By Kayla Anderson
Welcome back Broncos to the last fall quarter at Cal Poly Pomona.
The 2017-2018 school year marks the last academic year that CPP will be on the quarter system.
This year, we welcome nearly four thousand first time freshmen as well as nearly three thousand transfer students.
All students should be mindful that the add drop period is coming to a close.
The last day to drop any of your classes without receiving a ‘W’ is Sept. 27.
Since this year is our last academic school year on the quarter system, students who are not graduating should meet with their counselors to ensure a smooth transition into the semester system.
To keep track of the impending conversion to the semester system, visit the CPP site for a countdown in real time.
You may have noticed that there is construction happening on campus.
The new Student Services Building, which broke ground in summer 2016, is an administrative building that will be a one stop shop to service students.
The center will facilitate student services such as registration, tuition and financial aid.
The project is set to be completed in fall 2018.
In addition to the new Student Services Center, another construction project is underway.
The university is breaking ground on new freshman housing to accommodate the growing student population.
The housing will be on a portion of the horse pastures, but CPP is committed to preserving the history of the Arabian horses on campus.
The horses will graze in another patch of land.
The Arabian Horse Center will also be undergoing improvements to better the conditions of the horses.
There are other events popping up on campus.
Beginning in October, CPP will host the twenty-fifth annual Pumpkin Festival.
On Oct. 7 and 8, guests can enjoy one of the largest pumpkin patches, which will include games, petting farms, horse rides and a corn maze.
After the festival ends, the pumpkin patch will still be open to visit until Oct. 31.
The annual pumpkin patch and festival are prime examples of CPP’s celebration of agriculture. CPP’s agricultural endeavors don’t stop there.
Look out for the designing of the rose float. Over the summer, CPP students along with students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have been working tirelessly to decorate this year’s float.
The final display will be rolled down the streets of Pasadena on New Year’s Day.
Other events and opportunities on campus for the school year are held by the Associated Students, Inc.
They are responsible for such as events like Midnight Madness and U-Rock.
ASI elections, last year, named Farris Hamza and Carlos Gomez as president and vice president, respectively.
Along with everyone a part of ASI, Hamza and Gomez will be leading the university in their leadership and planning skills for the upcoming school year.
Welcome back everyone to another year at CPP.
Tevin Voong / The Poly Post
Housing Welcome Week saw check-in of students on campus
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