Are you experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to activities on campus you haven’t done or sites you haven’t seen yet? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. Your college years are a busy period in your life. With classes, work, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with everything that is going on around us.
However, it’s important to seize the opportunities and resources that the Cal Poly Pomona campus offers and also explore our on-campus gems. We compiled a list of the top must-dos at Cal Poly Pomona before you graduate. This list of 10 is part one, just to get you primed for more adventures and activities to come.
We hope this list will help you prepare for navigating life after graduation, create memories that will last a lifetime and to simply have fun!
1. Enjoy a Meal at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
For quality food and excellent guest service, dine at the RKR. The menu features fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the garden outside its restaurant, which is maintained by Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture students and harvested by hospitality management students. In addition, the restaurant is operated and managed by hospitality management students, which encompasses CPP’s learn-by-doing philosophy. The RKR will reopen for Fall 2022 semester on Sept. 14.
2. Attend a Play
Support our members of the Department of Theatre and New Dance by coming to one of their shows. After nearly two years of virtual performances due to COVID-19, the department finally performed in person this past spring. More in-person performances are expected, so keep an eye out for the next show.
3. Root for the Home Team
Cheer on our student athletes by coming to a game. The best part is that attending games is free for students, staff, and faculty with Bronco ID. Our student athletes compete in a wide range of sports, including soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball and baseball. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA’s Division II level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
4. Join a Club
At CPP, there are over 250 academic and social clubs and organizations. There may be some clubs that align with your major that can help you gain experience for your future career. Joining clubs is also an excellent way to pursue your hobbies, explore new interests, network, and make friends. Use myBAR to be in the loop of upcoming club events and to join new clubs.
5. Get a Job on Campus
There are so many benefits to getting a job on campus. Working on campus is a great way to meet other student employees and connect with campus staff, faculty and leaders. You can also develop essential skills that will prepare you for the workforce after graduation. Plus, you can design a work schedule around your classes. Apply for a campus job on Handshake.
6. Take a Selfie with Billy Bronco
Billy Bronco, our university’s mascot, has made students, faculty and staff smile at various events such as sporting events, orientation, Welcome Week, club fairs and more. He is an icon. Next time you see him on campus, say hello and ask to take a selfie together.
7. Climb the Rock Wall at the BRIC
One of the most popular activities to do at the BRIC is rock climbing. At 51 feet, it is one of the tallest climbing walls in the CSU system, and it is fun and challenging for people of all levels of experience. Check out this website to find out how you can become the next Bronco to climb your way to the top.
8. Apply for Scholarships
Need some extra financial support in pursuing your educational goals? CPP has you covered. The Bronco Scholarship Portal has more than 300 scholarship opportunities listed. Fill out the general Bronco Scholarship Application, and it will automatically match you to scholarships that you are eligible for. The portal opens in October, so do not forget to apply.
9. Attend an ASI Event
From movie screenings to scuba diving lessons and more, ASI events have a lot to offer. Bring your friends to ASI events to spend quality time together or come alone and make new friends. Check out upcoming ASI events on their website.
10. Drink Farm Store Orange Juice
This is a beverage loved by many members of our CPP community. It is 100 percent orange juice, and the oranges are freshly squeezed by our student staff. When you are craving a refreshing drink, stop by the Farm Store.