Weekly Announcements March 1 - 7


Student Advising    

Annual AdvisementAppointments will continue taking place through winter quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made viaBookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11-12 and Thursdays: 12-1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events


Studio Art Club - Critique Workshop

March 1st

11 - 12:30pm

Dexter Room 149

We will be hosting a critique workshop this Friday in Dexter room 149 (Painting Studio)

This is a lowkey critiquing event! You can bring 1-2 pieces (from class or independent pojects) in any medium. All majors are welcome and all levels of critique experience!

This can be as casual or as serious of a critique as you would like. We want our members to be able to practice their critique skills or begin to develop them if you’ve never critiqued before!

Design Lab MYLR Gallery Exhibition

Submissions Due March 1st

Opening Reception on March 15th from 5 - 7pm

We want YOUR work! Design Lab is hosting an exhibition of graphic design work at MYLR gallery. We are accepting student graphic design work from all levels. Use this form to submit your work by March 1st!

The collection of work will be exhibited at MYLR Gallery in Downtown SLO! There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 15th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The work will be displayed until the end of March.

Submission Requirements:

  • Your original graphic design work
  • Must be able to be printed and displayed in a gallery setting
  • 1 entry per student with up to 5 images of the submission

If you have any questions about the event or submission, please contact us at

University Art Gallery - "Reconstructing Ruins"

University Art Gallery winter show, “Reconstructing Ruins,” is a solo exhibition of sculptures by artist Alicia Piller through Friday, March 8. The University Art Gallery is on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). Piller is a Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture and installation whose practice contemplates the intersections of climate change, shifting political climates and historical traumas. Entry to the University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

Click here for more information

Department News

Spring Registration is happening NOW!

Special Exception and New Undergraduate Students February 22 March 11
Graduate Students February 23 March 11
Academic Progress Level IV (100% - 75.1%) February 26-28 March 12
Academic Progress Level III (75% - 45.1%) February 29, March 1, 4 March 13
Academic Progress Level II (45% - 20.1%) March 5-6 March 14
Academic Progress Level I (20% - 0%) March 7-8 March 15

The specific day and time of your registration appointment will be displayed in your Student Center on the date that the Class Schedule publishes for the next term. Those receiving a Special Exception appointment will see their specific day and time within three business days following the publication of the Class Schedule.

During 1st round registration: Students can register anytime between their 1st round registration appointment and March 8, 2024

During 2nd round registration: Students can register anytime between their 2nd round registration appointment and March 15, 2024

Open Enrollment for All Students (Continuing and New) March 16, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Refer to your PolyProfile on your Cal Poly Portal for your Academic Progress Gauge.

Please NoteYou will not be able to register beyond your stated degree completion term. If you want to move your expected graduation to a later term, it is recommended that you submit a Request to Extend Expected Graduation Term (undergraduate) or a Change of Degree

Fiber Arts Club featured on KCPR

Every other Friday, psychology sophomore and Cal Poly Fiber Arts Club president Gretta Anderson leads a group of aspiring, experienced and first-time artists looking to explore the whimsical world of fiber arts. 

Read more here...

The Peak is now online

Find fellow Art and Design student's work in the first issue of The Peak.

Internship Opportunities

San Francisco, Kendo Brands

Photography and Retouching Internship
**Recruiter is looking for someone graduating in the spring ’24 but any upper level student could be a good candidate.

Other Opportunities

Fresh Voices is extending its deadline for art submissions. We need your artwork!

Do you have original artwork?​ 

Do you want thousands of students to see it?​ 

Would you like to tell future employers that you're PUBLISHED?​ 

Then submit your work to Fresh Voices! 

Fresh Voices is a publication of Cal Poly’s First-Year Composition Program. It’s an annual anthology of the best writing by students in ENGL 131, 132, 133, 134, and 145, reaching thousands of students each year.

Submissions must be received by March 15th to be considered for publication in our Fall 2024 edition. 

What to Submit 

  • We will consider any visual art that can be printed: photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, etc. You may have created original work for a class, or you may have created a piece on your own! 
  • If you submit work created collaboratively, make sure all authors sign the publication release form found on our submissions portal. 

How to Submit 

  • The submission process is entirely online. To submit, click here! 
  • If you have any questions about Fresh Voices, please email Dr. Jason Peters, First-Year Composition Coordinator and Fresh Voices editor, at 
  • If you have technical questions about the online submission process, please email Celine Realica, English Department Administrative Support Assistant, at 


TH470 Ancestral Theatre


This Spring, Theatre and Dance is happy to host the Susan J. Currier Visiting Professor, Andrew Saito. Mr. Saito will be offering a Select Advanced Topics section: TH470 Ancestral Theatre.

About the Class

Students will research and engage with their ancestries, genealogies, families and communities to research their familial and cultural pasts and relate them with our present and future through creating plays.

For example, a student could relate their ancestors’ involvement in the Great Migration with the current and escalating climate displacement. What tools, experiences, wisdom, and strength in one's ancestral web could prove beneficial in today’s changing world?

No prerequisites beyond the consent of the department.

Spring Quarter 2024: Fridays from 10:10 am to 2 pm

About Andrew Saito

Andrew Saito is an internationalist playwright who focuses on indigenous and cross-racial stories, hybridity, and struggles against colonialism and its long-lingering footprints. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Seminal mentors in his formation include: June Jordan, Cherríe Moraga, Tiya Miles, Octavio Solís, Migdalia Cruz, Naomi Wallace, and Sherry Kramer.


Campus Beautification Initiative: Utility Box Art Application Deadline Extended

Applications are being accepted for the Utility Box Art Project, a campus beautification initiative transforming utility boxes into works of public art to enhance the vibrancy of the campus and showcase local talent. All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to email an application by Friday, March 1, to Selected artists will be notified in March and will receive a $250 VISA gift card to cover necessary materials.

Art and Design students have previously been selected to transform utility boxes.

SLO Happy by Emma LoNardo

Cal Poly and SLO Energy by Zoe McLaughlin

Mustang Band Brings Cal Poly Spirit by Melanie Woo

Always Moving by Andrew Larochelle

You Belong Here by Grace Bishop

Cows and Sunshine by Maya Benham


Rome Art Program Summer 2024

Launched in 2009, Rome Art Program (RAP) inspires students to develop their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome, expanding on the plein-air tradition of earlier generations of artists. Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Art, as well as students of Art History, Architecture, Photography, Design, and Filmmaking, who seek to expand their understanding of Fine Art by acquiring an understanding of studio practice. It is an intense program where participants experience another culture, find their own personal vision, and create artwork with passion.

Scholarships Available

Trips to Florence & Pompeii

Application Due March 15

For Program Dates & Tuition Fees please click here.


Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

Join our Conservation and Restoration Hands-on Field School in Italy.

we are now accepting applications! Application due by March 15th.

Do you want to get the most out of your summer? A great way to make the most of your summer, academically and socially, is to take an AICS summer course abroad.


Campus Events

Volunteers Needed for Book Sale Take-Down!

March 4th

8am - 2pm

SLO Veteran's Hall

801 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California

SLO Friends of the Library are in search of volunteers to help take-down their 45th Anniversary Book Sale! They are selling 40,000 books, their biggest sale yet. Friends of the Library is looking for volunteers who are able to lift heavy books to assist in re-boxing any books left unpurchased. Please contact or 805-459-5615 if you are interested!


Outdoor Games in the Plaza

March 4th

12 - 3pm

University Union Plaza

Step outside and let the games begin! Join us for cornhole, giant Jenga and more! Also, WOW leader and SLO Days leader applications are now open! 

Womxnhood Brunch

March 7th

11am - 1pm

Chumash Auditorium

065 -0204 

Join BAEC and the GEC for Womxnhood Brunch! This is a chance to connect with other womxn on campus over a catered lunch. We'll be highlighting campus resources and partners that seek to uplift the experience of womxn and femme students during their time at Cal Poly and beyond through roundtable activities and discourse.

Hear from special guest speakers and get to know amazing faculty and staff, peers, and opportunities within our campus community!

Click here to RSVP

Cal Poly Arts: The Queen's Cartoonists - Open Soundcheck

March 8th

5pm - Q&A Session

7:30pm Evening Show


On March 8th we have The Queen’s Cartoonists visiting the PAC. They are able to do a Q&A plus open soundcheck for University students.


FITS (Fashion, Innovation, Trendsetting and Styling) Virtual Fashion and Creative Industries Career Panel

March 9th

12pm - 2pm

Panel 1 from 12 - 1pm

Panel 2 from 1 - 2pm

-Costume archivists from Paramount who have worked on the set of the Jeffersons, The Godfather and Mission: Impossible

-Cal Poly Photo/Video Alum who is now a successful freelance photographer

-Vice presidents of sales and merchandising from Indochine International (supplies to Guess, Superdry and Hanes)

-Owner of Svarini, a modern South Asian apparel Brand.

Therapy Dogs

March 14

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Center Lawn

PULSE is working with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and SLO Dog volunteers to bring you Therapy Dogs on the Health Center Lawn the following Thursdays from 

Questions: Contact Kimme Huntington -


Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.


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