What's Next for Freshmen?

Get Ready for SLO Days 2017 -

Know Before You Go

What to Bring - Freshmen sLO Days 

To Check-in:

  • Laptop/tablet with charger
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Cal Poly user name and password
  • Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • If you are under 18, your parent/supporter must be present at SLO Days check-in to sign ASI waiver ​ (for optional Evening Entertainment activity at the Recreation Center)​
  • Before you arrive, 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

To the Residence Halls

Freshmen staying overnight provided twin XL mattress and access to in apartment bathroom and shower

  • Overnight basic toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.).
  • Pillow, sleeping bag or sheets for twin XL mattress
  • Towel 
  • Change of clothes for Day 2
  • Change of clothes to use at Rec Center Facilities during evening of Day 1
  • Jacket/Sweatshirt for evening
  • sunscreen
  • Phone charger
  • Snacks
  • Shower Shoes
  • Any necessary medication

Getting To Campus


From US-101 N

From US-101 S

2 Take exit 203C for California Blvd Take the California Blvd exit
3 Turn right onto California Blvd Continue onto Taft St

Continue on California Blvd through the Football Stadium Turn right onto Highland Dr

Turn Right onto California Blvd
5 Turn right onto University Dr Continue on California Blvd through the Football Stadium Turn right onto Highland Dr
6 Turn Left onto N Perimeter Rd Turn right onto University Dr
7 Turn Left onto Village Dr Turn Right onto Truckee Rd Turn Left onto N Perimeter Rd

Continue on Truckee Rd

Turn Left onto Village Dr Turn Right onto Truckee Rd

    Continue on Truckee Rd


For more driving directions, click here

Search Apple and Google Maps for “Cal Poly”

SLO Days Check-in

  • Students staying overnight will check-in for their room first at Poly Canyon Village from 7:30 AM until 9:30 AM

  • After checking in to their room, students and supporters should check-in together at the University Union Plaza for SLO Days from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, students must have their government issued ID

  • Doors open for our first session at Harman Hall at 10:15 AM

  • On campus dining options available in the Julian A. McPhee University Union and Dining Complex, click here for summer dining hours

  • Cal Poly University Store open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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