SLO Days

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Welcome to SLO Days 2021

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. While we can't be together in one place, we are excited to bring Cal Poly to you. 

What is Virtual SLO Days?

Virtual SLO Days is the first half of a comprehensive orientation experience. It's a two-day virtual event that prepares our newest Mustangs (and parents and supporters) for your new college experience! 

More information about the schedule will be shared prior to your chosen SLO Days date. Please continue to visit the website and our social media (@cporientation) frequently for updates. 

SLO Days Event Dates

Freshmen Sessions:

  • July 7-8 (virtual)
  • July 9-10 (virtual) 
  • July 12-13 (virtual)
  • July 15-16 (in-person) 
  • July 19-20 (in-person) 



  • July 22 -23 (in-person)
  • July 27-28 (in-person)
  • July 30-31 (in-person)
  • August 3-4 (in-person)
  • August 6-7 (in-person)
  • August 9-10 (in-person)

 Transfer Sessions:

  • August 12 (virtual)
  • August 13 (virtual)

Transfer sessions are pre-assigned based on major

Supporter Sessions:

  • July 15 -16 (in-person)
  • July 19-20 (in-person)
  • July 22-23 (in-person) 
  • July 27-28 (in-person)
  • July 30-31 (in-person)
  • August 3-4 (in-person)
  • August 6-7 (in-person)
  • August 9-10 (in-person)



  • July 14 (virtual) 
  • August 11 (virtual)

Supporters can attend the same in-person session that their student is attending during the SLO dates or they can opt into the virtual experience. 

Cal Poly Scholars and EOP Sessions:

Cal Poly Scholars

  • July 7-8 (virtual)
  • July 9-10 (virtual) 
  • July 12-13 (virtual)
  • July 15-16 (in-person) 
  • July 19-20 (in-person) 



  • July 30-31 (in-person) EOP Session




How to Register

SLO Days reservations will open on Thursday, April 8, 2021Please note that your date is not secured until we receive payment for your session.

Regular registration for orientation (both SLO Days and WOW) ends on August 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Anyone who completes registration after July 1 will automatically incur a late registration fee of $75 to their orientation package.

Step 1: Accept Your Offer

Accept your Offer of Admission from Cal Poly through your Cal Poly Portal to secure your spot, which allows you to register for SLO Days and the Week of Welcome (WOW). 

Step 2: Pick a Date

Select the date that you and your supporter(s) want to attend. Your date will not be secured until payment is received for your session. Please note that students in certain programs (e.g. Cal Poly Scholars, Educational Opportunity Program, etc.) may have preferred SLO Days sessions to attend.  

Step 3: Register for Virtual SLO Days and WOW

To register, students can log into their Cal Poly Portal

  1. Click on "Orientation Events" located on the right side of the portal. 
  2. Then click on "Click here to sign up for Orientation 2021" to direct you to the registration site. You may also refer to your checklist, which can be found on your Cal Poly Portal. 

Step 4: Prepare for the Event

Let's make sure you're ready to go!

Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Your health, wellbeing and safety is our primary commitment. Cal Poly is actively monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are proactively engaged in pandemic planning with our public health partners, including the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department and the CDC. Please visit the Cal Poly coronavirus website often for critical updates and advisories. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Support 

Do you have any questions? Our student leadership team has the answers. Please visit our FAQs webpage or email us at


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