The 2017 Cal Poly Universities' Rose Parade float design has been selected: Chosen from 200 entries submitted by teams of Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students, "A New Leaf" will feature a family of chameleons exploring their surroundings. The unique design represents the "learn by doing" experiences of Cal Poly students and their chameleon-like ability to adapt to changes in their environment.

The Cal Poly Universities' Rose Parade float is the only student-built float in the parade. Since 1949, the partnership between the two universities has resulted in 56 Rose Parade awards, a clear indicator of the creativity and talent of CSU students. "A New Leaf" will be designed and constructed by students from both campuses who bring a wide variety of skills, including welding, metal shaping, woodworking, and painting.

The 69th Cal Poly Universities' Rose Parade float will be presented on January 2, 2017.

Read more about the 2017 Cal Poly Universities' Rose Parade Float.