Frequently Asked Questions
- Health and Wellbeing
- Virtual Learning
- Housing and Food
- Travel and Study Abroad
- Campus Initiatives
- Human Resources
Health and Wellbeing
For more information, see Health and Wellbeing
What do I do if I think I have, or someone close to me has, COVID-19?
I’m immunocompromised, how can I protect myself on campus?
Who can I speak with if the situation makes me feel stressed or overwhelmed?
I feel fine. Why should I take precautions?
Where can I find more information?
This will depend on whether your courses are taught synchronously (meetings at specific days and times), asynchronously (no scheduled meetings) or a combination of the two formats. Classes taught in a Synchronous manner with established meetings days and times may still create time conflicts. Those taught in an Asynchronous manner will not create a time conflict during the registration process.
I am enrolled in an asynchronous class. If I am not required to log in for class instruction during established meeting days and times, how will I complete my final exam?
You should communicate directly with your instructor for more information.
Your final exam will be offered per the Registrar Office's published schedule.
I want to crash a class, and the instructor has added me to the class Canvas or PolyLearn. Does this mean I am now enrolled in the class?
No. If an instructor adds you to the class PolyLearn or Canvas, you are not officially enrolled in the class. You must complete the registration process through your Student Center if and when there is an open seat or you are given a permission number to enroll.
Will taking a course (that is normally a graded course) as Credit/No Credit in summer quarter count towards typical Credit/No Credit limits?
Any Credit/No Credit-selected courses you complete during summer 2020 will NOT be counted toward the following limitations:
- The 16-unit overall limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take during your career at Cal Poly
- The 4-unit limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take in GE courses
- The maximum of one-third of Credit/No Credit-selected courses allowed in a minor.
Virtual Learning and Advising
For more information, visit the Virtual Learning page.
How can I get academic advising support virtually?
I’m a student who cannot afford internet service at home. What resources are available to help me obtain internet service for my online classes?
What learning support options are available?
How can I access library resources?
Housing and Food
For more information, see Housing, Dining and Parking.
Why won’t Cal Poly close all housing?
Will facilities staff still be available to respond to service requests and to clean the buildings?
Travel and Study Abroad
Cal Poly has suspended all study abroad programs for spring quarter and students studying abroad are required to return to the U.S. as soon as possible.
For more information, visit the Cal Poly International Center's website.
I have university-related travel planned. What should I do?
What should students, faculty or staff do if they return from an affected area?
For more information, see Campus Operations
What is the campus doing to prevent the spread of infection?
What is the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)?
For more information, see Human Resources