Employment at Cal Poly comes with several advantages including discounted and free resources, access to campus events and various opportunities to get involved in growing and learning.
Listing of Employee Discounts & Service
- Recreation Center
Eligible to purchase memberships or self-sponsor guest access at the Cal Poly employee rate.
- Leaning Pine Arboretum
Cal Poly’s horticultural display garden consists of five acres of unique and intriguing plants from the world’s five Mediterranean climate regions.
- Intramural Sports
Offers an opportunity to participate in a variety of structured leagues, sports and tournaments including flag football, soccer and tennis.
- Poly Escapes
Offers an opportunity to participate in outdoor trips and events, and provides an opportunity to rent equipment (kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits, etc) at competitive rates.
- Kennedy Club Fitness
Offers a discount to Cal Poly employees with four off-campus locations in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero and Paso Robles.
- Planet Fitness
Special Discounts for Faculty and Staff of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Their Friends and Family!
- Hiking Trails
San Luis Obispo has some great hiking trails with panaramic views of the city and views from some trails all the way to the ocean.
- Cal Poly Pharmacy OTC Products
The Cal Poly Pharmacy carries a variety of non-prescription generic medications and health essentials at very competitive prices. View the product list for current pricing.
- Employee Assistance Program (Empathia)
The EAP is here to help faculty, staff, and their household members with personal and workplace challenges.
- Cal Poly Grown
Opportunity to purchase student-made products such as produce, chocolates, wine, cheese, sauces, eggs, and meats.
- Food Pantry
Cal Poly Food Pantry will open its doors to staff and faculty on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. The food pantry is located in the lower level of Campus Health & Wellbeing (No. 27). Staff and faculty are welcome to peruse our selection of items, no questions asked.
- Poly Community Plan
Any student, faculty and staff, with a myCalPoly sign in can purchase the Poly Community Plan. Once purchased, the money is loaded on your PolyCard and is ready to be used throughout Campus Dining locations just like a debit card. With over 1,000 options available on campus, a full meal or a simple healthy snack is just a short walk away.
- Cal Poly U-Pick
During different seasons, employees can pick fruits and veggies from Cal Poly farmlands at reasonable rates including apples and oranges. Follow the signs located near the Highland entrance to campus.
- Local Farm Stands and U-Pick
There are a variety of farm stands and u-pick opportunities in the SLO area.
- Cal Poly Organic Farm
Purchase pre-picked fruits and veggies grown on Cal Poly farmlands at the Farm Stand located near the Highland entrance to campus.
- Wear Green and Save
Select areas on campus offer a 10% discount on Thursdays if you wear Cal Poly green. Participating locations include Campus Marketplace and The Avenue.
Harvestly.co is a local Cal Poly startup that delivers the local farmer’s market straight to your door. Use "CALPOLY15" to receive 15% off for Cal Poly employees.
- Employee and Organization Development
Provides training and development resources for Cal Poly employees.
- Center for Teaching Learning and Technology
Offers Cal Poly educators with the information and support they need to develop the skills and knowledge to accelerate their journey toward teaching excellence.
- Fee Waiver Program
Offers an opportunity for employees or their dependents to take CSU courses at reduced rates.
- Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
Cal Poly is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Employees may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their Direct Loan Program student loans if they meet the criteria of the program.
Offers access to paper books, ebooks, various articles and databases and other excellent resources for professional or personal development as well as an excellent children’s section.
- Library Online Research Tools, Databases, and E-Books
Cal Poly students, faculty and staff can easily access our databases and other electronic resources from off-campus. Sign in to My Account using your Cal Poly User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log into my.calpoly.edu portal.)
- WSJ Membership
Cal Poly and The Wall Street Journal have partnered to provide free school-sponsored WSJ subscriptions to all students, faculty and staff. Through the partnership, members have full digital access to WSJ.com and the app — including curated career content at students.wsj.com and The Journal podcast. The Wall Street Journal also offers students focused insight into politics, college rankings, technology and more, including content created by a dedicated Young Audiences team, which is creating additional media for and by students. Meanwhile, its editors are working to help integrate content into courses and curricula with custom professor tools and resources, such as WSJ Context. Click the link to sign up.
- Extended Education
Offers an opportunity to take fee-based courses for professional development or lifestyle and personal interest.
- Learning Hub
In addition to required trainings, this free site offers professional development and personal interest courses, books, simulations and more on a variety of topics including communication, writing, Microsoft Office and leadership skills.
- LinkedIn Learning
This free site offers professional development and personal interest courses on a variety of topics including software systems, photography, online marketing and presentation skills.
- Cal Poly Arts
Offers a broad program of high quality, professional touring performances, exhibitions and readings. Faculty and staff receive a 20% discount off of regular adult prices for most Cal Poly Arts regular season shows with a Cal Poly ID in person at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. You may purchase up to two tickets per show at the discounted price.
- Friends of the PAC
Volunteer at the performing arts center (PAC) and receive special opportunities including the possibility of seeing a performance.
- Campus Events
Performances, lectures and other campus events are always available to employees and often their guests, sometimes at no charge.
- Athletic Events
Cal Poly Athletics provides discounted faculty/staff rates for single game tickets as well as season tickets. These discounts can be accessed when buying tickets online https://tickets.calpoly.edu/Online/article/athletics or by calling the ticket office (805-756-4849) there select the option for faculty/staff rate.
- Craft Center
Offers space and classes for working on and learning about various crafts at reasonable rates including surfboard shaping, ceramics, flame working, and stained glass.
- University Art Gallery
View student and faculty works including paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic design, photography and more.
- Mustang Lanes
Campus bowling alley, billiards and arcade is open daily and is also open to the public.
- Tickets at Work
Offers employee discounts and special offers to top attractions, theme parks, shows, events, movie tickets, hotels and more. Click “Become a Member” and use company code “cpoly”.
- ASI Children’s Center
Offers on-site children’s programs at competitive rates and a convenient location.
- Summer Camps
Youth and family camps are available during the summer months, including EPIC.
- Sports Camps and Clinics
Several youth athletic camps are offered on sports such as baseball, volleyball,and soccer.
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- Employee Recognition Events
Campus hosts various events to recognize employees including service awards, outstanding staff and faculty awards, diversity awards and more.
- Student Club Advisor
Volunteer to serve as a staff advisor for one of more than 300 student clubs focused on interests, hobbies, majors and more.
- Community Connection
Volunteer to serve as a connection to an out-of-town student to assist in creating community and getting to know the area.
- Housing Move-In Volunteer
Volunteer to assist Housing with move-in days for residence halls.
- Student Orientation Volunteer
- Commencement Ceremonies
Volunteer to assist with commencement activities.
ParkON is an online airport parking reservation service that partners with airport parking services at several major California airports and all across the country. To save up to 20% off daily airport parking rates, enter the promo code CALPOLY on the homepage. There are no blackout dates or restrictions. The promo code is good for any parking lot at any airport listed on our website.
- Commuter Services
Focuses on alternative transportation options including van pools, car pool spaces, bike, zip car and regional transit.
- SLO City Bus Rides
Cal Poly students and employees ride for free with their Poly Card
- Rental Cars
Discounted rates on rental car agreements.
- University Store
Select discounts on computers and software.
- Verizon Wireless
15% discount on Verizon bill. Contact Verizon for details.
T-Mobile Work Perks extends special offers for employees. Contact T-Mobile for details.
Select discounts on services, devices and equipment. Contact AT&T for details.
- Apple Products
Discounts on select products.
- Anti-virus Software
Free anti-virus software for your work and personal computer.
Discounted software for work and personal computer.
- Sophos Home
Sophos Home Commercial is available to all Cal Poly faculty and staff. You can protect up to 10 personal computers at no cost. When signing up, remember to set up your account with a personal non-calpoly.edu email address.
LastPass Families password manager is available for free to all Cal Poly LastPass Enterprise users. LastPass Families is free for you and up to 5 family members. If you have not signed up for a LastPass Enterprise account yet, you can do so following the steps here:
- Employee Mortgage Assistance Program
The Employee Mortgage Assistance Program provides mortgage assistance for employees through SESLOC for the Bella Montana and upcoming Vista Meadows developments.
- Canyon Post Mail Center
The Canyon Post Mail Center is equipped with the resources to assist you with most of your mailing and shipping needs. The Canyon Post Mail Center provides stamps, envelopes, and shipping box sales; 24 hour parcel drop box; domestic faxing; and notary public.
- My CalPERS
Website providing information about your retirement, service credits and more. Includes a retirement calculator and option for selecting your designees.
- Poly Card
Functions as a library card, bus pass (ride SLO city bus for free), printing discount as well as an optional meal card.
- Staples Employee Discount Program
Enjoy the same CSU discounts on the things you buy for you and your family using your personal credit card – in the store or online.
- Poly Plant Shop
Opportunity to purchase cut flowers and bouquets, landscaping items and interior plants.
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of Cal Poly employees, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Cal Poly.