Welcome to CAFES Advising

Academic Advising is designed to help students reach their educational and career goals; it is a shared task between an advisor and a student. Academic advisors can assist in this process by helping the student understand options, determine resources and, when necessary, identify alternatives.

Who is my advisor?

Professional advisors provide assistance with navigating the university system. This includes things like:

  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Long-term schedule planning
  • Change of major contracts
  • Graduation checks for seniors
  • Academic probation issues
  • Readmission questions and processes
  • Study Abroad questions (after student consults with the Study Abroad Office)

Scheduled appointments are required and each appointment can last up to 30 minutes. See below for directions on scheduling an appointment.

Professional advisors contacts >

Faculty Advisors can be visited during their individual office hours (posted by office doors, or check with departmental office). Faculty Advisors are experts in their field, and are an excellent resource for the following issues:

  • Concentration Questions 
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Industry Connections
  • Senior Projects 
  • Career Options

See Faculty Advisor information >

Peer Advisors assist with general questions and provide drop-in assistance (10 to 15 minutes in length) to accommodate your needs. A student can drop by the office (modular 74M-A) without scheduling an appointment to receive academic support. The types of drop-in topics would include:

  • General questions about policy
  • Quickly review completed Poly Planner, to check for accuracy
  • Help with course transfers by using assist.org 
  • Questions about summer school 
  • First-year student, first-time registration process
  • Suggestions for campus resources

See Peer Advisors > 

Hours: Monday–Thursday 9am–4pm and Friday 9am–noon

We are closed on all university holidays and may close intermittently over breaks.


How to Reach Us

Email: cafesadvising@calpoly.edu
 Phone: 805-756-7574
Location: Building 74M-A


How to set up an Appointment

Email cafesadvising@calpoly.edu

1. Include your name, major, EMPL ID and clearly state your questions or concern.

2. Provide 3 options for days/times available


Agribusiness and Animal Science/Dairy Science majors should contact their department directly to set up an appointment.


Drop in to see a peer advisor

map to CAFES Advising in building 74M-A


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