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Information for Students

Rite Aid Vaccination Clinics on Campus

Students can access COVID-19 boosters and flu shots at Rite Aid clinics on campus Nov. 29-30, Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Jan 14. Clinics will be held in the Main Gym Lobby of the Rec Center (Bldg. 43, Room 101) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments necessary for the November and December dates — walk-ins are welcome.


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COVID-19 Testing

Free saliva-based COVID-19 testing is available on campus to asymptomatic students and employees. The testing site is open Sunday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in UU220. Everyone must make an appointment and get a six-digit testing ID number at least one hour before each test.

Asymptomatic Testing: All students who aren't experiencing COVID-19 symptoms — regardless of vaccination status — can access free, saliva-based testing in UU220. All unvaccinated students are required to test for COVID-19 every three days or face a lock out of Cal Poly technology services including the portal and Canvas.

Symptomatic Testing: Any student experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can access nasal-swab testing at the Health Center (Bldg. 29). Call 805-756-1211 to make an appointment before you come in. Testing is also available through SLO County Public Health sites.

Isolation and Quarantine: If you test positive, Cal Poly provides support throughout the isolation and quarantine process.

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Daily Symptom Screener and Campus Pass

All currently enrolled students — regardless of vaccination status — accessing campus for any reason are required to complete the symptom screener daily. Complete the self-screening by noon or before going to campus, whichever comes first, to receive a campus pass. Access the self-screening tool via your Cal Poly Portal, or opt in to receive a daily email or text message with a link.

Students must be prepared to show their pass upon entering a campus facility such as a classroom, building or office. Each pass will contain a date stamp, good for that day only.

Get to know the Process

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements & Appointments

Report Your Vaccination Status

To fulfill the CSU's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, Cal Poly requires all students to be fully vaccinated if they are accessing campus services or activities. If you haven't already, report your vaccination status or seek a medical or religious exemption.

How to Upload Your Info

Vaccination Appointments

Students can access COVID-19 vaccines for free at the Health Center on campus and in the community. Flu shots are also available through on-campus clinics.

Find a Local Appointment

Get Your Questions Answered

If you need more information on reporting your vaccination status or seeking an exemption, see the Frequently Asked Questions on the vaccine page.

Read the FAQ

Face Coverings On campus

Cal Poly requires all students, employees and visitors accessing any indoor facility on campus to wear a face covering, regardless of their vaccination status. Mask wearing is not required if you're alone in a private office or residence or if you are actively eating or drinking where permitted. People can go without a face covering outside.

All students needing a face covering, including students living off campus, can pick up a reusable face covering at the ASI Club Services Ticket Window, located at the Recreation Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More Details about Face Coverings

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Health Services and Support

The Health Center is here to serve students throughout the pandemic. Don't hesitate to contact Campus Health and Wellbeing to find the support you need to stay well.

Health Center

Appointments with medical providers are available. The onsite pharmacy is open for prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

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Counseling Services

Counseling services, including group and individual therapy, are available by phone and Zoom, based on your preference. Crisis services are also available. 

Find Mental Health Services

Mental Health and Basic Needs Support

Find emergency financial support, food pantries, crisis advocacy, and programs that support your well being.

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Stay Connected

Fall quarter is full of opportunities to reconnect with classmates and enjoy campus life safely.

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