Coming in 2018: Student Housing South

Student Housing South architect rendering

Cal Poly Builds a New Residential Community for Freshmen Students

Already under construction, Student Housing South will house 1,475 freshman students in seven residence halls. Residence halls vary in size from three to five stories. The location is ideal for students, located at the Grand Avenue entrance to campus and across the street from the existing freshman residence halls. 

Also under construction is a new three story dining facility, the Vista Grande Dining Complex. The planned completion date for both Student Housing South and Vista Grande is Fall 2018.

The new community will also bring to Cal Poly:

  • A new campus welcome center
  • An adjacent four-level parking structure
  • Large open spaces for outdoor activities
  • A small café​
  • Community rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Game rooms
  • A mail room
  • Office and work spaces

Pedestrian Pathways

A sidewalk will be constructed along Slack Street, between Grand Avenue and the G-2 parking lot, along Longview Lane continuing toward campus. Also, a pathway through the complex will connect with Mustang Way in the heart of campus.


LEED Certification

This project will be guaranteed LEED certified.

Solar Energy

Construction plans include a 1.1 megawatt solar system to be installed on the rooftops of the residential buildings and parking structure.

Low-Impact Development Features

Storm-water management features such as bio swales, permeable paving and gabion
walls will be used throughout the project and displayed on signs.

Project Facts*

  • Site size: approximately 12 acres
  • Beds: 1,475
  • Residence rooms: 696
  • Total building area: 436,139 square feet
  • Parking stalls: 492
  • Bicycle spaces: 872
  • Total project Cost: $198M

*These amounts are estimates and may be subject to change.

Student Housing South Naming & Milestone Celebration Map

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