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Explore Cal Poly

Whether you are considering attending Cal Poly in the future or are an alum taking a trip down memory lane, visiting our campus can help you see what it means to be a Mustang. 

Take a Tour

From student-led walking tours to virtual tours, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to learn more about campus and get to know all that makes Cal Poly a great place to live and learn.

See our Tour Options

Student tour guides speak to a tour group in front of the library

Virtual Information Sessions

A student tour guide animatedly talks to a group.

Virtual Info Session & Tour

Have your questions ready and get ready to learn from our student tour guides and admissions office representatives. These live virtual experiences are held once a week.

Exterior photo of the Baker Center.

College Information Session

Choose one (or more) of our six academic colleges to explore in a virtual information session led by a student ambassador. Not sure what college or majors to choose? Our Major Finder can help.

other ways to connect

Have questions that are relevant to your individual situations? Looking for more clarification on your next steps in regards to admissions or financial aid? Wanting a way to keep up-to-date on all things Cal Poly? Here are some additional ways for you to virtually connect. 

Visitor information

Getting Here

Getting here is easy. Cal Poly is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101 and easily accessible via car, plane, or train.


Visitor parking is available for campus tours at Parking Structure 131 adjacent to the Welcome Center. Permits are required. Parking is also available at various campus lots.

Welcome Center

Tours begin in our Welcome Center in the yakʔitʸutʸu residential community. Our staff is also available to answer your questions about campus and the San Luis Obispo area. 

Campus Maps

The interactive campus map is available to help you search and locate any building, center, dining establishment or parking lot on campus. You can also download a printable map

Dining Facilities

There are a wide variety of dining options on campus offering grab-and-go meals as well as a limited dine-in capacity, including our brand-new Vista Grande Dining Complex.

Tourist Information

Looking for recommendations on dining, lodging and things to do while you are here? We can help you explore San Luis Obispo County

Campus Safety measures

All visitors are asked to comply with our health and safety precautions. We also ask that you avoid close contact with others, wash your hands often and do not visit campus if you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Musty the Mascot and a student in a mask sit on stairs