California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Tours & Reviews

San Luis Obispo, CA


A Day in the Life with Sam

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Like so with Dexter, we are surrounded by buildings. Over here are too big engineering buildings where most of the engineering majors have their classes. Over here is the liberal arts building. It holds our art gallery as well. Most of the art classrooms over here, that giant, it's like cement looking. Building is our architecture building very much our archy majors live there and breathe there. Honestly, that major's way too attentive. And then all the way over there is my building. The education building as well as the business building is on the other side of it. Um, these are the two food trucks of today's Starbucks and the central coaster. Like I was telling you about, um, all around the other side of that tree is the library. Um, I will show you that in the different video, but this is the quad. Um, a lot of our events are held here. We have this thing every year for the freedom. Our free speech wall does cost some controversy, but that is held here every year. Way also have cultural clubs, um, events that I've put on every single year, usually on Dexter lot as it's our biggest Juan on campus. Like I said, it's the biggest lecture hall, Yes. Yeah. So I thought since Courtney actually has classes in here since she's a business major, we could ask her how it is to have classes in here. So corny, How is it learning in this kind of an environment? It's definitely interesting. It depends on the professor for sure. The class size being big is actually not that big of an issue. If you pay attention and you take your notes, um, it's pretty good. Sometimes we'll get that random oddball professor who's actually gonna assign you seats in here and call on you to answer questions like my Nikon professor. Um, super great on DH. Sometimes you get professors that just do their thing, and they chew. Oh, and the screen is awesome. It's huge for big videos for examples presentations. And it's really not as bad as you would think. Good to know Looks pretty cool in here. So what would be advice that you would give to a prospective student Whose company Cal Poly, for me? It would be. You gotta work your butt off to keep going here. Me personally. And I know a lot of other people here just kind of coasted through high school. It was pretty easy. Like you were just naturally smart. You didn't study for anything, and boom, you got into a cop, all right? And other people worked the butt off a gun in here too. However, everyone here needs to work their butt off. I don't know anyone that's just coasting in there, Major. Everyone's working hard learning their stuff. Yeah, we all got a tough wake up slap when our quarter winter quarter was like, Oh, crap. The training wheels are off. We all figured out how to get into a rhythm. How to do well here. You just try to think of the best way that you know how to study. Use that in your first quarter and then learn from your first quarter. Learn from your first quarter. What went wrong? What did you do best? How did you learn the best? What was the best place, you found that you could do homework at those kind of things like you have to build off them because college is so different from high school like nothing is going to be the same except for just a few things. And you really have to work hard to get to college. It's not anything like high school. How would you describe the food options on campus? Well come always not known for having the best food, but then as college. Don't expect gourmet meals. Must you go to like you feel like you're right? No, wait, do have check away, which is pretty nice. I'm strictly, like five times a week except on Sundays, which sucks. I mean, it's not like Jamba Juice and Starbucks where it's kind of hard to screw that up. Then they're always the same. It will be everywhere else. Wei have a lot of options, which is nice, and you can always try, but with your plus dollars, which is really nice, too. And we also fine dining restaurant. You could go for lunch. I haven't. It's calm. Iron's miles, my My wrens and it's like a fancy restaurant. It's pretty much for the professors to take like guests and things like that, but waken go, too. But you can't use your plus dollars. You have to use real money, suffer one day of the year that they have a raffle, that you can use your plus dollars if you win a spot. Yeah, I'm kind of hype. There's this new place called Shake Smart. Run from the gym. It's all protein shakes and protein bulls. And so, like after you work out. If I worked out. Yeah, yeah, there's a lot of new options on campus, so they're building a new place and be done this summer. And it's going to stories. The first stories like regular like Open talk for AM burritos and pancakes and waffles. Some stuff in the second stories going fine. Dining one. We're hopefully we can use plus the horse. Let's hope so suck it wasn't, but, yeah, I'm looking forward to the new building. building a cocoon itch. There's the other dorms around us way have a volleyball court, basketball court and then lounge chairs. These are super fun. Little grills are over there. You can barbecue and make food out here if you ever want to do that. And just behind this building, there's a giant long that everybody likes to hang out at just like the ones in smell. And you've got a really nice. So this is this one of the study nooks. Each floor of the building has two. We also call them the sooner if you're cool and they have these really cool, nice white boards. And anybody could use a study office booth like Little Pod. Kind of. They have clear away the distractions, and then they have salads and these chairs there, like in the kitchen and stuff Tio. And they're so ugly. Everyone is constantly rolling around on them. It's actually every story has a giant TV. There's times of TV's on every floor that never get used, but they're there and they work. If you have something to Teo, this is the ball gender restaurant. So this is something unique to the new door. The bathrooms are all gender. Everybody on the floor of shares. So here we have all the sinks. Everybody loves brushing their teeth together. Yeah, they're super like right. Yours? Yes. You know about this beautiful nearer. You're sure you don't have to? All right. Yes, that just because you don't have to The shot was pretty like individual changing area as well as the curtain to cover where you shower. So issues are No, no, Very nice. Especially when you have to go. Four flights of stairs, bags, trash. And so this is the kitchen in the kitchen on the first floor. Super nice kitchen. You got actual giant branch here. You want it? Wait a minute, friend. Plus a freeze provided the toaster. Great. Here. Also, a lot of pots stop. People bring their own stuff too. Whether Biggs, Then there's rooms to study in a box. With these, we have four friars free free Wei, have Oh, Oh, wait, Study for school. New norms. You have a double. And in the new terms, there's either doubles or quads and we live in the building Yockey to Teo as a whole. But our specific building is chill cocoon itch. They're all slightly different. You just have all of our shoes hanging up. You're technically not supposed to have you on your door, but fine could help save a lot of space. And then we have our lost and found because people leave their stuff in a room all the time. Men are pretty good. Put anything up on the walls with command hooks. Yeah, and then we have over cops and, um, stuff like that down there, and then we have our bags hanging, and then each have are you could get a dresser in these rooms. They're super spacious, three drawers on. And then it also comes with the mini fridge. And then we have this security, which you're also not supposed to have Auburn's bed and says my side of the room when we could fit both of our surfboards in here. Yeah, we have lots of decorations up like Thomas trees or super popularity the beds air super high, so there's a ton of room under them, except they're really hard to get on. So that's why we have step stools, because we're sure, and we're too lazy to jump up. Tell them each one comes with three huge drawers underneath a ton in there. And then there's a bunch of room Teo. But other than that, it's like I got these drawers and this bin with a bunch of engineering way have this big fan which you really recommend, because when it's hot, it's hot here. The doors? No, a CIA now, So you're gonna have a family. Now, this is stages that since my another popular decoration is fairy lights and then I just have little clothes pin with pictures on them and that math remains, And then this is my desk. We each have this marble contact paper on it, which makes it, Yeah, peels off look nicer, but it makes you look fancy because the dorm stuff is not very nice. Thes chairs are not just any ordinary swivel chair. They actually touch into a rocking chair and a stool. So you really have, like, four places to sit and they're really comfortable there, super comfortable there. Really nice way. Also, this carpet, which I highly recommend you get a rug laying on the floor, is super nice and cold. Also liked to sit on the floor. It's way better when there's a fight. I'm also with the desks with this thing and then three big drawers. Two with a walk on this one. Here we just have all of our towels to hanging robes, robes and then shower full shower flip flops. Big, essential Aquaman. And then the lights dim, too. Which is kind of, yeah, super nice. We live in a double, but there's quads, which are honestly bigger than Yeah, Doubleday taking a double and putting another double next without the wall, so their hue. It's not an issue here. Where is like in what Red bricks. They really crammed three people into a room that would be the same people, but here they really Like your mug. Thanks. So this is what a Sarah Vista kitchen Looks like. You get a stove and oven and a fridge. Nothing much of dishes my friends were doing. Kim, Jack, you get a big closet for all of your food stuff, and you get the other closet over here and then you get a full length couch. Two little love seats that big TV doesn't come with the room. I'm sorry. Um, and then we're gonna go contract. Connor lives in a single because we're both resident advisors. So that's not a usual thing In service. You really would have a bunk bed in here. But this is usually the dimensions of a double ninety six feet. Just getting up so pretty much these dimensions. You got a window? Usually there'll be two of these big wardrobes in the room and then a bunk bed. There won't be any tables or chairs because in double rooms they have study rooms. Emotional leave. Connor here. Bathroom. It was right here. See? Was a gun on. Then this you get a bathtub and a shower, but in the other bathroom on the left side of the apartment, you'll just get a shower, get toilet, obviously. Nice little fling. Well, third states, and there's actually that's it. Come here. Well, people actually don't find out until it there's a folly, but yeah, this is a service apartment. This is Aubrey, but just also single, but yeah. We're in our graveyard now, and it's a hike that's pretty close to, Sir, this is a really call insight. You could just walk into the horses, and these are all like buildings and structures that the engineering and architecture should instead. And they left them here. And now you can just walk up and go and check them out. And it's a pretty cool right talk a couple more structures up there, but this is what it looks like here. People handed over here. Really fun up here on. I love hiking over here. So this is the Kennedy Library. The Kennedy Library really have one library here on campus, and this one has five floors. They go from least quietest, the quietest. The fifth and fourth floor are always carry their pretty much You could hear a pin drop. Therefore, like grad students and students were setting for finals. I once last year went to get a book, and I was wearing foot flops. I got someone. Death stares from so many people on the first floor. You have the computer lab and the twenty four hour area. I lived in the twenty four hour area last year. I stayed until like, maybe one two in the morning, and it's also really cool. Is that you're if you're scared to walk back to your dorm, they have a security van here at Cal Poly. Or you can stay outside of the library and they pick up at certain times. And they'll take you all the way back to your dorm. If you're staying here until, like one or two o'clock in the morning, and then on the second floor, we have Julian's Cafe, which is cafe that stays open until the main part of the library closes, so not the twenty four hour area. But the main portion of the library stays open until that closes, and they offer Lottie's hot chocolate anything pretty much you could imagine this year. They now self sushi, and they do pastries and bagels, all sorts of breakfast stuff, so that's really cool. And then we also have the tech resource is here. So we have the computer resource and pretty much any tech that you need. You can rent out computers you can rent out video cameras, uh, sound recorders, things like that from the library. And you can also, uh, have the English Writing Resource Center is here so you can go and get Student Pierre writing help with. They can read your essays or your research papers, and they'll go through it and check in. And Grandma are spelling mistakes. So that is a really What's up, everybody? I'm Sam. I'm a first year agricultural communications major from Reno, Nevada, and I'm so excited to be showing you everything. Cal Poly and the City of San Luis Obispo has to offer for an amazing college experience. I'm gonna be filling you in on everything you need to know to see if this college is right for you. So on that note, let's get this tour