Cal Poly Rose Float
Join the tradition.
Since 1949, students from San Luis Obispo and Pomona have worked together to create the joint Cal Poly Universities float. The float is an annual tradition carried on by Cal Poly students. Gain a true Learn by Doing experience through helping to design and build the only student-built float in the Rose Parade.
The Rose Float Lab and Office will be open for exploration on Saturdays in early fall! Come learn more about this program on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, or Oct. 8 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. You can also attend the Rose Float informational meeting in the Multi-Activity Center (MAC) at the Cal Poly Recreation Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
Cal Poly Universities’ 2023 Float Theme — Turning the Corner
The theme for the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade sponsored by Honda has been announced and the Rose Float team is hard at work on their new design. Stay tuned for the announcement in September!
View Past Projects & Awards
For more than 70 years, the Cal Poly Universities Rose Float has cruised down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. Explore past floats and award wins!
Sign up for the Cal Poly Rose Float newsletter to receive news and updates.