Life at cal poly
Learn by Doing applies to more than just academics. College is a time to embrace new ideas, make new friends and explore new interests, and our campus is the perfect place to do it.
Make Yourself at Home
From residence halls to campus apartments to lofts in downtown San Luis Obispo, you’ll find more than just a place to live — you’ll become a part of an active and supportive learning community.
find your place
Whether cheering on teams, participating in a club or intramural sport, getting fit in the rec center or taking advantage of the outdoors, you can play as hard as you work.
You have passions outside of the classroom that fuel you and enhance your education. We have over 400 student clubs and organizations to help you indulge them.
From a world-class Performing Arts Center to robust music and arts programs, you’ll discover a rich and vibrant arts community with plenty of ways to express your creativity.
A Community of Belonging
You’ll find yourself in an environment that values respect, character, equity and inclusion at Cal Poly. Diverse identities and voices strengthen our learning community and help foster the empathy our world needs. No matter who you are, you have a place here.
A Healthy Environment
Your physical and mental health directly contribute to your success. We provide services, programs and support to help you enhance your overall wellbeing.
Welcome to the SLO Life
San Luis Obispo — or SLO as we often call it — is the quintessential college town. And when it comes to all that the Central Coast has to offer, SLO is just the beginning.