BroncoFusion Brings New Students Into The Fold

BroncoFusion Brings New Students Into The Fold
Students during BroncoFusion 2006.
A group of incoming freshmen celebrate finding a common trait during BroncoFusion 2006.
Students learn about advising during BroncoFusion 2006.

BroncoFusion returns for its fifth year on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with more than 3,000 students expected to attend. The day-long event is designed to connect entering Cal Poly Pomona students with faculty, staff and other new students.

The free event, scheduled the day before fall quarter classes begin, looks to expose both freshmen and transfer students to the different resources and programs on campus.  

“I see this as Orientation part two, where students begin to integrate themselves into the campus life, begin developing a community, and meet different administrators, clubs and organizations,” said Dora Lee, co-chair of BroncoFusion and senior coordinator of the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers.  

This year's BroncoFusion will focus more on what incoming students find most important to their college experience based on data collected from previous post-event surveys.  

“We use that data to help drive our workshops and what we offer to students,” said Traci Lew, BroncoFusion co-chair and senior coordinator of Orientation Services. “We're seeing less of an academic concern and more of the 'I just want to find friends.' That's their biggest concern at BroncoFusion because everything else is taken care of at orientation.”

The event will offer several workshops that focus on vital skills needed for a successful college experience such as stress management, how to avoid failing and effectively using the library. Other planned activities include a welcome mixer, college connections and open houses, a barbecue dinner and a chance to learn about dozens of clubs and organizations.

All members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to participate in the event including an evening concert, which is considered the event's biggest draw.  

This year's free concert will feature performances by the Grammy-award winning hip-hop group De La Soul, hip-hop band Crown City Rockers, and the rock band Men, Women and Children.

BroncoFusion is hosted by the Office of the President, Associated Students Inc. and the divisions of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administrative Affairs, Instructional & Information Technology and University Advancement.

For more information about BroncoFusion, contact the Division of Student Affairs at (909) 869-4424 or visit

Members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to help greet the new Broncos during BroncoFusion. Sign up online at and click on “Be a BroncoFusion Volunteer.”