Week of Welcome

Welcoming new students at Grand Avenue Welcome

Sign up now for SLO Days & WOW 2019! Must complete by May 7.

To sign up, visit your my.calpoly.edu portal and click on the "orientation events" tab.

Learn more here!

Get Ready for WOW!

Get excited for Week of Welcome 2019 — join the newest class of Mustangs at our nationally-acclaimed Week of Welcome from September 15–22, 2019! The eight-day program will familiarize you with our campus culture and expansive resources, introduce you to (literally) hundreds of new people, and guide you through your first week of classes. Be part of a 60-plus-year old Cal Poly tradition. You won't want to miss WOW 2019!


Looking forward to WOW 2020?

Check back on this page later on in the year as WOW 2020 gets closer for more information about what to expect, your next steps, and things to look forward to!


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What's Next? 

Make sure you're prepared for WOW and review the following list carefully. 

  • Move-in and Check-in for WOW September 14 

    • On Campus Students: Once you arrive on campus and have moved-in, head to your residence hall at your assigned time (available August 2019) September 14 to check-in. Your will check-in for WOW at the time of move-in.
    • On Campus Early Move-In Program Students: Students who moved onto campus prior to September 13 can check in for WOW any time between 10AM - 7PM on September 14. Check-In is located at the UU Plaza.
    • Off Campus students: Check-in for WOW is 10AM - 7PM September 14 in the UU Plaza. It’s important all students check-in to receive your WOWie wristband and information to necessary to participate in WOW.
  • Find Your Group

    • All student must check- in prior to meeting their group in order to participate. WOW groups form the morning of Sunday, September 15. You will receive an email from orientation@calpoly.edu by Thursday, September 12 with your WOW Group number and time. Students must be wearing their WOWie wristband (received at WOW check-in) before they meet their group.
    • For Sunday, September 15, make sure to wear your green "Mustang Way" shirt you receive at WOW check-in to grouping and Big Fall Welcome.
    • There are three grouping times and hundreds of grouping numbers. Group numbers are associated with the hall you're living in and have a corresponding time. Pay close attention to you group number and it's corresponding time in the email you receive by Thursday, September 12.
  • Bring $25 cash

    • Your WOW Leaders have a busy week planned for you – make sure to bring $25 cash as you explore campus, San Luis Obispo, and the central coast during WOW.
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