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Alumni Impacting California and Beyond

Across the world Cal Poly alumni are making a difference, giving back and having an impact on their communities. More than ever, we want to share their stories. 

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Celebrate Cal Poly Founders Day with Alumni

To commemorate this special day in Cal Poly's history, alumni communities and networks are hosting gatherings across the US on March 8, 2024. Join us to network with fellow alumni in your area, meet alumni volunteer leaders and show your Cal Poly pride!

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Rich Murray and Kirk Branner smiling for the camera.

A Fifty-Year Friendship That Began at Cal Poly

Rich Murray (Electronic Engineering, ‘79) and Kirk Branner (Computer Science, ‘79) were lucky enough to meet during their first days on campus in the fall of 1975 and have been close friends ever since.

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Cal Poly Rose Float: Celebrating 75 Years of Learn by Doing

A long-standing tradition among alumni, Cal Poly Rose float is the ultimate Learn by Doing experience. Hear from fellow alumni about their experience working with Rose Float, their favorite memories from years past and how the program has impacted their lives post-graduation.

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Support Student Success

Give directly to students and Learn by Doing projects through Cal Poly Crowdfunding. Know exactly where your money is going and feel great about supporting Learn by Doing!


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Mentor a Mustang

Alumni and students are joining Cal Poly Career Connections to make online networking easier! Now is the time to make a connection. Mentor a student or make new connections with fellow alumni, all in one free and easy-to-use platform.


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