Open House 2020

2020 Open House Update

Due to COVID-19, Cal Poly’s Open House was held as a virtual event the week of April 18, allowing prospective students to participate in various online forums. For current information about Cal Poly's planning and status around COVID-19, click here

Cal Poly Virtual Open House Schedule

See the full schedule here: Cal Poly 2020 Virtual Open House

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

View the college's information session

Take a virtual tour of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Department Welcome Sessions

Agribusiness Department: Agricultural Business

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Agricultural Education and Communication Department: Agricultural Science, Agricultural Communication


Animal Science Department: Animal Science, Dairy Science 


BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department: BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management


Experience Industry Management Department: Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

View Zoom Meeting



Food Science and Nutrition Department: Food Science, Nutrition

Food Science



Horticulture and Crop Science Department: Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences

Come learn about the Horticulture and Crop Science Department, including a discussion of opportunities in the department and university.

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Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department: Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences, Environmental Management and Protection, Forestry and Natural Resources


Wine and Viticulture Department: Wine and Viticulture

Admitted students and guests were invited to meet faculty, staff, and current students for an overview of the newest department on campus. Discover what makes the Wine and Viticulture Department so unique.

View the presentation (PDF)



Ticketed Events

Poly Royal Rodeo - If you purchased tickets to attend the 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo, the Cal Poly Ticket Office will issue a refund to the original payment method. Additional information for 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo sponsors or vendors can be found on their website under 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo Updates - COVID-19.

Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull - If you have any questions about refunds for pre-purchased tickets or sponsorships for the 2020 Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull, please email

Alumni Beer and Wine Garden - Refunds for tickets to the Open House Alumni Beer and Wine Garden will be refunded to the original payment method. Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

If you purchased tickets to any other events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office, including Cal Poly Athletics events or Cal Poly Performing Arts events, please visit for updated information on cancellations.

Non-ticketed Events

Reservations for non-ticketed events that require reservations, such as campus tours, as well as those that do not require reservations, such as Club Showcase and Open House Ag Pavilion, have been automatically cancelled until further notice.

Once again, we thank you for your understanding, patience and support as we navigate this evolving situation.

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