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What is WOW?


Discovery. Connections. Adventure. WOW.

The Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a week-long orientation event held during September 15 - September 21, 2014. It is a balanced combination of excitement, learning, and new experiences. As a new student to Cal Poly, either a first-year, transfer, national, or internation 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
  • Current students
  • Their College/departments
  • Faculty
  • Campus resources
  • Community

Awareness about topics such as:

  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Stress and Depression
  • Diversity
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Body Image, Disordered Eating
  • Sex, Personal Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Living

Fun things to do in and around San Luis Obispo

  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Dining out
  • Hiking
  • Bon Fires
  • Movies, Drive-in
  • Dancing – Salsa, Line, Hip-Hop
  • and tons more!!!

Familiarity with:

  • Cal Poly Campus
  • Campus dining
  • San Luis Obispo and surrounding area
  • Recreation Center
  • Health Center

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.

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