Early Start Programs Move-In

Updated Aug. 25, 2021

University Housing supports Early Start Program participants with campus housing through formalized agreements with campus programs that require their students to be at Cal Poly before our general Mustang Move-in dates. You may have also been granted an early Move-in Exception Appointment by request.

Below are the dates and times for approved Early Start Program participants. If needed, verify with your Program Coordinator to confirm you are on the roster. Due to limited staffing, Early Start Program participants must adhere to the move-in dates/times listed for their program. As you are arriving early, your building/room may still be undergoing preparations for new student move-in — including limitations to utilities and cleaning. Some residents may not be able to move directly into their fall assignments and will be accommodated elsewhere.

Our Mustang Move-in webpage has specific information about preparing for your arrival and move to Cal Poly — as well as information, instructions and maps for other move-in days.


Check this page before your Move-in date to confirm your instructions. Move-in appointments will be required for new students moving to campus on Sept. 10-13. You will be able to book a move-in appointment for your early move-in day when the move-in reservation system opens.

Early start program




Check-in Location Move in Appointment Required

Athletes - Swimming and diving

9 a.m. to noon



Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Housing Admin Building (31) (MAP)




9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10 Building 31 (MAP)
Athletes - Tennis
(Date approved by coach)
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 10-13, 2021 Building 31 (MAP)

CORE Participants

9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 Building 31 (MAP)
Student Diversity and Belonging - Student Assistants 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Building 31 (MAP)
Fraternity & Sorority Life 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Building 31 (MAP)
Approved Early Move-in Exception Appointments 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-13 (new students), Sept. 10-15 (continuing students) Building 31 (Sept 10-13 MAP ; Sept. 14-15 MAP)

Quarter Plus participants moving to fall assignment

Instructions by email Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Cerro Vista Community Center  

Pre-Season Athletes moving to fall assignment

Instructions by email Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Cerro Vista Community Center  
Summer Residents moving to fall assignments (additional charge for summer-to-fall housing) Times assigned by email Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Cerro Vista Community Center   
University Housing IHC

noon to 4 p.m.


(No move-in appointment required)

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

Cerro Vista Community Center


WOW Leaders

9 a.m. to noon


(No move-in appointment required)

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Housing Admin Building (31) (MAP)



After-hours check-in: Staffing is very limited after hours. Please arrive at your designated time. If you do arrive after hours, contact the RA on-call using the number posted at the front door of your building or community center.

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