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Although the orientation program lasts for only a week, OUR does not end there.

We plan at least one OUR reunion each quarter. Whether it be a movie night/sleepover or going to a soccer game, OUR leaders try their best to remain in contact with their OURies. Each OUR group plans socials throughout the year as well for a more intimate bonding experience.

Everyone is encouraged to attend these OUR socials. Keep in contact with the OUR leaders for more info on future events!

Program Breakdown

OUR attends many of the excellent programs hosted by WOW, with the exception that the OUR Coordinators design which specific activities are planned throughout the Week.

Some of these activities entail, but are not limited to, kayaking, paint-balling, bonfires, and others. We also provide at least one home-cooked meals during OUR. As a bonus, each OUR leader will conduct a specialized campus tour to show their OURies where all of their classes are located.

With smaller individual OUR groups, OURies are able to create the mentor/mentee bond more easily with their OUR leaders. OUR leaders are encouraged to maintain contact with their OURies throughout the year to ensure the OURies' transition into college is as smooth as possible. If not, the leaders are trained to address or refer an OURie to a resource on campus with any issues the OURies may come across.

Cal Poly may seem like a daunting place at first, but join OUR familia today and we can help make SLO your new home.

About Us

Orientation for United Raza (OUR) is an alternative to Week of Welcome (WOW). OUR places an emphasis on creating a community for incoming first-year and transfer students by integrating students from different majors and resident halls into each OUR group. With a high leader to OURie ratio, OUR allocates more opportunities to develop a mentor/mentee relationship with the OUR leaders. More Info


"OUR was a great experience! It was fun, everybody was so nice, and the leaders made sure everyone was welcome and having a good time. Considering how much cheaper it is to WOW, OUR had just as much, if not more activities! I had an awesome time participating in OUR." -Carol Wu View Testimonials


OUR familia is not possible without amazing volunteers as yourself! If you will be in SLO anytime during the Week and would like to help out, either by driving or cooking meals, please apply to be a volunteer today. Apply to Volunteer


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