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It is strongly recommended that you secure housing soon after being admitted to Cal Poly as an international student since there is limited housing available both on- and off-campus.

On-Campus Housing

Information about on-campus housing and timeline to apply can be found at the Housing website.

Note: Please apply for On Campus Housing early in order to have the best chance of getting your housing preferences secured.

If you have questions regarding on-campus housing, please feel free to email the Housing Administration Office or call 805-756-1226.

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Off-Campus Housing Resources

The University Housing Office maintains off-campus rental information of housing, apartments, mobile homes, and an extensive list of private and shared rooms. If you wish to explore off-campus housing options you can do so by checking this pdf Off-Campus Housing pdf.

You might also try searching online:

The University does not inspect, approve, or disapprove of any housing offered through these rental resources. Protect your rights as a renter! Review the documents provided on the Information for Renters section of the Off-Campus Housing web page.

Living within the city of San Luis Obispo will allow you to take advantage of free bus transportation using the SLO Transit System or to ride a bike or walk to campus.- There are communities within a 15-40 minute commute to San Luis Obispo, including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cayucos, Grover Beach, Los Osos, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach, and all provide public transportation to Cal Poly via the RTA bus system.

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Off-Campus Housing Assistance via Facebook

If you are looking for an off-campus room, apartment or sublet, you are encouraged to join our International Student Housing Facebook Group. This group was created for international students to connect with other Cal Poly students who are looking to share/sublet an apartment or room with international students.

California Polytechnic State University Disclaimer:

This information is offered as a courtesy only. Individuals participating in this opportunity offered through California Polytechnic State University are responsible for their own housing and payments. California Polytechnic State University does not endorse any listed person or entity nor make any representations or warranties concerning any housing nor bears any liability or responsibility for any act or omission on the part of any other third person.

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