Open House 2024

Open House is Cal Poly’s premier annual event to highlight our campus to admitted and current students, their supporters, alumni, and the San Luis Obispo community. In the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, students have been volunteering since last fall with faculty and staff to create an Open House event just for you. Please be sure to look for us - we will be wearing green t-shirts, clearly marked with our college logo. We want to be able to personally thank you for joining us for Open House 2024!

Campus Map Available Here

Campus Parking Information Available Here

2024 Open House Schedule


Thursday, April 11, 2024

Club Preview Night at San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market

All visiting students and their families are invited to Club Preview Night at Farmers' Market in downtown San Luis Obispo. Click for more information.

More about the Farmer's Market

Farmers' Market is a great way to experience the community of San Luis Obispo as thousands of people come weekly to taste free samples, buy fresh food at great prices and enjoy a family fun atmosphere. Our local Farmers' Market is one of the oldest and largest in the U.S., and every Thursday night the main street is blocked off so BBQ'ers, farmers, businesses and organizations can set up their booths for the community. On Club Preview Night, clubs from across Cal Poly will have booths set up, so visiting students and families can have face-to-face interaction with various student organizations. Our Club Preview Night is a great introduction to Cal Poly student life, as well as an opportunity to enjoy local restaurants and listen to live music.

Visit to learn more about San Luis Obispo's Farmer's market.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Newly Admitted Students Day

Friday is dedicated to newly admitted students and their families who would like to learn more about the hands-on educational programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. At the University-wide welcome at 9 a.m., hear from University President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. At 10 a.m., parents and supporters will hear from the college's interim Dean Bill Hendricks, and students will meet current Cal Poly students from departments across the college. Lunch will be provided, all prepared by students in the Food Science and Nutrition Department. Click here for this year's recipes! 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Saturday is a full day of exciting events designed to showcase the college to thousands of visitors. 

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about college activities during Open House, please contact

University Open House Information

Phone Number: 805-756-2400
Open House Website:

Directions to Campus:

Please enter campus via the Highland entrance accessed from Highway 1 / Santa Rosa Street. On Friday only, a limited number of shuttles will run from the north parking area accessed through Highland to the inner core of campus from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to make a 0.5 mile walk to the Performing Arts Center Greeting Area. Parking in the north parking area is free for Open House guests on Friday and Saturday. See below for directions to campus.

Traveling North on Route 101 to San Luis Obispo

* Traveling through San Luis Obispo, take the Highway 1 North exit.
* Turn right onto Highway 1/Santa Rosa Street.
* Turn right onto Highland Drive.
* Follow the Event Parking area signs.

Traveling South on Route 101 to San Luis Obispo

* Traveling through San Luis Obispo, take the Highway 1 North exit toward Morro Bay.
* Turn right at the stop sign and travel north on Santa Rosa Street/Highway 1.
* Turn right onto Highland Drive.
* Follow the Event Parking area signs.

Guests with Disabilities


Guests with disabilities may request accommodations in advance by contacting the Disability Resource Center
805-756-1395. Services such as Sign-Language Interpreting or use of Assistive Listening Systems require generous advance notice — at least 2 weeks is greatly appreciated.

Take a look at our Wheelchair Access map (pdf)!

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