Poly Parent News: August 2019

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Director's Message

Greetings, Cal Poly Supporters!

I hope you are taking time to relax and enjoy this last full month of summer. Our office has enjoyed engaging with our newest Mustangs and their families during SLO Days these past few weeks and we are looking forward to officially welcoming everyone to campus during move-in weekend in a few weeks.

Registration for our annual flagship event, Mustang Family Weekend, is now open! See details below to learn more and register today!

Is your student coming to Cal Poly from out of state? Local Connections is an exciting program that connects first-year and transfer students from all parts of the U.S. to a local San Luis Obispo family. Since out of state students are far away from home, having this local connection is a great help. Students can also simply sign up to be connected with other out-of-state students. Learn more about Local Connections below!

See you soon!

Tessa Stevens Espinoza, M.A. Ed.
Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement

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Register for Mustang Family Weekend

This October 25-27, discover how your student has made Cal Poly their home! At Mustang Family Weekend, you and your family will:

  • Explore campus through interactive tours and hikes.
  • Engage in Learn by Doing lectures and labs led by esteemed faculty.
  • Enjoy receptions, live music and fun activities for the whole family.
  • Attend athletic and performing arts events throughout the weekend.*
  • ... and so much more!

Registration is for the entire family and includes: 

  • One parking pass for the weekend.
  • One swag bag filled with exclusive Cal Poly gear.
  • Receptions with light appetizers, live music and fun activities.
  • Entrance to exclusive events and programming throughout the weekend.


  • Early Bird Registration ($70 per family): July 15-31
  • Regular Registration ($80 per family): Aug. 1 – Sept. 13
  • Late Registration ($90 per family): Sept. 14 – Oct. 27


Download the Cal Poly Now Parents and Supporters guide to view your weekend schedule and learn about important event information. The full weekend schedule is still being finalized, so please be sure to check the guide often for updates.

*Cal Poly athletic and performing arts events tickets can be purchased for an additional fee through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

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Register for Parent and Supporter Mustang Move-In Events

Parent and Family Programs is excited to be hosting the following events during Mustang Move-in Weekend. Parent volunteers will be at the events to answer your questions and give their insight as Cal Poly Proud parents of current students.

Gathering on the Green | Friday, September 13, 2019 | 5-7 p.m. | Baker Lawn

Out-of-state parents, supporters and students are invited to celebrate and relax after move-in. This reception is a great opportunity for families from outside of California to meet and mingle, make connections and share tips on how to best support new students who are far from home. Light refreshments will be provided.

Evening with the President | Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 5-7 p.m. | O'Neill Green

Parents and supporters are invited to enjoy a reception with fellow incoming Mustang families to connect with President Armstrong and celebrate the beginning of your student’s Cal Poly journey. Light refreshments will be provided.

Following the reception, join the campus community to help welcome new students at Big Fall Welcome in Spanos Stadium from 7:30-8 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m. With your student already in their WOW group, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the spirited start of fall quarter.

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Out-of-State Families: Learn About Local Connections

Local Connections aims to connect out-of-state Cal Poly students with members of the San Luis Obispo community. Its mission is to provide students with a local sponsor who will help foster their sense of community in their new home away from home.

This unique program offers students the chance to find and form a lasting support system during their Cal Poly journey. It also provides the opportunity to meet, connect and build long-lasting friendships with other out-of-state students. Sponsors and students do all sorts of activities together, such as hiking, eating out, going to the farmer's market, etc. 

The idea to create Local Connections was sparked by out-of-state Cal Poly parents Julia and Scott Starkey who saw the benefit of having this type of program available to their child at another institution.

“A sponsor program gives those students who are far from home the opportunity to have a local connection that offers some of the benefits of being close to family. Many of these students just need a place to get away, a home-cooked meal, or simply a little peace and comfort." - Julia Starkey

Learn more about the program and how to apply as a student or sponsor. Questions? Contact the Local Connections staff at

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August and September SLO Days Sessions

Now that you've registered for SLO Days and looked at your schedule, check out the next steps you should be taking before you join us for your SLO Days session in the summer, as well as driving directions and arrival information.

Learn more about what you need to do to prepare for your session following the links below:

Your SLO Days schedule, arrival information, to-do lists - and more - all at your fingertips in the Cal Poly Now mobile app, the official app of Cal Poly Student Affairs.

Download it now and search for the "Orientation 2019" guide and start planning ahead for your upcoming session.

For more information about SLO Days and WOW, contact New Student & Transition Programs at:

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Tips and Tricks for Mustang Move-In

Mustang Move-In is an exciting and emotional time for parents and supporters of both incoming first-year students and continuing students. Read up on all the following tips, dates, reminders and information to make your student’s move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Move-In Weekend Tips:

  • Campus housing is located on hilly terrain. Be prepared to climb stairs as there are no elevators in most buildings. Also, remember that September days on the Central Coast are warm!
  • Consider bringing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and water.
  • Please leave pets at home.
  • Bring less to begin with. Your student always has the holiday breaks to get things from home and you can mail additional items later.
  • Remind your student to review the University Housing Resident Handbook to learn about their rights and responsibilities as a member of the Cal Poly Housing community.
  • Take the time to unwind and enjoy SLO after helping your student move in. Grab lunch or dinner in downtown SLO with your student or head to one of the many wineries in SLO wine country while your student unpacks and settles in.
  • Don’t forget to get connected as a parent or supporter! Parent and Family Programs will be hosting events over the weekend for parents and families. CLICK HERE for dates, times, and details.

2019 Move-in Dates:

  • First-year and transfer students move in Saturday, Sept. 14. The Mustang Welcome Team will be available to direct you to your drop-off zone and long-term parking and help you unload. 
  • Parent & Supporter Orientation Sessions will be held in each first-year community on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. A Spanish-language session will be offered at 3 p.m. Specific location information will be posted around each first-year community.
  • Continuing students move in Sunday, Sept. 15 - Wednesday, Sept. 18. Monday is an assisted day; all other days are self-guided.

Tip! WOW grouping starts on Sept. 15. 

Mustang Move-in Pass:

  • All students must have a Mustang Move-in Pass for move-in on the dates noted above. The pass is secured by signing up for a required move-in arrival date and time for vehicle unloading, check-in and long-term parking. Students will be emailed a link to secure a pass in August.  

New! This year, you will check in for WOW at the same time you check in for housing. 

Early Start Programs Participants:

  • Students who are required to be on campus before the published fall move-in dates are eligible for early move-in through formalized agreements with campus programs. Early start programs participants will be emailed move-in dates and instructions in August, after all student rosters are finalized. Early Start Programs participants do not need a Mustang Move-in Pass.

Campus Entry Point, Maps & Video:

  • No one likes long lines and traffic delays. To ensure a convenient move-in experience, we've designated campus entry points based on living community. 

Grand Ave:
The campus entry point for students living in yakʔitʸutʸu, and Sierra Madre & Yosemite Halls is Grand Avenue. View the Grand Avenue video.

Highland Drive:
The campus entry point for students living in the South Mountain (red brick) Residence Halls, North Mountain Halls, Cerro Vista Apartments and Poly Canyon Village is Highland Drive. View the Highland Drive video.

Maps will also be emailed to students and posted here prior to Mustang Move-in.

Tip! Campus housing is located on hilly terrain. Be prepared to climb stairs, and remember that September days on the Central Coast are warm. Consider bringing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and water. Please leave pets at home.

What's Provided in the Rooms:

Don’t bring your entire room with you. You always have breaks to get things from home or have things shipped to you. — Nicolette, student

What to Bring (and Leave at Home):

Shop CP Thrift:

  • Save money on campus living items. Avoid extra trips to retailers. Reduce packaging waste from online shopping. Buy from the CP Thrift Fair during Mustang Move-in!
  • College supplies & household items collected from the Cal Poly community during Move-out will be available to new and returning students. Items will be offered with a suggested donation to help fund future eco-friendly projects through the Cal Poly Green Campus Sustainability Fund. 
  • CP Thrift is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 in yakʔitʸutʸu and Monday, Sept. 16 in Poly Canyon Village.

Mailing Packages Before Move-in:

  • Need to mail your belongings to Cal Poly? Distribution Services begins accepting packages for residents on Sept. 3. Or sign up with College Storage Services to ship items from home or from a retailer directly to your room on campus.

Tip! Consider using UPS or FedEx to ensure efficient tracking and delivery of your packages.

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How and When to Pay: The Ins and Outs of Student Accounts

Whether your student intends to fund their college education through financial aid, work-study, or family financial support, navigating tuition payments and finances should be a team effort between you and your student. As a parent, educating yourself on how and when to make payments can help your student feel supported and at ease. Student Accounts provides many great resources on upcoming payment dates and instructions on payment methods.

How to Pay:

  • Online Payment (preferred method)
    • Payment can be made online through our CASHNet payment portal. Student Accounts accept electronic check (eCheck – free of any service charges, ACH transfer from your bank account) or credit card (all major carriers – a 2.75% convenience fee will apply to all credit card and debit card payments).
    • Learn more about online payments
  • Pay In Person
    • Cash or check payments (no credit cards) are accepted at:
      • University Cashier's office
        Building 1, Room 131E.
      • Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Mail by Check
    • Make check payable and mail to:
      • California Polytechnic State University
        University Cashier's Office
        1 Grand Ave
        Administration 131E
        San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    • Please allow 10 days for mailing time and include your student’s Empl ID# / Student ID number on the check. For your convenience, you may download a Payment Remittance Form.
    • Note: Before mailing a check, be sure to review any applicable due dates. Online payment is the better option, especially if time is running short.
  • International Payments
    • Cal Poly accepts payments from around the world through our International Payment Portal, powered by Flywire. In this portal you can pay by international wire transfer, foreign debit/credit cards, as well as other local payment options from your home country.
    • Preview the process and find out more here.
    • Pay with Flywire

Housing and Dining Charges:

To pay for Housing and Dining charges, see the following methods of payment below:

  • Personal Payment (online payments preferred)
    • An 'Initial Payment' will be required during the application process. Balance of annual charges have two payment options:
      • Annual Payment (less Initial Payment made) due in August, OR
      • Monthly Installment Payment Plan due the 1st of each month September thru April
  • Financial Aid

When to Pay:

Registration and Tuition Fees are charged at the time of registration with the exception of early fall term enrollment. Fees not paid or deferred by a financial aid award by the due dates listed below will become past due and a registration hold will be placed on the account that prevents adding or swapping classes until the past due balance is paid. If you register or incur additional fees after the due dates, a 4 calendar day due date will apply.

Students not deferred by financial aid may be cancelled from all enrolled classes if past due fees are not paid by 4:00 p.m. on the class cancellation date. View the Financial Aid section for more information.

Important Due Dates for 2019 - 2020

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Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Having Conversations About Your Student’s Privacy

As your student enters college and gets older, they have more rights and responsibilities given to them. For parents and supporters, it may be confusing and stressful to navigate new laws that apply to their students. Cal Poly is mandated to uphold certain laws such as FERPA regarding your student’s privacy; however, we also want parents to feel confident in their student’s safety and wellbeing.

Now is a great time to have a dialogue with your student about rights, privacy, and communication. We strongly recommend that parents do not ask students for their Cal Poly Portal log-in information. Cal Poly encourages and empowers our students to learn and practice time management and communication skills in regards to their Cal Poly email account and portal notifications.

Review the following information about FERPA and discuss its implications with your student and how you plan to keep lines of communication open while also respecting privacy and autonomy.

FERPA Introduction/Definition:

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. This federal law applies to all schools that receive funding under most programs administered by the Department of Education. The primary rights afforded each student are the right to inspect and review his/her education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from the records.
  • The University may not disclose protected or confidential information from a student's education record, with some exceptions, including: Student's Written Consent; Valid Subpoenas; Search Warrants; Ex Parte Order (Patriot Act); or Emergency/Crisis Situation.

FERPA Policies:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 15 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Cal Poly to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can my student place a privacy restriction on their “Directory Information” or “Locator Information?”
    • Yes, as a result:
      • They will not be included in the Cal Poly on-line Directory.
      • They will not receive mailings from clubs and the Alumni Association;
      • ONLY materials related to their progress to degree will be mailed to them.
  • What is the default privacy restriction setting at Cal Poly?
    • The default is UNPROTECTED. No Directory Information is protected unless your student sets a restriction. To change their settings, students should visit then click Personal Info tab.
  • With a FERPA restriction set, can my student’s information be shared without their consent?
    • Yes, FERPA includes these exceptions:
      • Health and Safety Emergencies
      • Subpoena, Ex Parte Order, or Search Warrants
      • Another educational institution to which your student has enrolled or seek to enroll
      • Parents/guardians will be contacted if a student is under 21 and caught using drugs and alcohol.

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Looking Ahead to Week of Welcome

Get excited for Week of Welcome 2019 — join the newest class of Mustangs at our nationally acclaimed Week of Welcome from September 15–22, 2019! The eight-day program will familiarize your student with our campus culture and expansive resources, introduce your student to (literally) hundreds of new people, and guide them through their first week of classes. Be part of a 60-plus-year old Cal Poly tradition. Your student won't want to miss WOW 2019!

Make sure your student is prepared for WOW and review the following list carefully:

Move-in and Check-in for WOW Sept 14th 

On Campus Students: Once your student arrives on campus and has moved-in, have them head to their residence hall at their assigned time (available August 2019) September 14th to check-in.

Off Campus students: Check-in for WOW is all day September 14th in the UU Plaza. It’s important all students check-in to receive your WOWie wristband and information to necessary to participate in WOW.

Find Your Group

All student must check- in prior to meeting their group in order to participate. WOW groups form the morning of Sunday, September 15th. Your student will receive an email from by Thursday, September 14th with their WOW Group number and time. Students must be wearing their WOWie wristband (received at WOW check-in) before they meet their group.

For Sunday, 9/15/19, make sure your student wears their green "Mustang Way" shirt they receive at WOW check-in to grouping and Big Fall Welcome.

There are three grouping times and hundreds of grouping numbers. Group numbers are associated with the hall your student is living in and have a corresponding time. Pay close attention to you group number and its corresponding time in the email your student receives by Thursday, 9/13/19.

Bring $25 cash

Your student’s WOW Leaders have a busy week planned for your student – make sure to have your student bring $25 cash as they explore campus, San Luis Obispo, and the Central Coast during WOW.

Download Cal Poly Now

WOW overview, to do lists, schedule information – and more – all at your in the Cal Poly Now mobile app, the official app of Cal Poly Student Affairs. Download in Apple and Google stores and search in the app for “Orientation 2019."​

For more information about WOW, contact New Student & Transition Programs at:

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WOW: Off to the Best Start – A Message from the Director of Parent Philanthropy

Get excited for Week of Welcome 2019! For incoming parents, your student is about to join the newest class of Mustangs at our nationally-acclaimed Week of Welcome from September 15–22, 2019! For our current parents, you know just how incredible this program is to your student’s success at Cal Poly.

This 60-year Cal Poly tradition is our incoming students first introduction to the SLO community, Cal Poly campus and in many cases, will create the friendships that will last a lifetime. For the 900 current students that participate in the program as WOW Leaders, Board Members and Facilitators, the experience will empower Learn by Doing and create their lasting legacy on campus.

WOW is a product of Cal Poly’s New Student & Transition Programs, which executes three flagship programs including Open House, SLO Days, and WOW. The three programs cater to around 5,500 new students and over 3,000 supporters and community members each year. The nationally acclaimed orientation program is made possible, in part, through parent, student and community support. Join us in a warm WOW 2019 Warm Welcome and send us an email to buy your Mustang Nation t-shirt with all proceeds supporting the program. Or, make your direct donation and support Orientation Programs here.



--Morgen Marshall, Director of Parent Philanthropy

As a Cal Poly Alumna and parent of a five-year-old and one-year-old twins, Morgen is already instilling them with plenty of Mustang Pride! Morgen will quickly become a familiar face to this group as we partner together to support parent and student success. If you see her around campus, please introduce yourself. Additionally, she will be doing a presentation during SLO Days and hosting events during MFW and is looking for philanthropically minded parent ambassadors to support the content. If you’re interested, please reach out. Her email is or you can call her at 805.234.5982.

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Resource Spotlight – Campus Health and Wellbeing Apps

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.

Campus Health and Wellbeing is adapting with new technology to keep students healthy and safe in all aspects of campus life.  Please encourage your student to utilize some of these apps designed to help with anxiety management, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disordered eating, safety & recovery, mood management, sleep aide, stress management/relief, and suicide prevention.

Anxiety Management

  • FearTools – Anxiety Aid by Eddie LiuiOS or Android

This app is evidence based and designed to aid in anxiety recovery. Tools include thought journaling and reframing, exposure techniques, relaxation techniques, and includes an anxiety self-report measure.

  • MindShift by Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia: iOS or Android

MindShift includes practices to help you relax, activities that encourage you to develop more beneficial ways of thinking, coping strategies around anxiety experiences, and anxiety checklists around certain situations (e.g., test anxiety, social fears, and letting go of perfectionism).

  • Self-help Anxiety Management by University of the West of EnglandiOS

App includes information related to anxiety and how to better manage anxious experiences. It provides guided relaxation exercises, activities that teach coping techniques and strategies, and an anxiety tracker.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Productive- Habit Tracker by Apalon AppsiOS            

This customizable app helps you build a routine, by setting personal goals, tracking your progress, and providing reminders when you need to complete something.

Disordered Eating

  • Recovery Record: Eating Disorder Management by Recovery Record: iOS or Android

This app is intended to aid in the recovery process of an eating disorder, but can also be used if you have body image concerns. This app allows you to record meals, access body related affirmations, track your process, and customize meal plans and coping tactics. This app can also send progress information to your health providers.

Maintaining Safety & Sexual Assault Recovery

  • Circleof6 by Tech 4 Good: iOS 
    This app allows you to program 6 of your trusted friends/families into the app, so that if you are ever in a risky situation you can discreetly tap your phone twice and an alert will be sent to them of your location. Also, provides access to safety hotlines.
  • DoD Safe Helpline by Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): iOS or Android
    Originally designed for individuals in the military, this app provides tools and support to help individuals manage the short and long-term effects of sexual assault.

Mood Management

  • Depression CBT Self-Help Guide by Excel at Life: Android
    App includes audio information about depressive symptoms, a depressive symptoms tracker, a cognitive diary, and relaxation and calming exercises.
  • MoodTools – Depression Aid by MoodToolsAndroid
    This app was designed for individuals with depressive symptoms, but can be used by everyone. It includes information about depression, activities to help combat depressive symptoms, a thought diary, and a symptoms tracker.
  • T2 Mood Tracker by T2: iOS or Android
    This app allows you to track your mood throughout the day and come to better understand how certain events or experiences may be impacting your mood. It comes pre-loaded with 6 tracking topics, but can be customized to meet your needs.
  • Virtual Hope Box by National Center for Telehealth and Technology: iOS or Android
    The Virtual Hope Box provides simple tools to help individuals with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. It can be customized with personal pictures, favorite quotes, music, videos of friends, and so on.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harm

This app was created based on the principles of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT). It helps in self-harm recovery by providing tools that “distract,” that implement “comfort” instead of harm, that will help you “express yourself,” and that provide “safe alternatives to self-harm.”

Sleep Aids

  • Rain, Rain Sleep Sounds by Tim Gostony: iOS or Android
    Dozens of sleep sounds are available and you can tailor them to make your own sleep soundtrack. Helpful to use when living with noisy roommates or if you have trouble relaxing before falling asleep.
  • Sleep Cycle Alarm: Free for IOS only or Pay for Android
    This intelligent alarm tracks your sleep and wakes you during your lightest sleep cycle, which aids you in feeling refreshed upon waking.

Stress Management/Relaxation

  • Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax by, Inc.: iOS or Android
    App includes programs to teach you how to meditate through guided imagery and relaxation exercises that aim to benefit sleep.
  • FitnessBuilder by PumpOne: iOS or Android
    Physical activity has been shown to have positive effects on psychological wellbeing and this app provides helpful exercise tips, workout videos and charts, and an exercise tracker.
  • Headspace – Meditation by HeadspaceiOS or Android
    This app provides a training program that aims to reduce anxiety and build self-compassion utilizing mindfulness and meditative practices in “bite size” pieces to accommodate a busy life.
  • Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind: iOS or Android
    Mindfulness meditation made easy with this app, which provides imaginative wellness practices for different age groups. It also includes a feeling tracker.
  • Stop Breathe & Think: Meditate by Tools for PeaceiOS or Android or Web-Based
    This app provides meditations and relaxation recommendations based off your current mood. The app’s primary focus is building skills around mindfulness, meditative practices, and building compassion.

Suicide Prevention 

**Always call 911 in the event of an emergency

  • A Friend Asks by The Jason Foundation: iOS or Android

This app provides information, tools, and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. The app contains information such as warning signs, Dos and Don’ts, and what to do to get help.

  • My3 - Support Network by Mental Health Association of New York City INC: iOS or Android

This app helps you create a plan of safety around your suicidal thoughts and allows you to contact three people you trust quickly during times when you feel concerned for your safety.

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Recommended Parent Reading List

Ever wish there was a how-to guide on parenting college students? While there might not be a manual on raising young adults, there are several helpful resources, articles, and books to help you support your student. Each quarter Parent & Family Programs will recommend a recent and relevant book or article for parents and supporters of students of all identities and backgrounds.

Spring Quarter Reading Recommendation: “Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen” by Dr. Wendy Mogel

In Voice Lessons for Parents, Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses an obstacle that bedevils even the most seasoned and confident parent: the distraction of digital devices, how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it.

Mogel’s now classic book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, is a beloved resource for a generation of parents. Voice Lessons for Parents brings her unique brand of practical wisdom to harried parents eager to deepen their relationships with their kids. “Children will lead you on an incredible journey,” writes Mogel, “if they trust you, if you take the time, and if you’re willing to follow.”

Want to start a local Cal Poly parent reading circle? Browse Facebook for the many local Facebook groups created and maintained by current and past Cal Poly Proud parents. Happy reading!

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 Important Dates and Deadlines

August 2 | Transfer and graduate student housing assignments are viewable in the portal.

August 3 | Housing fees are viewable in the portal.  Annual, quarterly or monthly feeds due Sept. 1

August 3 | First-year student housing assignments are viewable in the portal.

August 15 | Last day for new students to cancel campus housing without financial penalty.  You can find the cancellation form in the portal.  The $500 initial payment is non-refundable for transfer students.

August 16 | Last day of 8-week summer session classes.

August 17 | Last day for continuing students to cancel campus housing.  You can find the cancellation form in the portal.  The $500 initial payment is non-refundable for transfer students.

August 19 | Quarter Plus classes begin.

August 21 | Summer Institute students move out.

August 22 | Summer eight-week session students move out.

August 30 | Last day of Summer quarter classes. Last day of second five-week session.

August 31 | Second five-week session summer students move out.

September 1 | Annual, quarterly or monthly payment due for 2019-20 year.  A $25 charge applies to late payments. (See fee schedules for payment amount.)

September 2 | Academic Holiday | Labor Day | Campus administrative offices closed.

September 3 | Cal Poly Distribution Services begins accepting mail for Fall 2019 campus residents.

September 3-5 | Finals for 10-week summer session students.

September 7 | 10-week summer session students move out.

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Upcoming Events

August 3 | Deyo Dances | 8-10 p.m. | Spanos Theatre

August 4 | Deyo Dances | 2-4 p.m. | Spanos Theatre

Deyo Dances, directed by Lisa Deyo, presents human stories through movement, drawing from ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater dance.  Formed in 2002, they have entertained audiences in a wide range of spaces:  a Black Box of the Maryinsky Theatre in Russia, Off-Broadway in New York , the Lobby of The Villages, even down the aisles of a grocery store.  Now they are returning home to the Spanos Theatre for these performances.

August 6 | Cal Poly Farmers’ Market | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Mott Lawn & Mustang Way

August 9 | Women’s Soccer v Westmont (Exhibition/Free Admission) | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

August 16 | Women’s Soccer: Green v White (Exhibition/Free Admission) | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

August 17 | Friends – The Musical Parody | 8 – 10 p.m. | Performing Arts Center – Miossi Hall

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as  they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.

The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp. Recommended for mature audiences.

August 18 | Dancin’ 2019 | 2 – 4:30 p.m. | Performing Arts Center – Pavilion

August 20 | Cal Poly Farmers’ Market | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Mott Lawn & Mustang Way

August 22 | 7 Strategies for Less Stress | 12 – 1 p.m. | University Union Room 216

7 Strategies for less stress- Fun and fast-paced revue of simple and effective ways to release yourself from the negative effects of stress and boost your own well-being.

Dealing with difficult people- An alternative view and insightful strategies to better cope with their behavior and increase cooperation.

Holiday Stress- Create a holiday season that is relaxed, fun and comfortable for you and your family while learning to cope with the expectations, holiday blues and more.

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Important Campus Phone Numbers

Admissions | (805) 756-2311
Career Services | (805) 756-2501
Commencement Office | (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 and 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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