With a new location and a bold new look, Cal U’s remodeled Welcome Center is making first impressions count.  

Instead of starting the campus visit experience in Eberly Hall, future students and their families now meet with Admissions staff inside the Natali Student Center, where a portion of the bookstore has been remodeled to welcome future Vulcans.

University logos and the “Unlock Your Story” message set the scene for visitors. Large wall panels in Vulcan red feature a campus map, high-impact images and fun facts about Cal U.  

A life-size cutout of mascot Blaze is the perfect companion for Instagram-worthy selfies.  

“It’s important to make a strong first impression, and the new Welcome Center does exactly that,” says T. David Garcia, vice president for Enrollment Management.

“It’s a welcoming space that never lets you forget where you are or why you’ve come to California. It’s the ideal start to a new student’s Cal U journey.”