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Student Housing


We are committed to offering a two-year, high-quality campus living and educational environment to Cal Poly students based on availability. University Housing is dedicated to providing housing to all new students; however, with student numbers varying each year, our ability to meet the demand may fluctuate, so pay attention to dates and schedules.

All admitted, first-time freshmen are required to live on campus their first year to ensure everyone receives the benefit of the campus housing experience. Exemptions from the residential requirement will be considered based upon the Freshman On-Campus Living Exemption Policy.

Student Housing License Agreements and payments are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Campus Housing Learning Communities are located in double and triple rooms in residence halls and private bedrooms, shared bedrooms and double suites in the campus apartments.

Students who secure housing by completing all of the following steps will be considered for campus housing:
1.  Apply for campus housing on line.
2.  Pay the initial Housing & Dining payment.
3.  Complete, sign and submit the Housing License Agreement Signature Page. (Freshmen only.  Continuing and Transfer Students complete this step online)

Apply: 

The Housing Application is located on the student's Cal Poly portal via the Housing Tab. 

Payments: 

Housing payments are made through Student Accounts. Parents can make payments through the Student Accounts website. Students can pay through their Cal Poly Portal under the Money Matters tab. Payments and License Agreements received after all spaces are filled will be returned. 

Disabilities or Special Needs:

If a student expects they may need a housing accommodation based on a disability, such as a specific room type, assistance animal, or specific assignment location, they must first contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at drc@calpoly.edu. The DRC will collect medical information and any required documentation and notify University Housing of any accommodation recommendations.

Dining Plans:

Dining plans are offered through Campus Dining.  All freshmen living in campus housing are required to purchase a dining plan. Continuing, transfer, and international students living in campus housing are not required to purchase a dining plan. For campus dining options visit the Campus Dining website 

Cancellations:

30 days prior to move in, students may cancel their campus housing without financial penalty via the campus housing cancellation form. After move in, campus housing cancellation requests must meet specific requirements and may or may not be granted due to CSU policies. For more information regarding housing cancellations, please refer to the “Cancellation” section of the Terms and Conditions of the Housing Agreement available on the Policies page at housing.calpoly.edu or email housing@calpoly.edu.

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