April 2018 Newsletter

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SLO Discovery Weekend • Sign Up for Commencement Emails • Celebrate Springtime in SLO • Parents Gave • Make Your Visit a Vacation • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Emerging Leaders Series • Cal Poly Ombuds • Mustang Meal Share Program • Dream Center •  Upcoming Events • Important Dates and Deadlines • Important Campus Phone Numbers

Explore your Home Away from Home this May at SLO Discovery Weekend

Join us for an exclusive fun-filled weekend created specifically for Cal Poly parents and supporters. SLO Discovery Weekend offers special events and excursions for you to experience San Luis Obispo (SLO) both on and off campus.

Registration includes a SLO Discovery Weekend T-shirt and lanyard, weekend campus parking permit, exclusive local excursions and discounts, and access to over a dozen free activities both on and off campus. Registrants staying in a SLO hotel will also receive a limited edition SLO Discovery Weekend Bag!

View a detailed weekend itinerary and register today at

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Is Your Student Graduating this Spring? Sign Up for Commencement Emails!

Visit to sign up for Spring Commencement 2018 information emails to stay in the loop about commencement ceremonies, regalia, parking, tickets, and more.

You can also follow Cal Poly Commencement on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest news and announcements.

For any questions about Spring Commencement 2018, please contact the Commencement Office at 805-756-1600 or

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Celebrate Springtime in SLO!

Squeeze in a couple more visits to SLO before summer arrives. Springtime offers plenty of ways to celebrate mom, enjoy exclusive off-campus happenings, and you can drink in the beautiful vineyard views in SLO Wine Country.

If Mothers’ Day calls for a relaxing getaway, you’ll want to be here. From studio fitness to spas, there’s no shortage of ways to slow down, reconnect your mind, body and spirit and unwind in SLO. And after you work up an appetite, head to one of several local brunch spots sure to satisfy your cravings, including a special Mother’s Day Brunch at the Jack House in Downtown SLO.

Mothers’ Day wouldn’t be complete without a visit with your Mustang, so be sure to schedule SLO Discovery Weekend into your itinerary! Created exclusively for Cal Poly parents and supporters, the weekend offers special events and excursions for you to experience San Luis Obispo (SLO) both on and off campus, including parent meet and mingle events, campus activities, cultural and culinary tours, and exclusive gifts just for staying in SLO. View a detailed weekend itinerary and register today at

Later in June, Taste your way through SLO’s award-winning wines with Roll Out the Barrels Weekend. Happening June 21-23, experience everything from Barrels in the Plaza to adventures at Edna Valley wineries, and indulge in this 3-day food and wine extravaganza. Book a two-night stay at a SLO hotel for the weekend and receive an all-inclusive pass to the three-day event for only $100! And, we’ll deliver a customized SLO Wine Country wine box and a bottle of wine straight to your hotel room, on us. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities for unforgettable weekends in SLO this spring!

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Parents Gave – and Cal Poly Thanks You!

Photo: Guests joined hosts Jackie and Charlie Mann at their home in Point Loma, CA for the first-ever Coffee Social Weekend. Photo provided by co-host Laura Ambrose.

With eighteen event locations throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota and Kansas – and more than 200 registered guests – the Mustang Parent Society’s first-ever Coffee Social Weekend was a success! Thank you to our event hosts nationwide who volunteered their time to provide a chance for Cal Poly parents in their area to make connections and foster new friendships. Cal Poly is grateful to have passionate parents and supporters who are committed to strengthening the Mustang family!

Now in its second year, Poly Gives, Cal Poly’s annual day of giving, helped raise $150,155 for programs and projects campus-wide on March 8, 2018. Thank you to the more than 700 parents and supporters who raised awareness for this event via social media and generously donated to help make this campaign a success. For more information about Poly Gives or to mark your calendar for next year, please visit

For more information on how you can give your time, talent or treasure, please contact Erica A. Stewart, Director of Parent & Student Philanthropy, at 805-756-7386 or

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Make Your Visit a Vacation

We know students choose Cal Poly for its excellent academic reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and successful alumni. But, as an added benefit, our top-notch university happens to be located in one of the most desirable places in the United States.

So next time you visit your student, why not make it a fun getaway to San Luis Obispo?

To give you some encouragement, the City of SLO is offering a chance to win a $500 gift card for a two-night stay at a SLO lodging property of your choice (choose from this extensive list). The participating lodging properties offer easy access to SLO’s quaint downtown stores, the festive Thursday night farmers’ market, beautiful hiking trails and the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To enter, sign up for the city’s tourism newsletter, which keeps you up to date on fun events happening in San Luis Obispo, with suggestions for things to do, places to eat, wineries and attractions in neighboring communities. The newsletter also includes special offers that will make your visits more affordable.

We know you’re coming to San Luis Obispo as a proud parent to visit your Mustang. But you deserve to celebrate your parenting success! Enter to win the Getaway Giveaway today.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Safer is Cal Poly’s confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and 2018’s theme is “Embrace Your Voice,” which encourages individuals to show their support for victims/survivors, promote consent, and take a stand against victim blaming. Learn more about sexual assault here and here.

Safer also partners with Men & Masculinity to engage male-identified students regarding gender-based violence and positive masculine gender norms. Men & Masculinity recently shared 10 action items for male-identified individuals at their Men’s Place in the #MeToo Movement event. You can view those action items here.

While Cal Poly does not experience higher rates of gender-based violence than other campuses, violence does not discriminate and it is important have conversations with your student early and acquaint yourself with resources. As a parent, you play a large role in discussing consent and healthy relationships with your student. You can also have a huge impact if your child is affected by gender-based violence and chooses to disclose to you. In the case of a disclosure, the following tips and reminders can be extremely beneficial in your student’s journey to health and healing:

  • Start by believing your student – Your response is the first step on the path of healing. Even stating “I believe you” can have a largely positive impact on your student and relieve a lot of stress associated with disclosing.
  • Thank them – Disclosing an experience of violence takes a lot of courage. Thank you student for having the strength and bravery to discuss it.
  • Acknowledge their safety and survival – Express your gratitude that your student is current presently with you and safe.
  • Offer them resources – Be aware of the on campus and local resources. Cal Poly offers a variety of resources from confidential support, formal reporting, health and counseling services, and more. Learn more about resources here.
  • Offer to accompany them – If you’re able, you can come to campus and accompany your student to various resources. If you’re unavailable, trained Safer or RISE advocates can accompany your student to any appointments or meetings.
  • Do not blame your student – Gender-based violence is no one’s fault but the perpetrator’s. Clothing, behavior, alcohol, and relationships to not determine consent.
  • Do not push your student for more information – As hard as it may be not to ask follow-up questions and learn all the information about an incident, the most important thing is to be there for your student. Details about what they were wearing, what they were doing, and how late they were out
  • Do not push your student to formally report – It may be difficult not to encourage your student to formally report to the University or the Police Department; however, allowing your student the time they need and giving them back their agency and autonomy to make decisions is extremely important.

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Emerging Leaders Series Now Accepting RSVPs

The Emerging Leadership Certificate program is the perfect way for students to build leadership skills, practice teamwork and communication skills, connect with other student leaders, and learn about how to get involved at Cal Poly. Students complete the Emerging Leadership Certificate by participating in the Emerging Leaders Series. The Emerging Leaders Series is FREE, open to all students (no experience required), and provides a fun, quick way for students to expand  their  leadership perspective and skills.

Students should email to RSVP for the session that works best in their schedule.

Spring 2018 Emerging Leaders Series Offerings*:

  • Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 pm, PCV, begins April 10
  • Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, UU 216, begins April 10
  • Tuesdays, 3-5 pm, UU 216, begins April 10
  • Wednesdays, 1 - 3 pm, UU 216, begins April 11
  • Wednesdays, 3-5 pm, UU 216, begins April 11

*Participants should plan to participate in a day of service on Saturday, May 12. 

The Emerging Leaders Series is a not-for-credit series that meets once a week for two hours over the course of nine weeks. The series begins during week 2 of each quarter.

Participating students are matched with alumni mentors. The mentors will help students with networking, identifying strategies for continued leadership development, and utilizing leadership skills for career success.

Email to claim your spot or ask any questions, spots are offered on a first come, first served basis.

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Cal Poly Ombuds is Here for Your Student

Does your student have a university concern or situation they would like guidance on? Refer them to Student Ombuds Services.

The Office of Student Ombuds Services is a campus resource for all Cal Poly students. The Ombuds staff are committed to hearing about students’ experiences. The office offers a safe place to go for assistance in resolving any university related issue, concern, conflict, or complaint. All communications with the office are strictly confidential, informal, impartial, and independent (with exceptions for when there appears to be imminent risk of serious harm to self or others or issues about sexual misconduct). The Ombuds staff advocate for fair processes and cooperative resolutions. Download their brochure for more information.

Student Ombuds Services provides the following to your student:

  • Provide a safe place to discuss issues
  • Communicate informally, off the record
  • Confidentially listen to you and your concern
  • Assist in clarifying issues
  • Answer questions
  • Explain university policy and procedures
  • Provide information regarding campus resources
  • Suggest referrals
  • Brainstorm and explore options
  • Mediate
  • Track trends and general issues
  • Recommend policy changes to remedy recurring problems


Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 noon daily and by appointment

Phone: 805-756-1380

Location: Kennedy Library, Room 113



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New Mustang Meal Share Program Aims to Support Students in Need

A new program has launched that enables freshmen to help fellow students who are struggling with food insecurity. The Mustang Meal Share program gives freshmen the opportunity to donate up to 10 meals a year from their meal plan to fellow Mustangs. This is another step that Cal Poly is taking to ensure all Mustangs have a clear path to student success. The self-sustaining program provides easy, anonymous access for students in need of support. All unused plan credits will be rolled over to provide continued support to students on campus. The Mustang Meal Share program supports Cal Poly’s Basic Needs Initiative, which is a commitment to ensuring student needs including finances, mental health and access to food and housing do not become obstacles to student success. Other campus food assistance includes an on-campus representative who can offer information and help enrolling in CalFresh, and access to a campus food pantry. Go here for more information about the Mustang Meal Share Program. Students in need of a meal may contact the Dean of Students office via email or phone.


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Resource Spotlight – Dream Center

Cal Poly has a variety of great resources for a diverse student body. Each month we will highlight one that may be beneficial or of interest to your student.

Cal Poly's Dream Center is committed to offering a safe, inclusive space for all undocumented students, those from mixed-status families, and their allies. The Dream Center maintains the confidentiality of individual students while fostering a welcoming community environment that aligns with the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Dream Center offers a range of programs and services to educate the campus community and support undocumented students’ access, persistence, graduation, and post-graduate pursuits.

Recently, Diego Abeloos, Educational Communications Specialist for Student Affairs, sat down with Dream Center Coordinator Katherine Zevallos Pastor to learn more about the Dream Center and her work at Cal Poly. See the interview below:

“Get to Know ... Dream Center Coordinator Katherine Zevallos Pastor”

By Diego Abeloos 
Educational Communications Specialist, Student Affairs

As Cal Poly’s first Dream Center Coordinator, Katherine Zevallos Pastor has big goals in mind when it comes to helping undocumented and historically underrepresented students pursue their dreams.

A Peruvian native, Pastor joined Cal Poly after a short but notable career supporting underrepresented students at Cal State Fullerton, State University of New York at Albany, Chaffey College and Azusa Pacific University.

Recently, Pastor gave us a glimpse into her role, her motivations, and her passion for helping undocumented students at Cal Poly.

What motivated you to come to Cal Poly and serve as the Coordinator for the Dream Center?

One of the main things that motivated me was knowing that Cal Poly hasn’t been a diverse campus historically. I knew at the time that there would be a small number of undocumented students here, but that their needs would be big and having a Dream Center would be vital to their success.

After meeting the students, I knew that I could use everything I’ve experienced and overcome to help them be successful. I could relate to students in a way that maybe others couldn’t because of my own experiences. That’s really important to me, being able to connect with the students on a personal level.

Tell me about your experience working with undocumented individuals and families?

My first experience was in 2010 as a student in community college, when I met a group of individuals who identified as dreamers. A lot of the staff and faculty didn’t have the tools they needed to support these students, who were undocumented and unafraid.

So, we decided to support other students by creating a student club called the Dream Catcher’s Club. If a new student joined our club, we’d help them fill out their AB 540 tuition exemption form. This information wasn’t readily at the time. It’s something we took upon ourselves to learn more about and help other students.

Later on, I worked as a counselor apprentice at Chaffey College, and I remember working with one student who was paying out-of-state tuition as a part-time student while supporting herself. She didn’t know that she was AB540 eligible and able to receive state aid for her education. In fact, she was shocked when I told her.

So, I helped her through the process of filling out all the necessary forms and she ended up receiving a refund for the out-of-state tuition she already paid. It completely changed her life because for the first time, she was able to go to school fulltime and not worry about finances.

It felt really gratifying but it also alarmed me, knowing that so many students were unaware of these resources. It’s one of the experiences that pushed me to come to Cal Poly.

What does your day-to-day work look like as the center’s coordinator?

Funny enough, every day looks different. I could be doing something like crisis management or holding meetings with different partners on campus. Sometimes it’s having tough conversations with students when it comes to our political climate.

My main priority is to be student-centered and student-focused. That’s my main vision for everything that I do. I’ll constantly ask myself, “is this going to support a student and make them more successful at Cal Poly?”

What would you like the community ­to know about undocumented students?

First of all, they’re students just like anyone else is. What I mean by that is that they have struggles and they have fears, but they also have strengths and values that should be validated. Their journeys need to be validated not only by staff working on behalf of undocumented students, but by any office or resource they encounter. It’s really important that when they go outside and seek resources, that people are going to treat them like people. That’s my goal in educating the broader community at Cal Poly.

Although we do identify them as undocumented students, they also want to be identified as Cal Poly students. That’s who they are. It’s about building their identity without being solely focused on their status, but also who they are, what they’ve overcome and how they’ve been successful at Cal Poly.

They’ve achieved a lot of things just like their peers. They have similar GPAs and qualifications when it comes to applying to Cal Poly. I think that’s important to talk about and validate with our students.

How has the Dream Center impacted Cal Poly’s campus climate in its short existence?

I believe it’s had a strong impact. When the center launched, there was finally a space where students could come in and get connected to resources that help their academic journeys. I’ve also seen more support from faculty and staff – more intentional support, I should say.

I think the undocumented students who visit the center are happy to know that the campus supports them. They feel safe there and it’s a place to connect with people like them, peers with similar backgrounds. It helps them feel like they’re not alone – they have friends here who understand their struggles and victories because they’ve been through them too.

What are your goals for the Dream Center – both immediate and long-term?

My short-term goal is for the center to be well known here on campus. There are still areas within Cal Poly that do not know about the Dream Center. Right now, I’m working to get more volunteers and interns to help me do that outreach and introduce the Dream Center to people and spaces on campus.

Long-term, I want to see us provide more financial support for students. That’s the number one question I’m asked. Can you connect me to a scholarship? Can you connect me to loans available to undocumented students?

I’d love to see more support for the Dream Center Fund, which we established to help us continue our center’s mission. I also see us building partnerships with local nonprofits to support students and their families. The family aspect is something that isn’t talked about all of the time. A student’s stress, anxiety and fears can come from their family’s status as well.

I’d also like to see us broaden the image of who we’re serving. There’s a variety of students who are undocumented and they have various cultures and identities. So, we’re planning to work with identity-based programs on campus to increase awareness and visibility for the students we support.

Support the Dream Center and its students! Your gift can make a meaningful difference in the center's mission to support undocumented Cal Poly students. Click here to make a contribution!

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Upcoming Events

April 2-5 | It’s On Us Week of Action

April 3 | Taco Tuesday: Men’s Sexual Scripts & Rape Culture | 12-1pm | UU 219

April 6-8 | PolyCultural Weekend

April 7 | Men’s Soccer Club vs. Cal Poly Pomona | 1-4pm | Sports Complex

April 7 | US Empire and Imperialism: Obama to Trump | 6:30-8:30pm | Building 8 Room 123

Abby Martin, host of "The Empire Files", will discuss "Media Manipulation in Service to Imperialism: From Obama to Trump." In the tradition of Ida Tarbell, George Seldes, Robert Parry and Gary Webb, Abby Martin takes on the powerful and exposes the lies and corruption involved as US Imperialism marches in search of resources and wealth for the 0.01%. Abby will discuss her current work and what we can do to battle the centers of power.

April 10 | “Delores” Film | 6-8pm | Spanos Theatre

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day Peter Bratt's documentary, "Dolores," will be screened.

April 11 | Filmmaker Jeannie Donohoe | 11:30am-3:20pm | Building 7 Room 2

Award winning filmmaker Jeannie Donohoe will speak.

April 12-14 | Open House

April 12 | Startup Career Fair | 9:30am-1pm | Chumash Auditorium

Brimming with the next generation of startups, the Startup Career Fair is the go-to event for motivated individuals looking to earn more than just a salary and become part of a growing enterprise in which they can make a significant contribution.

April 12 | Teacher Job Fair | 3-8pm | Chumash Auditorium

April 12 | Awareness Campaign: 1 in 10 Men | 11am-12pm | Dexter Lawn

April 14 | Met Live in HD: Luisa Miller | 9:30am | Performing Arts Center

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Becza"na in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

April 14 | Koresh Dance Company | 8pm | Spanos Theatre

Koresh Dance Company produces contemporary works that are highly technical and deeply resonant, combining superb technique and emotionally compelling appeal with high-speed attach and gestural diversity.

April 17-18 | Shen Yun: Connecting Heaven & Earth | 7:30pm | Performing Arts Center

Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots— was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York–based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage. And it’s an experience that will take your breath away.

April 18 | Rape in the Fields Film Screening | 6-8pm | Building 6 Room 124

April 18-19 | Spring Career Fair | 9:30am-2:30pm | Recreation Center

April 19 | Morro Bay High School Bands Spring Concert | 7pm | Performing Arts Center

Featuring the music of internationally-renowned composer, Jack Stamp. Dr. Stamp will be conducting a wide array of his music at the performance. Concert also features the MBHS Jazz Band.

April 19 | Earth Day Festival | 10am-3pm | Mustang Way

Join Cal Poly Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability Department along with campus partners to celebrate Earth Day at Cal Poly!

April 19 | Safer Travels Workshop | 11am-12pm | Building 180 room 112

Safer Travels is a workshop experience promoting safety and heightened awareness during trips abroad. Students are led through activities and educational materials in order to develop their own personalized safety plan and assess their needs while traveling. This workshop provides an emphasized focus on gender discrimination and interaction while in foreign cultures.

April 19 | Speaker Series: Black Men & the Perpetrator Stereotype | 11am-12pm | UU 218

In conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this workshop will focus on the intersection of race and sexual assault, examining how black men have been negatively impacted by the perpetrator stereotype.

April 20 | Defining Her Future: A Women in Leadership Conference

WIB's annual Defining Her Future: A Women in Leadership Conference premiered April 2016 with the mission to provide an opportunity for young women campus-wide to connect, learn, and grow as leaders together. The event includes executive breakout panels and networking sessions, each designed to strengthen the connections between young women and industry professionals.

April 20 | Operation: Hip Hop | 6-9pm | UU Plaza

The third annual Operation: Hip Hop, hosted by Music Production Union, is a showcase of hip hop culture featuring student MCs, vocalists, Bboys, and special guest artists.

April 20 | Pilipino Cultural Night | 7-10pm | Clark Center at Arroyo Grande (487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420)

Pilipino Cultural Exchange presents the 29th Annual Pilipino Cultural Night PCN, Habilin. This show is created and performed by students in PCE for the greater SLO community to showcase and celebrate Pilipino culture through a unique production of singing, dancing, and acting.

April 20 | Terrance Simien | 8pm | Spanos Theatre

Grammy Award-winning artist, Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths of what Zydeco roots music is and is not for 35 years!  This will be a high-octane rollicking evening with a bayou beat.

April 20 | Human Trafficking on the Central Coast Panel | 6-8pm | SLO Library Community Room

April 21-22 | Civil Ballet presents Rodeo & The Crucible | 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday | Spanos Theatre

The Civic Ballet Presents Drew Silvaggio's Rodeo - A modern interpretation of Aaron Copland's classic ballet.

April 21 | Spring Mini | 10am-10pm| UU Conference Rooms

Spring Mini is PolyCon's tabletop gaming convention. It's a fun and enjoyable experience all day long!

April 21 | Family Day at the PAC! | 3pm | Performing Arts Center

April 21 | Cal Poly Senior Vocal Recital: Christopher Wall | 3-4pm | Building 45 Room 218

Christopher Wall will present a vocal recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required.

April 24 | Gender Equity in the Workplace Discussion | 11am-12pm | Building 124 Room 117

April 25-26 | Commencement Kick-Off | 10am-6pm | UU Plaza and University Store

April 25 | Denim Day Kick-Off | 8-9am | UU 208

April 25 | Porch Night Discussion | 6-8pm | Front Porch 1468 Foothill Blvd.

April 26 | Take Back the Night: Ally March | 11am-12pm | Dexter Lawn

April 26 | Take Back the Night: Downtown SLO | 6-8:30pm | Mission Plaza

April 27 | La Santa Cecilia | 8pm | Fremont Theatre

April 28 | Met Live in HD: Cendrillon | 9:55am | Performing Arts Center

For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

April 29 | Namhee Han | 3pm | Performing Arts Center

Naturally sensitive and fluid, with technically robust music-making directly from the heart, Namhee Han will perform beloved organ music from Bach and others in this sweeping afternoon concert. 

May 11-13 | SLO Discovery Weekend

For Athletic event tickets, CLICK HERE. For Performing Art Center event tickets, CLICK HERE.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

April 1 | Final installment of housing payment plan and dining payment plan for 2017-18 due. Charge of $25 for late payment (see fee schedules for payment amount).

April 1 | End of Housing License period for Winter quarter 2018 Residence Halls, Cerro Vista Apartments, and Poly Canyon Village Apartments.

April 1 | Beginning of Spring quarter 2018 license period for Residence Halls, Cerro Vista Apartments, and Poly Canyon Village Apartments. New Students begin moving in at 3 p.m.

April 2-6, 9 | Spring Break Housing Tours

During the traditional weeks of high school spring breaks, students and parents can meet each day (except for weekends and holidays) at 2 p.m. in front of Administration (Bldg. 1) for a tour of campus residence halls and apartments. These tours follow the Admissions Information Sessions that are held each day at 1 p.m.

April 2 | All grades for Winter Quarter 2018 finalized

April 2 | First day of classes for Spring Quarter 2018

April 9 | Intrahall trades begin (trades within the same hall)

April 11 | Interhall trades begin (trades to another hall)

April 11 | Last day to login and adjust your PolyPlan to avoid being placed in the last rotation appointment (PolyPlanner non-compliant) for Summer/Fall 2018 term by 5PM

April 11 | Last day to add or swap classes via Student Center with a permission number for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

April 11 | Last day to drop classes, and change CR/NC grading option via Student Center for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

April 11 | Last day to submit class audit petition to the Office of the Registrar (5pm) for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

April 11 | Student Center closes for maintenance at 8:00 pm on Wednesdays.

April 12 | Late Enrollment Appeal period begins for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

April 16 | PASS available for Summer 2018 Quarter

April 18 | Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal (5pm)

April 24-30 | Enrollment for Summer Quarter 2018 begins

May 1-June 20 | Open Enrollment for Summer Quarter 2018

May 4 | Summer 2018 Interest List students will be sent an email asking if they are still interested in campus housing. Those who respond back will be emailed application instructions. Students with ADA needs should contact Disability Resource Center (DRC).

May 7 | Last day for new freshman and transfer students to edit their 2018-19 housing application. Go to the Cal Poly Portal, University Housing, single-click access. Edits to the application do not change the date housing was secured.

May 7 | Last day for new freshman to submit their housing exemption application with all required documentation. To access the exemption application, go to the Cal Poly Portal, University Housing, single-click access.

May 11 | PASS available for Fall 2018 Quarter

May 18 | Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reason (5pm) for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

May 18 | Fall registration open for first round of registration appointment rotations with a 16 units limit

May 22 | Summer 2018 Housing Application and License Agreement due

May 28 | Academic holiday – Memorial Day observed

June 1 | Summer 2018 housing payment due to secure a summer space on campus

June 7 | Summer Institute 2018 students apply for housing for Summer Institute Program.

June 8 | Housing room assignments for Summer Quarter 2018 are available via the online application system

June 8 | Last day of Spring Quarter 2018 classes

June 8 | Last day to withdraw from course(s) for emergency reason (5pm) for Spring Quarter 2018 courses

June 8 | Last day to submit paperwork for Cal Poly coursework (substitutions, concentration declarations, ICS statements, etc.) in order to affect Academic Progress level for registration for Winter 2019 (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm), if you will not be here for summer quarter.

June 11-15 | Spring Quarter 2018 finals

June 11 | Students may be dropped from all enrolled classes for Summer Quarter 2018 if Registration Fees are not paid by 4pm (excludes Financial Aid and certain other student groups). Additional information at

June 16-17 | Spring Commencement 2018

June 17 | All students must vacate their rooms and apartments by 5 p.m.

June 20 | Last day to add class in Student Center without a permission number for Summer Quarter 2018

June 24 | Summer 2018 residents move into campus housing (first 5 week session, 8-week session and 10-week summer session). Students must show photo ID before receiving their room key.

June 25 | Summer Institute 2018 Housing License Agreement due.

June 25 | Summer Quarter 2018 classes begin.

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Important Campus Phone Numbers

Admissions | (805) 756-2311
Career Services | (805) 756-2501
Commencement | (805) 756-1600
Counseling Services | (805) 756-2511
Disability Resource Center | (805) 756-1395
Financial Aid Office | (805) 756-2927
Health Services | (805) 756-1211
Mustang Success Center | (805) 756-6211
Parent & Family Programs | (805) 756-6700
Student Accounts | (805) 756-1428
University Housing | (805) 756-1226
University Police Department | (805) 756-2281

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