Open House FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
We're excited to see you at Open House 2019! To learn more about what's going on at Open House, how to get here and what to expect, take a look at some of the frequently asked Open House questions below!
April 11-13, 2019.
Yes! Cal Poly is always open for people to visit. For more information, contact Admissions at (805) 756-2311 or visit their site.
In addition, PolyCultural Weekend will be taking place April 6-8, 2018.
Guests are responsible for getting to San Luis Obispo. They can fly, take the train, drive, or walk. There are shuttles and taxis from the airport and the train station. For more information, please see our Plan Your Visit page here.
Poly Royal Rodeo tickets can be purchased at the rodeo gate or at tickets.calpoly.edu. Poly Royal Truck & Tractor Pull tickets can be purchased at the gate, while supplies last.
Cal Poly does not provide housing. The San Luis Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (805) 781-2777 for housing options, or you can view lodging options in and around SLO here. You can also view the hotels that sponsor Open House here. For more information, please see our Plan Your Visit page here.
You can obtain information for a specific major from that particular department. Phone numbers and Websites for each college are listed below:
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Orfalea College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Mathematics
Yes! At our Campus Showcase, we have the Kid’s Fair. There is also the Poly Royal Rodeo, Poly Royal Stage, and more! Find more information on our website at orientation.calpoly.edu/open-house/featured-events.
Poly Rep Tours are offered every hour on both Friday and Saturday of Open House from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friday’s tours meet in the University Union Plaza and meet on Dexter Lawn on Saturday. The last tour leaves at 2:00 p.m. each day.
University Housing offers guided walking tours of the residence halls, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Meet at the front desk of the hall you wish to visit to join a walking tour.
University Housing Shuttle tours of Cal Poly's South Mountain Halls, North Mountain Halls, and campus apartments are also provided both days from 9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m. with the last shuttle boarding at 3:00 p.m. The Housing Shuttle boards at Sequoia Hall and makes brief stops at Cerro Vista Apartments. Shuttle tours are 30 minutes in duration.
I am not an admitted student to Cal Poly, and I just want to see the campus and campus life. Is Open House a good opportunity for me?
Open House is a great opportunity to see the campus as well as campus life. Classes are in session on Friday, and Saturday's activities showcase the different departments on campus as well as over 200 clubs and organizations. Friday is directed towards admitted students and their supporters. However, you are still more than welcome to come and visit other events.
Friday is our Admitted Students Preview Day, a day dedicated to introduce students on the academic offerings of Cal Poly. Saturday is focused on our Club Showcase where over 200 student clubs and organizations show off their achievements as well as sell some tasty food. Each day offers something different for you to explore.
Look for "Cal Poly Open House" on Eventbrite, Spring 2018
Newly admitted Cal Poly students: Look for your 'Save the Date' postcard and email
- Admitted Students and guests RSVP for Open House weekend using above link or link to Open House Eventbrite
- High Schools juniors and underclassmen, please RSVP using link above
- Cal Poly Alumni & Community members
- Eventbrite "tickets" free to all Open House guests. Additional tickets for Open House special events may require purchase (such as Poly Royal Rodeo)
If you have any questions, contact us at (805) 756-2400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests with disabilities may request accommodations in advance by contacting the Disability Resource Center at (805) 756-1395.
There is no cost required to attend Open House. Some special events during the weekend have their own ticket fees, but there are many cost-free events to attend.
Find and click on your major on this list and your major's college will be there!