May 2017 Newsletter
Spring Commencement Information • Enjoy Spring in San Luis Obispo • On-Campus Move-Out Information • Transferring Community College Courses to Cal Poly • On-Campus Health Services over Summer • Stay Involved by Volunteering as a Parent • Resource Spotlight – Veteran’s Success Center• Upcoming Events – May • Important Dates & Deadlines • Important Campus Phone Numbers
Spring Commencement Information
Is your student graduating this spring? With Commencement quickly approaching, here is some important information to help you and your student prepare for the big day!
Commencement Info Booth | Every Thursday in May and June, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | UU Plaza
The Commencement office will be hosting a weekly info booth throughout the month of May and June prior to Commencement. Students can stop by to ask questions, get information, and pick up a free snack! Please note: There will be no info booth on Thursday, June 8th.
May the Mustang be With You | May 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Mott Gym Lawn
Stop by our booth to celebrate your Mustang pride as we get closer to graduation! There will be free food, prizes, games, and cap decorating for graduating students. You will also have a chance to take a photo with Musty!
Graduation Portraits | April 27-28 and June 16
For more information, please visit Ultimate Exposure website.
Class of 2017 - New Alumni BBQ | May 18 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Spanos Stadium
It's sad to say goodbye but so satisfying to say you've made it! Make a toast to your new alumni status with Cal Poly Alumni and the Class of 2017!
When: Thursday, May 18 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Spanos Stadium
What: FREE Beer and Grub!
Why: Because you've earned it.
#WOWtoNOW #CalPolyAlumni #CalPolyProud
Please bring your non-student ID. Sponsored by @calpolyalumni.
Commencement Center | June 12-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | University Store
Students who were unable to attend the Commencement Fair can purchase all their graduation items at the Commencement Center.
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies | June 17-18 | Spanos Stadium
Graduates will celebrate being Mustangs Forever at their assigned ceremony times, based on programs of study, as listed below:
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. | College of Liberal Arts and Orfalea College of Business
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. | College of Architecture & Environmental Design and College of Engineering
Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. | College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences and College of Science & Mathematics
For more information about participating in our Cultural Commencement ceremonies, CLICK HERE!
Enjoy Spring in San Luis Obispo
Spring has sprung in SLO! The scenery in San Luis Obispo is teeming with green hills and a generous sprinkling of orange poppies, providing the perfect setting for a fun hike or bike ride. Now that the rain has gone, plenty of events await, including the upcoming SLO Jazz Festival (May 20) and Roll Out the Barrels (June 22-24) Come visit your Mustang and rediscover all the reasons why there’s no life like the SLO Life. These parents did!
On-Campus Move-Out Information
While the end of the school year is just one month away, it is a good idea to start planning move-out logistics. For on-campus housing, the move-out dates are as follows:
Sunday, June 18th by Noon: Move-out for freshmen students in Residence Halls, Cerro Vista Apartments, and Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Tuesday, June 20th by Noon: Move-out for continuing and transfer students in Cerro Vista Apartments and Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Remember that many other students will be moving out during these dates, so please exercise patience and plan accordingly. Remember that students must be out of their room/apartment by noon on their move-out date.
For more information about the on-campus housing calendar, CLICK HERE.
Transferring Community College Courses to Cal Poly
Students often use the summer season to get ahead or catch up on courses. While Cal Poly does offer a summer term, students are welcome and encouraged to take courses at local or online community colleges. However, students should confirm that the courses they wish to take will transfer to Cal Poly. To do so, students can utilize a great resource called Assist.org. Assist is a website where students can input information about community college courses to determine how/if they will transfer to Cal Poly. As always, encourage your student to also consult with their academic advisor to ensure correct tracking and enhance progress towards their degree.
For more information about taking courses at community colleges, CLICK HERE.
For common questions and additional help with using the Assist.org website, CLICK HERE.
Did you know that your student can still utilize Health Services over the summer season even if they are not enrolled in summer courses? If your student was enrolled in spring and plans to be enrolled again in the fall, they can be seen at Health Services for a fee of $15.
Students not enrolled in classes over the summer can also still access the Recreation Center for a membership fee. For information about membership rates, CLICK HERE. For a listing of current Rec Center fitness classes, CLICK HERE.
Are you a proud Cal Poly parent or supporter who wants to become more involved with the university? Parent & Family Programs will help discover the various ways you can stay involved with our dynamic university. We’re looking for proud parents like you to give your time, lend your wisdom, or share your resources!
Sign up HERE to volunteer your time and lend your wisdom!
For more information on becoming a parent volunteer, CLICK HERE.
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 reoccurring events and 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.
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 www.gibill.va.gov. To initiate or transfer federal educational benefits, students can contact the Veteran Certifying Official, Steven Chandler, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.756.2531.
Other Events: The Veteran’s Success Center hosts a variety of other events throughout the year including a suicide awareness obstacle course, Veterans Awareness Week, volunteering around the community, and much more!
Tuesday, May 2nd 6-9:30pm at Baggett Stadium (160-0161)
Baseball v Pepperdine
Thursday, May 4th 11am-1pm at Mustang Way/Mott Lawn
May the Mustang be with You – Commencement Info Booth
Friday, May 5th 6-8:30pm at Bob Janssen Field (160-0161)
Softball v Hawai’i
Additional games: Saturday, May 6th 2-7pm
Saturday, May 6th 9am-12:30pm at Spanos Stadium (061-0)
Football Spring Game
Saturday, May 6th 8-10pm at Harman Hall (006-0101)
SLO Symphony Classics V Concert
Thursday, May 11th 11am-1pm at the UU Plaza
Commencement Info Booth
Thursday, May 11th 8-10pm at Spanos Theatre (044-0227)
Stupid F88king Bird
Additional shows: Friday, May 12th, Saturday, May 13th, Thursday, May 18th,
Friday,May 19th, and Saturday, May 20th
Friday, May 12th 6-9:30pm at Baggett Stadium (160-0161)
Baseball v CSUN
Additional games: Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th 1-4:30pm
Saturday, May 13th 4-6pm at Harman Hall (006-0101)
San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony Finale Concert
Tuesday, May 16th 7:30-9:30pm at the PAC Pavilion (006-0128)
Cal Poly’s Polyrhythmics Percussion Recital
Thursday, May 18th 11am-1pm at the UU Plaza
Commencement Info Booth
Thursday, May 18th 7:30-8:30pm at the H.P. Davidson Music Center (045-0218)
Cal Poly Student Piano Recital
Wednesday, May 24th 8-10pm in Spanos Theatre (044-0227)
Student Directed Dance Concert
Additional shows: Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th
Thursday, May 25th 11am-1pm at the UU Plaza
Commencement Info Booth
Thursday, May 25th 6-9:30pm at Baggett Stadium (160-0161)
Baseball v UC Riverside
Additional games: Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th
Saturday, May 27th 8-10pm in Spanos Theatre (044-0227)
Spring Concert: Arab Music Ensemble
Thursday, June 1st 11am-1pm at the UU Plaza
Commencement Info Booth
Thursday, June 15th 11am-1pm at the UU Plaza
Commencement Info Booth
Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th at Spanos Stadium
May 4 | Commencement Info Booth 11am-1pm in the UU Plaza
May 8 | Last day for students to edit their 2017-2018 housing application via their Poly Portal
May 11 | Commencement Info Booth 11am-1pm in the UU Plaza
May 25 | Commencement Info Booth 11am-1pm in the UU Plaza
May 29 | Academic holiday; Memorial Day observed
June 1 | Commencement Info Booth 11am-1pm in the UU Plaza
June 12 – 16 | Spring Quarter finals
June 15 | Due date for incoming students to sign up for Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days
June 15 | Commencement Info Booth 11am-1pm in the UU Plaza
June 16 | Graduation portrait photos; visit Ultimate Exposures to schedule a sitting
June 17 – 18 | Spring Commencement
June 18 | Freshmen must vacate their rooms and apartments by noon
June 20 | Continuing and transfer students must vacate their apartments by noon
June 22 | First five week, eight-week, and 10-week summer terms begin
July 20 – September 9 | SLO Days sessions
July 27 | Second five-week summer term begins
July 29 – August 22 | Summer Institute
August 12 – September 8 | Quarter Plus program
For more important dates, deadlines, and calendars, CLICK HERE.
Admissions | (805) 756-2311
Career Services | (805) 756-2501
Commencement | (805) 756-1600
Counseling Services | (805) 756-2511
Disability Resource Center | (805) 756-1395
Financial Aid Office | (805) 756-2927
Health Services | (805) 756-1211
Mustang Success Center | (805) 756-6211
Parent & Family Programs | (805) 756-6700
Student Accounts | (805) 756-1428
University Housing | (805) 756-1226
University Police Department | (805) 756-2281