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Freshman Program

Welcome! Your orientation program is designed to give you a comprehensive experience where you will learn about academic requirements, academic success strategies, campus involvement, volunteer opportunities, and register for your first-quarter classes. 


Registration will open in April 2018. In April, you can browse to MyCPP and click on BroncoDirect. Click on Register for Orientation, and follow the instructions. Click here for a guide.

Orientation will:

  • Prepare you academically by introducing you to faculty and staff, teaching you about registration tools and academic culture, and connecting you to important resources
  • Help you connect to campus by providing opportunities to meet other students, find clubs and organizations that fit your interests, explore your identity and learn about the many curricular and co-curricular opportunities available to you
  • Empower you to be an active learner by teaching you about CPP rules and policies, introducing you to resources that can help you when times are tough and giving you the tools to become a critical thinker

Students comments about orientation program

"I'm glad I had an opportunity to attend the orientation program. I had a really good time, learned a lot about the Cal Poly Pomona campus, and the student life I will be a part of very soon."  Freshman Student

“I really enjoyed Poly Nights! The orientation leaders were enthusiastic about the games and got the group very excited to attend Cal Poly Pomona. Poly Nights was probably my favorite part and I would recommend it to every new student. It was a very open environment and I met a lot of friends. Thank you for providing this great introductory program!”  Freshmen Student

Orientation is mandatory

All students are required to attend the entire program, including the overnight component. Orientation is a requirement to enroll in the university: not attending orientation can result in not being able to enroll.

Parents, Family and Guest Orientation

Freshmen parents, family and guests are invited to attend a one-day Orientation designed specifically for them. In Summer 2018, we will be offering special Orientations on Saturdays in July and August. Parents, family and guests must be registered for this event. For more information, visit the Parent, Family and Guest page.