Moving In Freshmen - Fall 2014:
Cerro Vista Apartments and iCommunity at Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Fall room assignments, roommate information, and move-in directions will be available Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 9 am by reaccessing your housing application.
Printable Move-In Guide for Fall 2014 New Students (pdf) - NEW!
View and print this guide to learn what to expect for moving in and getting settled - including helpful hints, parking information, answers to common questions, checklists, mailing information, and suggestions for what to see and do in San Luis Obispo. Bring this guide with you on move-in day to use as a handy resource.
- Freshman Move In is set for 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 15 and 16, 2014. Each student was assigned a specific move-in day based on a random lottery. Access your Cal Poly Portal (my.calpoly.edu) and click on the Housing Tab to view your assigned move-in day. The residence halls and apartments will open 12 - 6 p.m. for move in each day thereafter.
- Housing Opening Day and Week of Welcome (WOW) Activities begin Tuesday, September 16, 2014. University Housing department staff work closely with Cal Poly Orientation Programs to help welcome new freshmen and transfers to Cal Poly. The WOW program begins the day new freshman and transfer students move in to the residence halls or apartments. Reservations to participate in WOW begin in May. For more information visit the WOW website.
- Remember to check Campus Dining hours for on-campus food venues that will be available during move-in week.
- Students must show photo ID before receiving their room key. Keys can only be issued to students.
Move-In Day Shuttle Bus and Tips:
University Housing will be providing a shuttle service between the R-1 parking lot (behind the Red Brick Halls and adjacent to Cerro Vista) to the H-16 parking lot. Instructions for moving into iCommunity at Poly Canyon Village Apartments will be emailed to residents. In late August shuttle locations and a map will be posted on this website.
Moving in Green:
Inter-Housing Council - University endorsed Linen Program:
Inter-Housing Council (IHC) partners with Residential Hall Linens to raise funds for the IHC. Proceeds from student purchases go to the IHC and are used for programming in the residence halls and apartments at Cal Poly. For more information go to the Residence Hall Linens website.
Viewing Housing Assignment Information for Freshmen Living in Campus Apartments
On August 20, 2014, you can view your finalized housing assignment information and move-in details by re-accessing your housing application through the my.calpoly.edu portal.
Your room assignment information will include:
- Assigned building name, and room number.
- Room phone number (one per room)
- Roommate(s) name(s), home town(s), and phone number(s) (unless roommate requested privacy)
- Apartment check-in information - check in at your assigned building or tower.
Parking directions for move-in day
Required Emergency Contact Information:
The following information is required of all students, who will be living in campus housing, and must be submitted before receiving their keys. This information can be submitted on-line through the my.calpoly.edu portal and the personal info tab
- Emergency contact name
- Address of contact person
- At least one emergency contact phone number
General Move-in Information
Apartment Room Dimensions Charts (below)
Cerro Vista (pdf)
iCommunity at Poly Canyon Village Apartments (pdf)
Common Areas Furnishings
Each Kitchen is equipped with
Additional Provided Items
Apartment Condition Inventory (ACI)
Computer Network Connectivity
What to Bring and What NOT to Bring (pdf)
The Cal Poly campus includes steep hillsides. On move-in day, you will need to bring a "hand truck" or dolly and bungee cords to assist in moving your belongings from your car to your room. Please come prepared for stairs (sensible shoes, dolly to assist in moving your belongings from your car to your room). Students are not allowed to bring personal furniture into on-campus housing residence hall rooms or apartments (couches, chairs, futons, etc.). Due to space constraints and noise concerns, large free standing units, large stereo speakers, etc., need to be left at home. Free standing storage units over 48" tall are not allowed. Note: All furniture that is originally in the room must remain in that room.
Each apartment is furnished with the following items for each resident: One extra long twin bed and mattress, dresser, desk space and desk chair, wardrobe, waste basket, a phone jack, and mini blinds.
The common areas are furnished with: 2 lounge chairs, 1 settee, a coffee table, 2 end tables, 2 floor lamps, drapes in the living room, and one analog phone provided per apartment and installed in the common living area. Phone jacks are provided in each bedroom.
Each apartment is equipped with: An electric range w/ceramic glass cook top, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, a garbage disposal, a recycle bin and waste basket, and a fire extinguisher. Please Note: Students living in on-campus apartments are not allowed to have personal refrigerators.
Additional provided items: Shower curtains, toilet paper and waste basket in bathroom, light bulbs and replacements, a weekly light housekeeping service is provided in the kitchen/dining area, living rooms and bathrooms. There is high speed internet access in each bedroom plus one port in the living room, along with a basic cable TV connection in each bedroom and in the common living area. There is a phone jack in each bedroom.
Apartment Condition Inventory (ACI): All apartment students must inspect their room and apartment upon move in and move out. Prior to move in the apartment staff inspected all rooms and apartments and completed an Apartment Condition Inventory (ACI). The ACI documents the condition of the room. If you have found issues in your apartment check with your Community Advisor (CA) or front desk to ensure these issues have been documented on the ACI. Any issues that have not been documented on the ACI can be charged to residents upon move-out.
Upon move in, all rooms and apartments are considered to be in good working order with no major maintenance issues. If there are issues in your apartment that require maintenance please complete a Maintenance Connection service request by logging into your my.calpoly.edu portal and look for the University Housing Service Requestor Channel on the Housing Tab to have these issues resolved.
Loft policy: Due to safety concerns; lofts, raised beds, and free-standing storage units or bookcases taller than 48" are NOT ALLOWED in the apartments.
Laundry facilities: Electronic "debit card" operated washers and dryers are located throughout the University Housing facilities. Each resident will be issued a laundry card during check-in. Dollar value may be added to the card at the "Add Value" stations located in the first floor lobby of each South Mountain Hall, in the main lounge of Sierra Madre and Yosemite Halls and the laundry rooms at Cerro Vista and Poly Canyon Village.
Phones: One phone is provided in each apartment living room; each bedroom has a jack. Each apartment is assigned a phone number. Roommates may decide among themselves to bring an answering machine. Local calls and basic monthly service charges are included in the housing fees. To make long distance calls from on-campus, students can use: their personal cell phone, a phone company calling card*, a "pre-paid" long distance card*,
*Students can bring to campus a "pre-paid" long distance calling card which can be purchased from a convenience, grocery, drug store, or big box store (e.g., Target, WalMart, Costco, Kmart, etc.). Phone companies will often provide customers with calling cards that can be billed to the student's permanent home phone number.
For answers to questions about the telephone system, long distance calls and services provided in the on-campus housing rooms, please contact Cal Poly's ITS (Information Technology Services) desk at 756-7000 (option 2) or go to ITS Service Desk and select "Telephone Support." ITS can also provide information about cellular service providers in the San Luis Obispo area that may offer discounts and other incentives to Cal Poly students.
Computer Network Connectivity: Housing provides a high-speed connection to Cal Poly data network and the internet. Computers must have a 10/100Base-T Ethernet card installed. Wireless is available but it is suggested that students bring their own "ethernet cable" to connect the computer to the assigned in-room data wall jack if needed.
To protect the on-campus computing network, residents will be required to login and go through a mandatory ResNet Pre-Check before gaining network access.
For more information regarding the above procedure and computer hardware requirements, click on Computing.
Student Employment: Many types of jobs are available in at University Housing and throughout campus. University Housing hires over 100 student workers annually and an application is available online.
If you are planning on working on campus, please be prepared to locate your original* Social Security Card and present a valid picture ID. Per Federal Regulations for CSU employment, original Social Security cards must be presented upon employment (*Please note: copies/faxes cannot be accepted).