about summer


Make a Plan for Summer 2018!

Summer term will provide a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes for matriculated Cal Poly students, visiting students from across the nation, new and continuing nondegree students, and students engaged in international experiences. Students can take courses from all six of Cal Poly's colleges as well as those offered by Extended Education.

If you are a matriculated Cal Poly student, the focus for Summer 2018 is to offer you the opportunity to complete or accelerate progress toward your degree.

If you are currently attending another university, but are considering Cal Poly for Summer 2018, you will find that the Central Coast of California offers the perfect balance of educational, cultural and recreational activities. Besides being able to study at one of California's great universities, you'll be near incredible beaches, experience the ambiance of San Luis Obispo, all while in the heart of Central Coast wine county. Registration as a visiting student is easy through Open University.

Members of the larger community are also invited to study and learn at Cal Poly in the summer term. The more relaxed environment in summer makes it a great time to update skills in your current career or prepare for a new profession. Your options include enrolling in regular credit classes through Open University or taking noncredit classes offered either in a traditional classroom setting or online.

Need a place to stay? Not a problem. On-campus housing offers lodging in the furnished apartments of Cerro Vista. For more information, go to the Cal Poly Housing Website.

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Summer Sessions

First 5 Week 8 Week 10 Week Second 5 Week
First Day of Classes Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Monday, June 25 Monday, July 30
Last Day of Classes Friday, July 27 Friday, August 17 Friday, August 31 Friday, August 31
End of Final Exams Friday, July 27 Wednesday,
August 22
September 6
Friday, August 31