See For Yourself
The best way to explore our campus is to see it for yourself. Whether in-person or virtually, our tours are a perfect way to get to know Cal Poly from the inside out.
Get to know our campus and learn more about Learn by Doing, student life, our individual academic colleges, housing, campus facilities and more through our series of virtual tours.
In-Person Touring Options
Our self-guided tour is a great way for prospective students and supporters, walk-ins and the general public to get to know our campus in-person and at your own pace.
Student-Led Walking Tour
We offer student-led walking tours of our campus, as well as of our housing options and our academic colleges (on select days). Space is limited and advance registration is required.
Our Welcome Center is located in the yakʔitʸutʸu residential community and is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our staff is available to answer your questions as well as distribute printed versions of our self-guided tour. In-person campus tours also begin at the center.
Preparing for your tour
We are excited to welcome you to our campus! Here are some recommendations and resources to make your trip the most enjoyable.
What to Wear/Bring
While San Luis Obispo weather is generally perfect, temperatures can fluctuate. We recommend bringing water, a light jacket, a hat and sunscreen with you on your tour. Our campus is also hilly, so comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Where You Will Go
Tours will generally lead you around our campus core. In order to maintain the safety of our campus, many buildings are not open to the public and we will not be going inside. Please stick to the exterior of buildings if you are taking a self-guided tour.