Weekend Schedule At-A-Glance

The schedule for 2017 events is still TBD. However, please see below for a look at events that were offered last year, and may happen again this year.

Check back in July/August for a more complete 2017 Mustang Family Weekend schedule!





SLO Farmers' Market                                                                                        SLO Farmer's Market brings the community together to shop for fresh produce sample varied cuisine, browse shops, and listen to live music and entertainment. Held on five downtown blocks of Higuera Street between Osos and Nipomo streets. Stop by the Cal Poly Athletic's Booth and Parent and Family Programs booth! Downtown San Luis Obispo  







Check in and pick up your schedule and SWAG bag before exploring campus and the weekend's events! 

University Union Plaza

Preserving Your Family Papers & Personal Digital Marketing Classes without Quizzes: Hear how to care for family papers and photographs and preserve your digital memories. Learn some of the basics of archival preservation to ensure family documents remain safe and accessible for future generations.  Bldg. 35 Rm. 409
Packaging-A strategic Business Function Classes without Quizzes: Packaging continues to grow beyond being a support function that puts product in containers to become a strategic business function aimed at creating value throughout the value chain. Learn why "packaging is the product" and get a brief tour of world class packaging labs at Cal Poly.  Bldg. 03 Rm. 112
Tour of Mustang News and KCPR Radio Station Classes without Quizzes: Enjoy a tour of the Mustang Newsroom and KCPR Radio Station Bldg. 20 Rm. 25
Campus Tour 90 minute walking tour of campus with the official Cal Poly Ambassadors University Union Lobby
General Engineering Meet & Greet General Engineering (GENE) Program Director Jim Widmann will be available to greet students/families and answer questions about the GENE program at Cal Poly.  Bldg. 197 Rm. 104
Cal Poly Outdoor Wrestling Match Green vs. Gold Wrestling match! See the best of Cal Poly's wrestling team take to the mat for an exciting tournament! University Union Plaza
Explore 100 Years of Cal Poly History Classes without Quizzes: Travel through 100 years of Cal Poly history by way of the wide variety of student and campus documents that make up University Archives. See what life was like at the Polytechnic through the decades, meet the people who shaped the university, and find out how you too can explore Cal Poly's history through our online digitized collections. Bldg. 34 Rm. 409
Letterpress Printing in Shakespeare Press Museum Classes without Quizzes: In this program, participants will get an opportunity to see 19th and early 20th century printing technologies at work. Participants will set type on the museum’s working Linotype machine, and then print the type on one of several antique printing presses in the Shakespeare Press Museum. Each participant will make a number of printed copies of their work to take with them. Bldg. 26 Rm. 116
Study Abroad Showcase Classes without Quizzes: The Cal Poly International Center will be hosting a Study Abroad Panel. At this session, you will hear from current Cal Poly students about their experiences abroad and how it impacted their academic, career, and personal goals.  Bldg. 52 Rm. E27
Start-Ups Start Here Classes without Quizzes: An interactive presentation with out creative Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship students.  Bldg. 02 Rm. 210

Backstage Access:

Spanos Theatre Tour

Behind the scenes tour and demonstration of the Theatre Department's scene shop and stage craft. 
Bldg. 45 Rm. 206
Adventure is Out There, Study Abroad! Learn about the different study abroad options/locations and how studying abroad enhances the college experience! Bldg. 180-114
College of Science and Mathematics Reception and Tours Tour the impressive 189,000 sq. ft. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics and enjoy a reception on the patio and in the lobby afterwards.  Bldg. 180 Plaza
Computer Engineering Faculty & Alumni Panel Discussion Panel Q&A and discussion with CPE Faculty and alumni Bldg. 52 Rm. E27
Electrical Engineering Panel Discussion w/ Industry Panel discussion and Q&A session with the Electrical Engineering program's Advisory Board members representing companies from industries that recruit Cal Poly Electrical Engineering graduates. 

Forbes Faculty Offices 20A Lobby 


Materials Engineering - 
It's a Materials World
Lab tours of materials characterization & testing, demonstrations of new and interesting materials. Open to MATE students, families and alumni only.  Bldg. 192-204
Aerospace Engineering Faculty Meet and Greet Join the AERO faculty and staff for a Q&A session along with some appetizers.

Bldg. 8 Rm. 123


Biomedical Engineering Meet & Greet The program will include an informal discussion with parents and faculty, as well as a question and answer session with a student panel. 

Bldg. 197-104


Civil and Environmental Engineering Reception and Presentation Learn about the programs, clubs, and projects. Reception ongoing from 3PM-5PM
Presentation from 3:45PM-4:15PM
Bldg. 192-206
Food Science and Nutrition Demonstrations

Food portion, production, processing, and tasting demo in the Pilot Plant.

Nutrition/My Health, My Plate Demo - presented by Nutrition Club (Bldg. 24-103A)
Food Science/ Food Safety Demo - presented by Food Science Club (Bldg. 24-113)

Bldg. 24 Rooms 103A and 113
College of Science and Math Faculty and Student Presentations See what projects, research, and labs students and faculty are engaging in! Bldg. 180 Rm. 101
Mechanical Engineering Family Welcome Parents Q&A Session-ASME will serve ice cream floats and give Mechanical Engineering department lab tours

Bldg. 192 Rm. 106


Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering Mixer Ice cream social and opportunity to mingle with program faculty

Forbes Faculty Offices 20A Lobby 


Hearst Lecture  Hearst Lecture: Hear from Kevin Daly of Daly Architects, Los Angeles 03-213
Liberal Studies Alumni and Parent Reception Be part of the first LS alumni and parent event! Share experiences, connect with friends old and new. The Liberal Studies program at Cal Poly is for those becoming an Elementary School Teacher. 

I-FIX it Terrace


Plot Twist: Life doesn't happen the way you expect it to. For better or for worse, everyone encounters plot twists in the stories of their lives and it's those moments of dramatic change that teach us, test us, and inspire us. 

Performing Arts Center

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Architecture Dept. 1st Year Show and Reception Cal Poly Architecture Department is looking forward to welcoming first year students and their families for an Exhibition of student work from our first year Architecture/Architectural Engineering design studios and a reception to celebrate their new adventure. At this year's exhibit in the Berg Gallery there will be opportunities to meet with our dedicated faculty and staff, interact with student leaders, and see examples of our "learn by doing" philosophy in action.  Berg Gallery
SLO Chapter Pub Crawl The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association is hosting a Downtown Pub Crawl for all alumni, parents and friends of Cal Poly over age 21. Visit your old haunts or find a new favorite! Tickets include a commemorative t-shirt and pint glass. 

SLO Brew, Downtown

7 p.m. - Midnight

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  Enjoy BBQ, beer, wine, and music before the football game. Cal Poly students must have ticket to attend.  O'Neill Green
Special Viewing of Revitalized Koi Pond, Waterfall and Mustang Mascot in Rock Formation You're invited to peer through student's framed rendering that will help you visualize the head and mane of the university mascot prominently featured amidst a rock formation and the rejuvenated koi pond garden and waterfall.  

Between Bldg. 03 and the Rose Garden


Football Game
vs. UC Davis
Watch Cal Poly take on UC Davis in an exciting conference game! Buy tickets at tickets.calpoly.edu Spanos Stadium
6:05PM Kickoff
CP Men's Soccer vs. UCSB Watch Party Hang out at the new Mustang Station and watch the Cal Poly Men's Soccer team take on UCSB Mustang Station
CP Women's Volleyball
vs. Long Beach
Bump, set, spike! Watch the Women's Volleyball team take on Long Beach in this conference game.  Mott Gym
Peter Gros: Wild Kingdom Peter Gros will enthrall audiences with his multimedia show, featuring a number of co-stars from the animal world live on stage! Tickets available for purchase. Performing Arts Center





Parent Farewell Breakfast Grab a cup of coffee and a donut before saying goodbye to your student and returning home! Sequoia Front Lawn
President's Breakfast                    Finish off a great weekend at Cal Poly by enjoying brunch with the President. Tickets available for purchase. Alumni House
Mozart Orchestra of NYC                     The Mozart Orchestra of New York performs a diverse repertoire under celebrated American conductor Gerard Schwarz, who serves as its music director. Tickets available for purchase.  Performing Arts Center


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