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Moving In | Poly Canyon Village | Continuing Students

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2014 Students can move in to Poly Canyon Village Apartments from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Sunday, Sept. 19-21. You will not be able to move in to your apartment prior to that date. Information on parking, unloading, directions, and community access for move-in will be emailed to each student prior to move-in.  


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General Move-in Information
Medical Contact Information
Helpful Hints
Apartment Furnishings
Apartment Condition Inventory (ACI)
Loft Policy
Laundry Facilities
Computer Network Connectivity
Student Employment
Apartment Room Dimensions Charts
What to Bring and What NOT to Bring

General Move-in Information: Information will be posted at the Housing website on August 20. You can view your finalized housing assignment information and move-in details by reaccessing your housing application through the Cal Poly Portal. The apartment room assignment information will include:

  • Assigned building name, apartment number, and bedroom letter (A-D)
  • Apartment phone number (one per apartment)
  • Roommates' names, home towns, and phone numbers (unless roommate requested privacy)
  • Apartment check-in information
  • Parking directions for move-in day

Students must show photo ID before receiving their apartment keys. Keys will only be issued to the student assigned to the room.

Helpful Hints: The Poly Canyon Village Apartment complex is large and close parking may not be convenient, therefore 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. Some elevators are located throughout Poly Canyon Village, however, please come prepared for stairs (sensible shoes, boxes that can be carried, etc.). Students are not allowed to bring personal furniture into campus apartments (couches, chairs, futons, etc.). Due to space constraints and noise concerns, large stereo speakers, etc., need to be left at home. Free standing storage units over 48 inches tall are not allowed. Note: All furniture that is originally in the room must remain in that room.

Required Emergency Contact and Medical Information:
The following information is required of all students, who will be living in on-campus housing, and must be submitted before checking into their apartment rooms. This information can be submitted on-line through the portal and the personal info tab.

  • Emergency contact name
  • Address of contact person
  • At least one emergency contact phone number

Each apartment is furnished with:
Common Areas:
3 Barstools, 1 lounge chair, 1 ottoman, 1 small couch, 1 coffee table, 1 end table and 2 floor lamps

Kitchen Area:
Electric oven/range, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, two ice cube trays, 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.

Bedroom (each resident is provided with):
A desk and desk chair, an extra long twin bed and mattress, a dresser, a wardrobe, a waste basket, a phone jack, surge protector, and mini blinds.

Additional provided items:
Shower curtains, toilet paper / waste basket in bathroom, light bulbs and replacements
Weekly light housekeeping service provided in the kitchen, living room, and bathrooms
Wireless internet access
Cable TV connection in each bedroom and in the common living area. In the living room there is a flat screen bracket that will hold up to a 75lb. (37 inch maximum) flat screen TV.
Drapes in living room

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 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 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, only furniture provided by Cal Poly University Housing designed specifically for the purpose of lofting can be lofted. Use of risers, blocks, bricks, and etc., are NOT allowed in the apartments.

Laundry Facilities:
There are laundry rooms throughout the residence halls and apartment complexes. Washers and dryers are available for use by campus residents only. All laundry machines located in University Housing utilize personal debit/credit cards.

There is one analog phone provided per apartment which is installed in the common living area. Phone jacks are provided in each bedroom sharing the main apartment phone number. Residents may bring a phone for their own rooms. Voice mail is not part of the phone service, so apartment mates may want to decide among themselves who will 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, or 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 campus housing rooms, please contact the 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:
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 and to get more detailed information, visit the ResNet website.

Student Employment:
There are employment opportunities at University Housing and throughout campus. University Housing hires over 100 student workers annually. 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).

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