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 2021. 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. 


Details for parents and supporters registration will be available starting Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

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 

What to Bring for Supporters

  • 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.
  • There are certain settings where everyone must continue to wear a face covering. Please come prepared with a facemask to SLO Days. Visit the Stay Healthy page for details.  

Arriving on Campus

  • Directions to Campus can be found here along with a Campus Map!  
  • Students and Supporters can park in the Grand Avenue Parking Structure - Visitor Parking 131. Please refer to your reminder e-mail to obtain your virtual parking pass - - additional assistance will be available at check-in. Don't forget your license plate number! 

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. Here's a list of sessions planned for this year: 

Programming for Students:

  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Mental Health
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Paving Your Path
  • Mustangs for Inclusive Excellence 
  • One Community 
  • Time with your SLO Days Summer Crew Leader & group
  • Now You're a Mustang!


Programming for Supporters:

  • Transitions & You
  • One Community
  • "Student's Drink, but Not My Student"
  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Paying for College (with Financial Aid and Student Accounts)
  • Responding to Sexual Violence in Our Community
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Office Hours with the VPSA



Supporters Schedule Day 1 Overview

Time Event Location
7:30am-9:10am SLO Days Check-In yakʔitʸutʸu
7:30am-9:10am Morning Kick Off  Performing Arts Center
9:10am-9:55am SLO Days Opening: The Land We Learn On Performing Arts Center/Miossi Hall
10:10am-11:25am Transitions & You Performing Arts Center 
11:25am-12:00pm Lunch Mustang Way
12:15pm-1:15pm Students Drink but Not my Student Muti Activity Center
1:25pm-2:10pm Journey to Academic Success Multi Activity Center 
2:10pm-3:15pm Supporter Q&A Multi Activity Center  
3:25pm-3:55pm Breakout Sessions 1 Various Locations
4:05pm-4:35pm Breakout Sessions 2 Various Locations
4:35pm-5:15pm Dinner Mustang Way
5:30pm-7:30pm Supporter Social Vista Grande Patio

Supporters Schedule Day 2 Overview

Time Event Location
9:00am-9:45am Paying for College Multi Activity Center
9:55am-10:35am Your Role in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence Multi Activity Center
10:45am-11:15am Student Life Essentials for Supporters Multi Activity Center
11:15am-12:00pm Vice President, Keith Humphrey Office Hours Multi Activity Center
12:20pm-12:40pm Now You're a Mustang Performing Arts Center
12:40pm-3:00pm Luggage Return yakʔitʸutʸu
1:00pm-3:00pm Resource Fair Mustang Way

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. 

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