Student outside halls with her parents

Parent Information

First things first

Because Federal law (FERPA) protects the privacy of every student enrolled at Cal Poly, we are unable to provide student information to anyone other than the student.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Welcome Parents and Supporters!

Parent and Supporter Welcome Booklet

Contact Us

For general questions or non-emergency student support, contact us Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 805-756-1226 or contact your student's Coordinator of Student Development.

In an emergency, contact Cal Poly Police Department (CPPD) 24/7 at 805-756-2281. CPPD works with our on-call staff to support students after hours.

Helpful Links for Parents and Supporters

Make a Housing Payment

Student Accounts


Dining Plans

Campus Dining and Payments


Medical Requirements and Health Information

Pertussis Information

Flu Information
Campus Health & Wellbeing


Cal Poly Parent & Family Programs

Be a part of the Cal Poly
community and connect yourself!
Visit Parent & Family Programs

Visiting Cal Poly

Maps, Directions, and Parking Information
SLO Community Resources
Open House
Housing Tours
Week of Welcome (WOW Week)
Overnight Visitors and Guests
Where to Stay and Things To Do


Safety / Transportation

University Police
Information Security
Commuter Services
Escort Van
Local Transportation


Rules & Regulations for Campus Housing

University Housing Resident Handbook

Contracts, Terms & Conditions
ResNet (Computer) Policies


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Strategic Plan

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Diversity & Inclusion

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

Find out how

Get Involved with Housing

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