Get to know cal poly
From Your Own Home
Congratulations on beginning your journey towards higher education! Our virtual Preview Day will help you to get to know campus, answer your questions and, hopefully, make your college search a little easier.
How To Register for Events
Before being able to add events to your schedule, you will need to log in and/or create an account. Enter your information, tell us about yourself, and hit continue. Then explore the sessions and click "remind me" to register.
Welcome to Cal Poly
We're kicking off our Preview Day with a student-led panel giving you an overview of Learn by Doing, our signature educational style, as well as a look at what life is like for our students. From housing to athletics to clubs and organizations, you will hear about the many resources and opportunities we offer.
Learn about our Colleges
While Learn by Doing is part of all six of our academic colleges, each has their own set of programs, degrees and opportunities. Learn more about our different colleges, the resources they offer and where your degree can lead you.
agriculture, food and Environmental Sciences
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) offers fifteen majors that focus on sustainable agriculture, food systems, and the environmental and life sciences.
architecture and environmental design
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) encompasses all the professions that come together in designing and implementing the built environment – architecture, engineering, planning, construction, and landscape architecture.
The College of Engineering (CENG) offers thirteen majors that aim to prepare California's next generation of leaders in engineering and technology. We focus on project-based learning to link theory with hands-on practice in order to give you the tools to solve the future’s most pressing technical challenges.
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) houses fifteen departments offering programs in the humanities, social sciences, communications and performing arts that share focus on the evolving nature of human experience and expression in the modern world.
Workshops and information sessions
Virtual Information Sessions
We know you won't be able to have all of your questions answered in just one day. That is why we have scheduled a series of information sessions for you to learn more and have your questions answered.
Academic Resources and Support
Learn more about the support services we offer to strengthen your academic experience. This includes academic advising, transfer resources, financial aid, career services and more.
Other Ways to Explore Cal Poly
A great way to get to know us is by taking a tour of our campus. We offer student-led walking tours, as well as housing and college tours. Advance registration is required.