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GENERAL CAMPUS 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).

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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.

 

SPRING BREAK TOURS

Click here for detailed information for each individual college’s tours during Spring Break, as well as the special times for the guided general campus tours and Admissions Info Session. This year's Spring Break tours are April 1-4, 2014 and April 14-18, 2014.

CAMPUS HOUSING TOUR

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.

SPECIFIC COLLEGE TOURS

College Specific tours are offered by select colleges of their facilities and general areas during certain times throughout the year. Please see information below on joining one of these tours.

>College of Engineering

College of Engineering tours are available during the academic school year with detailed information found here.


>College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematic tours are led by college ambassadors every Monday and Friday (except for campus holidays, first week of the quarter, final exam week and summer quarter). Meet at 10:10am at the University Union building - outside at the Mustang Statue. Register for this tour through your VIP page or establish a VIP page through completing an interest form. Reservations are not required but helpful in alerting the Ambassadors that you are interested in touring.

Please note: This college's tours are not offered during the first week of the quarter, finals, holidays, and quarter breaks.


>College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

View the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences tour information here or email agambassadors@calpoly.edu with a tour request.

 

>College of Architecture and Environmental Design

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) Ambassadors customize their tours and times for each individual or group of visitors year-round. To coordinate a one hour tour please phone the CAED Ambassadors Office at 805-756-1311 or 756-7432, please leave your name, phone number and the day you wish to visit. It is preferred if you would allow a 3-5 day advance notice. For details about the college, visit http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/


>Orfalea College of Business

Orfalea College of Business offers guided tours during Fall, Winter and Spring academic quarters. Currently, we offer tours every Monday and Friday at 10:15am, and twice a month we offer an additional tour on Friday at 2:30pm. Tours meet in the breezeway (lower level by elevators) of Building 3. Register for this tour through your VIP page or establish a VIP page through completing an interest form. Reservations are not necessary. Please visit the college website here for further details.

Please note: This college's tours are not offered during finals, holidays, and quarter breaks. Click here for a complete list of these dates.


>College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts ambassadors offer 'info' sessions on Fridays at 10:00 AM (except campus holidays). Info sessions are held in the University Union Bldg 65, Room 220. This info session is designed to be additive to the general campus tour. We encourage you to attend the general campus tour after the info session. Register for this "info session" through your VIP page or establish a VIP page through completing an interest form.

Please note: This college's info sessions are not offered during finals, holidays, and quarter breaks.

LARGER GROUPS

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: ecoms@calpoly.edu

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