Transfers Student Sessions

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

Mandatory for all students

As part one of your Cal Poly orientation, Transfer SLO Days are virtual one-day sessions designed to prepare you for the academic life of a Mustang. Your session date is determined by your major and will either be Aug. 9 or Aug. 10. 

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

8:30 am - 9:00 am      Check-in (time to log on and get settled)
9:00 am - 9:30 am      Welcome to Cal Poly and 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  Registrar's Office
11:30 am - 12:20 am  Lunch Break with Transfer Connect by Identity (Student Session)
11:30 am - 12:20 pm  Supporting your Student (Supporter Session)
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm  Break
12:30 pm - 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. 

Session Dates

August 9 August 10

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
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Manufacturing 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 

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. 

Connect with them by email at and on Instagram @cpslotransfers

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

Connect with us on social media, Instagram: @cporientation or Facebook: Cal Poly Orientation and share with us your #CPBound stories. 


Download New Mustang Guide!

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. Please note: SLO Days information on the New Mustang Guide will not be available until June 2023.

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