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Experience Cal Poly for Yourself

Our Campus Visit Experience provides information about everything Cal Poly has to offer via our student-led tour and a seated information session with admissions professionals. An optional housing tour gives insight to living on campus.

Scroll down to the Campus Visit Experience with a college tour to register for all the above and choose a college tour to learn more about your chosen study area. 

Visits are available Monday through Friday, excluding campus closures (see below). Pre-registration is necessary. Please be sure to select the tour(s) you wish to register for below. A confirmation email with additional details will follow shortly after your registration is processed. 

Campus Visit Experience 

Available Monday through Friday.


  • Admissions Information Session - 40 minutes
  • General Campus Tour - 90 minutes


  • Housing Tour - 70 minutes 
Register below.

Learn more about Cal Poly, student life and surrounding area of San Luis Obispo on our viewbook!

Campus Visit Experience with a College Tour 

Available most Mondays and Fridays, depending on college. CAFES offers select Thursday tours. 
Only the College of Engineering will host tours over summer.


  • A tour of one of Cal Poly's six colleges:
    • College of Engineering (CENG) - 110 minutes
    • College of Science and Mathematics (COSAM) - 50 minutes
    • Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) - 50 minutes
    • College of Liberal Arts (CLA) - 50 minutes
    • College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) - 60 minutes
    • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) - 50 minutes
  • Admissions Information Session - 40 minutes
  • Campus Walking Tour - 90 minutes


  • Housing Tour - 70 minutes
Register below.

Learn more about Cal Poly, student life and surrounding area of San Luis Obispo on our viewbook!

Group Campus Visits

Campus visits for groups of 15 or more can be requested a minimum of two weeks prior to your desired visit. Visit the Special Group Tour Registration page for details.

Tips For Your Visit

  • Arrive early enough to allow 30-45 minutes to purchase a parking permit, park and walk to your check-in location. Please review parking information in your confirmation communication or below for more details.
  • Wear appropriate walking shoes
  • Bring water
  • A hat and/or sunscreen is suggested
  • Find a campus map

Parking Information

  • Before arriving, purchase a permit here. Be sure to display it on your dashboard.
  • Please park in the visitor parking structure located in Building 131, enter via Pacheco Way via Grand Ave.


  • Download the ParkMobile app to purchase a permit. Please use zone 40100 and park in the structure in Building 131 during your visit. Moving your vehicle to another lot will require purchasing another permit.
  • Or purchase a visitor permit from the pay station at the pedestrian exit of Parking Structure 131 or at the loop in front of the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center. Be sure to display your permit on your dashboard.

No Guided Campus Visits Available

  • September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
  • November 11, 2019 - Veteran's Day
  • November 28-29, 2019 - Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 23, 2019-January 1, 2020 - Winter break

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