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SLO Days 2023

Get excited for Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days! Part one of undergraduate orientation for new Mustangs.

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Week of Welcome 2023

Get excited for Week of Welcome (WOW) 2023! Explore Cal Poly and the community and learn what it means to be a Mustang.

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Open House 2023

You're invited to the 30th Annual Open House Weekend which showcases all Cal Poly has to offer.

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Orientation Updates

6/2/2023 — In-person First-Time Freshman Sessions Reopened

In-person first-time freshman sessions are open. In-person availability is very limited and operates on a first come first serve basics. There are no wait lists for the sessions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

6/1/2023 — Update: Capacity of First-Time Freshman Sessions

We are still working on increasing the session capacity for the in-person first-time freshman sessions. Please check back tomorrow for an update on the session capacity. Thank you for your patience.

6/1/2023 — Capacity of First-Time Freshman Sessions

Currently, all in-person first-time freshman sessions are full. We are working to increase the capacity of the some of the sessions. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back this afternoon for an update. Thank you.

5/5/2023 — First-time Freshman General Schedule is live

General schedules for both in-person and virtual first-time freshman sessions are live on the Prepare of Your 2 Day Freshman Session. These schedules will give an overview of the start and end times each day and when meals will take place.

The times of the schedules reflect the student experience, not the supporter experience. Meal times, the end time on day 1 and the start time on day 2 are different for supporters. The start time on day 1 and the end time on day 2 are the same for students and supporters.

A general transfer student schedule will be available in the next few weeks.

New Student and Transition Programs serves as a home and resource to all new students and their supporters and to ensure their successful transition to Cal Poly.

Open House!

April 13–15, 2023

Join us for the 30th Annual Open House weekend! Open to all newly admitted students and their supporters as well as the San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly communities. This exciting weekend will kick-off our 2023 orientation season.  

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Orientation Part One: SLO Days 

July & August 2023 — Registration Opens in the beginning of April

This year, incoming students will get their first campus experience as new Mustangs. Our programming will help attendees make meaningful connections with new students, leaders, and explore campus resources. Space in each session is limited so register soon.

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Orientation Part Two: Week of Welcome  

September 2023 — Registration Opens in the beginning of April

WOW is a more than 60-year-old Cal Poly tradition that takes place the week leading up to and around your first days of class. 

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