College of Architecture & Environmental Design Tours

The CAED offers in-person tours, virtual visits over Zoom, alternate language virtual visits, and video tours of our majors and facilities.

Winter In-Person Tours

We are happy to offer in-person tours again this winter quarter! During these sessions, our CAED Ambassadors show visitors around the college's five departments and the facilities used by our students. These tours are from 10:10 to 11:00 am each Monday and Friday from January 19 to March 8, except for January 15 and February 19 due to holidays.

Please meet at the CAED Lobby in Architecture Building 05, Room 212. To sign up, view Cal Poly's Visit homepage and scroll down to Explore Cal Poly and click on "Find Your Campus Tour" and then "Register for a Tour."

Select the date of the Monday or Friday you want to visit by clicking on the calendar icon on the upper left of the dialog box. Scroll down to the CAED option and click on "10:10 am - 11:00 am," and then "Next" and "Register." After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration.

If a tour is full, it will not be shown as an option, and you can select another date by clicking on the calendar icon and choosing a different Monday or Friday.  

If you have any questions, please contact

Virtual Visits

To make our visits more accessible to all prospective students, we continue offering "Virtual Visits" over Zoom. These sessions will discuss an overview of the college and each major. Students will have an opportunity to ask CAED Ambassadors questions about our college and programs.

The virtual winter tours will occur every other Tuesday on January 23, February 6 and 20, and March 5 from 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm. 

To sign up, view Cal Poly’s Visit homepage. Scroll down to the "Explore Cal Poly" section. Select "Join Us" in the college-specific virtual sessions box. Select the date of the Tuesday you want a virtual visit by clicking the calendar icon on the upper left of the dialog box.

Scroll to the College of Architecture and Environmental Design option, click on “5:10 pm – 6:00 pm,” and then "Next" and “Register.” After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration with directions for logging on and a Zoom link. If you have any questions, please email

If you cannot make a virtual visit on one of the scheduled days, please email your request and details to, and a virtual visit may be set up for you and your supporters.

To learn more about the CAED Student Ambassadors, click here. 

Alternate Language Virtual Visits

We are also happy to offer Alternate Language Virtual Visits in Spanish. We hope that these will make it more accessible for prospective students and supporters to learn about our programs. These tours are by request and will be scheduled on weekends. If interested, please email and we will do our best to coordinate a tour for you.

Video Tours and FAQs

The CAED and Cal Poly offer various videos to help you get to know our campus.

CAED Video Tour of Our Five Majors

CAED Video Tour of Our Facilities

Cal Poly Video Tours: Select a Cal Poly, Student-led, or Housing tour.   

Read Frequently Asked Questions

Our CAED Student Ambassadors have put together this resource about the most common questions we receive about the CAED and helpful answers: FAQs / Frequently asked Questions About Our CAED Programs

Before You Visit Campus

To learn more before you come to campus or if you cannot visit at this time, this page provides a quick roundup of the CAED programs and student experiences, how to explore Cal Poly’s majors, and virtual tours. To learn more about the College and each of the majors' curriculums, click here.

To learn more about Cal Poly's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, click here.

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