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Open House 2018 Schedule


Thursday, April 12 - Department Special Activities

Event Time Location

University Art Gallery Exhibit Opening Night

Join Cal Poly Art & Design for the opening night of the 2018 Juried Student Show. The show highlights work made in the department during the last calendar year. Each year the very best student works of art are shown in the mediums of painting, graphic design, sculpture, illustration, photography, video and digital arts. 

5-7p.m. Bldg. 34, Rm. 171 (University Art Gallery)


Friday, April 13 -  Department Special Activities

Event Time Location

Graphic Communication Department Tours

Take a tour of our Graphic Communication Department labs and see hands-on activities demonstrated by students and faculty in the department. See examples of student projects and displays.

9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 201

Journalism Department Tours

Take a tour of the Journalism Department's student-run news room, TV station, radio station, and public relations agency. Learn how students in the major and from across campus gain valuable Learn by Doing experiences. 

9:30 -10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 226

University Art Gallery Exhibit

The 2018 Juried Student Show highlights work made in the Cal Poly Art & Design Department during the last calendar year. Each year the very best student works of art are shown in the mediums of painting, graphic design, sculpture, illustration, photography, video and digital arts. The University Art Gallery is open Tues-Sat. 11a.m-4p.m.

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Bldg. 34, Rm. 171 (University Art Gallery)


Friday, April 13 - College of Liberal Arts Events

Event Time Location

Ambassadors' Information Table

Not sure how to plan your day? Stop by and talk to a CLA Ambassador to find out more about events and activities planned throughout Open House.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mustang Way

CLA Ambassadors' Information Sessions

Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts, including majors, minors, faculty and collaborative programming.

10-11 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 106

 

Advising Center Open Office Hours

Visit professional advisors and learn more about specific majors, minors and course requirements.

9 a.m.–12 pm. and 1–4 p.m.  

Bldg. 47, Rm. 22B

Cookies and Conversation

Enjoy cookies and conversations with CLA deans and academic advisors prior to the College Welcome. 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center (PAC) Plaza

College Welcome

Hear from deans, students and faculty about experiences and opportunities available to students in the College of Liberal Arts.

1 – 2:15 p.m. Performing Arts Center (Harman Hall) 

Department Information Sessions

Meet the department chair, faculty and staff while learning more about major-specific opportunities and offerings.

2:30 - 4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30–4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.
2:30-4 p.m. Guests will be escorted by a department representative from the PAC to the designated location.

CLA First Generation Student & Family Session

Come meet with deans and academic advisors to hear about opportunities for first generation college students. Also hear from current first generation college students as they share their experiences transitioning to college life. 

6-7 p.m. Bldg. 52, Rm. E03


Saturday, April 14 - College Events

Event Time Location

Mustang News Live: Open House Broadcast

The show will be live-streamed at www.mustangnews.net and will feature interviews with various school officials and students.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dexter Lawn

CLA Department Exhibits

Learn more about departments' major, minor and concentration offerings as well as career opportunities for various degree paths.

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 204

Shakespeare Press Museum Demonstrations

The Shakespeare Press Museum welcomes students of all majors and any individuals who are interested! It is one of the three Graphic Communication clubs, and contains rare letterpress equipment, over 500 fonts of handset type, and a variety of printing papers. The museum prints holiday greeting cards, wedding invitations, bookmarks, posters, and personal projects. Come visit the museum for a tour!

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 116

Theatre Stagecraft Open Lab

Stagecraft is a course designed to allow students (majors and non-majors) the opportunity to engage in the construction, painting, lighting, and backstage running of a theatrical production. This is a hands on lab course where students are taught to use power tools, lumber, steel, color, and texture to create imaginative worlds, brought to life by lights, sound, and actors for a public audience.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bldg. 45, Rm. 206

Treasures from the Archive: Writing Cal Poly's History

Explore Cal Poly’s own history through some of the fascinating photos, yearbooks, newspapers, and historic maps from University Archives. Learn how History students in their first year are using these and other treasures from the archives to write Cal Poly’s History.

11a.m. - 1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 220

University Art Gallery Exhibit

The 2018 Juried Student Show highlights work made in the Cal Poly Art & Design Department during the last calendar year. Each year the very best student works of art are shown in the mediums of painting, graphic design, sculpture, illustration, photography, video and digital arts. The University Art Gallery is open Tues-Sat. 11a.m-4p.m.

11a.m.-4p.m. Bldg. 34, Rm. 171 (University Art Gallery)

Hands-on Activities

   
  • Acceptance Celebration: Admitted students will have an opportunity to simulate their acceptance to Cal Poly followed by a celebration including fan fare, photo opportunities and plenty of excitement.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 213A
  • Art and Design Color Break: Take a break from Open House craziness, chill out with some color pencils, and discover your inner artist.

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 212B
  • Mustang News Front Page Story: See yourself on the front page of Mustang News! Newly admitted students can get their photo and a story on a mock edition of Mustang News. 

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 226
  • Screen Print Your Own T-Shirt: $10-$12

      Open House CLA T-shirt Design 2018 Open House T-shirt Mockup 2018
 

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 209A

Fridge Magnet Poetry

Newly-admitted students can come create fridge magnet poetry with some of our award-winning student writers soon to be published in the latest edition of Byzantium - the English Department's annual literary journal. 

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 221

Career Forum - "Where Do We Go From Here?"

A speakers panel on careers for Liberal Arts majors. Panelists include:

  • Ross Buckley (Political Science, '10)
  • Jamie Maraviglia (English, '05)
  • Mike Romey (Art and Design, '99)
1-2 p.m. Bldg. 26, Rm. 103

Music Department Open House Recital

The Cal Poly Music Department will present an Open House Recital for Cal Poly’s 25th annual Open House. The program will open with a string trio, which will be followed by two solo vocalists, a saxophone quartet, barbershop quartet, jazz combo and two brass ensembles. The student performers are from a variety of majors, and all are involved in at least one of the department’s large, premier ensembles including Cal Poly’s Choirs, Symphony, University Jazz Bands, Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Music Department staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the singers. The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. The event is sponsored by the Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For information on parking, visit Cal Poly’s Open House Guest Parking and Transportation website. Visit the Music Department's calendar website or call 805-756-2406 for more info.

2-3 p.m. Bldg. 45, Rm. 218

Alumni Beer and Wine Garden

Make plans to reconnect with classmates while enjoying a fantastic selection of beer and wine at the Alumni Beer and Wine Garden

2:30-5 p.m. Cal Poly Engineering Plaza

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