First Year Students


Fall 2016 Class Schedule

As a first-time freshmen, the university enrolls you in classes for your first fall quarter; we refer to this as your Block Schedule. You will be able to view your schedule in your Student Center on (date TBD).

Your Block Schedule places you into classes chosen by your major department, and Cal Poly makes every effort to consider your academic history (placement exams, AP exam credit, community college credit) when creating your block schedule.

  1. Check Your Block Schedule starting (date TBD)
  2. Watch Block Registration video
  3. If you think you need to make changes to your Block Schedule, watch this video
  4. If you still have questions contact your College Advising Center 

Be sure to attend a mandatory SLO Days Session

During Soar, you will receive the resources to prepare yourself to become a new member of the Mustang family and a successful Cal Poly student. You can look forward to being introduced to numerous campus and community resources, receiving helpful academic tips to ease your transition to your new campus, and familiarizing yourself with the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community. Find a date.

  • If you cannot attend SLO Days, you must email explaining your circumstance, and a representative will be in contact with you with an appropriate course of action.

During Soar, visit your college advising center, meet your academic advisor, and learn about academic advising. Find information about your college advising center and other advising services at Cal Poly here.

Sign up for Week of Welcome (WOW)

The Week of Welcome program, also known as WOW, is a week-long orientation event. WOW provides a thrilling environment for you to meet new people, become familiar with Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo, and prepare to start your college career by interacting with your college academic advisors and faculty.

 We look forward to partnering with you!

Between Now & WOW

Check the Road Map to Cal Poly  for a summary of dates and deadlines between Soar and WOW. A hard copy will be distributed at Soar. Corresponding links to the information mentioned above:

Continue to check your Cal Poly email and portal To Do List daily via your

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