BroncoFusion returns this week with resource, career and club fairs, a food truck festival and a concert headlined by an electronic dance music deejay.
The annual celebration designed to welcome new and returning students to campus kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 21 with career and volunteer and a resource and tech fairs and continues Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23. The closing night concert will feature Carnage, an internationally known deejay who is popular on the electronic dance music festival circuit.
Barny Peake, Bronco Student Center director, says the three-day event is an opportunity to get students excited about being on campus.
“It’s a big kick off for the school year for them,” he says. “BroncoFusion started about 10 years ago. We’ve watched it grow a tremendous amount in that time.”
In addition to the various fairs that first day, information booths will be set up for students needing assistance with finding their classes. A BroncoFusion Kickback also is planned in the evening in the Bronco Commons to allow new and returning students to socialize.
Information booths directing students to their classes and on-campus resources also will be set up around campus on Thursday, which is the first day of classes.
On Friday, the revelry returns with a club fair featuring 140 student clubs and organizations, a food truck festival and the evening concert.
This marks the first year Associated Students Inc. will be charging for admission to the concert. Students can purchase a ticket for $5 online. Each student also can purchase a ticket for one guest for $10.
Peake says paid admission was added this year mainly for security reasons and to keep the concert an event for Cal Poly Pomona students.
“The event has never been advertised off campus but with social media, there are always people off campus who want to attend,” he says. “They don’t have the same respect and care for the campus that our students do.”
The process for selecting an artist to headline the concert began in early summer when organizers conducted a survey of students that asked about preferred genres of music and types of acts, Peake says. More than 1,000 responded to the survey, which also asked about up-and-coming artists the students would like to see, he adds.
“It gave us a sense of what students want,” he says.
The BroncoFusion schedule includes:
Wednesday, Sept. 21
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Part-time Jobs and Volunteer Fair (Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major)
- 2 to 5:30 p.m. – BroncoFusion Check In (Bronco Commons)
- 2 to 4 p.m. – Department Resource Fair (Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor)
- 2 to 4 p.m. – Tech Fair (Bronco Student Center, Eridanus Lounge)
- 2 to 5 p.m. – Find Your Classes (Bronco Commons)
- 3 to 5 p.m. – Indoor Activities (Bronco Student Center)
- 5 p.m. – PolyTransfer Welcome BBQ (University Plaza, invitation only)
- 5 p.m. – Project Success Welcome BBQ (Bronco Student Center, Orion Suite, invitation only)
- 5 to 8 p.m. – BroncoFusion Kickback (Bronco Commons & BRIC)
Thursday, Sept, 22
- 7 a.m. to noon – Find Your Classes & Information Booth (Parking Structures I & II, Rose Garden, University Library, University Quad)
Friday, Sept. 23
- 4:30 p.m. – Men’s soccer vs. San Francisco State (Kellogg Field)
- 5 to 7 p.m. – Club Fair (Bronco Commons)
- 5 to 10 p.m. – Food Trucks (Bronco Commons)
- 7 p.m. – Women’s soccer vs. San Francisco State (Kellogg Field)
- 8 to 11 p.m. – BroncoFusion Concert (Bronco Commons)