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WOW 2013

Welcome to the Week of Welcome website! We are currently in the planning phases for WOW 2013! Although sign-ups are not available yet, please feel free to learn more about our program. If you have any questions, email wow@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-2487.

What WOW is to New Students?

Discovery. Connections. Adventure. WOW.

The Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a week-long orientation event. It is a balanced combination of excitement, learning, and new experiences. As a new student to Cal Poly, either a first-year or transfer 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
Campus resources

Awareness about topics such as:
Drugs and Alcohol
Stress and Depression
Body Image, Disordered Eating
Sex, Personal Safety
Healthy Living

Ideas of what they can do in San Luis Obispo area:
Dining out
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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