If you have an incoming Cal Poly student or a student who plans to apply, you won’t want to miss these important events and exciting activities.
Applications are accepted for Fall quarters on October 1st and the deadline to submit is by November 30th.
The Cal Poly SLO Annual Open House is a three-day event in April that showcases the campus to admitted and prospective students, families, alumni and the San Luis Obispo community.
Cal Poly’s Student Life Orientation Days, otherwise called “SLO Days,” is for all incoming students, families and supporters, taking place the summer before enrollment. With different sessions for freshman, transfers and international students, this is a great way to prepare you and your student for becoming member of the Mustang family.
Cal Poly SLO’s Week of Welcome, or commonly known as “WOW,” is an exhilarating week long orientation held before classes begin in September. Your student will meet lots of new people, learn about the Cal Poly experience and participate in group activities both on and off campus.
Experience San Luis Obispo
Although your student will be the one living on the Central Coast, you should also call San Luis Obispo your second “SLO-me.” Explore the hidden gems of Cal Poly’s campus including the Leaning Pine Arboretum, the Architecture Graveyard, and the Shakespeare Press Museum. Hike up to the “P” for a gorgeous view of the SLO skyline - a great family photo op.
An added bonus, SLO is sunny and 75 nearly all year around! Hit the beaches for a paddle boarding excursion or soak up the sun while hiking one of San Luis Obispo’s many trails. To truly get the feel of the greater San Luis Obispo community, stroll through Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market on a Thursday night and enjoy live music and local food. For some adult fun, explore San Luis Obispo’s extensive list of local wineries and breweries within 15 minutes of campus.