|Cal Poly Pomona will kick off the 2004-05 academic year with an all-university breakfast and Convocation on Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. in the Engineering Meadow.|
|The Service Awards immediately follow the Convocation at 10:30 a.m. in the Bronco Student Center Ursa Major Suite.|
To kick off the 2004-05 academic year at Cal Poly Pomona, the campus community will participate in university-wide events including Fall Conference and BroncoFusion.
Cal Poly Pomona continues its tradition of celebrating past accomplishments, honoring faculty and staff and previewing the academic year at Fall Conference 2004. The annual event begins with an all-university breakfast and Convocation on Monday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. in the Engineering Meadow, just west of the Aratani Japanese Garden. The convocation features President Michael Ortiz's State of the University address.
The Service Awards immediately follow the Convocation at 10:30 a.m. in the Bronco Student Center Ursa Major Suite, while the annual President's Reception concludes the day at 4 p.m. at the Manor House.
This years Convocation and Service Awards are available for viewing via live video streaming. Produced by Instructional & Information Technology (I&IT), the Webcast can be viewed at video.cpp.edu. Viewing requires use of Microsoft Windows Media Player, with a free version of the player downloadable at the Web site.
Fall Conference will continue with various division meetings and department open houses throughout the following week.
BroncoFusion, a daylong event to welcome new students to campus, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center, the Engineering Meadow and on Horseshoe Hill. Thousands of incoming students will connect with faculty, staff and other students, get a head start on finding their classes, learn about key support services, buy books and explore ways to get involved. The days events also include a two mixers, interactive workshops, campus tours and open houses. Coordinated by the division of Student Affairs and sponsored by all divisions, the Office of the President and Associated Students Inc. (ASI), the event will culminate with a welcome address from President Ortiz, a barbeque dinner and evening concert. Hip-hop recording artist BLASTMASTER KRS-ONE will perform live at 6 p.m. on Horseshoe Hill, the grassy hill east of Union Plaza. The free performance is sponsored by the ASI Bronco Events and Activities Team.
All members of the campus community are invited to help greet the 1,400 students who are expected to participate in the daytime events and the 2,300 commuter and residential students expected to attend the evening festivities.
All of these events build up to the first day of classes on Thursday, Sept. 23.