Events Schedule

Day Event
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Program Starts:
  • Move in: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Parents' Q & A with Vice Provost and Housing:
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
  • Quarter Plus Student Orientation: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Mandatory Housing Meeting: 7:30 p.m.
Week 1
  • Classes: MTRF 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Mandatory Info Session
    (Topics: Diversity and Inclusivity 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Class Change Advisement 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
  • Weekend Activities
Week 2
  • Classes: MTRF 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Mandatory Info Session
    (Topics: Consent and Healthy Relationships 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
  • Weekend Activities
Week 3
  • Classes: MTRF 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Mandatory Info Session
    (Topics: Health and Wellbeing 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday September 2, 2017: Move to Fall Housing Assignments
  • Weekend Activities
Week 4
  • Monday, September 4, 2017: Labor day, NO CLASS
  • Classes: TRF 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Finals
    Details TBA
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Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception will be in Chumash Auditorium from 4:00 – 5:00 pm . You will get the RSVP link for this event soon. Refreshments will be served and you will have an opportunity to listen to speakers, meet other students, and enjoy a performance from the Cal Poly Jazz Band.


Orientation presentations are geared toward welcoming students and acclimating them to their new home both academically and in terms of their new community.

Orientation Presentations:
  • Program Overview
  • One Community
  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Meet & Greet: Learning Assistants
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Rules & Regulations

Wednesday Presentations

For the first time in the Quarter Plus program, we will be hosting additional orientation topics on Wednesdays throughout the program. These presentations are designed to help students grow in both their academic and personal development.

  • Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Enrollment & Class Changes Advisement
  • Consent & Healthy Relationships with Safer
  • Health & Well Being


During the Quarter Plus program students will have the opportunity to participate in various activities that will help them know the campus, their fellow students, and community they are now a part of. Activities are planned and facilitated by teams of Learning Assistants; different teams plan activities for different weekends. Several different options for events will be provided each weekend to allow students to participate in what interests them.

Examples of past activities include everything from hiking to salsa dancing to movies and more! Activities for this year will be announced at the start of the program. Sign-ups will take place after the program begins and may have limited spots available.

All Quarter Plus Students are welcome to join us August 27th for Cal Poly's opening football game against Colgate. Be prepared to put on your green and gold to cheer our team on to a successful season start!

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