Upcoming Events



22nd Annual Catalyst/Doc Stapleton Memorial Golf Tournament

The 22nd Annual will be here soon! For an invite to join us there, email Red Heesch.  You hear?

Date: June 28, 2018
Place: Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton

Cal Poly GrC Junior Alumni Advisory Gathering

We would like to attract more GrC alumni for the next gathering in November, 2018,” said Dr. Malcolm Keif. There may also be another gathering scheduled in January 2018.

Please check back to this page for updated information; or contact Ken Macro at kmacro@calply.edu.

Date: November 2018 – TBC
Place: TBD

Past Events

First Cal Poly GrC Junior Alumni Advisory Gathering

GrC Alumni who graduated between 2000 and 2017 were invited for the first GrC Junior Alumni Advisory Gathering. The purpose of the gathering was to gather insight into the professional development and placement of this cohort after having graduated from Cal Poly with a GrC degree.

The discussions were centered around curriculum past, present and future—as well as—what the jobs of today and tomorrow will look like for present and future graduates. Dr. Ken Macro, Chair of the GrC Department said, “I find it extremely beneficial to have insight from recent graduates as to where they are finding employment, what their roles are within their parent organizations, and what GrC skills they deem necessary for the success of future graduate for GrC.”

Dr. Ken Macro and Dr. Malcolm Keif, both of the GrC Department facilitated the gathering and hope to continue the event every year.

Date: November 4th, 2017
Place: Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hot House

GrC Alumni Bay Area Social

Join us in San Francisco for a GrC Alumni social! Stay connected to your GrC tribe.

Featuring special guest Ken Macro, GrC Department Chair.
Ken will give a short GrC Department update. We welcome the whole GrC tribe! Alumni and their friends, recent grads, current GrC students, and alumni of all ages! Please come join us, say hi to Ken, and meet new friends. The event will feature a no host bar. Appetizers will be provided. We have reserved the upstairs loft at Jamber for our group, so we will have our own private space.

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Place: Jamber Wine Pub – 858 Foldom Street, San Francisco
Time: 6-8 PM

21st Annual Catalyst/Doc Stapleton Memorial Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual will be here soon! Formal invitations will go out in the mail mid-April. This year we are back down in Southern CA at Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin CA. Mark your calendars, Thursday, June 8th, 2017. Hope to see you there!

Date: June 8, 2017
Place: Tustin Ranch Golf Club


Graphic Communication Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Cal Poly Graphic Communication is celebrating 70 Years! Join us in San Luis Obispo for GrC Homecoming Weekend as we celebrate 70 years of excellence in the GrC Department. This weekend is organized by the Cal Poly Alumni – GrC Chapter as part of Mustang Family Weekend.

Date: October 21-22, 2016
Place: GrC Department

Friday night we will be having a Welcome Reception at Mother’s Tavern in Downtown SLO. This will be a no host bar, stop by anytime and join the fun! Saturday the department will be holding an Open House, come check out what’s new in the GrC Department! See the presses, meet current students, visit the Shakespeare Press Museum and take a trip down memory lane. Stop by the Raymond J. Prince Graphic Arts Collection Room to check in and get a schedule of the Open House events.

Following the Open House will be Homecoming Football Tailgate, starting at 3 pm right outside Bldg. 26 on Perimeter Drive. With “full service” tailgating now permitted on campus, we will have food, beer, wine and soft drinks.