About Orientation Services
After completing the orientation requirement, students will…
- Successfully receive academic advising and have a plan to take 30 units in their first academic year
- Be aware of their identity and begin to understand the value of diversity within the Cal Poly Pomona
- Be knowledgeable of co-curricular opportunities for involvement
- Understand campus resources and how to access them
- Establish a connection with one or more other students
Our Mission and Goals
Our Mission: Orientation Services at Cal Poly Pomona facilitates the transition of new students into the institution; prepares them for educational opportunities and student responsibilities; and initiates their integration into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the university.
Orientation Services provides information and support to build an identity as a life-long learner.
- Students will create an academic support system by identifying their advisor and key faculty members in their academic department.
- Students will understand how their CPP education will prepare them to not only be a competent professional, but an engaged citizen of the world.
- Students will employ university tools (curriculum sheet, roadmap, BroncoDirect, and myCPP) to plan and meet their academic goals.
- Students will be learn how high-impact practices such study abroad, research, internships, and community engagement will allow them to grow personally and professionally.
- Students will identify strategies and supports that will support them in being academic successful at CPP and throughout their lives.
Orientation Services provides opportunities for social integration and community engagement.
- Students will meet and have the opportunity to engage in meaningful relationships with other incoming students, current CPP students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Students will identify opportunities to engage fully in the university community through club and organization participation, connection with identity-based communities such as the cultural centers or academic departments, and engagement with curricular and co-curricular activities and programs.
- Students will reflect on and discuss their diverse identities and how they may shape their experiences at the institution.
- Students will learn key facts about the institution’s history, campus culture, and ongoing traditions.
Orientation Services empowers students to be active and aware community members.
- Students will reflect on the steps they can take to be a responsibly campus community member.
- Students will engage in discussions of identity, diversity, and personal experience.
- Students will learn critical campus policies and key university deadlines to ensure that they are meeting all enrollment requirements
- Students will identify programs and services aimed at providing academic, emotional, and practical support to ensure that they are successful.
Orientation Services enables parents, family members, and other guests to actively support their students.
- Parents, family, and guests will identify the relational and developmental changes students may face as a result of the transition to CPP.
- Parents, family, and guests will learn about the academic expectations and campus culture of CPP.
- Parents, family, and guests will be able to identify and seek out the offices and resources that will help support their student’s transition.