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Cal Poly kicks off the 2019-20 school year with its first day of classes

Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 22:05:45-04

Thursday marks the first day of classes for Cal Poly students during the 2019-20 academic year.

Thousands of students made their way to campus, including many first-year students who attended the Week of Welcome.

While upperclassmen were happy to see their friends after a summer away, other new students were getting used to the routine of going to class and memorizing the layout of the campus.

“It's kind of a new experience. It's kind of weird going to my new classes. I'm from a really small private high school and this is kind of a really big campus. So, it's really different for me,” said freshman student Fady Tiwik.

Jeremiah Lee, who is also a first-year student at Cal Poly, agreed.

“It's kind of weird being in this new environment I’m from a small private school too. A little bit smaller, 100 kids. So, this is a really big change. So, it's a little overwhelming sometimes, but it's a really big change and I kind of like it actually,” said Lee.

Freshman student Cole Weaver was excited to be accepted to Cal Poly after applying as a senior in high school. He says despite the chaos of scheduling classes, he is looking forward to what his first year will be like.

“It's definitely, like, a privilege to be here. It's a good feeling. It's awesome,” said Weaver.

The fall term runs now through December 15.