Guided Tours for 2015

Cal Poly encourages all visitors to read through the events offered daily (Monday through Friday) and register for most of the events through a VIP page. If you do not have a VIP page, click here and sign up for one today! By registering for events, you will be provided with reminders prior to your visit and updated notices regarding changes in schedules and/or locations.


We encourage our campus visitors to use the Grand Avenue entrance to campus to make your Cal Poly visit experience the best. See map for details.


GENERAL UNIVERSITY EVENTS for our campus visitors
(No tours will be offered on Friday, July 3, 2015 and Monday, September 7, 2015)


Times Offered

Meeting Location

General Campus Tour, led by current Cal Poly students and provide a student's perspective of campus and residential life.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm, M-F
Near the Information desk of the University Union (Bldg 65)
Admissions Information Session
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, M-F

Please check at the University Union

Information desk (Bldg 65) for the location of this session (changes daily).

Campus Housing Tour
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, M-F

Outside the main entrance to the Administration Building (Bldg 01)



(Campus will be CLOSED Monday, May 25, 2015 in observation of Memorial Day)

(There will be no college specific tours during the summer.)


Times Offered

Start Location or other details

College of Engineering Tour
Tours are offered by arrangement, please click here
Lobby, Engineering IV (Bldg 192)

College of Architecture &

Environmental Design Tour

10am-10:50am Monday's and Friday's. Sign up through your VIP page. For other tours, click here.

Architecture Building 05, Room 212, the CAED's main lobby

College of Liberal Arts

Information Session (Not a tour)

10am - 11am Friday's only, register for this session through your VIP page.

University Union (Bldg 65), Room 218

College of Science & Math Tour
10:10 am - 11am Monday's and Friday's only, register for this session through your VIP page.

Mustang Statue, outside of

University Union (Bldg 65)

Orfalea College of Business Tour

10:15am - 11am Monday's and Friday's and every other

Friday at 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Register for this session through your VIP page.

Breezeway outside the Advising Center (lower level by elevators),

Business Building (Bldg 03)

College of Agriculture, Food and

Environmental Sciences Tour

Tours are offered by arrangement, click here

Meeting location is determined and sent to you prior to your visit. (805) 756-7225 




>>We ask our campus visitors to register for the general campus events through your VIP page through the link to the 'Tour Registration Page.'

Have a VIP page? Login to your VIP page and REGISTER FOR A TOUR!
Need a VIP page? Complete the interest form here for immediate access.

>>Cal Poly offers our general campus tour for visitors, on select dates when the campus is open. See the list of open tour dates on this page:

>>Please arrive early enough to allow 30-45 minutes to purchase a parking permit, park and then walk to the University Union (Bldg. #65) for check-in. For all tours please wear appropriate walking shoes, and a hat is suggested.

>>Unfortunately we are unable to make arrangements for individual or customized campus tours due to staffing and tours are not offered on weekends.

CAMPUS HOUSING TOUR - Please note...

>>Register for a Housing tour also through your VIP page. Reservations are not required but helpful in alerting Housing Ambassadors that you are interested in touring our Residence Halls.

Have a VIP page? Login to your VIP page and register for a tour!
Need a VIP page? Complete the interest form here for immediate access.


>>Tours and/or information sessions are offered through the regular academic year (September to June). The above matrix gives instructions for registering for these indvidual events. As each Summer quarter approaches, summer tour information will be posted.


If you are bringing a group of 15 or more (including school groups), advance arrangements are required. Please see the group tour page for more information.

For any updates, also check our Campus Tour Information line at: 805-756-5734.

For technical errors with online tour registration ONLY, please contact:

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