Rose Float TV Special Featuring Cal Poly Students

Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 / 8 a.m. PT / ABC, NBC, KTLA, Univision, Hallmark Channel and RFD-TV

A Tournament of Roses television special will air on New Year’s Day, which will highlight the Cal Poly Rose Float program. The segment will provide a behind-the-scene glimpse of the year-long process that includes design, construction and decorating. The Cal Poly Universities’ float is the only student-designed and built entry in the annual parade. A joint effort by students at CPP and Cal Poly SLO since 1949, the team has won 60 awards, including the 2020 Director Award. A new Rose Float Lab is expected to open next year.