March 30: The Chainsmokers
Spring quarter will kick off with a concert on Wednesday, March 30 in the Recreation Center featuring The Chainsmokers. The concert will be brought to Cal Poly through a partnership with Collective Effort Events and Tilt. Tickets are already sold out.
April 8: Late-night Roller Disco
On April 8, Cal Poly will offer free skate rentals and free Woodstock’s pizza for a night of neon fun. This event will begin at 8 p.m.
April 15: Late-night Glow Bowl
This quarter, the late-night Glow Bowl will be later than usual. However, a DJ will be playing in the Julian A. McPhee University Union (UU) Plaza before bowling from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Associate Students, Inc. (ASI) Events is partnering with Open House to provide this event to both prospective and current students. Current students may bowl on April 15 between the hours of 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Every part of this event is free as usual, including pizza, drinks and shoe rentals.
April 19: Mario Chiodo, Remember Them
On April 19, Mario Chiodo will be in Spanos Theatre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to speak about his sculpture — Remember Them, Champions for Humanity.
April 22: Battle of the Bands
On April 22, in the UU, Cal Poly will host Battle of the Bands. Five bands will be performing, and students will vote for their favorite band at the end. The winner will open at Spring Stampede later in the quarter.
April 29: Last Laugh Comedy Night
ASI Events is planning a show in the MultiActivity Center in the Recreation Center on April 29 featuring a comedian. The comedian has yet to be determined.
May 4: May the Fourth Be With You
On May 4, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be shown in the UU on a large screen. A photo booth, popcorn and snacks will be provided for moviegoers.
May 5: Concert in the Plaza
On May 5, through a partnership with the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity for Inclusive Excellence Week, a concert will be put on in the UU during UU hour. The band playing will be Alarma, a world music indie rock band that blends Cumbia, Reggae, Ska and African music elements.
May 12: Mustang Mile
The 5th Annual Mustang Mile will take place on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Mustang Mile is a 5k campus run/walk that starts in the UU and loops through the crops unit back to the UU.
Awards are given for both spirit and costumes. The awards are categorized as follows: top male, top female, top team, best costume and most spirited.
Participants can sign up online as individuals or as teams, and will receive a race bag for signing up. The cost of registration before May 1 is $12, and $18 after that until the day of the event. Depending on the size of the group, discounts may be available for group registration.
May 19: Concert in the Plaza
During UU hour on May 19, a concert will take place in the UU plaza. The artist playing has yet to be announced.
May 26: Sundaes and Lawn Games
Giant Jenga, Connect 4, chess and checkers are a few games that people will be able to play during UU hour on May 26. Ice cream and Woodstock’s pizza will also be provided.
May/June: Spring Stampede
The surveys have gone out and the students have spoken. Spring Stampede will be happening sometime in May or June, and artists have yet to be officially announced. Student input was taken into account and is being used to determine — pending availability — which artists will be performing.
June 13/14: Finals Fun
During both finals week and the preceding dead week, ASI Events will host events to help students de-stress. On the Monday of finals week, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the PAC, coffee, donuts and scantrons will be available in a quiet studying environment. Tables will be set up to accommodate students. On Tuesday of finals week, ASI will be handing out scantrons and refreshments to students as well from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that HBO would be hosting a Game of Thrones premiere on April 11. HBO has decided to cancel the event nationwide, therefore it will not be happening. The article also previously stated that Late Night Roller Disco will be happening at 7 p.m.; it will actually be held at 8 p.m. The Last Laugh Comedy Night will be held on April 29, not April 27, and will occur in the MultiActivity Center in the Recreation Center.