Cal Poly New Student & Transition Programs

The Week of Welcome (WOW) is an eight-day program that introduces new Cal Poly students to the academic resources available to them at Cal Poly in addition to continuing the transitional programming they began during their summer orientation (SLO Days) that include drug & alcohol awareness, sexual assault, and how to approach stress during college. Each WOW group is lead by two student leaders who spent 10 weeks learning how to facilitate tough topics, create a safe and fun environment for their WOWies, and plan a unique experience that their group will never forget. With over 900 student volunteers, the Week of Welcome is able to provide a unique transition into their new home at Cal Poly.