What WOW is to New Students?
The Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a week-long orientation event. It is a balanced combination of excitement, learning, and new experiences. As a new student to Cal Poly, either a first-year or transfer student, you will participate in activities, events and presentations introducing you to the campus and community. WOW provides a thrilling environment for you to meet new people, become familiar with Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo, and prepare to start your college career.
As a new student, you will be placed in a group of about 10-20 other new students led by two current Cal Poly student Orientation Leaders. Your WOW group will participate in an array of orientation events in addition to activities both on- and off-campus planned by your Orientation Leaders.
This is one Cal Poly experience you do not want to miss!
Benefits to Students
Students who participate in WOW gain...
A connection with:
Other new students
Awareness about topics such as:
Drugs and Alcohol
Stress and Depression
Body Image, Disordered Eating
Sex, Personal Safety
Ideas of what they can do in San
Luis Obispo area:
Dancing – Salsa, Line, Hip-Hop
and tons more!!!
Cal Poly Campus
San Luis Obispo and surrounding area
Most importantly, they are introduced to the academic challenges of attending college. WOW tries to give new students the tools to best adapt to Cal Poly.