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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

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

Tour Campus

Let us show you what makes the Central Coast and Cal Poly a special place to live and learn.

Register for a campus tour

Find a Virtual Tour

Exterior photo of the Baker Center.

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.

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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. 

Visitor information

Getting Here

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.

Welcome Center

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. 

Campus Maps

Finding your way around campus is quick and easy using our interactive campus map. You can also download a printable map.

Dining Facilities

Campus dining options include grab-and-go meals and dine-in at our brand-new Vista Grande Dining Complex.

Tourist Information

Make the most of your campus visit by setting aside some extra time to explore San Luis Obispo County.