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“We want to grow”: WOW’s Cross-Cultural Experience is for more than the minority identity groups on campus

One month after Cal Poly hosted its Week of Welcome (WOW) orientation program for its incoming class, students reflect on the program’s Cross-Cultural Experience (CCE) option — one that students say is underadvertised yet impactful. The CCE program, a branch of WOW, launched in 2018 to give a comfortable space to Cal Poly students from […]

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A look at Cal Poly’s Campus Comeback

Cal Poly’s award-winning orientation, or the Week of Welcome (WOW), introduces first-year students to campus through a week full of in-person activities and events. For incoming students last year, WOW was unable to take place in person, leaving many students without that same orientation experience. This year, Cal Poly introduced a new program – the […]

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Orientation leaders prepare for WOW and SLO Days online

Despite New Student and Transition Programs’ (NSTP) shift to a virtual spring training for orientation leaders, group facilitators kept the spirit of Tuesday night meetings alive. Facilitators’ role was to prepare leaders-in-training (LITs) to lead incoming students during SLO Days and Week of Welcome (WOW). From hosting LIT speed-dating icebreakers to sending videos of pets […]



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