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California Polytechnic State University in SLO

Located in San Luis Obispo, California State Polytechnic University is a prestigious public university which offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University is well known for its elite engineering, architecture, and agriculture programs. Visit the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building to enjoy art exhibits, enjoy live theater performances or catch a Cal Poly Mustangs game. Located on the beautiful Cal Poly campus, the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo is a state-of-the-art performance venue, including the majestic Sidney Harman Hall and the Pavilion, with concerts, comedy shows, world class concerts and comedies, dance performances, and speakers. Notable alumni include singer "Weird Al" Yankovich, California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, and astronaut Robert Gibson.


Prices - 

Free to visit and tour.

Hours - 

Per venue


  • Global Packaging Conference
  • Athletic Events
  • Cal Poly Performing Arts Center Shows


  • Art Exhibits
  • Academic Lectures
  • Theater Performances/Concerts
  • Campus Tours
  • Athletic Events
  • Shopping & Dining


  • Is visitor parking available on campus?

    Yes. The campus offers several parking places for guests. You must purchase general use parking permits from the Visitor Center or from pay stations located throughout the campus. There is also designated event parking with different rates. Parking Permits are not required for Commencement Attendees.
  • Are there tours of Cal Poly?

    The University offers guided student-led tours of campus.  You can also download a self-guided tour to your cell phone or print a campus map off their site. Bring your walking shoes. Cal Poly's main campus is set on a hill, and there's a lot to see. You can always take a break and eat in the University Union on the north end of campus or the Kennedy Library with a cafe on the south end. 

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