Letter from the Co-Chairs

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Letter from the 2020 Open House Co-Chairs

Dear Future Mustangs,

Welcome to Open House 2020! Your Cal Poly Journey starts today—celebrate, connect, and explore all Cal Poly can offer you. Our names are Alisha Solis and Amber Sylvester and we are this year’s Open House Co-Chairs. When we were prospective students trying to decide what university to attend over the next four years, Open House Weekend was what shaped our decision to come to Cal Poly. While we are extremely disappointed we could not physically welcome you to our campus this year for Open House, we hope that you find a home at Cal Poly virtually throughout the next week.

Open House and Orientation hold a special place in both of our hearts and Cal Poly journeys. Through our time with New Student and Transition Programs, we've been able to find our campus home and enrich our classroom experiences while truly living our university motto—Learn By Doing. Throughout Open House, you'll see Cal Poly's “Learn By Doing" on full display. We invite you to engage with the hundreds of different resources and clubs available as you explore campus life online. Whether it's the Hammock Club, the Multicultural Center, or a Club Sports team, we feel our university community has something for everyone.

This year, we were very excited to showcase four new events created by current student volunteers of our Open House Committee to tell stories and experiences of past alumni, transfer students, the Cross Cultural Centers, and our campus climate throughout the years. While these new events aren’t able to be executed in person during these unprecedented times, we are looking forward to showcasing these incredible projects and so much more in April 2021.

Finally, we'd love to recognize this year's incredible Open House Committee, composed entirely of student volunteers. The Open House and Poly Royal traditions start with volunteerism, and we want to celebrate the hard work of the remarkable students who represent our university community across dozens of different majors, backgrounds, and years. Orientation at Cal Poly continues to be for students, by students, and we're proud to work with an incredible committee that carries forward that great tradition.

Thank you again for taking time to learn about our amazing campus virtually this week at Open House. We truly hope you see the promise of life as a Mustang, while enjoying the Learn by Doing experience that defines every student's journey on our campus.

Go Mustangs!

Alisha Solis, Open House Co-Chair Fourth Year Business Administration, Class of 2020

Amber Sylvester, Open House Co-Chair Third Year English, Class of 2021

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