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yakʔitʸutʸu

yakʔitʸutʸu Residence Halls

freshman
 yakʔitʸutʸu is proudly named in honor of and in partnership with the Northern Chumash, the Indigenous Peoples of San Luis Obispo County. Each residential hall is named after yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash tribal locations throughout the Central Coast region.

The seven halls are:

Name Site  Meaning
tsɨtkawayu Cambria Place of the horses
elewexe Paso Robles Named for swordfish
tšɨłkukunɨtš Carrizo Plain Place of the rabbits
tiłhini San Luis Obispo
cultural capital
Place of the full moon
tsɨtqawɨ Morro Bay Place of the dogs
nipumuʔ Nipomo Place of the big house
tsɨtpxatu Avila Beach Place of the whales

The yakʔitʸutʸu residential community also includes a new Welcome Center, an adjacent parking structure, large open spaces for outdoor activities, an amphitheater, a café, community rooms, and ample bike parking.

Multiple Residential Learning Communities are housed in yakʔitʸutʸu's seven residence halls, which vary in size from three to five stories and provide primarily triple- and quad- rooms. Each floor shares one to two common all-gender bathroom/s, depending on the size of the building.

 

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Address for Mail/Packages

To mail packages to yakʔitʸutʸu, visit this page.

Learning Community

Below are the Living Learning Community placements for the 2020-21 school year:

tsɨtkawayu: TBD
elewexe: TBD
tiłhini: TBD
tšɨłkukunɨtš: TBD
nipumuʔ: TBD
tsɨtqawɨ: TBD
tsɨtpxatu: TBD

Staff

Coordinators for Student Development

Full-time university staff provide students with leadership and support.

 

 

 

emmie

Emmy Passer

yakʔitʸutʸu

epasser@calpoly.edu

805-756-9351

 

 

 

 

Resident Advisors: Student peer leaders are trained in safety and supervision and are on-call.
Front Desk: Student staff serve resident needs, answer questions and check out equipment.
Open M-F: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., S-S: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Floorplans

*All rooms will be single occupancy for fall 2020.
 
 
  • Flooring: Carpet
  • Closet: Standalone Wardrobe
  • Compact refrigerator
  • Bed Size: 38” x 80" (twin extra long) 
  • One desk with drawers and chair for each resident
  • Small dressers 
  • Waste/recycle
  • Window coverings
  • All-gender community bathrooms

 

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Community kitchen
  • Kitchen and game equipment for checkout
  • Daily cleaning service of bathrooms and common areas on weekdays
  • Free laundry
  • Serenity rooms
  • Purified water fill stations

 

  • Built-in outdoor grill
  • Bike racks
  • Vending machines
  • Access to microwaves in every building
  • Outdoor ping pong and cornhole games

 

 

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