Alumni & Friends

Alumni and friends of the College play a very special role at Cal Poly. The professional success of our alumni continues to inspire the students of today. Strong partnerships exist between alumni and friends and Cal Poly and this allows the college to continue to offer the best possible education to the next generation of design, planning and construction professionals.

Please use the Department Alumni & Friends links at the bottom of this page to learn about specific alumni events and giving opportunities happening within each department.

CAED Alumni Spotlight

The CAED spotlights David Abair (Architecture, 2007), a Walt Disney Imagineer and Star Wars superfan. He leads the design of Disney’s Newest Attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read more on how he brings it to life.

Alumni Relations

Cal Poly Alumni Online Community | Social and Professional Media Networks | CPAA Volunteer

Honored Alumni

The Honored Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon Cal Poly alumni by the University’s Alumni Association. Awardees are honored each year during Homecoming at the Grand Reunion and Honored Alumni Banquet.

CAED Dean's Leadership Council

The CAED Dean's Leadership Council consists of individuals who are leaders in the respective professions that are represented in the CAED as well as business and community leaders who share a profound interest in furthering the mission of the CAED. Council members assist the college by providing advice, advocacy, access and resources for the college and its Dean.

CAED Giving Opportunities

Scholarships and Internships | Guest Speakers/Project Sponsors | Teacher/Student Scholars | Study Abroad | Named Studios, Labs, Design Studios | Matching Gifts

Department Alumni and Friends


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Hearst Lecture Series

The CAED Winter 2022 Hearst Lecture Series features Karen McNeill at 5 pm PST on Friday, January 14, 2022.

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