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.

Spring/Summer In-Person Tours

We are happy to offer in-person tours again this spring! 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 April 1 through May 27, 2022. There will be no in-person tours over the summer.

Please meet at the CAED Lobby in the Architecture Lobby, Building 05, Room 212. 

To sign up, view Cal Poly's Visit homepage and scroll down to “Take a Tour” and click on “See Our Tour Options.” Scroll down to "In-Person Touring Options" and under "Student-Led Walking Tour" click "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.

Note: As you hover your cursor over the tour time, it will show you how many seats are left. If a tour is full it will not be shown as an option and you can select another date.  

If you have any questions, please contact

Summer 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. Students will have an opportunity to ask CAED Ambassadors questions about our college and programs. Biweekly spring virtual tours have ended, but we are offering three summer sessions from June-April.

The summer virtual tours will occur monthly on June 12, July 10, and August 14, 2022 from 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm.

To sign up, view Cal Poly’s Visit homepage. Scroll down to "College Information Session" and click on “Explore our Colleges.”  Select the date of the Sunday you want a virtual visit by clicking on the calendar icon on the upper left of the dialog box.

Scroll to the College of Architecture and Environmental Design option, click on “4:10 pm – 5:00 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 Sundays, please email your request and details to and a new 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 Mandarin, Cantonese and 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 to set one up.

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



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