Welcome to Cal Poly
New Student & Transition Programs serves as a home and resource to all new students and their supporters and to ensure their successful transition to Cal Poly.
NSTP’s three flagship programs include:
Open House. Open to all admitted students and their supporters as well as the San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly communities. Join us for the 23rd Annual Open House, Celebrating the Mustang Legacy, April 14th-16th. Admitted students, look for a link in your email this spring and follow to RSVP!
- Student Life Orientation Days. Summer orientation program mandatory for all new students. New students will get their first on campus experience as new Mustangs. Make connections with new students, leaders, and your college and explore campus and the San Luis Obispo community in this two-day, overnight event. Dates between July and mid-August. Registration for Student Life Orientation Days opens late Spring 2016. Space in each session is limited and not guaranteed until reception of payment upon registration.
- Week of Welcome. Known simply as “WOW”, Week of Welcome is a nearly 60 year-old tradition at Cal Poly taking place in September leading up to and around your first days of class. Start off your career as a Mustang as you and your new classmates move-in, kick off the year with the Big Fall Welcome, explore the central coast, learn about your role as part of the Mustang Nation, start on your Journey to Academic Success, and make life-long connections. Mandatory for all new students, starting September 17th through September 25th. Registration to new students opens late Spring 2016.