Open House

Get excited for Cal poly's 31st Open House!

This annual event showcases the Cal Poly campus to prospective students, their families and supporters, and the community while offering a glimpse into life as a Mustang.

Weekend Overview

Open House weekend begins with "Campus Preview Night at Farmers’ Market" on Thursday, April 11, from 6–9 p.m. Explore downtown and experience San Luis Obispo’s world-famous Farmers’ Market. Cal Poly Clubs and Organizations will be present to showcase what they have to offer!

The weekend continues on Friday, April 12 with "Admitted Students Discovery Day." The day kicks off with our University Welcome, where you will hear from campus leaders and students about their Mustang Legacies. Throughout the day, you'll experience Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy through sessions hosted by your academic college, interactive classrooms, and other campus experiences. In the evening, we invite you to engage with other prospective and current Cal Poly students at Friday Nite Invite. Additionally, parents and supporters are invited to join New Student & Transition Programs for Coffee House to learn what’s next for new students on their Cal Poly journey.

Finally, you’re invited to join us Saturday, April 13, as the Cal Poly community celebrates the Mustang Legacy during the “Poly Royal Celebration.” Festivities start with the Poly Royal Parade and continue all day with our Campus Showcase, featuring 200 plus clubs and organizations, Dexter Stage, and additional special events. 

Whether you’re a prospective or current student, supporter, or alumni — we are excited to see you at Open House! 

Registration & RSVP for Open House

If you are an admitted and waitlisted student, Friday, April 12th is Admitted Students Day and is only open to students who have been admitted and waitlisted to the university. Please visit this link to RSVP. 

An RSVP is not required for events held on Thursday, April 11, and Saturday, April 13.

If you are a prospective student, alumni, or community member, please join us on Thursday, April 11th for our Downtown Farmers’ Market and Saturday, April 13th for our community events on campus! 

Download our New Mustang Guide for more details of Open House Weekend!

The New Mustang Guide 2024 is live with details about Open House weekend, with events, locations, and resources along the way! After downloading Cal Poly Orientation from the app store, search "New Mustang Guide 2024" to download the guide.

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