Poly Parent News: April 2021

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Message from Our Team

Virtual Open House Recordings

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Service Spotlight: WITH US

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Cal Poly Scholars

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Message from Our Team

Dear Parents and Supporters, 

Our office enjoyed engaging with newly accepted students and their families during Open House this month, and we are looking forward to officially welcoming new Mustangs to campus this September.

This time of year current students are focused on setting goals for the remainder of the academic year and preparing for midterms. If your Mustang needs extra support this quarter, encourage them to reach out to campus resources such as Academic Advising or Counseling Services to help them finish the year strong.

As the university continues to work to limit the spread of COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the campus Coronavirus Information and Roadmap for a Healthy Campus websites for updates and information about vaccines, student testing requirements, daily health screenings, campus safety measures, health services and more.

Enjoy this month’s edition of Poly Parent News.

Sincerely,  
Parent and Family Programs Team

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Virtual Open House Recordings

Cal Poly's virtual Open House helps newly accepted and waitlisted students and their supporters, get to know campus and the town of San Luis Obispo. View this year's session recording that focus on student life, housing, dining, and so much more. Learn more.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Safer (Cal Poly’s primary confidential resource for addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and harassment) is hosting Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in April, with a theme of “Connected in our Collective Power.” Learn more.

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Service Spotlight: WITH US

Based at Cal Poly, WITH US is a national, multi-issue bystander intervention research center committed to addressing critical social issues impacting the health, safety and success of college students. Learn more.

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Exclusive Cal Poly Parent Swag - New Discounted Price!

Mustang Family Green and Gold Packs include an exclusive Cal Poly Mustang Family T-shirt, one 32 oz. Cal Poly Nalgene bottle, one Cal Poly face mask, one Cal Poly Proud Family car decal, one green and gold pompom, and more! Order yours today. Learn more.

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Cal Poly Scholars

The Cal Poly Scholars program was born in 2012 out of an effort to ensure that underrepresented students receive the support they need to be successful at Cal Poly. It's a dynamic, university-wide effort that’s geared towards undergraduate students who come from low-income backgrounds and provides them with financial, academic, and community resources. The program helps them to build a personal support network, foster an inclusive community of fellow Scholars, and develop knowledge and skills for success in college and beyond. 

Cal Poly Scholars live together in an interdisciplinary student community, creating one of the most culturally diverse living-learning experiences on campus. The program provides an annual scholarship, a two-year living-learning community for incoming freshmen, workshops and advising to support student development and retention, and credit towards a personal technology package. 

When speaking about the program, Orfalea College of Business advisor Justin Gomez said, “All the students that I’ve talked with have the urge to make the world a better place. And I think that comes from their background: some come from a single-parent home or are first-generation college students.” 

Each year, the program continues to grow and succeed, with 191 degrees awarded to Scholars to date, and 790 Scholars enrolled as of fall 2020. Additionally, 95% of Scholar respondents had a job or fellowship within nine months of graduating, primarily in CA.  

Thank you to the many parents and grandparents that have stepped up to support the Cal Poly Scholars program and our hardworking students.

For more information on the Cal Poly Scholars program, visit https://scholars.calpoly.edu/. If you are interested in supporting this program with a gift, please contact Morgen Marshall, Director of Parent Philanthropy, at (805) 234-5982 or mnmarsha@calpoly.edu

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Is Your Student Graduating this Spring?

Cal Poly parents, supporters, faculty and staff are invited to sign up to receive Spring Commencement 2021 emails to stay informed and updated as new information becomes available. Learn more.

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Virtual Tour of Cal Poly

The Poly Reps, our student ambassadors and ultimate tour guides, will take you on a virtual walking tour, dazzle you with campus knowledge, and help you get to know Cal Poly and what it means to be a Mustang. Watch the video.

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