Fall 2020 Checklist

The Fall 2020 Checklist page features information on:

  • Important Fall Dates to Remember
  • Technology Support
  • Advising and Accommodations
  • Campus Health and Safety Protocols
  • Student Support and Wellbeing
  • Facilities and Spaces
  • Housing, Food, Textbooks and Transportation

Important Fall Dates to Remember

Testing and Training Requirements

  • Cal Poly is requiring all students who live and participate in on-campus activities provide a negative test result for COVID-19. For additional information, visit the COVID-19 testing page.

  • The university is requiring all students to complete COVID-19 online training prior to arriving on campus or before classes start on Monday, September 14, whichever is sooner. Please click here to access the training. For additional information, see the Aug. 28 message in Campus Updates

Technology Support

  • Tech support for learning remotely – Visit the Information Technology Services for Zoom conferencing, Canvas and additional technical support.
  • Tech rentals – Students in need of a laptop should complete the online Tech Rental Form.
  • Financial support for technology needs – Please email the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

Advising and Accommodations

Campus Health and Safety Protocols

The university is taking additional cleaning and sanitation steps throughout our facilities. Please help keep our community safe by complying with the following protocols:   

  • Non-residents are not allowed to enter residence halls or apartments.
  • Cal Poly-affiliated events and gatherings — whether on or off campus —should be virtual for Fall 2020.
  • Cal Poly Police and other public safety services never stop working. They are here to serve and support you.

Failure to follow campus protocols will result in student conduct action, which could include suspension or expulsion. More information can be found on the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities website.

Student Support and Wellbeing

Facilities and Spaces

  • ASI-managed facilities – The Cal Poly Recreation Center outdoor area, Lower Sports Complex, Doerr Family Field, and first floor of the Julian A. McPhee University Union) are slated to open at limited capacities with new safety precautions.
  • Kennedy Library – Facility remains closed. Library virtual resources and contactless book pickup remain available.
  • Study spaces – The university has identified outdoor areas on campus for students to log in for online classes or study, while practicing physical distancing and other safety protocols. 
  • Centers and Hangout spaces – For the safety of our campus and surrounding communities, indoor public gathering spaces will be closed throughout fall quarter.

Please note – facility hours and operations are subject to change. Please visit these websites for updates.

Housing, Food, Textbooks and Transportation 

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