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 2020! Here's everything that you need to be ready!

Transfer SLO Days are virtual one-day sessions on Aug. 26 and 27. 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, Cal Poly will host Virtual SLO Days this summer for all newly admitted students and their supporters. 

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 by Aug. 8, 2020
  • 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.

Session Date: Schedule at a Glance

SLO Days Staff running check-in for new students

Please refer to the "Orientation 2020" guide on the CP Now app to view the most updated schedule for your respective session date.

Session Date: Day-of-Schedule

Download the Orientation 2020 Guide in the Cal Poly Now App!

Schedules, presentation descriptions, session details, and much more can be found on our Orientation 2020 Guide! Make sure to download the FREE Cal Poly Now app and Orientation 2020 Guide before your session.

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.
  • Secure links specific to your session date will be provided within your Pre-Orientation site at least 48 hours before your scheduled session. 
  • 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.

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.

Transfer SLO Days Choose Your Own Adventure

  • All Transfer SLO Days attendees are invited to participate in the Transfer SLO Days Choose Your Own Adventure Breakouts on Aug. 28.
  • Stop by to hear from a variety of campus departments and resources, and to meet other Transfer students at the Transfer Social.
  • Refer to the schedule below for details!

Accessibility Needs

  • If you have access needs that were included in your registration, please email as soon as possible and no later than four (4) business days (Monday - Friday) before your session. 

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.

If you'd like to register a supporter for the Transfer SLO Days session, please complete the Orientation Request Form and allow our office to process your request within 14 business days. Please note, requests after August 14 to register a supporter will not be granted unless there is an extenuating circumstance. Circumstances may include a medical need or family need. 

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. 26, 2020

  • Agribusiness

  • Agricultural Systems Management

  • Animal Science

  • Architectural Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Art & Design

  • BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

  • City & Regional Planning

  • Communication Studies

  • Comparative Ethnic Studies

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Construction Management

  • Dairy Science

  • Electrical Engineering

  • English

  • Environmental Earth & Soil Science

  • Environmental Management & Protection

  • Forestry & Natural Resources

  • Graphic Communication

  • History

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Journalism

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Manufacturing Engineering

  • Materials Engineering

  • Music

  • Software Engineering

  • Spanish

  • Theatre Arts

  • Wine & Viticulture


Aug. 27, 2020

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences

  • Agriculture Communication

  • Agriculture Science

  • Anthropology and Geography

  • Biochemistry

  • Biological Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Business Administration

  • Chemistry

  • Child Development

  • Civil Engineering

  • Economics

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Food Science

  • General Engineering

  • Industrial Technology and Packaging

  • Kinesiology

  • Liberal Studies

  • Marine Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Microbiology

  • Nutrition

  • Philosophy

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Public Health

  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

  • Sociology

  • Statistics

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. 

Download the Cal Poly Now 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 Summer 2020 - and start planning ahead for your upcoming session.

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