Parents and Supporters

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Welcome Parents and Supporters!

Parents and supporters of new Cal Poly students are encouraged to attend Virtual SLO Days 2020. 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. 

Registration

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. 

Virtual SLO Days: What You Need to Know

Supporter Pre-Orientation

  • Virtual SLO Day's Pre-Orientation will be emailed to first-time freshmen students two (2) weeks before their scheduled Session Date.
  • Parents and supporters will receive information on how to access the Supporter Pre-Orientation to the email with which they registered for Virtual SLO days.
  • Parents and supporters can move through the Pre-Orientation materials asynchronously and at their own pace leading up to their scheduled Session Date.
  • Pre-Orientation covers a variety of topics, including information from Campus Health & Wellbeing, the City of San Luis Obispo, the Office of the Dean of Students, and several other campus resources!
  • We recommend spending a minimum of 1.5 - 2 hours of time on Pre-Orientation.
  • Parents and supporters will have access to Pre-Orientation information after their Virtual SLO Days Session to help support as needed.

Supporter Schedule at a Glance (Freshman)

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.

Supporter Schedule at a Glance (Transfer)

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 parent and supporter attendees create a free Zoom account. NSTP will register attendees for the presentations by the email with which 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 emailed to you 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 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.

Freshman SLO Days Session Tracks

  • Hey supporters - We have a SLO Days track just for you! The Supporter Virtual SLO Days track is designed to help you best support your new Mustang as they begin their Cal Poly journey. You'll get to hear from the Vice President of Student Affairs, the City of San Luis Obispo, and a variety of on-campus departments, services, and resources!
  • Your students have a track for themselves, too! The Virtual SLO Days Student track and the supporter track schedule take place at separate times.
  • The final Virtual SLO Days presentation is "Now You're a Mustang" on day two. This session is for both students and supporters. 
  • Day two's "Choose Your Own Adventure" takes place after "Now You're a Mustang" on day two. Stick around to hear from even more on- and off-campus resources, departments, and organizations!

Transfer SLO Days Session Tracks

  • Hey supporters - We have some sessions designed specifically for you during Transfer SLO Days! Please refer to the transfer SLO Days Schedule at a Glance to see presentation times and details.
  • Supporters are welcome to attend any of the Choose Your Own Adventure Breakout Sessions for Transfer SLO Days on Aug. 28!

Accessibility Needs

  • If you have access needs that were not included in your registration, please  email orientation@calpoly.edu as soon as possible and no later than four (4) business days (Monday-Friday) before your session.

Stay Connected

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

Stay Informed with Parent and Family Programs - Sign up here for monthly newsletters to stay informed on all campus updates.

Connect with us on social media @CPorientation and share with us your #CPBound stories. 

Parent and Family Programs

Parent and Family Programs provides support, resources and exciting programming for the proud parents, family members and supporters of Cal Poly students. 

parent.calpoly.edu/

 

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