Transfer August 1-Day Sessions

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Prepare for Your Session

Get Ready for Your SLO Days Session

Special Programs

Schedule At-a-Glance

What's Included

Arrival Information & Parking

What to Bring

Stay Connected

Get Ready for Your SLO Days Session

Get excited for SLO Days 2020! Below we've put together everything you need to know to make your SLO Days experience the best it can be! Remember to pack what you need, know how to get here, and to check in with us once you arrive.

All information on this page pertains to the following 1-day sessions for transfer students:

  • August 6
  • August 7

SLO Days is for Supporters too!

Friends, family, and supporters can join students at SLO Days via our Supporter track. We provide programming geared towards supporting your student through their transition to Cal Poly and navigating the transition for you as well.

When your student registers for SLO Days, they can add up to two supporters to join them. Note: Overnight accommodations are not provided as part of registration. For information on campus accommodations, check the Parents & Supporters tab!

Optional Add-Ons:

Additional meals: Have a sibling or other relative beyond your two supporters? Grab an extra meal ticket for them so they can join you for lunch! You will need to purchase both a lunch and dinner ticket if you would like them to join for both meals. Additional meal tickets for lunch are $20 and dinner are $25. Meal tickets only need to be purchased for guests not registered for SLO Days such as a younger sibling. 

Please note: These tickets are only for young siblings or relatives outside of your immediate two supporters. If you have not registered your supporters under the "guest" section you will need to do that first.

T-shirts: If you would like to represent Mustang Nation prior to attending Orientation. This merchandise is available online only and will not be sold onsite.

Please note: All new students will receive a green Mustang Way shirt at check-in for the Week of Welcome program. That shirt will be a different shirt than the one for sale here.

Special Programs

Cal Poly Scholars

Learn more about Cal Poly Scholars here.

  • Incoming transfer students who have received notification from the university inviting them to join the Cal Poly Scholars program should attend the SLO Days session recommended by their major and/or college and are expected to attend the Cal Poly Scholars breakout session for a program overview.
  • Please note: There is no application process for the Cal Poly Scholars program, and selection is determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at the time of acceptance to the university. Students unsure of their status in the Scholars program should check their email for an invitation to join the program or reach out to the program directly at

Educational Opportunity Program

Learn more about the Educational Opportunity Program here.

  • Students involved in EOP should attend the SLO Days session recommended by their major and/or college.

Schedule At-A-Glance 

Transfer slo days schedule

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Check-in and Morning Kick-off, Mustang Way and University Union Plaza

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: SLO Days Programming and Lunch
3:30 PM - (Students only): Advising and "How-To" Register by College and Major
Lunch is provided for all registered guests

What's Included

For students and supporters attending SLO Days, here's what's included and what to expect. 

Included in Your SLO Days Registration

  • On campus parking pass (emailed to the registered student 2 days before your session)
  • Cal Poly drawstring backpack (students)
  • Cal Poly reusable shopping bag (supporters)
  • Orientation folder, programming materials
  • Promotional materials and coupons from our sponsors and community partners
  • Meals during programming (see below)
  • "Mustang Way" T-shirt - picked up at Week of Welcome check-in

SLO Days Programming

SLO Days programming is designed for students and supporters by current Cal Poly students and campus & community professionals. 

Programming for Students:

  • Academic Programming with your College
  • One Community
  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Campus Resources Breakout Sessions
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Academic Advising with your College Advisor
  • Class Registration Training & Prep

Programming for Supporters:

  • Academic Programming with your Student's College
  • One Community
  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Campus Resources Breakout Sessions
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Office Hours with University Admin

SLO Days Meals

All registered students and supporters will receive a catered lunch.

Please indicate any dietary needs or concerns during your orientation registration or email

Additional catered meals for guests outside of the registered supporters are available for purchase.

Arrival Information & Parking

Parking passes are included as part of your SLO Days registration. Registered students will download their parking pass online prior to their session.

Check out our SLO Days Arrival Information tab for directions to campus and to download your SLO Days parking pass!

What to Bring

  • Laptop/tablet with charger
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Cal Poly user name and password
  • Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses

Stay Connected

Keep checking your Cal Poly email for important updates and information in the days and weeks leading up to your session. 

Connect with us on social media @CPorientation and share with us your #CPBound stories. 

Download the app!

Your SLO Days schedule, arrival information, to-do lists - and more - all at your finger tips in the brand new "Cal Poly Now" mobile app, the official app of Cal Poly Student Affairs.

Download it now and search for the "Orientation 2020" guide - available May 2020 - and start planning ahead for your upcoming session.

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