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Press Releases

Date Publication Story
September 15, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Unveils New Dining Options Across Campus

SAN LUIS OBISPO — This fall Cal Poly students and staff will have a number of new dining options available… Read More

September 13, 2017 Press Release  

New University Store Director Brings 20 Years’ Experience

SAN LUIS OBISPO – David Watts started working with Follett Higher Education when he was a student at San Diego… Read More

September 13, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp.’s Director of Administration and Legal Moves on After 16 Years

SAN LUIS OBISPO – After a 16-year tenure with the Cal Poly Corporation, Starr Lee will be moving on to… Read More

June 8, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp. Fulfills 100-Plus Student Project Requests in 2016-17

SAN LUIS OBISPO — In the past academic year, the Cal Poly Corp. assisted with more than 100 student projects,… Read More

May 30, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Wins Four Awards in Sustainability Best Practices Competition

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has won four awards — three best practice awards and an honorable mention for… Read More

May 23, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp. Selects Follett to Operate the Cal Poly University Store

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly Corporation today announced that it will soon transition management of the Cal Poly… Read More

May 22, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp. Donates $750K to Doerr Family Field

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Corp. recently donated $750,000 to the Doerr Family Field and track, a new… Read More

April 25, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp. Selects Follett Higher Education Group to Operate University Store

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The Cal Poly Corp. has reached agreement with Follett Higher Education Group to operate… Read More

February 23, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Downtown Store Wins Beautification Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Downtown won a Beautification Award from the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association for… Read More

February 15, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp. Adds Two New Leaders to Campus Dining Team

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Corporation has added Spyros Gravas and Ken Kline to Cal Poly’s… Read More

February 8, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning Receives One-Stop Shop Certification

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Conference and event organizers now have the added assurance that Cal Conference & Event Planning (CEP)… Read More

January 10, 2017 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corp.’s Spanton Receives Tribune’s Top 20 Under 40 Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Fatma Umut Spanton, director of Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning, was recently named one of… Read More

December 12, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corporation Supports Mustang News as Community Sponsor

SAN LUIS OBISPO — In October, Cal Poly Corporation sponsored Mustang News’ “100 Years of Delivering the News” celebration. The… Read More

November 29, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Downtown Moves to Larger Location in the Heart of Downtown SLO

Official Cal Poly retailer opening state-of-the-art store December 3 SAN LUIS OBISPO – SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly… Read More

November 4, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corporation Helps Raise Student Scholarship Funds

Campus Dining participates in event to support California Women in Agriculture SAN LUIS OBISPO – In early September, Cal Poly… Read More

October 24, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining to Host Special Events All Year Long

Weekly and monthly events to raise awareness, generate campus involvement SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Dining has a… Read More

October 17, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining to Launch New Customer Feedback System

Txt ‘n’ Tell allows students to text comments and questions about food, service SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly’s Campus… Read More

September 6, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining Chefs Make Burgers to Support Students

Burger competition raises funds, scholarships for agricultural youth programs SAN LUIS OBISPO — Over the Labor Day weekend, chefs from… Read More

August 29, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corporation Pursues Requests for Proposal for University Store and Campus Dining

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly Corporation is pursuing Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to evaluate alternative management models for… Read More

August 22, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining Rolling Out New Options This Fall

Renovations and food concept changes underway as new dining complex is built SAN LUIS OBISPO – Campus Dining has several… Read More

July 26, 2016 Press Release  

Ciao! restaurant to become Mustang Station – the official gathering spot on campus

July 26, 2016 Ciao! restaurant to become Mustang Station – the official gathering spot on campus SAN LUIS OBISPO –… Read More

June 23, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corporation Recognizes Outstanding Job Performers

San Luis Obispo, CA — On June 15th, Cal Poly Corporation recognized nine employees for their outstanding job performance. The… Read More

May 26, 2016 Press Release  

Volcano Burger to Debut at Burger Bar

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Campus Dining has announced the winner of the Burger Bar Recipe Contest: The Volcano Burger. Read More

May 18, 2016 Press Release  

Vista Grande to Retire After 43 years

SAN LUIS OBISPO – After 43 years of service, Vista Grande will “retire” at the end of the academic year… Read More

May 11, 2016 Press Release  

University Catering Wins National Recognition for Green & Gold event

SAN LUIS OBISPO – University Catering has received national recognition, winning the Silver award in the ‘Catering – Special Event’… Read More

May 11, 2016 Press Release  

University Catering Wins National Recognition for Green & Gold event

SAN LUIS OBISPO – University Catering has received national recognition, winning the Silver award in the ‘Catering – Special Event’… Read More

April 28, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining Gives Away Bikes to Celebrate Bike Month

SAN LUIS OBISPO — May is Bike Month and in celebration Campus Dining is giving away a free bike every… Read More

April 28, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining Hosts State Of Our Plate, Food Forum

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Corporation’s Campus Dining is hosting State Of Our Plate, a food forum on May… Read More

April 4, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly Corporation Begins Campus Dining Building Project June 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The Cal Poly Corporation has announced plans to replace the Vista Grande dining hall with… Read More

March 20, 2016 Press Release  

Mustang Media Group Takes First Place in Ad Competition

Winning ad promotes Cal Poly’s Zero Waste sustainability program Mustang Media Group took first place in native advertising at the… Read More

February 11, 2016 Press Release  

Campus Dining Celebrates Earth Day At 19-Metro Station, April 19th

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Campus Dining will celebrate Earth Day early on April 19th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Read More

February 1, 2016 Press Release  

Cal Poly University Store Launches “Hoodies with a Heart” Program

February 1, 2016 Cal Poly University Store Launches “Hoodies with a Heart” Program SAN LUIS OBISPO — The University Store… Read More

November 19, 2015 Press Release  

Campus Dining Reduces Cal Poly’s Foodprint

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As one of the largest commercial services on campus, Campus Dining strives to lessen its environmental… Read More

September 29, 2015 Press Release  

Campus Dining Executive Chefs Win Scholarships for Students

Picture above is Cal Poly Executive Chef, Michael Albright SAN LUIS OBISPO — This summer, Executive Chefs from Cal… Read More

August 4, 2015 Press Release  

University Store Adds Nike Concept Shop

San Luis Obispo, CA — Cal Poly University Store unveiled this week a new Nike Concept Shop dedicated to showcasing… Read More

August 3, 2015 Press Release  

Cal Poly Campus Dining’s Chef Will Compete in Burger Competition Fundraiser

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Executive Chef Chris Dunham from Cal Poly Corporation Campus Dining, will compete in the Burgers and… Read More

July 7, 2015 Press Release  

Cal Poly University Store Launches New Website Graphics

San Luis Obispo, CA — The University Store has updated their website in order to enhance the user experience. The… Read More

May 8, 2015 Press Release  

Cal Poly Chefs to Compete in Garlic Bowl MMXV

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – On Friday, July 24, Cal Poly Executive Chef, Michael Albright and Sous Chef, James Hauser… Read More

May 1, 2015 Press Release  

Cal Poly Catering Wins Gold at NACUFS

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly Catering has brought home gold, for the catering online menu division of… Read More

April 22, 2015 Press Release  

Lucy’s Juice to Distribute New Line of Recovery Smoothies at Mustang Mile

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Campus Dining is pleased to announce that Lucy’s Juice will be distributing their new line… Read More

April 22, 2015 Press Release  

Cal Poly Campus Dining’s Sustainability Measures

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Campus Dining holds sustainability as an integral part of its operations. Going beyond traditional recycling,… Read More

April 15, 2015 Press Release  

Campus Dining Brings Coca-Cola Eko Lounge to the University Union

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA &mdash On April 22, Earth Day, Campus Dining working with Coca-Cola will erect an “Eko Lounge”… Read More

April 6, 2015 Press Release  

University Store Holds Instagram Contest to Celebrate Earth Day

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – In celebration of Earth Day, the University Store has launched an Instagram contest lasting from… Read More

April 3, 2015 Press Release  

Wellness Wednesday Answers Students’ Nutrition Questions

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Cal Poly’s registered dietician, Megan Coats, will now be answering any nutrition or dietary questions… Read More

April 1, 2015 Press Release  

Ciao! Pizza Contest Winner to Sign Autographs with Every Slice

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — On Thursday, April 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sarah Nimroozi, winner of the Ciao! pizza… Read More

September 13, 2014 Press Release  

Sage at Vista Grande Takes Best Food Award at 27th Annual Afternoon of Epicurean Delights

San Luis Obispo — Our own, Sage at Vista Grande received the Best Food award for their signature Korean BBQ… Read More

Video Stories

Date Department Story
February 9, 2017 Campus Dining Mustang News  

30-Minute update

Metro Station has announced the winner of the Student Chef competition See full story here  … Read More

January 23, 2017 Campus Dining Mustang News  

New year, new laws

On Jan 1. 2017, many California state laws were enacted and some were even retracted. Here are three enacted laws… Read More

December 2, 2016 KSBY  

Cal Poly Downtown store opening in new location

Cal Poly’s retail store in downtown San Luis Obispo opens in its new location Saturday. It will now be located… Read More

December 1, 2016 Mustang News  

Cal Poly introduces Meatless Monday on campus

Inspired by National Vegetarian Month Cal Poly Dining launched Meatless Monday at the 19 Metro Station this past… Read More

November 7, 2016 Mustang News  

Cal Poly Food Day Celebration

Food day is a national celebration every year on Oct. 24. However, Cal Poly celebrated earlier this year on Oct. Read More

October 11, 2016 Campus Dining KSBY  

Beer, wine on the menu at Cal Poly venue

Cal Poly has a new, first-of-its-kind food and beverage space. Beer and wine are on the menu at Mustang Station. Read More

May 11, 2016 University Store  

Watch our video playlist to learn more about University Store activities, programs, and events.

Student success is the #1 goal at the University Bookstore. We strive to deliver the products and services necessary to… Read More

February 2, 2016 KSBY University Store  

Cal Poly University Store begins annual Hoodies with a Heart program

Cal Poly University Store was featured on KSBY for their annual Hoodies with a Heart program. View the video… Read More

July 24, 2015 Campus Dining  

2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival Preview

June 14, 2014 University Catering  

Cal Poly Green and Gold 2014

What does it take to put on event for 700 attendees? Watch Cal Poly Catering and Cal Poly staff get… Read More

News Stories

Date Publication Story
May 30, 2017 Campus Dining Today  

The Value of Communication and Providing Safe Gluten-Free Campus Dining

Ashley Rohall, a third-year student at Smith College, was having trouble staying completely gluten-free and found herself trying to take… Read More

March 14, 2017 Campus Dining Mustang Daily  

The Avenue changes operation hours

Going to The Avenue to grab late-night munchies on the weekend? Check their new operation hours before heading out. Read More

March 7, 2017 Campus Dining Mustang News  

An underground look at Campus Dining

Most students walk up and down Perimeter Road without giving any thought to what’s beneath them. For 58 years, Campus… Read More

February 23, 2017 Campus Dining Mustang News  

Vista Grande replacement bids to come in mid-March

Cal Poly will receive bids from prospective contractors for the Vista Grande replacement March 22. The plan to replace Vista… Read More

January 1, 2017 Cal Poly Magazie Campus Dining University Store  

The Year in Review

With 2016 in the books, let’s take a look back at the year at Cal Poly. Read full story here… Read More

November 30, 2016 The Tribune  

Cal Poly Downtown store moving to larger, upscale location on Higuera Street

Cal Poly soon will soon open its downtown store in a larger, more upscale location at the corner of Higuera… Read More

November 17, 2016 Mustang News  

A look inside campus’ new gourmet restaurant

Dylan Ring has more on the new on-campus gourmet restaurant known as “Myron’s.” While Myron’s is largely visited by faculty… Read More

November 2, 2016 Mustang News  

What “wet campus” really means

It’s 2013, and the sun sets over the Julian A. McPhee University Union (UU). By this time, most students are… Read More

October 24, 2016 The Huffington Post  

The Menu Option Millennials Need in Campus Dining May Surprise You

Fall is in the air and with it comes the delicious harvest of winter squash, dark leafy greens, root vegetables… Read More

October 17, 2016 The Tribune  

Cal Poly students can now grab a beer on campus

In their fourth year at Cal Poly, 21-year-old students Madison Pace and Torrey Brugger did something for the first time… Read More

October 11, 2016 Cal Coast News  

Cal Poly is no longer a dry campus

For the first time, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo has an area for students to drink alcohol on the… Read More

September 7, 2016 Mustang News  

Cal Poly Corporation pursues alternative management for Campus Dining and University Store

Cal Poly Corporation is pursuing requests for proposal (RFPs) to bring in a new on-site food service management team for… Read More

August 27, 2016 The Tribune  

Cal Poly replacing Vista Grande dining with larger eatery

A long-established eating hub for Cal Poly students is being replaced by a health-conscious dining complex more than twice its… Read More

August 18, 2016 KSBY  

Cal Poly live streams demolition of Vista Grande dining hall

Cal Poly’s Vista Grande dining complex is being demolished this week to make way for a new, three-story building. Read More

June 13, 2016 The Tribune  

Cal Poly construction work will cause traffic detours this summer

Cal Poly will do work on six major and 100 minor capital projects between June 15 and Aug. 31 New… Read More

June 8, 2016 NACUFS  

Meet the 2016 Loyal Horton award winners

The University of Notre Dame’s Filipino-American Student Organization (FASO) approached Campus Dining in early 2015 with the idea of collaborating… Read More

May 16, 2016 Mustang News  

Campus Dining hosted a food forum

Campus Dining hosted a food forum last Thursday, “State of Our Plate,” to get feedback on the current food options… Read More

April 16, 2016 KSBY  

Cal Poly Corporation Plans New Dining Complex

A brand new dining complex with some impressive perks will soon be built on the Cal Poly campus. Cal Poly… Read More

January 4, 2016 SLO Chamber of Commerce  

Employees as Brand Ambassadors

October 23, 2015 Mustang News  

Food Day Learn Sustainability

Students were treated to free food samples and entertainment at Cal Poly Food Day on Thursday afternoon. The event featured… Read More

July 24, 2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival  

2015 Gilroy Garlic Festival

April 20, 2015 Mustang Daily  

A New Senior Tradition: Spring Commencement Fair

The first-ever senior Spring Commencement Fair is right around the corner. Hosted by the University Store, the event will take… Read More

February 12, 2015 Ag Circle  

Trendy Dining Makes Its Way to Cal Poly’s Campus

September 25, 2013 Mustang Daily  

Something is sizzling in Poly Canyon Village (PCV), and it isn’t just the heat

Something is sizzling in Poly Canyon Village (PCV), and it isn’t just the heat. Tacos To-Go, the on-campus Mexican cuisine… Read More

May 1, 2013 Todays Dietition  

More Universities Are Serving Healthier Cuisine to Students

College foodservice has stepped up its game in recent years by hiring dietitians to develop healthful eating initiatives and listening… Read More

April 22, 2013 Mustang Daily  

Peet’s Coffee & Tea closing in spring

The first-ever senior Spring Commencement Fair is right around the corner. Hosted by the University Store, the event will take… Read More

March 20, 2013 On-Campus Hospitality  

Cal Poly Welcomes “Super Subway”

February 4, 2013 Mustang Daily  

Those who teach, write: Cal Poly professors as authors

The fluctuating prices of courseware are a common concern among college students. The University Store (formerly El Corral Bookstore) sells… Read More

January 13, 2013 Mustang Daily  

How to make a buck after the holidays

Did you spend a little too much on gifts for your mom, go on a few too many coffee dates… Read More

January 13, 2013 Mustang Daily  

University Store offering new tablet rental

As students file back into classes, fresh from a winter break rife with gifts, various new tablets and e-readers can… Read More

September 24, 2012 Mustang Daily  

Paper or Plastic?

The controversial ordinance regarding the distribution of single-use bags in stores will go into effect in San Luis Obispo County… Read More

September 19, 2012 Mustang Daily  

Cal Poly Corporation shakes up shopping, food

Students returning to Cal Poly this quarter will notice some drastic changes in stores around campus. Both the University Store… Read More

September 7, 2012 Food Service Direct  

Burger Boom: Chefs share tips on creating the perfect combinations between the bun

Burgers are big business. The top 75 limited-service burger chains generated sales of more than $65 billion in 2010, according… Read More

March 28, 2012 Mustang Daily  

El Corral rounding up new name

Students who dream of leaving a lasting mark on Cal Poly’s campus, or owning a Vespa, will have their chance… Read More

July 21, 2011 NACUFS  

Cal Poly Rolls Out Nutrition Keys Program

Cal Poly Corporation has begun labeling food items sold at dining establishments. Read More

December 1, 2010 Cal Poly Magazie  

Putting Stock in our Students

Finance seniors invest Cal Poly Corporation money in the stock market By Mary McNally What would you say if you… Read More

July 1, 2009 NACUFS  

Best in the Business Award

The Village Market at Cal Poly has been named the co-winner of the 2009 National Association of College and University… Read More

March 2, 2009 Fox 35 KCOY Channel 12  

Cal Poly Turns Trash into Compost

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Nearly three-hundred tons of trash will be kept from a Central Coast landfill this year, thanks… Read More