Session Dates & Info: Freshmen Students

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Looking forward to SLO Days? Click here for info as you prepare for your session, including parking, schedule, and what to bring!


2020 Session Dates
  • July 13 & 14
  • July 16 & 17
  • July 18 & 19
  • July 21 & 22
  • July 24 & 25
  • July 27 & 28
  • July 30 & 31
  • Aug 3 & 4
  • September 11 & 12 (Special Exception Required)

Check out the 2019 schedule below for a preview of what your 2020 session will look like! (Transfer and September SLO Days schedules may differ)

Note: For students only at sessions July 13 -August 4, overnight accommodations provided in yakʔitʸutʸu Residence Hall. Learn more about yakʔitʸutʸu  here.

Day 1

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Students): Residence Hall Check-in at yakʔitʸutʸu 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Swag bag pick up and Morning Kick-Off at PAC Plaza
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM: SLO Days Programming
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Students): Evening Entertainment and Organized Activities sponsored by Tide Mustang Laundry
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Supporters): Supporter Social -  sponsored by Edna Valley Vineyard
10:00 PM -Midnight (Students): Group Conversations

Lunch and Dinner provided

Overnight accommodations for students in yakʔitʸutʸu Residence Hall.

Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM (Students): Residence Hall Check-out at yakʔitʸutʸu

8:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Students): SLO Days Programming
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM (Supporters): SLO Days Programming
11:45 AM - 4:00 PM: Department Office Hours (varies by department check schedule upon arrival for details)
Continental Breakfast provided (students only)

Special Programs

Mustang Express, July 23-25

Learn more about Mustang Express here.

  • Hop on a New Student & Transition Programs bus in either the LA area or the Bay Area for a ride to Cal Poly’s campus and enjoy an additional pre-session night in the residence halls. Limited bus space, regular session registration still available. Additional rates apply. $325 for participants, cover 2-night on campus accommodations and transit to/from pick up location. Meals only provided during session. 

**September SLO Days - September 11-12

Learn more abotu September SLO Days here

  • Can’t make any of our summer sessions due to extenuating circumstances? Attend September 11 -12 prior to the Week of Welcome to ensure you have all necessary information and are prepared for the upcoming year. Space reserved only for students who cannot attend any other session.

SLO Days is for Supporters too!

Friends, family, and supporters can join students at SLO Days via our Supporter track. Supporters can attend programming geared towards supporting your student through their transition to Cal Poly and navigating the transition for you as well.

We strongly encourage you to attend SLO Days alongside your student this summer! When your student registers for SLO Days, they can add up to two supporters to join them. 

Parent/Supporter Overnight Accommodations are not provided as part of registration. For information on area and campus accommodations, click the Parents & Supporters tab.

Optional Additions:

Additional meals: Have a sibling or other relative beyond your two supporters? Grab an extra meal ticket for them so they can join you for lunch! You will need to purchase both a lunch and dinner ticket if you would like them to join for both meals. Additional meal tickets for lunch are $20 and dinner are $25. Meal tickets only need to be purchased for guests not registered for SLO Days such as a younger sibling. 

Please note: These tickets are only for young siblings or relatives outside of your immediate two supporters. If you have not registered your supporters under the "guest" section you will need to do that first.

T-shirts: If you would like to represent Mustang Nation prior to attending Orientation. This merchandise is available online only and will not be sold onsite.

Please note: All new students will receive a green Mustang Way shirt at check-in for the Week of Welcome program. That shirt will be a different shirt than the one for sale here.

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