Cal Poly's Open House expected to draw 7,000 visitors

An entrance to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
An entrance to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly’s Open House starts Thursday and runs through Saturday with a host of family-friendly activities and opportunities to learn about university programs.

More than 7,000 visitors are expected.

The weekend starts Thursday with a preview of campus clubs at the downtown Farmers Market; Friday is admitted students preview day.

Saturday’s list of events are open to the public and include a campus showcase with tours, main stage performances, a kids’ fair and more. The Poly Royal Parade will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, and a rodeo will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Cal Poly’s 2005 solar house will be on display in the C-7 parking lot. The student-designed house earned third place in the 2005 National Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C., where teams of architecture students competed to design and built energy-efficient solar-powered houses.

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