Where Fitness Meets Friends: Social Life Through Club Sports

Upon arrival to Cal Poly, incoming freshman may be overwhelmed with their new surroundings. A new place, new classes, and new friends may be a challenging adjustment to many first years on campus. How is it possible to fit in exercise and a social life on top of homework?

Thanks to Cal Poly’s active reputation, getting involved in organized sports teams on campus just may be the key ingredient to a smooth transition.

For many ex-high school athletes, joining intramural sports is the perfect way to create new team bonds while continuing to participate in a beloved sport.

For others, college is the perfect opportunity to branch out of their comfort zone and try something new.

Environmental protection and management freshman Julia Hizami grew up playing soccer and running cross country. Coming to Cal Poly, Hizami saw this new lifestyle change as a good opportunity to branch out, involving herself with the swim club and triathlon club.

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