Guest Parking and Transportation

Open House attendees at University Welcome

Parking is extremely limited as classes will be in session on Cal Poly’s campus as well as events with Poly Royal Rodeo and athletics.  No oversized vehicles will be allowed on campus so plan accordingly. For visitors staying in select San Luis Obispo hotels, there will be shuttle service to campus provided on Friday, April 7th to and from campus 7:00 am-11:00 pm. Further shuttle info below.

For more information from Parking & Commuter Services

SLO Transit will also be providing free bussing all weekend to any Open House guest.  To ride the busses for free during Open House weekend just show your driver a copy of your RSVP from EventBrite.  To see their schedule you can download the SLO Transit App for free through the Apple App Store or Google play Store, pick up a map on any SLO Transit bus, or visit them at their website here.

For Open House specific information check out this useful guide.

On Campus Parking

Friday, April 7th

Due to Poly Royal Rodeo, Open House, and athletics events, campus parking will be very limited. Guests are encouraged to utilizing bussing to come to campus.

For those needing to drive to campus, enter only through Highland Drive. Please follow Open House signage and University Police Department direction on where to park. On campus shuttles will be available 

Saturday, April 8th

All guests must enter through Grand Avenue and follow UPD signage and staff to parking on campus. Due to heightened campus activity, parking availability will be impacted and guests should plan accordingly when driving on to campus. 

ADA/Accessible Parking

ADA accessible parking will be available for guests.

  • Please follow Open House signage and UPD staff to park. ADA spaces will be available in all lots.
  • A disabled placard is required to park in accessible lots.

On Campus Shuttle Service Friday Only

  • Shuttle service will be provided for guests who park in exterior campus lots. Please check our schedule in Guidebook app for most up to date shuttle locations. 
  • On Campus shuttles will be picking up near lot entrances and dropping off at the Performing Arts Center every 15 minutes. 
  • Unfortunately, our primary on campus shuttles cannot accommodate wheelchairs. However, those needing assistance in getting around campus can call 805-305-7194 for assistance.

Wheelchairs

  • A limited number of manual wheelchairs will be available for loan around the campus. Please find us at our main information booth on Friday or Saturday. 

Friday, April 7th Open House Hotel Shuttles

Shuttles for guests staying in select San Luis Obispo hotels will be provided to and from campus on Friday, April 7th from 7:00 am-11:00 pm. Shuttles will pick up at the below locations and drop off at the Performing Arts Center on Cal Poly's campus. Shuttle service will be provided Friday only.

Cabrillo Route: Grand Ave/North Highway 101 area

Please meet at the bus stop on Mill Street and Grand Ave. Shuttles will be running every 10 minutes to and from campus. Wheelchair access will be available on this shuttle.

Servicing the following hotels:

Apple Farm

Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo

Inn at San Luis Obispo

La Cuesta Inn

Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Lexington Inn

Peach Tree Inn

Quality Suites

San Luis Creek Lodge

Sands Inn & Suites

Sunbeam Motel

Super 8 San Luis Obispo

Travelodge San Luis Obispo

 

Hollister Route: Madonna Inn and Madonna Road area

Please wait in front of your hotel’s lobby to be picked up and brought to campus. Shuttles will be running every 30 minutes. Wheelchair access will be available on this shuttle.

Servicing the following hotels:

Best Western

Embassy Suites

Madonna Inn

Vagabond Inn

 

Bishop Route: Los Osos Valley Road/South Highway 101 area

Please wait in front of your hotel’s lobby to be picked up and brought to campus. Shuttles will be running every 30 minutes. Wheelchair access will be available on this shuttle.

Servicing the following hotels:

Courtyard San Luis Obispo

Hampton Inn & Suites

Motel 6 – N

Motel 6 – S

Cal Poly encourages inclusivity in all its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access or Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, please contact New Student & Transition Programs (openhouse@calpoly.edu) in advance of your participation or visit.

 

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