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Tips to Prepare for Power Shut-offs

Entering the height of fire season, PG&E is monitoring weather conditions closely and constantly in areas of high fire risk to determine the necessity of a Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS). 

Cal Poly’s Department of Emergency Management works closely with PG&E and San Luis Obispo County officials to prepare the for possible of a proactive shutoff. If a shut-off is planned for campus, you will be notified through a campus PolyAlert text message.  When there is extreme hot weather, we encourage you to prepared in advance.  Here are some tips to help you be ready:

  • Keep your devices and battery supplies charged.
  • Save documents/computer files often. 
  • Have a flashlight with new or working batteries on hand. Candles are not permitted in University Housing.
  • Review emergency exit routes  before nightfall.
  • Report any damages and broken tree limbs through our maintenance request system in your Housing Portal.
  • Have plenty of water and non-perishable food on hand.
  • Limit opening your refrigerator and freezer doors. Keep a supply of ice.
  • Do not use barbecue pits in high winds.
  • Do not use outside heaters in high winds.

Learn more about the PSPS program here.  View PG&E's 7-day Public Safety Power Shut-off forecast here.

Two-Year Housing Program 

University Housing provides a two-year campus living experience, engaging and supporting students from the day they move in to their new community. 

As part of our commitment to building a well-rounded, nurturing support system that positively supports student success and retention, all first-years are required to live on campus. Depending on their College or program, some students are required to stay on campus for a second year. New students are notified during the Cal Poly Admissions process if their College has a two-year housing requirement. Learn more about the program here.

Get Ready for Fall

View the inside of campus housing through University Housing's virtual tours. See shared spaces, rooms and apartments, and bathrooms. We're also hosting in-person student-led tours this summer. New students and supporters can tour our communities on Day 2 of each SLO Days summer orientation session. Prospective students and supporters are welcome to join our summer tours. Learn more and sign up here.

Detailed floor plans are also available. Click on the community your interested in and then "Floor Plans and Furnishings." 

Ready to starting packing?  View our downloadable packing lists on the Mustang Move-in to see what to bring (and what you should leave at home.)

Community Amenities

Every building has amenities common to housing and unique to their community. Learn about the features of each community here


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