Welcome, Mustangs! 

We're excited for you to be a part of the ifixit technical writing project. before you arrive at ifixit's student outpost, please be sure to read the following information.



Scheduling and Cancellation policy

We're happy that you've decided to book an appointment with us! To ensure fair and efficient scheduling practices, please read the following policies before scheduling an appointment. If you fail to meet any of these requirements, your appointment may be cancelled, and in some cases, your instructor may be notified.

  • We expect you and all participating team members to arrive on time, or better yet, a few minutes early. If you are more than five minutes late, your appointment is subject to cancellation, and you will have to reschedule. Give yourself enough buffer time to get out of class and get a ride to iFixit.

  • It is mandatory for at least two team members to be present for photo appointments—one person will operate the camera and another person will be the hand model. Any other team members are encouraged to attend, if possible, in case your group needs extra help.

  • Cancellations must be made at least one hour in advance. Please email techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com if you must cancel your appointment on short notice.

  • Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. We do not accept walk-in appointments. Book your appointment early to ensure you get the time you need.

  • We strongly encourage you to photograph your device at the outpost, but we understand that this might not be possible due to time constraints. If you cannot schedule a photo appointment at the outpost, you can check out a lighting kit and camera to use off-site.

Student Outpost Policy

We want you to have fun and be productive at your appointment, so please read the following before arriving. If you fail to meet any of these requirements, your appointment may be cancelled, and in some cases, your instructor may be notified.

  • Do not go to the main building. We have a designated place set up just for you. All appointments are held at the Student Outpost, which is the small white building in the parking lot.

  • Come prepared with your device and toolkit.

  • Make sure you know how your device comes apart. This should not be the first time you have attempted to open your device. You'll need the whole appointment to shoot photos; you don't want to lose time struggling to open and learn about your device.

  • If you have a question about a certain step in your guides and would like some help figuring it out, disassemble the device as much as you can before coming to your appointment.

  • For photo appointments, you must bring a laptop with an SD card slot to transfer your images. If you fail to bring a laptop, you will not be able to retrieve your images.

  • One photo appointment often isn't enough to complete all the photos for your project, so you'll want to plan on making several appointments. To make it easier, you can schedule multiple appointments at one time.

  • Remember, our Community Guidelines apply to all aspects of the project, including appointments. We're real people and we want to help you do your best. We respect your time and effort, and we expect the same respect from you.

We understand emergencies happen, so please email techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com if you must cancel your appointment on short notice.


All groups will take home a device and an iFixit Pro Tech toolkit on their first visit to the outpost. Bear in mind, some devices are large (like vacuums), so make sure to bring a buddy to help you carry your equipment. Each group member is responsible for the materials.

All equipment must be returned to the Student Outpost by the end of Dead Week. If you do not return your materials on time, we will contact the group member who provided their name and number during device check-out.

Appointment availability and booking

Fall Quarter 2019:

  • Monday 8:30am-4:00pm

  • Tuesday 8:30am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

  • Wednesday 8:30am-4:00pm

  • Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

    Device Pickup Day:
    Friday 10/11

Thanks for booking an appointment with us. If you have any questions or concerns about our scheduling policy, please email us at techwriting[at]ifixit[dot]com. We're super excited to work with you—thanks for helping us fix the world!

Parking options

  • iFixit parking lot

  • Pepper Street

  • 2-hour metered parking on Monterey Street

  • Bicycle racks

The nearest bus stop to iFixit is Mill at Pepper. For the SLO Transit schedule and map, click here.

Google Map to iFixit's Student Outpost

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