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September SLO Days: September 17, 2016

September 17 2016 is the final SLO Days session for new freshman.
Haven't signed up for SLO Days? Click on the Orientation Events tab on your My Cal Poly Portal ASAP.

September SLO Days Students Schedule (8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

(Session for freshman students who did not attend over summer only)

Event Time Location
Check-in (for SLO Days and Week of Welcome)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM(Friday, September 16) or 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Saturday, September 17) Mott Lawn near Mustang Way
Celebrating the Mustang Legacy
8:30 AM  Harman Hall
Journey to Academic Success 9:30 AM  Chumash Auditorium
Paving Your Path 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM Chumash Auditorium
One Community 10:30 AM & 12:15 PM Spanos Theatre
Lunch 11:30 AM & 12:15 PM Dexter Lawn
Campus Tours 1:15 PM & 2:15 PM Various
Lab Time (students bring laptop/tablet) 1:15 PM & 2:15 PM Various
Discovering Differences 3:15 PM & 4:15 PM Spanos Theatre
Spotlight on Students 3:15 PM & 4:15 PM Various
Now You're a Mustang 5:15 PM Harman Hall

September SLO Days Supporter Schedule (8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

Check-in (for SLO Days and Week of Welcome)
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Friday, September 16) or 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Saturday, September 17) Mott Lawn near Mustang Way
"Celebrating the Mustang Legacy" 
8:30 AM  Harman Hall
Transitions & You 9:15 AM Harman Hall
Journey to Academic Success 10:30 AM  Spanos Theatre 
Lunch 11:30 AM & 12:15 PM Dexter Lawn
One Community 11:30 AM & 12:15 PM Performing Arts Center Pavilion
"Students Drink, But Not My Student" 1:15 PM  Chumash Auditorium
Spotlight on Campus and Community 2:15 PM & 3:15 PM Performing Arts Center Pavilion
Respect & Diversity 2:15 PM & 3:15 PM Chumash Auditorium
Office Hours with the VPSA 4:15 PM Chumash Auditorium
Now You're a Mustang 5:15 PM Harman Hall

What to bring


  • Laptop/tablet with charger
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Cal Poly user name and password
  • Comfortable walking shoes, water bottle, sunscreen
  • 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)
  • Before you arrive, 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




When arriving to campus, follow directions on Freshman Move-In provided by University Housing. For more information on Freshman Move-in and arrival details, click here. Parking permits are not needed 9/16-9/18.

Friday, September 16

All students and supporters should follow the direction given by University Housing for moving into campus and parking. 

Saturday, September 17

All September SLO Days student attendees should move-in on Friday, September 16. Supporters returning to campus the morning of Saturday, September 17 to attend September SLO Days should park in the H16 parking lot off Via Carta Drive and take University Housing shuttles to the University Union. 

Freshman SLO Days Check-In

  • Students and supporters should check-in together at Mott Lawn adjacent to Mustang Way for September SLO Days, students must have their government issued ID
  • Doors open for our first session at Harman Hall at 8:15 AM


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