There are many ways to Visit
And many reasons why
At 9,178-acres, our campus is the second largest in California — and, we think, the most beautiful. Visit, and we are confident you will agree. We’re more than just a pretty place, though. Every part of the Cal Poly campus actively serves our Learn by Doing opportunities for our students.
Explore Cal Poly
In-Person and Online
Let us show you what makes the Central Coast and Cal Poly a special place to live and learn.
College-Specific Virtual Sessions
Explore one or more of our six academic colleges in virtual sessions led by our student ambassadors. Use our Major Finder, if you are undecided about either a college to attend or specific major to pursue.
connect With Us
Ask specific questions of admissions and financial aid, schedule a virtual appointment or join our mailing list to stay current and connected to campus. Also find and follow Cal Poly’s official social media channels and accounts.
Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101. Our campus is easily accessible via car, plane or train. Getting here.
Visitor parking for campus tours is located at Parking Structure 131 adjacent to the Welcome Center. Visitor permits are required. Parking is also available at various campus lots.
Campus tours begin in our Welcome Center (1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407) in the yakʔitʸutʸu residential community. Staff is available to answer your questions about Cal Poly, campus and the San Luis Obispo area.
Finding your way around campus is quick and easy using our interactive campus map. You can also download a printable map.
Campus dining options include grab-and-go meals and dine-in at our brand-new Vista Grande Dining Complex.
Make the most of your campus visit by setting aside some extra time to explore San Luis Obispo County.
Know Before You Go
Campus safety is top of mind for us all. For your wellbeing and that of our campus and Central Coast communities, review our health and safety precautions for the latest updates prior to visiting. Please postpone visiting if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.