By Elaine DeLeon
Cal Poly Pomona’s Associated Students, Inc. showcased the features and services of the Bronco Student Center with an open house held on Sep. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ASI and the Bronco Events & Activities Team invited students to play games and earn prizes while they learned about the BSC.
ASI members gave out planners and CPP gear to students in attendance. Lost and Found Services participated in the event by holding an auction for unclaimed items.
Other services and vendors participated in the event, and many offered discount coupons to students.
Hibachi-San, the new eatery on campus, took the opportunity to advertise its dishes and teas to students at the event.
The central purpose of the open house was to familiarize new students and remind returning students of the various entertainment options, dining options and resources offered by the BSC.
“The vendors were really friendly, and they were really informative,” said Dana Wogahn, a second-year psychology student.
Wogahn was one of many students who attended the open house. She found herself enjoying the various canopies while learning about the many services the BSC has to offer.
The event featured various canopies. Each showcased information about a service offered by the BSC and how students could get involved.
“We try to make sure that the students get involved with what we have to offer here,” said ASI President Julian Herrera.
ASI and student volunteers worked hard to make students that walked by the event feel welcomed.
“This year, it [was] about just having a presence as we are here as a resource,” said ASI Associate Director of Operations David Quezada.
The open house is specifically geared towards first-year students because it attempts to expand on a part of their orientation experience. The open house serves as a more developed exposition of what the BSC offers students.
“Students don’t get a sense of what the Bronco Student Center is and what it provides ” some students who have been here a while haven’t discovered what’s inside,” said Quezada.
The open house was strategically held at University Park due to the large amount of foot traffic it receives.
“Every year, for the last couple years, [the event is] about what’s inside [the BSC],” said Quezada. “This is really about letting people know about what they are going to find inside, which is not always easy to do ” we are always trying to make [the BSC’s] presence known.”
Courtesy of ASI
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