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Local Resources for Cal Poly Students

San Luis Obispo Living

The beautiful community of San Luis Obispo and the Cal Poly campus is conveniently located on the Central Coast of California, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on scenic Highway 101. Transportation options that include a regional airport and Amtrak train station make getting to Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo convenient. San Luis Obispo has been rated as one of the top communities in the United States to live. The quality of "SLO" life, its safety, and scenic beauty are here for you! Your education is enhanced by Cal Poly's fine reputation and University Housing's variety of educational and residential programs for students residing on campus.

Computer Labs On Campus - hours and availability:

Computer Labs at Kennedy Library

Grocery Stores in San Luis Obispo:

San Luis Obispo Locations and maps

Health and Counseling Services

Cal Poly Health & Wellbeing

Local Hospitals

French Hospital Medical Center
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Urgent Care : Med Stop

Local News and Weather:


Local Retail Shops:

San Luis Obispo locations

Shopping and Shipping for Campus Living:

You may wish to order items online ahead of time and have them shipped to your campus residence hall or apartment address. 
NOTE: Please schedule delivery/shipment of packages to arrive on campus after the move-in date. It is also recommended that any valuable items, such as computers and cameras, be insured for the value of the item. Neither Cal Poly Distribution Services (campus mail center), nor University Housing, will be responsible for the delivery of any packages that have a value over $50.

Maps/ Visitor Information:

Cal Poly Campus Map
SLO Chamber of Commerce
San Luis Obispo Map
Local Hotel and Hostel Information

Postal Services:

San Luis Obispo Post Office Locations and maps
Money Orders
Poly Canyon Village Postal Services


Storage of student's belongings for summer, etc., can be found off campus at various moving and storage companies.

Alamo Self Storage
Meathead Movers & Mini Storage

Please check the Yellow Pages or Google for additional storage facilities in SLO County.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to creating equitable communities for all residents, staff and guests.

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