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 are open to Leadership Team members only with new procedures in place in response to COVID-19. Learn more.
Students to be Featured on National New Year’s Day Broadcast
Cal Poly Rose Float will be featured in a special New Year’s Day nationally televised event celebrating a variety of Rose Parade participants, including students from both universities of the Cal Poly program which has been involved in the annual Pasadena classic since 1949.
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!
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