Parents and Supporters

Parents & Supporters at SLO Days Letters

Welcome Parents and Supporters!

Parents and supporters of new Cal Poly students are encouraged to attend SLO Days 2022. Our supporter tracks are wonderful ways to meet other parents and supporters, learn more about Cal Poly, and receive guidance on the best ways you can support your new Mustang. 


Supporter registration will be available starting Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

At the time of registration, students will be able to sign up a maximum of two supporters to attend SLO Days for an additional fee. Remember to secure your overnight accommodations for your SLO Days Session. 

SLO Days Sessions: How to Prepare

Schedules are subject to change until the session. For the most up to date information during a session, please download the New Mustang Guide on the Guidebook app. 

Virtual Supporter Schedule

Day 1 — Virtual 

Time Attendees Event
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. All (Students and Supporters) — Webinar Link Check-In | Morning Coffee SLO Days Crew
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All — Webinar Link Welcome to Cal Poly and SLO Days: Official welcome to start the day.
Presenters: Vice President for Student Affairs, Associated Students, Incorporated Student Body President, SLO Days Staff & Crew
10:35 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. All — Webinar Link Student Life Essentials
Presenters:  Dean of Students 
11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. All Wellness Break/Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. All — Webinar Link Inside the Mind — Mental Health Awareness
Presenters:  Campus Health & Wellbeing — Counseling Services
1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Supporters — Webinar Link Student Drink, But Not My Student and Processing Mental Health and Alcohol Awareness Presentations 
Presenters:  Campus Health & Wellbeing – Health Education
2:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Supporters Supporter Wellness Break: 10-minute break to step away from the screen 
2:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. All — Webinar Link One Community Presentation 
Presenters:  Cal Poly Public Safety, San Luis Obispo (SLO) Police, SLO Transit 
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Supporters — Webinar Link Paying for College
Presenter:  Student Accounts
5:15 p.m. Supporters Break for Day 1

Day 2 — Virtual

Time Attendees Event
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. All — Webinar Link Journey to Academic Success
Presenters:  Advisors from Mustang Success Center 
9:50 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. All — Webinar Link Paving Your Path
Presenters:  Career Services – Freshman Focus Team 
10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Supporters — A Zoom Link will be provided on morning of the session Your Role in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence
Presenters: Campus Health and Wellbeing — Safe
11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Supporters Only — Same link as previous session with Safer Tell us about Life on Campus: A Q&A panel with current students. An opportunity for supporters to ask about life on campus from our student leaders.
12:25 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. All — Webinar Link Now You’re A Mustang — Closing

In-person Supporter Schedule

Day 1 — In-person

Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m SLO Days Check-In at yakʔitʸutʸu
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m Morning Meet-Up/Resource Fair in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Plaza
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. SLO Days Opening with NSTP, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Associated Students, Incorporated Student Body President in the PAC Miossi Hall
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Transitions and You
11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:25 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Journey to Academic Success with Mustang Success Center
1:20 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. Your Role in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence with SAFER
2:05 p.m. to 2:25p.m. Supporter Process Time – Transitioning, Academics, Sexual Violence Preventions
2:20 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Explanation of Breakout Sessions/Supporter Activity — “Message to My Student”
2:45 p.m. to 3:15p.m. Breakout Session 1 (Self hosted Sessions)
3:25 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Self hosted Sessions)
4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Supporter Q&A with NSTP & Parent and Family Programs
5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. Dinner
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Supporter Social

Day 2 — In-person

Time Event
8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Student Life Essentials for Supporters with Dean of Students
9:10 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Students Drink but Not My Student with Campus Health & Wellbeing
9:55 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Discovering our SLO Community with City of SLO
10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m Paying for College with Student Accounts
11:30 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Vice President, Keith Humphrey Office Hours
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Now You’re a Mustang with NSTP, Student Diversity and Belonging
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Luggage Return
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Explore Campus/attend Open Office Hours

Prepare for In-Person Sessions


  • You will check-in with your student for your SLO Days Session. Check-in for students overnight stay in yakʔitʸutʸu. Residence Halls begins at 7:30 a.m. If you have not already done so, remember to secure your overnight accommodations for your SLO Days Session as on-campus housing is not provided.  

What to Bring

  • Phone Charger/Additional Device to take notes (Pen and Paper work too!)
  • Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, hat, comfortable walking shoes and a jacket for the evening

Arriving on Campus

  • Get your free virtual parking pass using the code provided in the confirmation email prior to arrival.  Students and guests can park in the Grand Avenue parking structure.
  • Directions to Campus can be found here along with a Campus Map!   

For More Information

Programming for Students & Supporters

This year’s programming will include separate tracks specifically created for students and their parents/supporters, and designed by current Cal Poly students and campus and community professionals 

Stay Connected

Students will receive important email updates and information in the days and weeks leading up to your session. 

For the most up to date schedule information during sessions, please download the New Mustang Guide on the Guidebook app. Download the Guidebook App in the App store or Google Play store and search "New Mustang Guide" to download the guide to assist you in finding maps, schedules and more. 

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