LiFE on Campus
Living on campus gives you a greater connection to the campus community as well as easier access to academic and health resources, recreational activities, dining, student clubs and organizations, friends, and entertainment. Because this all leads to your greater success, Cal Poly requires all first-year students to live on campus and encourages continuing students to do so as well.
We offer many types of housing, including residence halls and apartments in various residential Learning Communities across campus. When our students apply for housing, they indicate their top Learning Community preferences, and the majority are placed in their first preference.
Living Near Campus
Although we encourage students to live on campus as long as possible, many students choose to live off campus after the first or second year. Living off campus can present a new set of challenges for students and we have some resources that can help.
The Hunger Program ensures all students have access to nutritious meals using resources such as meal vouchers, food pantry access and referrals to outside agencies. Any student is welcome to use these confidential services for free and without hassle.