February 2018 Newsletter
Mustang Mondays: Thoughts from the Vice President for Student Affairs • Winter Hikes and Cozy Film Screenings in SLO • New Spring and Summer Alternative Breaks • Is Your Student Graduating this Spring? Sign Up for Commencement Emails! • Spring Quarter Registration is Approaching • Change the Status Quo: A Social Justice Conference • Upcoming Career Fairs and Events • Stay Up-to-Date on Campus Safety • Meet the Parents Who Give! • Stay Well During Flu Season • LatinX Life at Cal Poly • Resource Spotlight – Chronic Illness & Pain Student Network • Upcoming Events • Important Dates and Deadlines • Important Campus Phone Numbers
Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey has launched Mustang Mondays, a weekly informational Facebook post for students. These posts list “Must Know” and “Good to Know” information for students (and parents/supporters) to stay up-to-date on campus events, announcements, and policies. To view these posts and all other announcements from the VPSA, visit his Facebook page HERE.
There is nothing dull about winter in San Luis Obispo. From brisk hikes and walks in the City’s emerald green open space, to a tour of our lovable landmarks in the Downtown area, you’ll want to be here this season. Plus, SLO Film Fest is in full swing next month, which offers a perfect opportunity to see the historic Fremont Theatre in all its glory.
It may be the middle of the school year for your Mustang, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying winter in San Luis Obispo.
During your stay in SLO, you’ll find our open spaces are at their greenest peak, and unique hikes and clear skies provide panoramic ocean views, providing ample opportunity to stretch your legs and get outside. We’ve hiked all around the more than 50 miles of trails to find the best views for you to check out.
Downtown San Luis Obispo offers lovable landmarks and attractions within a few short blocks of each other. From meandering through museums, to checking off Art Bar from your bucket list, discover the top five things to do year-round in Downtown SLO.
And round out your entertainment at one of more than 100 screenings during the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLO Film Fest). The 24th annual fest kicks off March 14, but you’ll want to book your stay in SLO now to beat the crowds. The event attracts celebrities and offers dozens of experiences during 6 days and nights of independent and classic films, special events and parties.
The Center for Service in Action hosts multiple Alternative Breaks trips throughout the year, providing students with a chance to make a difference during their breaks from the academic school year. Cal Poly students have the opportunity to serve their global community while exploring outside their positions of privilege. All trips include a pre-trip orientation workshop, a pre-educational workshop, evening group reflections, free time in the evenings to explore the area, help with travel arrangements, and a post-trip dinner. All trips are led by Cal Poly students and staff. For information on the Alternative Breaks experience, contact email@example.com or (805) 756-5338.
See the information below for this year’s Spring Break and Summer trips:
Spring Break in Philadelphia
- Participate in meaningful community service projects
- Work with local area schools and volunteer organizations
- Experience immersive cultural excursions rich with US history
- Make new connections
- Info Session Dates in February:
- Thursday, 2/1 10am UU 216
- Applications due: Monday, 2/5
Summer Break in Peru
- Participate in meaningful international service
- Work with local area organizations serving children’s health and education
- Experience immersive cultural excursions, such as a day trip to Machu Pichu
- Make new connections worldwide
- Info Session Dates in February:
- Thursday, 2/1 2pm UU 216
- Monday, 2/5 10am UU 216
- Thursday, 2/8 10am UU 216
- Monday, 2/12 3pm UU 216
- Thursday, 2/15 3pm UU 216
- Thursday, 2/22 10am UU 216
- Applications due: Monday, 2/26
Parents, supporters, family, and friends can sign up for Spring Commencement 2018 information emails HERE to stay in the loop about commencement ceremonies, regalia, parking, tickets, and more.
Contact the Commencement Office at 805-756-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By now, students may be acclimating to the faster pace of the quarter system, but inevitably the registration cycle for each quarter still sneaks up on students. It is very important to stay on top of important registration dates and coming up next is spring quarter registration. Student registration for Spring Quarter 2018 starts on February 20 and ends on March 7. Open enrollment then opens on March 15 and continues until March 28. Students can check their specific registration time here.
For a full list of registration dates and deadlines for Spring Quarter 2018, click here.
It is incredibly valuable for students to meet with an academic advisor before registering to help guide their academic progress and help them stay on track to graduate.
The Mustang Success Center is a great resource for first-year students looking for some guidance as they navigate their schedules and the registration process. Drop-in hours are from 9am-7pm, Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm on Fridays in Building 52, Room D37.
For more information on the Mustang Success Center, click here.
The Center for Service in Action is excited to announce the 16th Annual Change the Status Quo: A Social Justice Conference, on Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17, 2018. This conference aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change. Through guest speakers, inspiring workshops, and engaging sessions, students will leave the conference with a new-found sense and understanding of social justice, and how they can take ownership of their role in moving the needle with regard to social change.
For this year’s conference, Friday night includes an introduction to social justice topics and a poster session allowing attendees to preview the topics to be discussed the following day. The main event on Saturday will feature a soon-to-be-announced keynote speaker, zero-waste breakfast and lunch, resource fair and a full day of workshops organized by student and community experts on a wide variety of social justice issues. Examples of topic tracks from previous years include; Destigmitization, Gender & Sexuality, Education & Campus Activism, Undocumented Ally Training, Race & Leadership, etc.
For more information, students can contact the Center for Service in Action Coordinator, Bradley Kyker at 805-756-7625 or email@example.com.
On February 8, 2018 encourage your student to check out the Local Career Fair in Chumash Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. If your student is interested in staying in SLO this summer, or living here after graduation, they shouldn’t miss this chance to network with local businesses who are seeking Cal Poly students to join their teams, whether it be for internships, summer, part-time or full-time jobs!
Local Career Fair:
- 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. open forum to network with employers
- Event location: Chumash Auditorium, Building 65
Search Employers and Positions before the Career Fair:
- To view the employers and positions they are recruiting for at the Career Fair:
- Login into MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake and click on "Events" on the upper navigation bar.
- Click on "Fair Search" and then “Cal Poly 2018 Winter Career Fair – Jobs & Internships.”
- Click on “All Employers.”
- Use the filters to search through the list of employers that are attending and which positions they are recruiting for at the fair.
- To view jobs they are hiring for, click on "View Details" below the company.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-756-2501.
More Career Services Events in February:
- February 6 | Career Foundations Series for First-Year Students - Resume & Cover Letter 6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Bldg. 170 (Cerro Community Center), Fireside Lounge
- February 6 | Emerging Markets: Fighting Fake News in a Democratic Society 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 7 | How I Found My First Year Internship (Freshman Internship Series) 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 7 | Interview with Confidence 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 8 | Local Career Fair Jobs & Internships Networking with Employers: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Chumash Auditorium
- February 9 | Engineering Change of Major: Policies & Exploration 1:10 - 2:30 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 12 | Change of Major Workshop 5:10 - 6:00 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 104
- February 13 | Career Foundations Series for First-Year Students - LinkedIn & Networking 6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Bldg. 170 (Cerro Community Center), Fireside Lounge
- February 13 | Emerging Markets: Careers in Real Estate and Property Development 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 14 | Navigating Your FirstYear Internship Search (Freshman Internship Series) 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 15 | Applying for Fellowships, Internships, & Jobs with the Federal Government 9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 15 | Writing Effective Resumes & Cover Letters - Industry Insider by Enterprise 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 15 | Architecture and Environmental Design Career Fair Jobs & Internships Networking with Employers: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Chumash Auditorium
- February 20 | Career Foundations Series for First-Year Students - Interview Basics 6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Bldg. 170 (Cerro Community Center), Fireside Lounge
- February 20 | Grad School Chat 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 21 | Creating an Effective Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Profile (Freshman Internship Series) 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 21 | Packaging Career Fair Jobs & Internships Networking with Employers: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Chumash Auditorium
- February 22 | Careers in Counseling Panel 5:10 - 6:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 26 | Pizza & Personality: Using Your Interests to Explore Careers 6:10 - 7:00 p.m. Yosemite Community Center, First Floor
- February 27 | Emerging Markets: Social Entrepreneurship: Business Beyond Profit 11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 28 | Negotiating Offers & Salaries 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
- February 28 | Engineering Change of Major: Policies & Exploration 3:10 - 4:30 p.m. Bldg. 124, Rm. 117
The 2018 Annual Campus Safety Plan Report is now available for viewing HERE. The Annual Campus Safety Plan (CSP) contains campus safety and security-related information. This report contains statistics of certain crimes reported at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus for calendar year 2016. A paper copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the University Police Department at email@example.com by calling 805-756-7455 or in person at the University Policy Department located at Building 36.
General Campus Safety Information:
- Emergency Notification System – for information about the Poly Alert emergency notification system and how to register, CLICK HERE.
- Safety Escort Van Service – for information on the University Police Department escort van and their hours, CLICK HERE.
- Mustang Patrol (Walking Escorts) – for information on the University Police Department walking escort service, CLICK HERE.
- “Blue Light” Emergency Phones – for a map of emergency telephone locations (and the emergency assembly locations), CLICK HERE.
- Bicycle Registration – for the University Police Department’s Bicycle Registration Form, CLICK HERE.
- Property Registration – for the University Police Department’s Property Security & Registration Form, CLICK HERE.
On-Campus Housing Safety Information:
- University Housing Resident Handbook
- University Housing Emergency Preparedness Information
- University Housing Fire Safety Guidelines
- University Housing Safety and Maintenance Checks Information
We know that you and your student have chosen to join the Cal Poly community for the endless potential it offers. The diversity of ideas and wealth of Learn by Doing opportunities in every area of campus life bring out the best in our students.
Parents from every college give to Cal Poly through their time, resources, and finances to support a variety of programs from the Senior Gift to the Cal Poly Cares program. Meet one of the current parents who gives to Cal Poly:
My name is Tawny James and both my husband Buzz and I are proud Cal Poly alumni. We have been fortunate to watch our two sons graduate from Cal Poly in 2016 and 2017. It is an honor to give back to a University that has given me amazing opportunities both in my personal life and in my career. I give to ensure the “Learn by Doing” philosophy remains a reality at Cal Poly. It would be amazing to have our family Mustang legacy continue.
Cal Poly ‘89
As parents, you are an integral part of the Cal Poly community and we encourage you to become involved. Your support and efforts enhance the student experience.
The Mustang Parent Society is a dedicated network of philanthropic families who support Cal Poly through annual contributions of $1,000 or more. Gifts can be directed to any college, department or program to support our students. To find out more, visit the Mustang Parent Society website.
Support Cal Poly and join the Mustang Parent Society today!
Flu season is here and it is important to remind your student of ways to keep them healthy during this time of the year. Here are some tips from the Wellbeing and Health Education Team on keeping your student well:
- First, remind them to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day after using the restroom, before eating, and when using computers and mobile devices. Washing hands is a top preventer for the flu.
- Remind them of the common flu symptoms such as a fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness), and please note that not everyone with the flu will have a fever.
- Also, reassure your student that they only need to see a doctor if they are experiencing serve symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, pain or pressure in chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting, and if flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough.
- And lastly, please encourage your student to stay home and rest for at least 24 hours after their fever has gone. Drinking lots of water, washing their hands, wiping down and cleaning their rooms, and resting, are all ways to prevent your student from getting the flu.
Thank you for your help in keeping our campus healthy and safe during the flu season! For other great tips and advice about the flu and other illnesses like our Facebook page..
– The Wellbeing and Health Education Team
Cal Poly offers a safe space for students of all religions, races, and ethnicities to celebrate their identity, culture, and heritage. Students have various opportunities to connect with other students of their identity, to celebrate their cultural holidays, and to engage in cultural and religious practices and traditions throughout the academic year. Similarly, the city of San Luis Obispo as a whole is an open and warm community that welcomes Cal Poly students to their home away from home. For Latinx (Latino/Latina) students particularly, there are several student organizations, on-campus centers, and other programs to connect with and call home:
Social, Political, and Faith-based Organizations:
- Chicano Latino Commencement (CLC)
- Movimiento Estudiantil Xicano de Aztlan (MEXA)
- Imagen y Espiritu Ballet Folklorico de Cal Poly (Imagen)
- Rising Immigrant Students for Education (RISE)
- Salsa Club, Cal Poly
- Yo Tango
- Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA)
- Latinos in Agriculture (LIA)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Gamma Zeta Alpha, Inc. Omicron Chapter (Gammas, RZA)
- Lambda Sigma Gamma (L-S-G's, Lambdas)
- Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA's)
- Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. (Lambdas)
- Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (NAD, Nacos)
- Sigma Omega Nu (SON)
- MultiCultural Center
- Latino Outreach Council of SLO
- Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association
- 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.
The Chronic Illness & Pain Student Network is an online hub for Cal Poly students with chronic illness and/or pain. Students can join the mailing list HERE.
Chronic Illness & Pain Social Groups
- Chronic Illness & Pain Network Meetings
- Monthly meetings to share experiences, resources, and support.
- A club focused on inclusively and made specifically for students to socialize and meet others.
More experienced students will advise on navigating Cal Poly, SLO, and the community, with a chronic illness and/or chronic pain. Mentors will share insight on accessibility, direct mentees to academic and social resources, and provide emotional support.
- Mentee Interest Form
- Mentor Interest Form
- You can find more information on our Access Mentoring webpage
Other Chronic Illness & Pain Resources
- Students can contribute to our online chat forum to share their experiences, resources, and support one another
- Would your student like to speak with another student with Chronic Illness and/or Pain? They can fill out an application for Ability Sidekicks
- OR send a request for contact information here (add' student contacts' in the comment section)
- Employment Aid - Contact Connections Coordinator, Alec Lotstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-756-5930
- For academic support as well as other resources and services, please contact the Disability Resource Center, located in Building 124
- For information on the Chronic Pain & Illness Support Network, please contact Connections by:
- Emailing email@example.com
- Calling 805-756-5930
- Texting 860-806-2527
- Requesting information at the DRC, located in Building 124
The Chronic Illness & Pain Student Network is part of the Connections Umbrella program which is also composed of:
February 1 | Women's Basketball vs Hawaii | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 1 | Student Piano Recital | 7:30 – 8:30pm | Building 45 Room 218
February 1 | The Long Reach of the Sixties | 6:10 – 8pm | Building 26 Room 104
Dr. Kalman will discuss her new book, The Long Reach of the Sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Contemporary Supreme Court.
February 1 | Midterm Madness | 11am – 2pm | UU Plaza
Interactive games and activities for Cal Poly students; free with Poly Card.
February 2-3 | SLO Discovery Weekend (Registration coming soon for May SLO Discovery Weekend)
February 2 | CPAC Professional Development Conference | 10am – 4pm | Performing Arts Center
This conference is for students looking to grow professionally and personally and begin the path to their career in business. The event will include speakers, sponsors, career readiness sessions, and preparation for Careers in Accounting Day, CPAC's Winter Career Fair.
February 3 | SLO Symphony Classics III No Ties Allowed! | 11am – 1pm | Performing Arts Center
February 3 | Swimming and Diving v Santa Cruz | 12 – 7pm | Anderson Pool
February 3 | Ralph Sauer Brass Master Class | 1 – 2pm | Building 45 Room 218
Ralph Sauer, principal trombonist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 32 years, will present a brass master class for Cal Poly music students. The master class is free and open to the public.
February 3 | Women's Basketball vs UC Riverside | 2 – 4:30pm | Mott Gym
February 3 | Miss SLO County Scholarship Program | 5 – 8pm | Spanos Theatre
February 3 | Men's Basketball v Hawaii | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 3 | SLO Symphony Classics III Concert | 8 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
February 7 | Trivia Night #2 | 7:30 – 10pm | Mustang Station
Students can enjoy free pizza and a drink while competing in a trivia challenge. Prizes are awarded to the top two teams! Sign-ups start at 7:30 pm.
February 8 | Local Career Fair | 8:30am – 1:30pm | Chumash Auditorium
February 9 | Marketing Career Conference | 8am – 2pm | Performing Arts Center
February 9 | Accounting Club - Careers in Accounting Day Career Fair | 9am – 2pm | Chumash Auditorium
February 9 | Battle of the Bands | 6 – 9pm | UU Plaza
Student bands compete for the crowds vote! Free food and drink for attendants.
February 9 | Byzantium Loverspeak Event | 6:10 – 8pm | Building 180 Room 101
This year’s "Byzantium" co-editors are thrilled to announce the date of the annual poetry event Loverspeak! This one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day celebration features readings of poems on love—sweet romance, amour gone sour, and everything in between.
February 9 | CLA Speaks Event: Visualizing, Storytelling & Imagining | 7 – 9pm | Spanos Theatre
Guest speaker Tony Baxter, Retired Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Disney Imagineering.
February 9 | Cal Poly's 'A Night at the Mission' Chamber Concert | 8 – 9:30pm | Mission San Luis Obispo
February 10 | Women's Basketball vs Long Beach State | 2 – 4:30pm | Mott Gym
February 10 | Mike Birbiglia -- The New One | 8 – 10:30pm | Performing Arts Center
February 11 | Wrestling v Arizona State | 1 – 3:30pm | Mott Gym
February 11 | Moscow Festival Ballet - Swan Lake | 7 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
February 13 | Valentine’s Day Flower Arranging | 11am - 1pm | UU 111
Students can arrange a vase of fresh flowers and enjoy complimentary bagels, donuts, coffee and tea.
February 14 | Men & Masculinity Week Movie Screening | 6 – 8pm | Chumash Auditorium
Screening the movie "The Mask You Live In" and following up with a 45 minute presentation and discussion facilitation of participating audience members. This event is part of a week called "Healthy Men and Masculinity Week" which is tailored to the cultivation of healthy masculinity development and practices.
February 15 | Emerging Markets Event | 9 – 10:30am | UU 220
Career Services' Emerging Markets program seeks to connect students with exciting new job markets projected to show employment growth over the next 5-10 years. Explore Emerging Markets to learn about the latest trends, careers in the field, potential employers, and job opportunities.
February 15 | Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair | 3 – 8pm | Chumash Auditorium
Network with Employers: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February 15 | Men's Basketball v UC Davis | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 15 | Cirque Eloize - Saloon | 7:30 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
February 17 | Men's Basketball v UC Irvine | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 17 | Black Violin | 8 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
February 18 | MET Live in HD: L'Elisir d'Amore | 2 – 6pm | Performing Arts Center
February 21 | Packaging Career Fair | 2 – 7pm | Chumash Auditorium
Network with Employers: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
February 21 | San Luis Obispo County Honor Band Concert | 7 – 9pm | Performing Arts Center
February 21 | Trivia Night #3 | 7:30 – 10pm | Mustang Station
Students can enjoy free pizza and a drink while competing in a trivia challenge. Prizes are awarded to the top two teams! Sign-ups start at 7:30 pm.
February 21 | Women's Basketball vs UC Santa Barbara | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 22 | Men's Basketball v CSUN | 7 – 9:30pm | Mott Gym
February 23 | Roller Disco | 7 – 11 pm | UU Plaza
Students can enjoy free roller blading to disco music right in the University Union Plaza! Rentals are free with valid Poly Card.
February 24 | Women's Basketball vs Fullerton | 2 – 4:30pm | Mott Gym
February 24 | Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble Winter Concert | 8 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
February 24 | Greeks Gone Geek | 7:10 – 9pm | Building 180 Room 101
Teams of 4 from various greek organizations on campus will be competing tournament style to win the title of "smartest" while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
February 26 | Eating Disorders and Weight Bias Presentations | 8am – 4pm | Alumni Conference Center (Building 28)
Multiple guest speakers covering the topics of eating disorders and weight bias.
February 26 | Cameron Carpenter | 7:30 – 10pm | Performing Arts Center
In a triumphant, unprecedented fifth engagement at the PAC, the virtuoso organist – who continues to blend brilliant technical perfection with an energetic heart – will perform on both the Forbes Pipe Organ and his own groundbreaking International Touring Organ.
February 1 | Sixth installment of housing payment plan and dining payment plan for 2017-2018 due. Charge of $25 for late payment (see fee schedule for payment amount).
February 1 | Second installment of housing and dining payment plan due for new Winter/Spring 2018 residents.
February 6 | PASS available for Spring Quarter 2018
February 14 | Spring 2018 housing application opens.
February 19 | Academic Holiday | Washington's birthday observed; Campus administrative offices closed
February 20 | Classes follow a Monday schedule
February 20-March 7 | Spring Quarter 2018 registration (1st round, 16 units)
February 23 | Last day to cancel Spring Quarter Housing/Dining without financial penalty.
February 27 | Last day to withdraw from course(s) for Winter Quarter 2018 for serious and compelling reason by 5:00 pm
March 1| Seventh installment of housing payment plan and dining payment plan for 2017-18 due. Charge of $25 for late payment
March 1 | Third installment of housing and dining payment plan due for new Winter/Spring 2018 residents.
March 1 | 2018-19 campus housing application/payment opens for current freshman. Current freshman can secure housing by applying and paying the initial housing payment or marking paid by Financial Aid. Payments are accepted as space allows.
March 8 | 2018-19 campus housing application/payment opens for all continuing Cal Poly students. Secure housing by applying and paying the initial housing payment or marking paid by Financial Aid. Payments are accepted as space allows.
March 8-14 | Spring Quarter 2018 registration (2nd round, 22 units)
March 9 | Fees past due (if not financial aid deferred) for Spring 2018 classes
March 14 | Spring Quarter 2018 Housing License Agreement due
March 15-28 | Spring Quarter 2018 open enrollment for all students
March 16 | Last day of classes for Winter Quarter 2018
March 16 | Last day to withdraw from course(s) for Winter Quarter 2018 for emergency reason by 5:00 pm
March 16 | Last day to submit paperwork for Cal Poly coursework (substitutions, concentration declarations, ICS statements, etc.) in order to affect Academic Progress level for Fall 2018 registration (received in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 pm).
March 19-23 | Winter Quarter 2018 finals
March 22 | Classes cancelled (“dropped”) for Spring 2018 if fees past due (financial aid deferred accounts exempt)
March 23 | End of Winter Quarter 2018
March 24-April 1 | Academic holiday
March 26 | 1st financial aid disbursement for Spring 2018 classes
March 27 | Financial aid deferred fees due for Spring 2018 classes
March 27 | Housing room assignments for Spring Quarter 2018 are available via the online application system
March 28-30 | Charges are posted and payment is due for Spring quarter 2018 campus housing (pay via Portal/Money Matters tab)
March 30 | 1st direct deposit refund for excess financial aid
March 26-30 | Academic holiday – Spring Break, no classes. Residence halls and apartments remain open. University Housing administrative offices are open.
March 29 | Academic holiday – Cesar Chavez's birthday observed. Campus administrative offices closed
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| All grades for Winter Quarter 2018 finalized
April 2 | First day of classes for Spring Quarter 2018
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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
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