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2020-21 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference on Feb. 27 to Feature Poet, Activist Sonya Renee Taylor


Award-winning performance poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the keynote address for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference, to be held virtually from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Read more ...

Cal Poly Earns 28th Consecutive Best in the West Ranking from U.S. News


For the 28th straight year, Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Read more ...

2019-20 academic year news and announcements

Cal Poly to Require COVID-19 Test for All Students Living On Campus for Fall 2020


In consultation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, Cal Poly announced today that the university will require a negative COVID-19 test from all students living on campus for the Fall 2020 quarter, taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving on campus. Read more ...

Cal Poly Announces Completion of Most Successful Capital Campaign in CSU History


Cal Poly is officially announcing the successful completion of The Power of Doing: The Campaign for Learn by Doing, which raised more than $832 million, the largest fundraising initiative in university and CSU history. Read more ...

Media Alert — Cal Poly Thanks Health Care Workers, Other Essential Employees with ‘Light It Blue to Thank You’ Effort


In an effort to recognize and thank all health care workers who have been providing support, guidance and care for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other essential employees, several buildings and landmarks on the Cal Poly campus will be illuminated with blue light starting Friday, May 22. Read more ...

Cal Poly Student Affairs Professionals Recognized by Industry Associations


Several Cal Poly Student Affairs professionals were recognized recently by industry peers for their contributions to advancing social justice, orientation and transition programming, leadership and service, and student conduct. Read more ...

Cal Poly’s Change the Status Quo Conference to Feature Angela Davis Feb. 29


Political and social activist, scholar, author, educator and National Women’s Hall of Fame honoree Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address at Cal Poly’s 18th annual Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Leadership Conference on Saturday, Feb. 29. Read more ...

Cal Poly, City Collaboration Leads to Record Low Noise Complaints and Citations


San Luis Obispo residents continue to see positive results from shared efforts by the city and Cal Poly to reduce neighborhood issues near the campus, including noise complaints and citations. Read more ...

Cal Poly Recognized Among Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2020


Cal Poly has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for the third time by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Read more ...

Students in Cal Poly College Prep Programs Advance to Higher Education at Rates Higher Than National Average


Local high school students who participated in Cal Poly TRIO pre-college preparation programs advanced to institutions of higher learning at higher rates than those at TRIO programs nationally. Read more ... 

Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing Adds Gender-Affirming Care


SAN LUIS OBISPO –– Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing has added gender-affirming care to its slate of available health services to students. Read more ...

Cal Poly Values and Salutes its Veterans on West’s One of the Most Vet-Friendly Campuses


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s veterans center has helped bolster the university’s standing as one of the most veteran-friendly schools in the western U.S. This fall U.S. News & World Report named Cal Poly the best public, master’s-level university in the West in its annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook. Read more ... 


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Diego Abeloos, Educational Communications Specialist 

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