Transfers Student Sessions

SLO Days Leader with her group walking around campusLearn about the SLO Days Sessions 

Mandatory for all students

Transfer SLO Days is set up in two parts to give transfer all the necessary information and to build community as they start their Cal Poly journey.

Transfer SLO Days Part 1 - either July 26 (virtual) or July 27 (in-person)

Transfer SLO Days Part 2 - either August 7 or August 8. Your session date is determined by your major. This session is complete virtual. The whole day is mandatory to ensure all transfer students are properly prepared to register for classes the following week.

Learn more about SLO Days.

General Schedule Overview

General Schedule

Virtual Session pt. 2: August 7 or August 8

8:30 am - 9:00 am      Check-in (time to log on and get settled)
9:00 am - 9:45 am      Welcome & Journey to Academic Success
9:45 am - 10:00 am    Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Registrar
11:00 am - 11:30 am  Lunch
11:30 am - 5:00 pm  College Advising Breakout Sessions

On the day of your session, the first presentation will start at 9 a.m. on the main webinar link. The help desk Zoom link and main webinar link will open at 8:30 a.m. Links will be provided to registered students and supporters via email two weeks before the session. 

In the morning, students will hear from the Transfer Center, University Advising, and the Office of the Registrar. After a lunch break, students meet with their academic college advisors. 

In-Person Session: July 27th

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Check In/Resource Fair | UU Plaza 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | SLO Days Opening | Chumash Auditorium  

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM | One Community/Discover SLO | Chumash Auditorium  

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Grouping | Mustang Way 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Talking About Mental Health |Chumash Auditorium  

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM | Processing | Various Locations 

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch | 1901 Pavilion 

1:10 PM –2:00 PM |Mustangs for Inclusive Excellence | Chumash Auditorium 

2:00 PM –2:30 PM |Career Services | Chumash Auditorium 

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Breakout Session 1  

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM | Breakout Session 2  

4:10 PM –4:40 PM | Paying for College | Chumash Auditorium  

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Dinner | 1901 Pavilion  

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Optional Campus Tours & Evening Activities | Various Locations


Session Dates

August 7 August 8

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

  • Animal Science
  • Dairy Science 
  • Food Science 
  • Nutrition 
  • Plant Sciences
  • Wine and Viticulture

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering 
  • City and Regional Planning 
  • Construction Management 
  • Landscape Architecture 

College of Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Software Engineering 

College of Liberal Arts

  • Anthropology and Geography 
  • Art and Design 
  • Child Development 
  • Graphic Communication 
  • Journalism 
  • Music 
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts 

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Public Health
  • Statistics

Orfalea College of Business

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Industrial Technology and Packaging

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

  • Agricultural Business 
  • Agricultural Communication 
  • Agricultural Sciences 
  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering 
  • Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences 
  • Environmental Management and Protection 
  • Forestry and Fire Sciences
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration (EIM)

College of Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Manufacturing Engineering 
  • Industrial Engineering 

College of Liberal Arts

  • Communication Studies 
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Political Science 
  • Spanish 
  • History
  • English
  • Psychology

Learn about the Transfer Center

Transfer Center One-SheetThe Cal Poly Transfer Center opened in January 2020 thanks to advocacy from students, the Association of Transfer Students, and advisors for the 6 colleges. Funding for the Transfer Center was provided by the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025. 

View their web page, connect with them by email at

Stay Connected

Keep checking your Cal Poly email for important updates and information from Admissions. Once your register for your SLO Days Session, you will receive about how to prepare. If you have questions, email us at


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