SLO Days

SLO Days Summer Crew 2019

Get Started at SLO Days

Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days is part 1 of of our 2-part, mandatory Orientation series. SLO Days is a 2-day, overnight experience for students and supporters to get an introduction to Cal Poly, meet other students & supporters, connect with their college, and prepare for life at Cal Poly. 

Registration for SLO Days can be accessed through your Cal Poly Portal under the "Orientation Events" tab. Register by June 1 for our early bird registration rate!

Click here to view our Orientation Registration Policies.

SLO Days Updates

With the intention of continuing to host in-person Orientation, we have decided to shift our SLO Days sessions into the latter part of our Summer session out of on an abundance of caution.

As we are making decisions, we are taking into close consideration the ever changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event SLO Days is transitioned to a virtual format, we will communicate this information in a timely manner to all participants. We encourage you to check back frequently at our website and social media for updates as you are making travel plans.

Regardless of format, New Student & Transition Programs is committed to creating a quality Orientation experience for all of our new Mustangs. Congratulations on your decision to come to Cal Poly – we are excited to connect with you soon, whether that is in-person or virtually!

For questions and other concerns, please email us at

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the steps Cal Poly is taking, please refer to

Your Roadmap to SLO Days

Wondering how to get started with SLO Days? Follow these steps to secure your spot and begin the first part of your Cal Poly journey!

Step 1: Accept Your Offer

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

Step 2: Pick a Date

Select the date that you want to attend SLO Days — note that students in certain programs (Cal Poly Scholars, Educational Opportunity Program, etc...) may have specific SLO Days sessions they are encouraged to attend. Once you've selected your date, register for SLO Days and through your Cal Poly Portal under the "Orientation Events" tab. 

Freshmen Sessions

Freshmen Dates

  • July 27-28 
  • July 30-31 
  • August 3-4 
  • August 6-7 
  • August 10-11
  • August 12 -13 
  • August 16-17 
  • August 24-25
  • August 31-September 1 

Transfer Sessions

  • August 26
  • August 27

Transfer sessions are pre-assigned based on major!

Step 3: Plan Your Schedule

Select the date that you want to attend SLO Days — note that if you are in a special program for SLO Days (like Mustang Express) that it may have specific dates on which it is offered. You'll be able to view your SLO Days schedule info in the "Orientation 2020" guide available summer 2020 in the Cal Poly Now app.

Step 4: Prepare for Your Session

Now that you've registered for SLO Days and looked at your schedule, check out the next steps you should be taking before you join us for your SLO Days session in the summer, as well as driving directions and arrival information.

Learn more about what you need to do to prepare for your session following the links below:

Step 5: Register for WOW

Don't forget to register for the second part of your orientation experience! WOW takes place right before the first week of school in September and builds on the connections you made and things you learned at SLO Days!

Learn more about WOW here.

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I'm a Freshman Student

I'm a Transfer Student

I'm a Supporter

Get a taste of what campus and Cal Poly has to offer in a two-day, overnight orientation designed to get you ready for WOW in September!

Spend a day on campus with other students in your incoming transfer class to get acquainted, get questions answered and get ready for WOW!

Learn more about what Cal Poly has to offer for both your student and you, talk to current students and parents, and get your questions answered!

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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 Summer 2020) and start planning ahead for your upcoming session.

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