Prepare for Your 2 Day Freshman Session

How to Prepare for Your Session

In-person Sessions

What to bring

  • Bring your government-issued photo ID to check-in for your SLO Days session.
  • Remember your Cal Poly username: Cal Poly Username and password.
  • Bring an optional device (other than a cellphone) to take notes and use during presentations.
  • Prepare to stay overnight! This includes bringing your toiletries and a sleeping bag (or sheets) along with a pillow. Student check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. for the overnight stay in yakʔitʸutʸu Residence Halls.

Where to Park

  • Get your free virtual parking pass using the code provided in the confirmation email prior to arrival. Students and guests can park in the Grand Avenue parking structure.

Be for You Arrive

  • Check for updated health and safety guidelines.
  • Download the Guidebook App in the App Store or Google Play Store and search "New Mustang Guide" to download the guide to assist you in finding maps, schedules and more. We will keep our website updated with any additional must-know information before SLO Days! Don’t forget to follow us at Instagram: @cporientation or Facebook: Cal Poly Orientation.

For More Information

SLO Days Sessions: Schedules

Below are the two SLO Days schedules for the virtual and in-person sessions. Please note schedule is subject to change before the session.

For the most up to date schedule information during sessions, please download the New Mustang Guide on the Guidebook app. Guidebook is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. 

Virtual Schedule    In-person Schedule

2022 Student & Supporter Virtual SLO Days Schedule

Students and Supporters will share the same Zoom webinar link. A Zoom webinar link will be sent to each registrant a week prior to attending their session.  Students will also receive a small group Zoom meeting link for group discussions and social activities. 

Students attend event listed as “All” and “Students.” Student only events are bolded. Supporters attend events listed as “All” and “Supporters.”

Note: All Times Pacific Daylight Time 

Day 1 — Virtual 

Time Attendees Event
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. All (Students and Supporters) — Webinar Link Check-In | Morning Coffee SLO Days Crew
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All — Webinar Link Welcome to Cal Poly and SLO Days: Official welcome to start the day.
Presenters: Vice President for Student Affairs, Associated Students, Incorporated Student Body President, SLO Days Staff & Crew 
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link Meet Your SLO Days Group and Leader
9:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Supporters — Webinar Link Transitions and You
Presenters:  SLO Days Crew, Parent & Family Programs, Campus Health & Wellbeing
10:35 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. All — Webinar Link Student Life Essentials
Presenters:  Dean of Students 
11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. All Wellness Break/Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. All — Webinar Link Inside the Mind — Mental Health Awareness
Presenters:  Campus Health & Wellbeing — Counseling Services
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link SLO Days Group Discussion
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Students only Student Wellness Break: 15-minute break to step away from the screen
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link Students Small Group Circle Up/Take-To Activities
1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Supporters — Webinar Link Student Drink, But Not My Student and Processing Mental Health and Alcohol Awareness Presentations 
Presenters:  Campus Health & Wellbeing – Health Education
2:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Supporters Supporter Wellness Break: 10-minute break to step away from the screen 
2:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. All — Webinar Link One Community Presentation 
Presenters:  Cal Poly Public Safety, San Luis Obispo (SLO) Police, SLO Transit 
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students only — Webinar Link Mustangs for Inclusive Excellence
Presenters:  Student Diversity and Belonging
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link Mustang Conversations
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students Dinner Break
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Supporters — Webinar Link Paying for College
Presenter:  Student Accounts
5:15 p.m. Supporters Break for Day 1
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Students Only — Zoom links for each social activity will be shared by group leaders prior to dinner break.  SLO Nites Social Activities:  Connect with SLO Days attendees and SLO Days Crew for a series of social activities.

Day 2 — Virtual

Time Attendees Event
8:35 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link (same as previous day) Student Small Group Circle Up
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. All — Webinar Link Journey to Academic Success
Presenters:  Advisors from Mustang Success Center 
9:50 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. All — Webinar Link Paving Your Path
Presenters:  Career Services – Freshman Focus Team 
10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Students only  Your Advising Toolkit
Presenters:  Advisors from Mustang Success Center — Live presentation 
11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Students only — Small Group Zoom Link Student Q&A Time and Small Group Closing
10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Supporters — A Zoom Link will be provided on morning of the session Your Role in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence
Presenters: Campus Health and Wellbeing — Safe
11:25 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Supporters Only — Same link as previous session with Safer Tell us about Life on Campus: A Q&A panel with current students. An opportunity for supporters to ask about life on campus from our student leaders.
12:25 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. All — Webinar Link Now You’re A Mustang — Closing


First-year Student In-person Session Schedule

Note: The in-person support schedule will be release in the coming days. 

Day 1 — In-person

Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m SLO Days Check-In at yakʔitʸutʸu
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m Morning Meet-Up/Resource Fair in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Plaza
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. SLO Days Opening with NSTP, the Vice President for Student Affairs,
and the ASI President in the PAC Miossi Hall
10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Journey to Academic Success w/MSC
11:25 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

Student Life Essentials w/DOS

12:05 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meet your SLO Days Group
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:55 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Activities in Small SLO Days Group
1:30 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. Mental Health Presentation w/CHW-Counseling
2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Processing in SLO Days Groups (MSC, DOS, CHW)
2:45 p.m. to 3:15p.m. Breakout Session 1 (Self hosted Sessions)
3:25 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Self hosted Sessions)
4:05 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Mustangs for Inclusive Excellence w/SDAB
4:50 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. Mustang Conversations in SLO Days Groups
5:25 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Leader Guided Campus Tour
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. SLO Nites – Student Social
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Chill Zone and Movie Night

Day 2 — In-person

Time Event
7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m Breakfast/Luggage Check and Re-Grouping
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. One Community at Cal Poly
9:55 a.m. to 12:05 a.m. Your Advising Toolkit & Paving Your Path
12:05 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student Group Closing
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Now You’re a Mustang
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Luggage Return
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Explore Campus/attend Open Office Hours

Special Programs 

Educational Opportunity Program  

Learn more about Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) here. 

  • For students who have applied to EOP, we ask that you sign-up for SLO Days beginning Monday, April 18, 2022. 
  • Students accepted into EOP are expected to attend a designated SLO Days session. All selected participants will only be able to sign-up for these mandatory dates. For any questions regarding this, please contact EOP at
  • If you have declined participation in EOP, please log back into your orientation account to find any incurred fees. This information can be accessed through the "Orientation Events" tab in your MyCalPoly Portal. A new price for SLO Days will be reflected in your account.  
  • Please note: This is an application-based program. All participants must have already applied to the Educational Opportunity Program though Cal State Apply and received acceptance. Students unsure of their status in EOP should check their email for notification or reach out to the program directly at  

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