Fall Mustang Move-In
Updated: May 11, 2022
University Housing looks forward to welcoming you to your campus home! To protect the health and safety of residents and staff, students and supporters are expected to abide by physical distancing policies and wear face coverings while on campus. All students will book a move-in appointment for a particular date and time.
Mustang Move-in Dates
Tuesday - Wednesday, Sept. 13-14: University Housing move-in for new first-year and transfer students
Friday - Sunday, Sept. 16-18: University Housing move-in for continuing students
Early move-in will be offered for Early Start Programs participants—students who are required to be on campus to support programming for fall opening. Move-in dates for Early Start Programs will be posted here by August.
Fall housing assignments will be available in your Housing Portal in MyCalPoly in August.
All residents must reserve a move-in appointment for a particular date and time to unload your vehicle, check-in, and park. You will be able to book a move-in arrival date and time in your Housing Portal under Mustang Move-in when the reservation system opens on in August.
Mustang Move-in Maps and Instructions
To ensure a safe and convenient experience, please follow your Mustang Move-in maps to your campus entry point for check-in. Our maps include directions to Cal Poly, campus traffic routes, designated drop-off zones based on housing assignment, short- and long-term parking info. and check-in locations.
Be sure to enter at the correct campus entrance point for your community. Maps will be posted in August. If you enter at the wrong entry point, you will be re-routed off-campus to the correct entry point:
- New Students (Sept. 13-14): Grand Ave. Entrance Map for new yakʔitʸutʸu, Sierra Madre, and Yosemite residents.
- New Students (Sept. 13-14): Highland Drive Entrance Map for new North Mountain, South Mountain, Cerro Vista, and Poly Canyon Village Residents
- Continuing Students (Sept. 16-18): Highland Drive Entrance Map for Continuing Students in Poly Canyon Village and Cerro Vista
If you are part of an Early Move-in Program, you will find your maps and directions here.
Tips and Reminders
Campus housing is located on hilly terrain. Be prepared to climb stairs. September days on the Central Coast are warm. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and water. Please leave pets at home.
Once on campus, navigate to your community's drop-off zone to unload your car, check-in, and park. Sanitized green moving bins will be available to assist in your move.
Your new home comes furnished and move-in ready. View floor plans and amenities for campus residences here:
- Sierra Madre & Yosemite Halls
- South Mountain Halls
- North Mountain Halls
- Cerro Vista Apartments
- Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Don’t bring your entire room with you. You always have breaks to get things from home or have things shipped to you.
What to Bring (and Leave at Home)
Pack light, in case public health conditions necessitate changes to fall assignments. Take a look at the "Free to Bring" suggestion checklist, and talk with your roommates/apartment-mates about items to share. Please leave prohibited items at home.
Sign-up links available mid-May.
General Volunteer Sign Up: Help welcome Mustangs, guide traffic, collect carts and assist us in keeping move-in running smooth.
Lead Sign Up: Take a leadership role in move-in by leading a zone for move-in!