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Evening with the President

Open to all parents and families, join President Armstrong and other university leaders on O'Neill Green to celebrate the beginning of your student's Cal Poly journey after move-in.

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Cal Poly Proud Parent Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with other parents at University events and sport your own Cal Poly Proud Parent t-shirt!

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Parent VIP Page

Sign up for your own Parent VIP Page through the Admissions Office and stay connected to Cal Poly for the duration of your student's college journey!

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Poly Parent Adventures

Poly Parent Adventures features great deals on activities, restaurants, and hotels around SLO County for Cal Poly parents and families during Week of Welcome.

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Gathering on the Green

A reception for those parents and families outside of California to meet and mingle and make connections after helping move their student in to Cal Poly.

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Our Mission

As part of the Cal Poly Student Affairs Division, Parent & Family Programs provides support, resources and exciting programming for the proud parents, family members and supporters of Cal Poly students. 

Join us for the following events:

Gathering on the Green: Out of State parents, families, and students are invited to join us for a relaxed reception on Baker Science Lawn complete with refreshments and remarks from President Armstrong.

Evening with the President: Reception for all parents and families of new Cal Poly students. Come enjoy light refreshments, live music, and remarks from President Armstrong before attending the Big Fall Welcome!

Mustang Family Weekend: Parent and Family Programs and Alumni Relations are proud to present Mustang Family Weekend! This weekend is an opportunity to return to campus, visit your student, engage in Learn by Doing activities, and cheer on the Mustangs during the Homecoming Game!

Open House: At Open House, stop by our booths for general Cal Poly information and resources and grab a cup of coffee at Morning Cup with the President before watching the Cal Poly parade!

SLO Days: New Cal Poly parents and students also have the opportunity to interact with our department again during SLO Days.

Stay Connected!

Call our parent hotline: 805-756-6700
Email us: calpolyparent@calpoly.edu

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Get Involved!

Parent Volunteer Corps: Volunteer at events like Mustang Family Weekend, Open House, Move-in Weekend, Commencement, and so much more!

Parent Advisory Council: This group of 24 parents collectively provide programming direction to the Parent and Family Programs staff and advise on matters involving student development and success.

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