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 2024. 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 is now available.

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

Find Your Overnight Accommodations 

During the first-year in-person sessions, overnight accommodations are not included in the supporter reservation fee. However, Cal Poly's Office of Conference and Event Planning invites parents and supporters of incoming Cal Poly students to stay for a unique, on-campus experience during SLO Days. One or two-night stay options are available for all sessions in beautiful Poly Canyon Village. Click here to reserve your space now! Please direct all questions about this experience to the Office of Conference and Event Planning at +1(805)756-7600

For information on the local area including accommodations and things to do, please visit our Plan Your Visit page.

Supporter Schedule

Day 1:

10:40 AM – 11:40 AM | Transitions & You | PAC – Miossi Hall  

11:45 AM – 12:20 PM | Lunch | MAC/1901 Pavilion 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM | Journey to Academic Success | Spanos Theatre 

1:25 PM – 2:15 PM | Your Role in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence | Spanos Theatre 

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Supporter Processing Time & Activity 

2:45 PM –3:15 PM | Breakout Session 1 | Various Locations  

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM | Breakout Session 2 | Various Locations 

4:10 PM – 4:55 PM | Supporter Q&A with NSTP & PFP | Spanos Theatre 

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Dinner | MAC/1901 Pavilion 

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM | Supporter Social | Mott Lawn  

Day 2: 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | Discovering our SLO Community | Spanos Theatre  

9:55 AM – 10:35 AM | Paying for College | Chumash Auditorium  

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM | Students Drink but Not my student | Chumash Auditorium 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM | Vice President, Keith Humphrey Office Hours | Chumash Auditorium 

12:20 PM – 1:00 PM | Now You’re a Mustang | PAC -Miossi Hall 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Explore Campus and Open Office Hours 

The schedule will also be available on the New Mustang Guidebook.

Student Information and Essentials

Check out this page for more information on student essentials

Week of Welcome

Unlike SLO Days, the Week of Welcome is only for students. However there are a few events parents and supporters can attend after helping their student with move-in. 

Parent and Family Programs will host Evening with the President. Please visit the Parent and Family Programs website for more details closer to the event. 

Supporters are welcome to attend Big Fall Welcome in Alex G. Spanos Stadium hosted by New Student and Transition Programs. The event kick-offs at 8 pm, so please make your way to the Stadium's North-West entrance on California Blvd around 7:45 pm.

Stay Connected

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

Download our New Mustang Guide for more details of Week of Welcome Event!
The New Mustang Guide 2024 is live with details about Week of Welcome Event, with events, locations, and resources along the way! After downloading "Cal Poly Orientation" from the app store, search "New Mustang Guide 2024" to download the guide.

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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.

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