Transfers Student Sessions

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Get Ready for Your SLO Days Session

Now that you are registered, it's time to get excited for Virtual SLO Days 2021! Here's everything that you need to be ready!

Transfer SLO Days are virtual one-day sessions on Aug. 12 and 13. Your session date is determined by your major - please click here to learn more!

Please note: to help ensure everyone's health and safety, and in accordance with public health guidelines, in-person SLO Days are tentative according to SLO County health guidelines.

Transfer Session Date Options

Register for SLO Days and the Week of Welcome through the "Orientation Events" tab on your Cal Poly Portal.

Virtual SLO Days: What You Need to Know


  • Virtual SLO Day's Pre-Orientation will be emailed to transfer students.
  • Students will receive an enrollment confirmation notification to their Cal Poly email address(We recommend disabling any mail-forwarding if you currently have it enabled).
  • Students can move through the Pre-Orientation materials asynchronously and at their own pace leading up to their scheduled session date.
  • We recommend spending a minimum of 2.5 - 3 hours of time on Pre-Orientation.
  • Students will have access to Pre-Orientation information after their Virtual SLO Days Session to help support their Mustang journey.

Canvas Course Completion

  • All matriculated Transfer Students will have access to a canvas course for their academic college!
  • Each college has created pertinent information to help you in your transition to Cal Poly including information about each college, academic requirements, and how to prepare for class registration. For inofrmation on how to login and access your canvas course, please click here
  • Your canvas course should take about 1.5 hours to complete. This should be completed by August 11th. 

Session Date: Zooming In!

  • Virtual SLO Days will be hosted through Zoom meetings and webinars.
  • For security purposes, we ask that all student attendees download Zoom and create a free account. NSTP will register attendees for presentations by the email they used to register for Virtual SLO Days.
  • Further Zoom instructions are provided in the Virtual SLO Days Pre-Orientation information.
  • Zoom will automatically open when you select the secure session links that will be shared with you via email. If you encounter any difficulties with your computer audio, we recommend using the Zoom dial-in option to connect by phone.
  • SLO Days Zoom links are only intended for use by SLO days session attendees. Please do not share links, post them publicly, or list them on your electronic calendar. 
  • Some links may be password protected. If so, that information will be shared along with the original link information. We ask that you do not share the passwords for security reasons. Thank you in advance for helping our sessions stay secure!

Session Recording

  • Some presentations may be recorded to be shared with attendees following Virtual SLO Days sessions. This will allow attendees to reference sessions again as needed. 
  • If a presentation is being recorded, attendees will be notified at the beginning of the session.
  • We will not record sessions that involve small group discussion and/or conversations for the privacy of our attendees.

Accessibility Needs

  • Please note: Cal Poly encourages inclusivity in all its programs and activities. If you would like any type of accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access, Deaf/Hard of Hearing services or adapted materials, please contact (805-756-1395) in advance of your participation or visit.

Parents and Supporters are Welcome

Friends, family, and supporters can join students via our supporter track. We provide programming geared toward supporting you and your student through their transition to Cal Poly.

Please register only two supporters 14 business days prior to the registered SLO Days session. Failure to register and submit your payment prior will result in the supporter not receiving access to the SLO Days event.

Please visit the parent and supporter session page for more information.

Special Programs

Cal Poly Scholars

Learn more about Cal Poly Scholars here.

  • Students selected to join the Cal Poly Scholars program are expected to attend a designated Cal Poly Scholars breakout session during SLO Days that will provide a helpful overview of program expectations and benefits. 
  • If you have declined the award or have been rescinded from the Cal Poly Scholars Program, please log back into your orientation account to find a fee incurred. This can be processed by accessing the "Orientation Events" tab in your MyCalPoly Portal. Please note, a new price for SLO Days is reflected in your account. 
  • 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.

Session Date by Major

 Aug. 12, 2021

  • Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences

  • Animal Science

  • Anthropology and Geography

  • Architectural Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Business Administration

  • City & Regional Planning

  • Communication Studies

  • Comparative Ethnic Studies

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Construction Management

  • Dairy Science

  • Economics

  • Electrical Engineering

  • English

  • Food Science

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Industrial Technology and Packaging

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Materials Engineering

  • Nutrition

  • Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

  • Software Engineering

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Wine & Viticulture


Aug. 13, 2021

  • Agribusiness

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Agriculture Communication

  • Agriculture Science

  • Agricultural Systems Management

  • Art & Design

  • Biochemistry

  • Biological Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Child Development

  • Civil Engineering

  • Environmental Earth & Soil Science

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Management & Protection

  • Forestry and Fire Sciences

  • General Engineering

  • Graphic Communication

  • History

  • Journalism

  • Kinesiology

  • Liberal Studies

  • Marine Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Microbiology

  • Music

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Public Health

  • Statistics

  • Theatre Arts

Transfer Student Schedule (August 12th and August 13th) 

8:30 a.m. Coffee Chat with Transfer Orientation Assistants 

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Welcome to SLO Days 

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Journey to Academic Success 

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wellness Break 

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration 101

11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break with Transfer Panel Stories 

12:30 to 1:00 p.m. College Welcome 

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Academic Advising 

Transfer Students will register for courses on Monday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m. Join our afternoon breakout sessions on Monday, August 16th! 

Campus Partner Breakout Sessions

Campus Partner Time (PST) LINK
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 2:00-2:45 PM
Career Services 2:00-2:45 PM
TRIO Achievers 2:00-2:45 PM
Cal Poly Scholars 3:00-3:45 PM
Financial Aid 3:00-3:45 PM
Campus Health & Wellbeing 3:00-3:45 PM
Clubs & Organizations 4:00-4:45 PM
LGBTQ+ Student Life 4:00-4:45 PM
NSTP Info Booth

Summer Workshops for Transfers

Join us for our brand-new Transfer Summer Workshop Series! Our Transfer Team has put together a comprehensive list of workshops to aid in your transition to Cal Poly and prepare for the year ahead. These workshops are designed for you to ask questions, connect with your peers and meet campus resources. Workshops are available to Transfer students who are registered for SLO Days. If you have not registered, check out this link on our webpage. After you have registered, you will have access to your Transition Toolkit - where all of the webinar links are housed! All of our workshop dates are listed below and will be held on 3:00-5:00 p.m. on the dates listed. Each of the Zoom webinars will be recorded and shared so all transfers can utilize the material and reference it when needed. We hope to connect with you virtually soon!  

  • July 8th: Find a Home in San Luis Obispo  

  • July 13th: Financing College & Transfer Student Needs   

  • July 20th: Transfer Center and Transfer Student Panel  

  • July 29th: Maintaining Your Health while at Cal Poly  

  • August 5th: Finding Your Community at Cal Poly  

  • August 17th: Transfer Student Social

  • August 24th: On-Campus Services Supporting Student Success  

  • September 2nd: Student Life with the Transfer Center  

  • September 9th: Classroom Success  

Stay Connected

Check your Cal Poly email frequently 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. 


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