Freshman Move-in | Campus Apartments
Updated: Sept. 16, 2016
New Transfer & Graduate students: please proceed to our Transfer & Graduate Moving In page.
Saturday, Sept. 17 | 6 p.m. - midnight
Sunday, Sept. 18 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
What to Expect at Fall Move-in
|Out-of-state & International Freshman Students||8 a.m. - 6 p.m.||Sept. 16, 2016||
Campus residence halls & apartments
California Freshman Students
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Sept. 17-18, 2016||
Campus residence halls & apartments
|Later Arrivals||Noon - 6 p.m.||Sept. 19-21, 2016||Campus residence halls & apartments|
|University Housing Parent & Supporter Welcome Sessions||
1 - 2 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m.
Sept. 17, 2016
Sept. 18, 2016
|Community rooms of each residence hall and apartment community|
|Evening with the President Parent & Supporters reception||
|Sept. 18, 2016||O'Neill Green|
|Big Fall Welcome||7 p.m.||Sept. 18, 2016||Spanos Stadium|
|WOW New Student Orientation||Sept. 17-21, 2016||Campus and SLO Community|
1. Secure Your Mustang Move-in Pass
Go to the Mustang Move-in Reservation System and select a move-in arrival time to secure your required Mustang Move-in Pass. The last day to make or edit a reservation is Monday, Aug. 29. University Housing will reserve move-in arrival times for students who do not make reservations.
2. View Your Apartment and Room Assignment, and Move-in Arrival Time
Starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, view your finalized building name and number, room telephone number (one per room), the name(s), hometown(s) and email address(es) of your roommate(s) unless they requested privacy, and residence hall check-in information. Your move-in arrival time, if you have signed up for one, is also viewable. Communicate with roommates in advance about items to share and living preferences.
3. Update Your Emergency Contact Information
Update your emergency contact name, address and phone number on the Cal Poly Portal, Personal Info. Tab. This information must be on file before we can release your room keys.
4. Pack Light
We've compiled lists of what's provided, what to bring, and what to leave behind. Pack what you need and what you will use.
5.Bring your PolyCard or other photo identification
Be prepared for check-in. A photo ID is required to receive your access card and key. Keys are only issued to residents.
Cerro Vista Apartments
Single & double bedrooms: Each student's bedroom features an extra-long twin bed, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe, a desk, a chair and a waste basket for each student. Mini blinds are provided. Each room is also equipped with a phone jack, basic cable TV connection and high-speed Internet access.
Bathrooms: A shower curtain, toilet paper and waste basket is provided in each bathroom.
Common Areas: Each apartment's common area is provided a coffee table, two floor lamps, a couch, two end tables and window coverings.
Housekeeping: Light weekly housekeeping service is provided in kitchen/dining area, living room and bathrooms, and apartments are supplied replacement light bulbs and toilet paper.
What to Bring, What to Leave Behind
|Feel free to bring||
please leave at home
|Adhesive hooks & strips (no nails).
*Poster puddy, apartments only
Air conditioners, space heaters
|Bath Towels||Charcoal, lighter fluid|
|Bedding (XL twin, mattress/foam pad) & pillows||Grills|
Bicycle & lock
Cold medicine & first aid kit
|Flammables: candles, incense, gasoline, fireworks, propane|
|Computer||Furniture of any kind: chairs, couches, futons|
|Hangers||Halogen lamps, lava lamps|
|Important documents (ID, original Social Security card, if you plan to work on campus)||Holiday lights|
|Laundry supplies||Hot plates, hot pots, irons (irons can be checked out at the front desk.)|
|LED desk lamp||Industrial cleaning solvents|
Small personal safe
|*Lofts, bed risers|
Toiletries (shower caddy, shower shoes,
Storage units taller than 48"
Kitchen items: utensils, dishes, pots & pans, can opener, oven mitts, foil & plastic wrap, spices,
toaster oven, measuring cups & spoons, paper products, electric skillets, toasters, rice cookers.
*Irons: Personal irons allowed in the apartments, but are prohibited in the residence halls. Irons are available on loan at the residence hall front desks.
*Refrigerators: One standard refrigerator is provided in each apartment. Contact the Disability Resource Center at 805-756-1395 if you need a medical accommodation.
*Pets/animals: Pets are not permitted, with the exception of fish in an aquarium not to exceed five gallons per resident or 10 gallons per room/apartment.
*Weapons: Air-soft guns, knives, slingshots, stun guns, BB guns, pellet guns, water guns, firearms, bow and arrows, ammunition, or explosives or other weapons are prohibited.
*Risers: Riser kits, blocks and bricks are not permitted. Only furniture provided by University Housing that is designed for lofting may be lofted.
Mailing Packages in Advance of Move-in
If you need to mail belongings to Cal Poly, Distribution Services begins accepting packages for residents Thursday, Sept 1, 2016. We suggest using UPS or FedEx to ensure efficient tracking and delivery of your packages.
Wireless internet is provided by ResNet and is available in all rooms, apartments, study rooms and lounges. Residential connectivity has unique requirements for your computer. To ensure that your computer is prepared for Internet connectivity from your room, visit the ResNet website.
Apartment Condition Inventory
Prior to move in, apartment staff inspect all rooms and apartments and complete an Apartment Condition Inventory (ACI). The ACI documents the condition of the room. If you have found issues in your apartment check with your Resident Advisor (RA) 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.
All apartments rooms are considered to be in good working order with no major maintenance issues. If there are issues in your apartment, please complete a Maintenance Connection service request through your My Cal Poly Portal, Housing Tab, University Housing Service Requestor Channel. Furniture provided in the apartment and bedrooms must remain there.
College Storage Services
College Storage Services offers convenient home-to-room and retail-to-school delivery of your belongings to Cal Poly in advance of move-in. Place your order by Aug. 24, 2016 to have your college essentials waiting for you when you arrive.
GradGuard Renters Insurance
On college campuses, backpacks are often filled with thousands of dollars of electronics and books, and student bicycles and other valuables are often targets for criminals. Don’t risk not being able to replace these items. Renters insurance is a low-cost option that can replace your stolen or damaged items subject to a $100.00 deductible. Cal Poly highly recommends that students consider Renters Insurance to protect their belongings. Visit GradGuard Renters Insurance for additional information.
Mustang Laundry helps students make the best use of their limited time at Cal Poly. College is a busy time; you'll want every hour you can get. Mustang Laundry promised 96 more hours of time each year. How does it work? Students drop off dirty clothes on Mondays and Wednesdays at attended trucks parked near campus residence halls and apartments. The clothes return clean on Wednesdays and Fridays. All clothes are cleaned with a ten-step process that includes pocket checks, spot treatment, color sorting, optimal temperature, careful folding and hand packaging. Choose from one of three quarterly plans. Register with My Laundry or at UniversityLaundry.com/CALPOLY.
Residential Hall Linens
University Housing's 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, and to place an order, visit the Residence Hall Linens website. Thank you for your support!