1. Mott Gym:
The gym is where all home volleyball and basketball games are held as well as various other events. The bus stop in front of it is where the most buses come through on campus, though that portion of Perimeter Road is slated to become pedestrian-only in the future.
2. Administration building:
This is where students can get information about financial services including financial aid, pay their registration fees, buy parking permits and pick up paychecks from on-campus employment. The Academic Records office and other offices in the Administration building are essential resources for students, especially around graduation time.
3. University Union
The University Union and UU Plaza are the main student hotspots around campus, for good reason. Dozens of free events are hosted in Chumash Auditorium and the UU also houses student government, club and Student Life and Leadership offices. On the first floor, there’s a bowling alley and arcade, Starbucks coffee shop, Poly Escapes and Craft Center. UU Plaza has free concerts every Thursday.
4. El Corral Bookstore and Campus Dining
The bookstore and on-campus restaurants operate under the private Cal Poly Corporation. The bookstore has textbooks, computers, school supplies, Cal Poly merchandise and more. The on-campus eateries offer a variety of food options and accept meal plan money, debit and credit cards, cash or Campus Express money, which can be added onto any student’s PolyCard to use as a debit card.
5. University Police Department
The on-campus police often cooperate with the local San Luis Obispo Police Department but mainly deal with on-campus or campus-area issues including theft, alcohol-related incidents and parking services.
6. Campus Market
The market doesn’t just offer pre-made food and a coffee shop, but basics for students who may want to cook something. It also offers drugstore basics like medicines and school supplies.
7. Student housing
There are a lot of on-campus housing options for all students including residence halls and apartments. For more information, see page 8.
8. Robert E. Kennedy Library
The library has a 24-hour reading room on the first floor, dozens of study rooms and desks, a coffee shop and thousands of archives, books and electronic academic resources. The library also offers many free, online academic databases such as Lexus Nexus.
-Compiled by Giana Magnoli