Poly Parent News: January 2019

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Register for SLO Discovery Weekend

SLO Discovery Weekend, taking place this January 24-27, offers special events and excursions for Cal Poly parents and supporters to experience San Luis Obispo (SLO) both on and off campus!

Registration is $30 a person and includes a swag bag full of exclusive Cal Poly and SLO goodies, Downtown SLO Farmers' Marker dinner token, Old SLO Trolley pass, your choice between a local walking history, beer or food tour (see full schedule for details), Cal Poly Men’s basketball ticket, basketball pregame tent access, family fun campus activities and access to local excursions throughout the weekend!

Registrants staying in SLO hotels will also receive exclusive local business deals and discounts, including a $100 gift card*, so be sure to register and book your hotel today at

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Winter Quarter Recommended Parent Reading

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, our office will recommend a recent and relevant book or article for parents and supporters of students of all identities and backgrounds.

Winter Quarter Reading Recommendation: “The Gift Of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed” by Jessica Lahey

In the tradition of Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, this groundbreaking manifesto focuses on the critical school years when parents must learn to allow their children to experience the disappointment and frustration that occur from life’s inevitable problems so that they can grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.

Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher and writer Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children’s well being, they aren’t giving them the chance to experience failure—or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.

Overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education, Lahey reminds us. Teachers don’t just teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint, and foresight—important life skills children carry with them long after they leave the classroom.

Providing a path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most importantly, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children’s failures. Hard-hitting yet warm and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children succeed.

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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New Year’s Resolution #1: Get Involved

Does your student want to make some new friends, explore a new hobby, or pick up a new skill this quarter? There are hundreds of Cal Poly clubs, craft classes, intermural sports teams, and more that your student can join!

Getting involved with an organization has numerous benefits, including learning outside of the classroom setting, creating positive connections with fellow students, developing leadership and professional experience, and making a tangible impact on this campus. Check out the clubs, organizations, supports, classes, and more below:


  • With more than 300 student organizations, Cal Poly has something for everyone. No matter what your student is passionate about, they’ll probably find at least one they’ll want to join.
  • Search the club directory online here.

Club Sports

  • The goal of the Club Sports program is to develop a safe, fun, and competitive environment that provides athletes with opportunities to develop their character, experience a recreational and competitive athletic competition at a multitude of skill levels, develop a lifetime appreciation for sport and physical activity, and represent Cal Poly at competitions across the nation.
  • Teams include: Badminton, Golf, Rubgy, Sailing, Water Polo, Fencing Surf, Ski and dozens more!
  • You can find a full listing of teams and contact information online here.

Craft Center Classes

  • Taking a Craft Center class allows students to explore their creative interests with guidance from experienced instructors. Classes are offered each quarter. Students with little or no experience are encouraged to start with a class.
  • Classes including flameworking, ceramics, stained glass, surfboard shaping, and more!
  • Browse the full listing of Craft Center classes and their prices online here.

Poly Escapes

  • Poly Escapes offers student-led trips, equipment rentals, and an on-campus climbing park
  • Upcoming trips include backpacking in Big Sur, camping in Yosemite, rock climbing in Santa Barbara, snowshoeing in Mammoth, and more!
  • Find the full listing of upcoming trips online here.

Instructionally Related Activities

  • An Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) is an "out-of-class experience" that provides enrichment to students and enhances their learning at Cal Poly. Funding for recognized IRAs is provided through student fees. All IRA programs/activities are partially sponsored by an academic dean or department and are "integrally related" to a formal instructional program.
  • IRAs include the Equestrian Team, LA Design Week, Women’s Business Leadership Academy, Engineers Without Borders, Mock Trial, Rodeo and dozens more!
  • You can find a full list of recognized IRA programs by college online here.

If there aren’t any clubs that match your student’s interests or hobbies, they also have the opportunity to start a new one! Your student can find more information about starting their own club online here.

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Is Your Student Considering a Change of Major?

If your student is exploring a major change, it’s incredibly important as a parent/supporter to err on the side of understanding and support. It’s not uncommon for students to be admitted into a major they felt passionate about at age 17 or 18 only to discover a year or two (or even as early as a quarter) later that they are actually passionate about something entirely different. Changing majors at Cal Poly isn’t easy – it’s a multi-step process specialized to each major that involves guided reflection and conversations with advisors, including workshops that ensure students have done their research and ultimately found the major that is truly the best fit for them. Although change of major is not guaranteed at Cal Poly, it is only possible for those students who are willing to put the necessary time and effort into initiating and orchestrating a change.

The general steps for proposing to change one’s major involve the following:

  1. Research
  2. Complete the Change of Major Inquiry Form (directions to the form in PolyPortal HERE)
  3. Follow the steps outlined in the email from the change of major coordinator

For more information on Change of Major guidelines and policies, click here.

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Supporting Your Student Through Academic Probation

If your student didn’t perform as well as hoped this past quarter, they might be placed on Academic Probation. Students are placed on Academic Probation when their grade point average drops below a 2.0 (C); those who fall into this category will have received an email stating that they are on Academic Probation during the winter break. You can find the full policy on Academic Probation online.

While being on Academic Probation can be overwhelming and upsetting for you and your student, it is not the end of your student’s academic career. There are attainable ways to improve grades and be removed from Academic Probation. Below you will find information about academic probation and Cal Poly’s procedures for notifying and supporting students:

First Year Students:

  • Students who are on academic probation status for the first time after Fall or Winter quarter of their first year must complete the First Year Success Program (FSP). The goal of FSP is to motivate and encourage students and give them practical strategies to move forward.

First Year Transfer Students:

  • Students who are on academic probation status for the first time after Fall or Winter quarter of their first year must complete the Transfer Success Program (TSP). The goal of TSP is to provide students the opportunity to connect with peers, staff, and faculty. In addition, students will learn about valuable resources and develop an individualized action plan to support their pursuit of continued success.

2nd Year Students and Above:

  • If your student is not a First Year or Transfer student, they will be contacted by their College Advising Center about their next steps. In the meantime, they can use online academic resources and visit the Mustang Success Center if they have immediate questions.
  • Cal Poly also has several academic safety nets in place to support your student in adjusting their study habits, managing their time, and improving their academic performance. Below you will find several college-specific and general advising centers and academic support resources:

College-specific Advising Centers:

Academic support resources and information:

As a parent or supporter, you can familiarize yourself with these resources and encourage your student to utilize them. Pressure from parents and supporters to attain certain grades can often aggravate stress levels and worsen student academic performance. Let your student know that you are still proud of them and will always support them through the ups and downs of their academic career.

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Get a Head Start on 2019-20 Housing Planning

Although it may seem early, now is the time for your student to start planning for next year’s living arrangements. There is a wide variety of housing options for students including on-campus apartments, off-campus apartments, and off-campus houses. Encourage your student to start now, consider all their options, and develop a budget for housing-related expenses including rent, utilities, food, etc.

On-Campus Living Resources:

On-campus housing application open dates:

TBD in March

2019-20 campus housing application/payment opens to current first-year students. Secure housing by completing the application and initial payment. Applications/payments are accepted as space allows. 

TBD in March

2019-20 campus housing application/payment opens to all continuing students. Secure housing by completing the application and initial payment. Applications/payments are accepted as space allows. 

TBD in March

Newly admitted first-year and transfer students apply for Fall 2019 campus housing. Secure housing by completing the application and initial payment. Transfer applications/payments are accepted as space allows. 

Off-Campus Living Resources:

  • Educated Renters Certificate Program
    • The Educated Renters Certificate Program is an online program that helps students get prepared to be renters and live off campus in the San Luis Obispo Community. Students who go through this online program will have the benefit of submitting a certificate with their rental application to participating landlords for consideration during the application process. Since the San Luis Obispo rental market is extremely competitive, we are offering this program as a resource to help our students secure housing. Students will be given tips and information about the searching and application process in the rental market.
    • For more information, please email
    • To get certified please go to
  • Budget: Cost Cutting Tips (pdf)
  • Fire Safety (pdf)
  • Home Security Tips (pdf)
  • Inventory Checklist (pdf)
  • Questions Tenants Need to Ask (pdf)
  • Renter's Safety Evaluation (pdf)

Other, non-Cal Poly affiliated and/or endorsed resources suggested by current students include:

Please note that these resources are not affiliated with Cal Poly or officially endorsed by Cal Poly.

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Spring/Summer Breaks That Make a Difference

Alternative Breaks offers a chance to raise students' self-awareness, supplement their educational experience with the university, and demonstrate Cal Poly's enthusiasm to make a positive impact outside of the campus community. Students are immersed in another culture, which provides the opportunity to examine social issues and reflect on their own positions of power and privilege. Volunteer excursions give Cal Poly students a chance to make a lasting contribution and work together to develop skills as global citizens.

All trips include pre-trip orientation workshop, evening group reflections, and free time in the evenings to explore the area. All trips are led by Cal Poly staff. If you would like more information about applying to an Alternative Breaks experience, come to an information session or contact us at or (805) 756-5338.

Below are the upcoming 2019 Spring and Summer Break trips:

New York City, New York Spring Break - March 24 - 30, 2019

  • Participate in meaningful community service projects
  • Serve with local area schools and volunteer organizations
  • Work on issues around homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty
  • Make lasting connections and friends
  • Application deadline: Mon, 2/4
  • Info Sessions:
    • Mon, 1/14/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Thur, 1/17/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Tues, 1/22/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Thurs, 1/24/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Mon, 1/28/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Thurs, 1/31/19 10 am, UU/216

South Africa Summer Break - June 16 - 30, 2019

  • Participate in meaningful community service projects
  • Learn and collaborate with South African college students
  • Experience immersive cultural excursions
  • Grow in your intercultural competence
  • Make lasting connections and friends
  • Application deadline: Mon, 2/25
  • Info Sessions:
    • Mon, 1/28/19 3 pm, UU/218
    • Thurs, 1/31/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Mon, 2/4/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Thurs, 2/7/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Mon, 2/11/19 3 pm, UU/218
    • Thurs, 2/14/19 pm, UU/218
    • Tues, 2/19/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Thurs, 2/21/19 10 am, UU/216

Vietnam Summer Break - June 16 - 30, 2019

  • Participate in meaningful community service projects
  • Serve Vietnamese students at an orphanage and sports camp
  • Experience immersive cultural excursions
  • Grow in your intercultural competence
  • Make lasting connections and friends
  • Application deadline: Mon, 2/25
  • Info Sessions:
    • Mon, 1/28/19 3 pm, UU/218
    • Thurs, 1/31/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Mon, 2/4/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Thurs, 2/7/19 10 am, UU/216
    • Mon, 2/11/19 3 pm, UU/218
    • Thurs, 2/14/19 3 pm, UU/218
    • Tues, 2/19/19 2 pm, UU/216
    • Thurs, 2/21/19 10 am, UU/216

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Cal Poly’s Biggest Student Leadership Event of the Year!

Cal Poly’s Student Leadership Institute is a two-day event, on January 25 and 26, focused on empowering students through providing educational experiences that support and challenge students to build and apply leadership skills to effect social change. The theme for this year’s event is “This is What a Leader Looks Like” and we will be highlighting all types of leaders across campus with a focus on expanding the notion of leadership while helping each student see the leader they have inside them. The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is an open and free opportunity for all Cal Poly students to engage in leadership development opportunities and learn from and with their peers.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, day one, of the Student Leadership Institute is an open-access student leadership conference -- where faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community partners present on an array of leadership topics. Past topics include conflict management, identity development, inclusive language, teambuilding, mentorship, and more. Additionally, some breakout sessions are focused around sharing space and having discussions about leadership with individuals who share similar experiences, identities, or passions. Student are provided breakfast and lunch and will get to hear from an inspiring keynote speaker. The conference will allow emerging leaders to build essential skills while also allowing more engaged student leaders to network and develop skills to foster leadership in others. We want to challenge and inspire students with engaging sessions.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday, day two, of the Student Leadership Institute is an application-only student leaders retreat. Students from across campus will come together to tackle issues around campus climate. Students are provided breakfast and lunch and get the opportunity to learn from diversity leaders on campus. Students collaborate in small groups during the day to create and then present action plans.

For more information, contact the Center for Leadership at:

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Remembering Carson Starkey

On December 2, 2008, Carson Starkey lost his life to a senseless and preventable tragedy. During his first term at Cal Poly, he was coerced to drink large amounts of hard liquor as part of a hazing ritual. He was only 18 years old when his peers stood by while he died from an alcohol overdose.

Carson’s parents Scott and Julia Starkey founded Aware Awake Alive, a national nonprofit dedicated to preventing future tragedies.  The lessons of Carson’s life have impacted thousands through Aware Awake Alive’s awareness campaigns, education programs, and advocacy efforts. In February of this year, their mission grew with the launch of WITH US, The National Network for Peer Accountability, a national multi-issue bystander intervention research center based within the Division of Student Affairs at Cal Poly.

The Center was established to expand on the peer-to-peer bystander intervention model of Aware Awake Alive and bring universities and prevention organizations together to address the many critical health and safety issues facing college students. Equipped with the knowledge, motivation, confidence, and skills, our students can step in to prevent issues of sexual assault, hate and bias, hazing, high-risk alcohol use, and other drug abuse in their communities.

Learn more WITH US HERE.

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Resource Spotlight – Veterans Success 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 was ranked 10th best veteran-friendly university among Western universities – a listing that shows which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help military vets and active-duty service members make pursuing a college education more affordable. The Veterans Success Center provides assistance to prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in their transition to college. The center assists in accessing educational benefits, campus resources, leadership activities, and transitioning into the civilian work world. Some of the resources they offer include the following:

Student Veterans Organization (SVO): The Student Veterans Organization offers a non-political environment where Cal Poly veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, families, and others can meet, share information and plan activities. It is designed to emulate the camaraderie military personnel experienced while in the service. The goal of the Student Veterans Organization is to assist in any way to help former brothers, sisters in arms, and dependents of veterans realize their full potential academically, socially, and in the workplace. ‘Like’ the SVO on Facebook!

Educational Benefits: Cal Poly is approved to certify educational benefits for veterans and their dependents. Specific criteria must be met in order to qualify for benefits. For more information on federal benefits, go to To initiate or transfer federal educational benefits, students can contact the Veteran Certifying Official, Steven Chandler, at or 805.756.2531.

Contact the Veterans Success Center at:

  • Office: Bldg. 52, Room E-4 from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Phone: 805-756-6838
  • Email:
  • Social Media: Facebook: @calpolyveterans

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 Important Dates and Deadlines

December 8-January 4 | Open enrollment for all students for Winter 2019 courses.

December 24-January 1 | Campus administrative offices closed. Cal Poly campus is closed, except for needed emergency services and essential work. 

January 1 | Winter 2019 financial aid deferred fees past due.

January 1 | Fifth installment of housing payment plan and dining payment plan for 2018-19 due.  A charge of $25 will be added for late payments (see fee schedules for payment amount).

January 4 | 1st direct deposit refund for excess financial aid for Winter 2019.

January 5-6 | Campus residence halls and apartments open for Winter term 2019.  University Housing Offices will be open noon - 5 p.m. on  Saturday and Sunday.

January 7 | Winter Quarter classes begin.  

January 10 | Last day to enroll in open classes without a permission number.

January 10 | Waitlist process runs for the last time this evening.

January 11-16 | Students can enroll only with a permission number.

January 14 | Intrahall trades begin (trades within the same hall).

January 16 | Interhall trades begin (trades to another hall).

January 16 | Last day to add or swap classes via Student Center with a permission number.

January 16 | Last day to drop classes, and change CR/NC grading option via Student Center.

January 16 | Last day to submit class audit petition to the Office of the Registrar (5:00 pm).

January 16 | Last day to log in and adjust your PolyPlan to avoid being placed in the last rotation appointment (PolyPlanner non-compliant) for Spring 2019 term by 5pm.

January 17 | Late Enrollment Appeal period begins.

January 21 | Academic Holiday I Martin Luther King's birthday observed. Administrative offices closed.

January 24 | Last day to submit Late Enrollment Appeal 5pm.

February 1 | Sixth installment of housing payment plan and dining payment plan due for 2018-19. A $25 charge applies to late payments. (See fee schedules for payment amount.)

February 1 | Second installment of housing and dining payment plan due for new Winter/Spring 2019 residents.

February 7 | PASS available for Spring 2019 Quarter.

February 18 | Academic holiday | Washington's birthday observed. Campus administrative offices closed.

February 19 | Classes follow a Monday schedule.

February 25 | Students on the Spring Quarter 2019 interest list will be sent an email asking if they are still interested in campus housing. 

February 26 | Last day to withdraw from course(s) for serious and compelling reason (5:00 pm).

February 28 | Last day to cancel spring quarter housing and dining without financial penalty.

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Upcoming Events

January 4 | Men’s Basketball vs Holy Names | 7-9pm | Mott Gym

January 5 | Women’s Basketball vs UC Irvine | 2-4:30pm | Mott Gym

January 6 | MET Live in HD: Marine | 2-5pm | Performing Arts Center

January 11 | Wrestling vs CSU Bakersfield | 7-10pm | Mott Gym

January 11 | Music Faculty Piano Recital - W. Terrence Spiller | 8-10pm | Spanos Theatre

January 12 | Women’s Basketball vs UC Santa Barbara | 2-4:30pm | Mott Gym

January 12 | Men’s Basketball vs CSUN | 7-9pm | Mott Gym

January 12 | Jon Batiste | 8-10pm | Performing Arts Center

American singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator, comedian, and bandleader Jon Batiste has collaborated with many acclaimed musicians in various genres of music, released recordings of his own, performed in over 40 countries, and has appeared as an actor in film and television. Most recently, he was appointed as the artistic director at large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and can be seen regularly leading the band on the Stephen Colbert Show.

January 13 | Joshua Stafford | 3-5pm | Performing Arts Center

The meticulous technique, innate yet highly mature musicality, and constant musical engagement exhibited by Joshua Stafford compelled the jury of the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition to name him, out of 12 stellar competitors, the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize Winner of this illustrious event. In 2015 he was hailed by his peers (at the Association of Anglican Musicians’ national conference) as “technically flawless yet exceptionally nuanced and spontaneous.” Mr. Stafford is the Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey.

January 18 | Wrestling vs Northern Colorado | 7-10pm | Mott Gym

January 18 | An Evening with Lily Tomlin | 8-10pm | Performing Arts Center

Additional Shows: January 19 | 3-5:30pm

Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter! This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. “With astounding skill and energy, Tomlin zaps through the channels like a human remote control.” (NY Daily News) Her long list of awards includes a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She currently stars on the Netflix hit, “Grace & Frankie.” Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition. An audience Q&A follows. (Ages 13+)

January 18 | Orchesis Dance Company - "Tabula Rasa" | 8-10pm | Spanos Theatre

Additional Shows: January 19, January 24, January 25, January 26

Tabula Rasa, the 49th Annual Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company concert, transforms the Spanos Theatre stage into an open space.  No drapes masking the backstage areas; we're cleaning the stage slate broadening our performance space beyond the proscenium.  Guest artists, Cal Poly faculty, and students, have created pieces in multiple genres that embrace the idea of a blank slate, learned knowledge, and perception.

January 20 | MET Live in HD: La Traviata | 2-5pm | Performing Arts Center

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Rucinski, and Plácido Domingo.

January 22 | Cal Poly Bach Week Akademie: Baroque Dance and the Cello Suite | 6-7:15pm | Performing Arts Center (Pavilion)

This year’s Akademie lecture features Catherine Turocy, internationally recognized as a leading choreographer/reconstructor and stage director in 17th- and 18th-century period performance. She will explore the relationship between Baroque dance forms and the cello suites of J.S. Bach with discussion, examples and audience participation! Barbara Spencer will play examples from Bach’s cello suites to aid in the discussion. Stay for the following free chamber concert. 

January 22 | Cal Poly Bach Week Chamber Concert: Bach Cello Suite Cycle I | 7:30-9pm | Performing Arts Center (Pavilion)

Cellists Barbara Spencer, Jeanne Shumway and Hilary Clark begin a two-year cycle of the cello suites of J.S. Bach. Each will perform one of these monuments of the solo cello literature. Come to the preceding Akademie lecture to gain a new understanding of the influence of Baroque dance on these instrumental suites.

January 23 | Men’s Basketball vs UC Riverside | 7-9pm | Mott Gym

January 23 | Nat Geo Live! - Terry Virts - "The View from Above" | 7:30-9:30pm | Performing Arts Center

Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360- degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.

January 24 | Cal Poly Bach Week Instrumental Master Class with Mensa Sonora California Musicians | 11:10am-12pm | Building 45 Room 218

The guest artists of Mensa Sonora California will coach Cal Poly students in instrumental repertoire from the Baroque era, with a focus on historically informed performance.

January 24 | Cal Poly Bach Week Vocal Master Class with Matthew Goinz | 3:10-4pm | Building 45 Room 218

Guest artist Matthew Goinz, a longtime member of the world-famous men’s ensemble Cantus, will coach several Cal Poly voice students in repertoire from the Baroque era. 

January 24 | Women’s Basketball vs Hawaii | 7-9:30pm | Mott Gym

January 25 | Cal Poly Bach Week Pre-Concert Talk by David Arrivée and Scott Glysson | 7-7:45pm | Mission San Luis Obispo

Join Cal Poly Bach Week directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson at Mission San Luis Obispo for an overview of the Friday and Saturday concerts.

January 25 | Cal Poly Bach Week Chamber Concert: Music Royal and Divine | 8-9:30pm | Mission San Luis Obispo

This concert in Mission San Luis Obispo will celebrate royalty and the divine: Couperin’s “L’impériale,” Handel’s “Gloria in excelsis Deo” and “Salve Regina,” and Rameau’s “Thétis.” Sopranos Cait Frizzell and Katya Gruzglina, and Matthew Goinz, bass, with Mensa Sonora California on period instruments: Anthony Martin, violin; David Wilson, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, harpsichord. University organist Paul Woodring will play organ. 

January 26 | Men’s Basketball vs CS Fullerton | 7-9pm | Mott Gym

January 26 | Cal Poly Bach Week: Bach in the Mission IX - Music for the King | 8-9:30pm | Mission San Luis Obispo

Members of Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir, Symphony and faculty join with guest artists at Mission San Luis Obispo to perform the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Bach’s “Christen, ätzet diesen Tag,” BWV 63; selections from Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” and Handel’s “Dettingen Te Deum.”

January 27 | MET Live in HD: Adriana Lecouvreur | 2-5pm | Performing Arts Center

For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by Piotr Beczala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater. The cast also features Anita Rachvelishvili as the Princess of Bouillon, Adriana’s rival for Maurizio’s affections; Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet, Adriana’s faithful friend; and Carlo Bosi as the duplicitous Abbé. 

January 29 | Arrangiarsi with Mateo Troncone | 5-9pm | Building 7 Room 2

Arrangiarsi film showing and question and answer with film director Mateo Troncone.

January 29 | Cal Poly Student Piano Recital | 7:30-8:30pm | Building 45 Room 218

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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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