COVID-19 Resources for Students
Listed below are campus and online resources to help students with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. For more information about Cal Poly's COVID-19 response, please visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus Information page.
- Financial Resources
- Academic Resources
- Counseling, Health, and Well-being Resources
- Miscellaneous Resources
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to afford the technology you need to be academically successful you can contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to determine if there are any resources available to assist you.
Cal Poly CARES
Get help covering your COVID-19 expenses today! Cal Poly has federal CARES Act funds and other funding sources to provide you relief for medical expenses, rent, technology needs, and more. Apply for an emergency grant through Cal Poly Cares today.
Basic Needs Initiative - Information on food pantry, meal vouchers, emergency housing, and emergency grants.
Know that as a DRC Student you may be eligible for up to $194/month for groceries through Cal Fresh. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Cal Fresh staff and see if you may qualify!
Interested in learning more? Here's a 2 minute video about Cal Fresh.
Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Office - Assistance with financial aid needs, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study.
Building 1 (Administration), Room 212
Phone: (805) 756-2927
With mid-terms quickly shifting into finals, don’t forget that Cal Poly's Writing and Learning Center is offering virtual tutoring sessions in over 250 courses and subjects in addition to Zoom-based drop-in help hubs to support students with their math, statistics, and mechanical engineering courses. Students can reserve tutoring appointments and access the help hub links through the Writing and Learning Center's online scheduling system. Any students with requests for individualized academic support for courses or subjects not currently listed on the tutoring schedule can connect with the center's virtual front desk or email the Writing and Learning Center for support. Tutoring services are free for all Cal Poly students!
Mustang Success Center
Mustang Success Center - Provides drop-in academic advising and information about changing majors, PolyPlanner, and PASS.
Building 52, Room D37
Phone: (805) 756-6211
Online resources and support for virtual learning
Let's Talk CCC & DRC
The Let's Talk Series is a free, confidential, informal consultation for Cal Poly Students with a mental health provider. This series is occurring in partnership with the Cross Cultural Centers and the Disability Resource Center.
Reasons to drop into Let's Talk:
You currently have an issue with a friend or roommate and would like some guidance on how to handle it, you're curious about new basic coping skills to try, or you want to see what it might be like to talk to a therapist/to learn about therapeutic services, etc.
What you can expect:
Sign in to the Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 955 9647 8645) with your Cal Poly Email. As this drop-in time is first come, first serve you may be placed temporarily in the waiting room until the mental health provider is available. The provider will discuss briefly the framework of the consultation, they will ask for your emergency contact info (in case there is an emergency and you get disconnected), and at the end of the consultation that information will be deleted and no medical record will be kept of your informal consultation.
This is a low-pressure way to interact with a therapist. We hope you will join us!
Health Services - These services include physician and nurse care, immunizations, STI testing, with on-site pharmacy, health education, and wellness programs.
Phone: (805) 756-1211
Counseling Services - Free crisis, individual, couple and group therapy services for all enrolled students.
Building 27, Room 135
Phone: (805) 756-2511 (24/7 Crisis Line)
Online resources for counseling, health, and well-being:
- Psychology Tools: Free Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty | Dr. Matthew Whalley and Dr. Hardeep Kaur
- Maintaining health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic | Institute Of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience
Safer provides confidential advocacy and support resources for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Crisis Services Location: Health Center, Building 27, Room 184
Program Office Location: University Union, Building 65, Room 217
Phone: (805) 756-5883
Office of the Registrar
Office of the Registrar provides information on course and term withdrawals, leaves of absence, and registration
Building 1 (Administration), Room 222
Phone: (805) 756-2531
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)