Changes keep WOWies on campus

This year’s Week of Welcome underwent many changes, including an earlier kick-off and more activities in the beginning of the week, said Scott Kjorlien, a WOW Executive Board member.

University police: 15 arrests, 5 medical transports during WOW

University Police Department (UPD) Chief George Hughes confirmed the number of on and off campus arrests and citations that UPD made from September 16 through 22 during move-in and Week of Welcome.

Faces of WOW: The students behind the scenes

For Orientation Programs, Week of Welcome (WOW) is perhaps the biggest event of the year. However, being a WOWie isn’t the only way to be involved.

The do’s and don’ts of WOW nightlife

Benjy Egel is a journalism sophomore and Mustang Daily columnist.
Many fraternities, apartment complexes and upperclassmen will be holding parties during Week of Welcome (WOW), where new Mustangs will be invited to celebrate entering college life.

WOW changes, arrests lessen

Sean McMinn smcminn@mustangdaily.net Police arrested or issued citations to 22 of the thousands of freshmen, upperclassmen and out-of-towners that Cal Poly’s annual Week of Welcome (WOW) drew to the streets of San Luis Obispo, University Police Department Chief George Hughes said —…

Students make move from dorms to off-campus living

A student’s first year at Cal Poly comes with the almost inevitable year spent in the residence halls, freshmen packed together, two or three to a room, like little, fresh-out-of-high-school sardines; their entire lives, textbooks, clothes, Muscle Milk and all,…

Confusion arises over WOW restrictions

Following dissent over the announcement that Week of Welcome (WOW) activities will not be allowed off-campus in the fall, Coordinator of Orientation Programs and Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership Andrene Kaiwi-Lenting released an apology letter on Wednesday, stating…

Paying it forward

It’s the end of February and (I know probably everyone has said this, but it needs to be said once more) I don’t know where the time has gone. I have no idea when or how we got to the…

Week of Welcome 2011 Photo Recap

Check out a few pics of WOW Week 2011, from WOW-O-Rama to WOW Showcase.

WOW! They're real people!

On the first Tuesday night of spring quarter, more than 650 Cal Poly students of every age and major gather in Chumash auditorium to begin training to become a Week of Welcome (WOW) Orientation Leader. These Leaders in Training (LITs)…

'But I wanna go home!': Tips for freshmen to avoid homesickness

Five ways for new students to make freshman year the best year of their lives.