg. 192, Rm. 106 (see map) College of Engineering Biomedical Engineering Meet and Greet and Lab Tours Meet biomedical engineering faculty and students and enjoy a tour of the labs.
2-4 p.m. Bldg. 2, Rm. 206 (see map) Center for Innovation for Entrepreneurship Hatchery Open House Open to students from all majors, Cal Poly’s entrepreneurship programs foster creativity, innovation, and ambition. Visit the Hatchery to learn about the hands-on, experiential ecosystem that takes students from idea generation to launch.
2-4 p.m. Bldg. 13 Courtyard (see map) College of Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Reception Meet with Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty and students and take a tour of the labs and program facilities.
2-5 p.m. University Union Plaza (see map) Mustang Media Group KCPR 91.3 FM Live DJ Booth Enjoy music from Cal Poly's student radio station (KCPR 91.3 FM).
2:10-3 p.m. Bldg. 52, Rm. E27 (see map) Fraternity and Sorority Life My student joined Fraternity and Sorority Life. What Now? Meet representatives from the Fraternity and Sorority Life team to learn about resources available to students.
3-4 p.m. Bldg. 108 Lawn (see map) University Housing Meet and Greet with University Housing Meet members of the University Housing team and get your questions answered.
3-4 p.m. Bldg. 108 Lawn (see map) Cal Poly Admissions Campus Tour

Pre-registration required. Register today.

 

Enjoy a 60-minute student-led walking tour of campus. Pre-registration for this free tour is required as space is limited.

4-5 p.m. Bldg. 157 (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Winery Tour

Tour the new JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture and explore the state-of-the-art, 5,000-case bonded 15,600-square-foot winery, which includes a fermentation hall, bottling room, barrel rooms and a research lab – all providing students with a learning environment similar to what they will experience in the wine industry.

4-5 p.m. Bldg. 20A Courtyard (see map) College of Engineering Electrical Engineering Ice Cream Social Meet Electrical Engineering staff and faculty for an ice cream social.
4-5:30 p.m. Bldg. 28 Patio (see map) Cal Poly Alumni Mustang Legacy Lounge

Separate purchase required. GET TICKETS

 

Cal Poly alumni parents/supporters and their students are invited to a special event celebrating multi-generational Mustang families. Tickets are $15 for alumni parents/supporters and include snacks, refreshments, games and prizes. Separate ticket purchase is required as space is limited.

4-6 p.m. Bldg. 5, Rm. 105 (see map) College of Architecture and Environmental Design Architecture Gallery Exhibit Join us for a gallery exhibit of work from 1st- and 2nd-year architecture design studios.
5-7 p.m. Bldg. 27 Lawn (see map) Safer Candlelight Vigil for Kristin Smart In light of the recent verdict in the Kristin Smart trial, we invite you to join the campus community in a student-led candlelight vigil in Kristin's honor. Hear from community members, students, staff and faculty. Following the remarks will be a march to the red bricks residence halls where a candlelight vigil will be held.
5-7 p.m. University Union Plaza (see map) Hindu YUVA Dharmic Day

Come enjoy a cultural experience! A celebration and time for learning about Hinduism and the Hindu culture.

6:30-8 p.m. Bldg. 45, Rm. 218 (see map) Music Department Music Faculty Showcase

Separate purchase required.

 

This event will feature several of the music department’s applied faculty who are recognized across the region for their expertise in solo and chamber ensemble performance. They will present intimate works that highlight their artistic achievements. Admission is $10 general and $5 for students and will be charged at the door.

8-9:30 p.m. Bldg. 6 (see map) Performing Arts Center

Michelle Wolf (comedian)

Add-on event (learn more)

 

Michelle Wolf has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” In 2017, Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady on HBO, for which she received rave reviews and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special. Wolf’s other television credits include being an on-air contributor and writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.


Saturday, Oct. 22

Mustang Family Weekend Check-In

time LOCATION HOST title DETAILS
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bldg. 48X (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Leaning Pine Arboretum Open Hours The Leaning Pine Arboretum represents a collection of class projects, laboratory exercises and senior projects that have evolved over the past 50 years into the Mediterranean climate garden visitors experience today. 
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bldg. 43 (see map) Recreation Center Recreation Center Guest Pass Mustang Family Weekend registrants are invited to take advantage of everything the Cal Poly Recreation Center has to offer. Free single-use passes are available for registrants at check-in. Certain restrictions apply.
8:30-11:30 a.m. Alex G. Spanos Stadium (see map) Mustang Band Mustang Band Rehearsal Watch the Mustang Band warm up for the Cal Poly football game.
9-11 a.m. Bldg. 20A Lobby (see map) College of Engineering Electrical Engineering Activity Session Experience a hands-on activity session with the electrical engineering department.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. University Union Plaza (see map) San Luis Obispo Visitor's Center City of San Luis Obispo Welcome Booth Meet representatives from the San Luis Obispo Visitor's Center and learn about the many amazing local things to do.
9 a.m - noon University Union Plaza (see map) Mustang Media Group KCPR 91.3 FM Live DJ Booth Enjoy music from Cal Poly's student radio station (KCPR 91.3 FM) and take a tour of the studio.
9:30-9:45 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 101 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics College of Science and Mathematics: College Welcome Join the dean and associate deans to learn about the College of Science and Mathematics.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 113 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Biological Sciences Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Biological Sciences department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 338 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Chemistry & Biochemistry Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Chemistry and Biochemistry department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 102 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Kinesiology & Public Health Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Kinesiology and Public Health department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 261 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Liberal Studies Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Liberal Studies department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 112 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Mathematics Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Mathematics department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 262S (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Physics Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Physics department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 180, Rm. 114 (see map) College of Science and Mathematics Statistics Department Q&A Enjoy a Q&A session with representatives from the Statistics department.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 41A (see map) College of Engineering Materials Engineering Meet and Greet and Tour Meet the materials engineering department chair, get your questions answered and enjoy a department tour.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 3, Rm. 213 (see map) Orfalea College of Business Orfalea College of Business Learn by Doing Presentation Meet Dean Damon Fleming and hear from current students about Orfalea College of Business student success initiatives, career readiness opportunities, and learn by doing curricular experiences.
10-11 a.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 226 (see map) Mustang Media Group Mustang Media Group Newsroom Tour Get to know members of Cal Poly’s award-winning student news organization and tour the campus newsroom, TV station and radio station.
10-11:30 a.m. Bldg. 11 Patio (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Coffee with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet representatives from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
10 a.m. - noon Bldg. 180 Plaza (see map) College of Liberal Arts College of Liberal Arts Coffee and Careers Join the College of Liberal Arts dean, career counselor and students to explore the many career paths of a liberal arts degree.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bldg. 155 (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Cal Poly Meat Market and Poly Provisions Open Hours Cal Poly Meats is where academics meets industry. Established in 1952, Cal Poly Meats has been proudly serving the community with the freshest meat products our campus can provide. Staffed by Cal Poly students, our high-quality products will surely make you come back for more!
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bldg. 48 (see map) College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Poly Plant Shop Open Hours Poly Plant Shop is Cal Poly’s on-campus source for cut flowers, landscape and interior plants. The shop offers students the opportunity to work in a retail environment to get hands-on experience in all aspects of garden center management and operation. True to the spirit of Cal Poly, it is a ‘Learn By Doing’ full-service plant shop.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. University Union Plaza (see map) Student Diversity and Belonging CultureFest CultureFest is an annual celebration of diversity through culture, food, and community. During this event, Cal Poly’s cultural clubs and organizations come out and sell traditional foods to share their culture with the campus community. They also perform throughout the day to showcase pieces of their culture through clothing, dance, songs, and so much more. View the CultureFest schedule of performances.
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Lanes Mustang Lanes Free Bowl Mustang Family Weekend registrants can bowl for one hour free at Mustang Lanes! Shoes included. Pick up your bowling voucher at check-in.
11 a.m - noon Bldg. 21 Courtyard (see. map) College of Engineering Architectural Engineering BBQ and Presentation Join Architectural Engineering faculty for a family BBQ, meet-and-greet, presentation and photo booth.
11-11:30 a.m. Bldg. 180 Lawn and Patio (see map) College of Science and Mathematics College of Science and Mathematics College Tours Tour the College of Science and Mathematics. Ambassadors will conduct tours at 11 and 11:30 a.m. from Einstein's bench, located in front of Bldg. 180.
11 a.m. - noon Bldg. 3 Breezeway (see map) Orfalea College of Business Orfalea College of Business Meet & Greet and College Tours Enjoy coffee and donuts with Dean Damon Fleming, along with college leadership. Ambassador-led tours of the business building will also take place during this time.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Shop Mustang Shop Open Hours Visit the Mustang Shop and get all of your Cal Poly gear.
noon - 2 p.m. Bldg. 52, Rm. D-27 (see map) Graduate Education Blended Program Q&A Join graduate education representatives to learn more about Cal Poly graduate programs including blended (joint bachelor's and master's degree) options.
noon -3 p.m. Upper Sports Complex Field 1 (see map) Men's Lacrosse Club Cal Poly Men's Lacrosse Club Preseason Scrimmage vs. UCLA Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting scrimmage vs. UCLA.
2-4:30 p.m. O'Neill Green (see map) Cal Poly Athletics

Mustang Corral BBQ

SOLD OUT (learn more about add-on events)

 

Enjoy BBQ, drinks, music and fun before heading to Spanos Stadium to root on the Mustangs.

4-5:30 p.m. Upper Sports Complex Field 3 (see map) Cal Poly Club Field Hockey Cal Poly Club Field Hockey vs. UC Davis Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting game vs. UC Davis.
4-6 p.m. Upper Sports Complex Fields (see map) Men's Soccer Club Men's Soccer Club Game A Team vs. UCSB Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting game vs. UCSB.
5 p.m. Alex G. Spanos Stadium (see map) Cal Poly Athletics

Cal Poly Football vs. Eastern Washington

Add-on event (learn more)

 

Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting game vs. Eastern Washington.


Sunday, Oct. 23

Mustang Family Weekend Check-In

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | University Union Plaza (see map)

time LOCATION HOST title DETAILS
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bldg. 43 (see map) Recreation Center Recreation Center Guest Pass Mustang Family Weekend registrants are invited to take advantage of everything the Cal Poly Recreation Center has to offer. Free single-use passes are available for registrants at check-in. Certain restrictions apply.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Shop Mustang Shop Open Hours Visit the Mustang Shop and get all of your Cal Poly gear.
noon Alex G. Spanos Stadium (see map) Cal Poly Athletics

Cal Poly Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

Add-on event (learn more)

 

Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting game vs. UC Irvine.

noon - 10 p.m. Bldg. 65 (see map) Mustang Lanes Mustang Lanes Free Bowl Mustang Family Weekend registrants can bowl for one hour free at Mustang Lanes! Shoes included. Pick up your bowling voucher at check-in.
1-4 p.m. Upper Sports Complex Fields (see map) Cal Poly Club Field Hockey Cal Poly Club Field Hockey vs. Santa Clara University Cheer on the Mustangs in an exciting game vs. SCU.
3-10 p.m. Bldg. 35 (see map) Robert E. Kennedy Library Kennedy Library Open Hours Visit the Kennedy Library and explore its services.

Book Your Stay

Looking for hotel accommodations? Check out VisitSLO.com or call 1-877-SLO-Town for assistance.

While you’re in town for Mustang Family Weekend, stop by the SLO Visitors Center located at 895 Monterey Street, just a block away from the Mission in the heart of downtown. The center is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and its helpful team is ready to assist you with suggestions to explore and enjoy all that San Luis Obispo has to offer. For more information or inspiration, go to VisitSLO.com.

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