Guided Tours


Cal Poly offers our general campus tour for visitors, weekdays (Monday -Friday), except for holidays when the campus is closed. These tours are led by current Cal Poly students and provide a student's perspective of campus and residential life. Unfortunately we are unable to make arrangements for individual or customized campus tours due to staffing and tours are not offered on weekends.

Register for this general campus tour through your VIP page (If you don't have a VIP page, complete the interest form here for immediate access).

Login to your VIP page and register for a tour!

Our general campus tour begins most dates from the information desk in the University Union (UU), most dates starting at 11:10 am. Be sure to see the information below regarding special dates and guided tour and information session times during designated Spring Break Tour weeks.

Please arrive early enough to allow 30-45 minutes to park and walk to the University Union (Bldg. #65) for check-in. For a list of campus holidays, please click here. For all tours please wear appropriate walking shoes, and a hat is suggested.


Tours of our housing facilities are offered on select dates at 3pm and start in front of the Administration building. 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.

You can view detailed information including which dates a housing tour is available by accessing your VIP page here.


Tours and/or information sessions are offered through the regular academic year (September to June).


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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