Cougar Welcome Days is an entirely self-paced online experience that will provide incoming students with the necessary skills to build their fall courses. Follow the link to start your Cougar Welcome Days experience now: START COUGAR WELCOME DAYS NOW

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 2020.
  • Have access to their student portal. 
  • Complete the online orientation through their student portal.
  • Complete all modules in this Cougar Welcome Days Course

Once you have completed all of the steps above, you will then register to meet with an Academic Counselor to confirm your Fall 2020 courses. The available appointment dates are:

  • Friday, May 8th from 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Saturday, 9th from 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday, May 15th from 8 AM - 4 PM

You can complete modules 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 your Academic Counselor can provide the answers you need to be successful. 

Want assistance navigating Cougar Welcome Days? Please join us during our Cougar Welcome Days walkthrough webinars. Webinars are scheduled Monday - Thursday at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Full schedule and access to webinars can be found in the Cougar Welcome Days experience. 

If you have any questions, please email us at or You can also give us a call at (805) 546 - 3140.