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Schedule At-a-Glance

What's Included

Arrival Information & Parking

What to Bring

Stay Connected


Get Ready for your SLO Days Session

Get excited for SLO Days 2019! Below we've put together everything you need to know to make your SLO Days experience the best it can be! 

All information on this page pertains to the the custom Q+ enrolled student SLO Days session occurring on August 16-17, 2019.

To learn more about Q+, click here.

If you still need to register for SLO Days, you can do so through the "Orientation Events" tab on your Cal Poly Portal.

See below for more parking and arrival info

2019 Quarter  Plus 2-day Summer Schedule At-A-Glance 

(All other SLO Days schedules differ)


Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Students & Supporters): Quarter Plus, Residence Hall, & SLO Days Check-in at yakʔitʸutʸu 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Students & Supporters): Lunch at 805 Kitchen (2 free passes per student)
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Students & Supporters): SLO Days Programming
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Students): Evening Entertainment and Organized Activities
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Supporters): Supporter Social -  sponsored by Edna Valley Vineyard

SLO Days in-session Dinner provided for registered students and supporters.


Day 2

7:30 AM - 9:15 AM (Students): Cont'l Breakfast and Regroup with Leader

7:30 AM - 4:35 PM (Students): SLO Days Programming
9:00 AM - 4:35 PM (Supporters): SLO Days Programming

Continental Breakfast provided (students only)


SLO Days in-session Lunch provided for registered students and supporters.


What's Included

Fro students and supporters attending SLO Days, here's what's included and what to expect. For session registration rates, go to Session Dates & Info: Freshmen Students.

Included in Your SLO Days Q+ Registration

  • On campus parking pass for Friday only (email instructions sent  to the registered student 2 days before your session)
  • Cal Poly drawstring backpack (students)
  • Cal Poly reusable shopping bag (supporters)
  • Orientation folder, programming materials
  • Promotional materials and coupons from our Sponsors and Community Partners
  • Meals during programming (see below)
  • "Mustang Way" T-shirt - picked up at Week of Welcome check-in

SLO Days Programming

SLO Days programming is designed for students and supporters by current Cal Poly students and campus & community professionals. 

Programming for Students:

  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Healthy Habits
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Paving Your Path
  • "Get Involved!" Breakout Session
  • Mustangs for Inclusive Excellence 
  • SLO Nites @ the UU and Summer Movie Night evening entertainment 
  • One Community 
  • Navigating your Cal Poly Portal
  • Time with your SLO Days Summer Crew Leader & group

Programming for Supporters:

  • Transitions & You
  • One Community
  • "Student's Drink, but Not My Student"
  • Journey to Academic Success
  • Campus Resources Breakout Sessions
  • Supporter Social evening entertainment 
  • Paying for College (with Financial Aid and Student Accounts)
  • Crisis Response & Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Student Life Essentials
  • Office Hours with the VPSA

SLO Days Meals

All registered SLO Days students and supporters will receive:

  • Day 1 catered dinner
  • Day 2 catered lunch
  • Supporters only: Day 1 light evening refreshments and wine tasting at Supporter Social
  • Students only: Day 2 continental breakfast

For any dietary needs or concerns, please enter at time of your orientation registration or email 

Additional catered meals for guests outside of the registered supporters are available for purchase. Click here for more info on additional options and meal tickets.

Arrival Information & Parking


Getting To Campus & Parking

Parking passes are included as part of your SLO Days Registration and Q+ Move-in. Registered students will download their parking pass online in advance of their session, using a code sent in their Cal Poly emails 2 days prior to their registered session. 


When arriving to campus, enter on Grand Avenue. From there, follow Orientation/SLO Days signage and Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) direction on where to park. All SLO Days guests attending summer sessions will park in Visitor Parking - Structure 131

Please reference the TAPS website for all road closures and parking impacts.

For driving directions, click here

What to Bring

To Your Session:

  • Laptop/tablet with charger (Day 2 only)
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Cal Poly user name and password
  • Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • When it becomes available mid-July, make sure to release your directory information to Associated Students, Inc. through the Cal Poly portal, under the Personal Info tab, under the Personal Settings so that you may participate in ASI activities and use ASI managed facilities.

Stay Connected

Keep checking your Cal Poly email for important updates and information in the days and weeks leading up to your session. 

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


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