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Our Commercial Services

The Cal Poly Corporation provides vital commercial services to support the campus community from healthful food options to affordable textbooks, and from convenient printing solutions to successful events. We are proud to offer these services to the university, which move it forward in its mission.

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Cal Poly Campus Dining & University Catering

Cal Poly Campus Dining works to fuel 20,000 students, faculty and staff every day with a variety of delicious, healthful and on-trend dining options sourced locally and sustainably. University Catering offers unparalleled hospitality, cuisine and service for campus events.

Mustang Shop

Providing all courseware materials, including digital and rental, as well as spirit gear and home décor, the Mustang Shop supplies everyone from students to grandparents and even a few pets. Mustang Shop also offers academically priced computers and Apple products. You’ll find the Mustang Shop in the center of campus and downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Cal Poly Print & Copy

Cal Poly Print & Copy

Have a project that needs more than your hand-me-down dot matrix printer can handle? Cal Poly Print & Copy can produce your event materials and that large-format CAD file you created, all with easy online ordering and flexible hours.

Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning

From an afternoon meeting to a week-long international conference in one of the most idyllic locations in the state, Cal Poly Conference & Event Planning can take you from ideation to creation.
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Cal Poly Arts

Cal Poly Arts

Cal Poly Arts provides a broad program of high-quality professional touring performances, exhibitions and speaking engagements, while also providing various artist-in-residency activities and off-campus school outreach events.

Our Business Services

The Cal Poly Corporation provides grant administration, research support, administrative services and funding that champion the university’s educational vision and drive student success.

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Sponsored Programs

The Sponsored Programs Office provides research administration services to ensure responsible stewardship of funds and compliant management practices for sponsored projects, Cal Poly centers and institutes, and other externally-supported programs.

Business & Finance

Providing invaluable professional financial services to the Cal Poly community, Business and Finance handles everything from Accounts Payable and Payroll to the P-Card program and management of donations that support future research and student projects.

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Human Resources employees

Human Resources

The Cal Poly Corporation Human Resources department supports every corporation employee with a suite of benefits and services including health insurance and CalPERS retirement, as well as education and training opportunities that enhance your career.

Marketing & Communications

Supported by a small army of artists, designers, programmers, writers, marketers, photographers, production pros, social media savants and generally creative people, the Marketing & Communications department helps raise awareness and tell the story of Cal Poly.

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Our Real Estate Development and Services

The Cal Poly Corporation manages, leases and owns property enabling Cal Poly’s Learn By Doing instruction. It also offers and develops attainable housing options for faculty and staff.

Bella Montana Homes

Bella Montaña Homes

A residential neighborhood just minutes from campus, Bella Montaña was designed exclusively to give faculty and staff a chance to own a home in San Luis Obispo and be moments from everything that makes the Central Coast a great place to call home.

Faculty and Staff Housing

The housing project at the corner of Slack Street and Grand Avenue will include roughly 200-units, encompassing 8-10 acres of the 22-acre parcel on the corner of the Grand Avenue entrance to campus. The units will be available to faculty and staff to buy or rent.

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Don Oberhelman - Cal Poly’s Director of Athletics
“The Cal Poly Corporation provides vital services to our university and to Cal Poly Athletics that are essential to our success. From fulfilling the merchandise and concession needs of Mustang fans, to the much more complex issues of student-athlete services, including pre-season meals and textbook distribution, they are here to serve our university and our students.”