College of Architecture & Environmental Design Tours

*Winter Tours To Be Announced Soon

Fall In-Person Tours

We are happy to offer in-person tours again this fall! During these sessions, our CAED Ambassadors show visitors around the college's five departments and the college's student facilities. These tours are held each Monday and Friday this fall from 10:10 to 11:00 am, and meet at the CAED Lobby in the Architecture Lobby (Building 5, Room 212). These tours begin on Monday, October 4th and go through Friday, November 19th. Per Cal Poly policy, masks are required at all times indoors.

To sign up, visit Cal Poly's tour website and scroll down to "In-Person Touring Options" and under "Student-Led Walking Tour," click "Register for a Tour." Select the date of the Friday and Monday you want to visit by clicking on the calendar icon on the upper left of the dialog box. Scroll to the CAED option and select the 10:10 time offered and click "Next." Complete the registration; you should then recieve an email confirming your registration.

If you have any questions, please contact

Fall Virtual Visits

To make our visits more accessible to all prospective students, we are continuing to offer "Virtual Visits" over Zoom. During these sessions, an overview of the college and each major will be discussed and students will have an opportunity to ask CAED Ambassadors questions about our college and programs. These sessions are held on Zoom with our CAED Ambassadors biweekly on Tuesdays this fall from 4:10 to 5:00 pm. These dates will be September 28th, October 12th, October 26th, and November 9th.

To sign up, please visit Cal Poly Admissions. Under the option "College Information Sessions," select the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and follow the directions to complete the sign-up. After your registration is complete, directions for logging on and a Zoom link will be sent to you. If you have any questions, please email

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

Alternate Language Virtual Visits

We are also happy to now offer Alternate Language Virtual Visits in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish. We hope that these will make it more accessible for prospective students and families to learn about our programs. These tours are by request and will be scheduled on weekends. If interested, please email to set one up.

If you cannot make the typically scheduled tour on Tuesdays at 4:10 pm, please email caed-tours@calpoly and a new virtual visit will be set up for you and your family.

Virtual Resources

View a Video Tour: This video explains a little about each our majors and resources in our college, while showing photos of some of the student experiences in CAED. You can watch it here: CAED Virtual Tour

Read Frequently Asked Questions: Our CAED Student Ambassadors have put together this resource about the most common questions we recieve about CAED and their answers. Please click here to access it: FAQs / Frequently asked Questions About Our CAED Programs

You can register for a virtual university campus tour, virtual housing tour, or CAED Virtual Visit at


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