Cougar Welcome Days is an online experience that will provide incoming students with the necessary skills to build their first semester of classes. 

Required Steps for Participation

Cougar Welcome Days are for a new first-time college student at Cuesta College. To participate in Cougar Welcome Days, a student must:

  • Have an application on file for Fall 2021.
  • Have access to their student portal. 
  • Complete the online orientation through their student portal.
  • Complete all modules in this Pre-Registration Counseling Canvas Course. 

Once you have completed all of the steps above, you will then register to participate in Cougar Welcome Days to confirm your Fall 2021 courses. Appointment slots are available Monday, May 10, 2021 through Friday, May 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM - 3:30PM.  

Pre-Registration Counseling Canvas Course

Modules are designed to be completed at your own pace. Find a quiet space to view the modules and give yourself 1-2 hours to complete the session. It is highly encouraged that you write down any questions you may have, so our Academic Counselors can provide the answers you need to be successful. 

What To Expect During Cougar Welcome Days

Additional Cougar Welcome Days Presentation

Looking to Transfer to a 4-year?
Attend the "Future University Transfer Information Workshops"
Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Cuesta College's Transfer & Career Center Coordinator will host a Q&A session for incoming Promise Students focused on transferring to 4-year Universities such as Cal Poly. No registration is needed. Link will be available to the workshops the week of the event. 

If you have any questions, please email us at or give us a call at (805) 546-3952.