Week of Welcome Returns to Campus
For the first time since 2019, Cal Poly hosted a live, in-person Week of Welcome — better known as WOW. The award-winning orientation experience, a campus tradition for more than 60 years, brings new Mustangs together with more experienced student mentors who introduce them to campus life and critical resources for a successful college career.
In 2020, WOW was held virtually — along with most courses during the academic year — to help reduce the risk of COVID infection on campus. While precautions were still in place this year, including vaccine requirements for students coming to campus and mask mandates for all indoor gatherings, the tone on campus during the week was one of overwhelming joy.
“I’m just so excited to be here and to be doing this,” said Abbie Bain, a WOW leader and second-year business major who is starting her own first full year on campus. “Even though we didn’t get to spend much time on campus last year, we still have so much knowledge to share with the new students.”
Take a look at photos from some of this year’s big WOW moments.
Photo above: The student leaders of WOW group 192 eagerly await their WOWies on the first day of Week of Welcome.
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