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Sept. 29 Grand Re-Opening of Renovated, Renamed Cal Poly Book Store

Contact: Aaron Lambert

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Following an extensive remodel, Cal Poly’s newly renamed Mustang Shop will host a Grand Re-Opening Celebration for the campus community from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Following years of collaboration with the Cal Poly Corporation and the university, Follet Higher Education has completed the renovation and has more additions coming this academic year.

“The new Mustang Shop will offer a fresh perspective for new students and a fun introduction to Cal Poly for their supporters,” said Andrea Burns. Cal Poly Corporation associate executive director. “We are so excited to continue to make improvements that enhance the student experience.”

The reopening event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, Cal Poly Corporation CEO Cody VanDorn and Follett Higher Education President Ryan Petersen.

The remodel work includes a newly relocated entrance in the University Union Plaza, a completely redesigned interior layout and updated lighting to create a brighter, more convenient shopping experience. Students will be able to easily find books and materials, and all customers will be able to shop an expanded assortment of merchandise.

Other updates include a more efficient check-out counter located near the new entrance. The textbook space has been moved to a more convenient location, and the entire store received new flooring and paint.

The in-house Apple Store was relocated to the west side of Mustang Shop to create more room.

Along with the new entrance, exterior changes to the Mustang Shop include new metal marquee awnings with lattice work.

The Mustang Shop is a service of the Cal Poly Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit university auxiliary. The Cal Poly Corporation contracts with Follett Higher Education for management of the two Mustang Shop locations, one on the Cal Poly campus and one in downtown San Luis Obispo, as well as the University Store e-commerce site.

About Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo, California, known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year, about 22,000 top-tier students come to Cal Poly to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in areas such as engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on approach, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from Day One to impact their communities, California and the world.

About Cal Poly Corporation

Cal Poly Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and one of 86 auxiliaries within the California State University system. The corporation provides self-supporting, innovative and high-quality services to the university and assists the institution in achieving its educational mission.