Two-Day Freshman Sessions

SLO Days Staff running check-in for new students

Information on SLO Days 2019 coming soon!

Get Ready for SLO Days 2018!

Get excited for SLO Days 2018! Below we've put together everything you need to know to make your SLO Days experience the best it can be! Remember to pack what you need, know how to get here, and to check in with us once you arrive.

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


Before You Arrive — Fill Out a Waiver

We are very excited to see you for SLO Days this summer very soon! SLO Days is a great opportunity to make connections with new students, campus organizations, and the SLO community in your first experience as a Mustang! 

One of the many amazing activities we have scheduled for you is SLO Nites @ the Rec with Tide Mustang Laundry, which is a fun opportunity to experience our Recreation Center and participate in games and fitness classes – including yoga, Zumba and body combat!

To participate in this activity, every student MUST complete an ASI Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. If an admitted student is under 18, they MUST have a parent or guardian sign the waiver BEFORE your session. Admitted students over the age of 18 will sign their own ASI Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement while at SLO Days.

Click here to view the waiver for SLO Nites @ the Rec


Looking for a SLO Days schedule? View it online here now.


What to bring with you to SLO Days

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)
  • 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

    If under 18, please print, have a legal parent or guardian sign, and bring to check-in

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 
  • Re-useable water bottle
  • 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 & Parking

Planning on driving to campus? Click the link below for information on SLO Days parking and driving directions.

SLO Days parking 


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

Download the app!

Your SLO Days schedule, arrival information, to-do lists - and more - all at your finger tips in the brand new "Cal Poly Now" mobile app, the official app of Cal Poly Student Affairs.

Download it now and search for the "SLO Days" guide and start planning ahead for your upcoming session.

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