Academic Programs, Support and Advising


Serving incoming freshmen, the Mustang Success Center is in full operation virtually, offering both drop-in advising and appointments via Zoom. Its website is

For continuing students and incoming transfer students, all college advising centers are operating virtually via Zoom. Please check your college advising center’s website for details.

College of Architecture and Environmental Design Advising

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Advising

College of Engineering Advising

College of Science and Mathematics Advising

College of Liberal Arts Advising

Orfalea College of Business Advising

Writing and Learning Support for Virtual Students

Cal Poly's Writing and Learning Center is offering virtual tutoring sessions in over 200 courses and subjects this summer. Students can view the schedule, reserve appointments and join sessions through the Writing and Learning Center's online scheduling system.

Anyone with requests for individualized academic support for courses or subjects not currently listed on the tutoring schedule can connect with the center's virtual front desk during standard business hours or email the Writing and Learning Center. Tutoring services are free for all Cal Poly students.

Supplemental Workshops and Study Sessions

Spring quarter supplemental workshops concurrent with science and math courses, and study sessions associated with specific science, math, and engineering courses, will be held virtually via Zoom. For more information on how to register for supplemental workshops and study sessions, click here.

Robert E. Kennedy Library

The library has placed all its resources and services online for students to access and utilize, including its databases, ebooks, and research tools. Please note that the entire physical library is closed until further notice. All the library’s virtual resources can all be found at

The library will offer contactless book pickup, beginning August 17, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Campus community members can request books using their Cal Poly account and will be notified when their items are ready to be picked up during one of the pickup windows. 

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is operating virtually and can be contacted through its website at For more information about summer 2020 classes, please review the Frequently Asked Questions on summer quarter classes.

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is open virtually to support incoming and current transfer students and offers virtual drop-ins via Zoom Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Get tips on how to navigate virtual learning, learn ways to find community, get connected to campus resources, and more. You can also email for an appointment.

Visit the Transfer Center website and follow the Transfer Center on Instagram for up-to-date information, resources, and support.

Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity continues to offer full service to students, faculty and staff, remotely and by appointment, through Zoom videoconferencing and/or telephone. To schedule an appointment and find more information, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity website.

Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education continues to offer its full range of services to students virtually. Visit its website for more information.

Cal Poly International Center

The International Center is operating virtually and continuing to serve international students and scholars, as well as answer questions about study abroad. Visit the International Center website for more information.

Academic Programs and Support FAQs 

How can I access course reserves?

You can search online course reserves through the Kennedy Library. Your professor may request electronic course reserves, if they haven’t already done so.  

How can I check out books from the library?

There is no physical check out of library collection materials or physical interlibrary loan while we are under a shelter-at-home order. The library will re-evaluate once the state and county orders are lifted.  

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