Transfer Orientation

Welcoming new students at Grand Avenue WelcomeTransfer SLO Days: What to Expect

Now that you are registered, it's time to get excited for Virtual SLO Days 2021! Here's everything that you need to be ready!

Transfer SLO Days are virtual one-day sessions on Aug. 12 and 13. Your session date is determined by your major - please click here to learn more!

Please note: to help ensure everyone's health and safety, and in accordance with public health guidelines, in-person SLO Days are tentative according to SLO County health guidelines.

Transfer SLO Days Schedule 

8:30 AM Coffee Chat with Transfer Orientation Assistants
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome to SLO Days
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Journey to Academic Success
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Wellness Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Registration 101
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break with Transfer Panel Stories
12:30 AM - 1:00 PM College Welcome
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Academic Advising

Transfer WOW: What to Expect

Starting this year, new transfer students can choose between two types of WOW experiences!

  1. Small Group Experience: This experience provides Transfer students with the opportunity to navigate the Week of Welcome in a group setting. In the group experience, Transfer students will attend various presentations and activities as a group, lead by two Transfer leaders. The two group leaders will plan out your schedule for the whole week so all you need to do is be ready to participate! The group experience is open to Transfer students living on-campus and open to those who live off-campus as well.  
  2. Choose Your Own Adventure: The Choose Your Own Adventure experience provides transfer students with the opportunity to navigate the Week of Welcome on their own. Transfer students who participate in this experience will attend various presentations and activities with the Transfer Team available to assist should you have questions. 

To indicate which experience you would like to attend for WOW, please click here: Microsoft Forms 

 Transfer WOW Schedule 

Sunday September 12, 2021      
  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM WOW Check-In for Off-Campus Transfer Students University Union Plaza
Monday September 13, 2021      
  1:00 PM - 7:00 PM WOW Check-In for Off-Campus Transfer Students University Union Plaza
Tuesday, September 14, 2021      
  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM WOW Check-In for All Students University Union Plaza
Wednesday, September 15, 2021      
  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM WOW Check-In for All Students University Union Plaza
  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Meet Your WOW Group! (Group Track) Lower Sports Complex & Dexter Lawn
  8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Big Fall Welcome Spanos Stadium
Thursday, September 16, 2021      
  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Awareness Gallery, Campus Tours, & Activities (Group Track) Various Locations
  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Virtual Transfer Coffee Chats for Choose Your Own Adventure  
  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Transfer Bingo  
  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Building Bridges - Transfer DEI Awareness  
  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Transfer Meet & Greet Rec Center Main Gym
  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Group Activities (Group Track) Various Locations
Friday, September 17, 2021      
  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Transfer Advising Performing Arts Center
  9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Get to Know the Transfer Center  
  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Transfer Advising  
  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM College Connections: Academic Day Varies by College
  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Group Track) Awareness Gallery, Campus Tours, & Activities Various Locations
Saturday, September 18, 2021      
  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Sex.E Show - Sexual Misconduct Awareness Performing Arts Center, Miossi Hall
  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Know Your Limits - Alcohol & Other Drugs Awareness Performing Arts Center, Miossi Hall
  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Club Showcase TBD
  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cal Poly vs. South Dakota Football Spanos Stadium
  8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ASI Concert TBD
Sunday, September 18, 2021      
  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Campus Tours & WOW Closing for Transfers Performing Arts Center or Rec Center


Transfer Orientation Fees

The orientation registration fee for New Transfer students covers the access to workshops and presentations, materials, schedule, and program staffing. Programs include, Weekly Transfer Workshops (via Zoom) from July-September, Virtual Transfer Advising during SLO Days and WOW Programming that includes Awareness Programming, Big Fall Welcome and WOW Closing, Club Showcase, A concert with ASI Events, New Mustang Gear (SWAG), meals throughout WOW events, participation in various Transfer specific activities, and access to the New Transfer Transition Toolkit platform. Transfer Students participating in “a small group experience” are encouraged to bring with them a minimum of $25 cash for extracurricular activities and snacks or meals that not included with Campus Dining plan.

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