Welcome to CAFES Advising

Fall 2020 Registration will start Monday, June 29.

See Fall Registration appointment dates HERE
Schedule Builder is the new registration software (replacing PASS). See demo video HERE

Class Search is also another helpful tool to search for classes.


CAFES Advising Solidarity Statement

CAFES Virtual Advising

In an effort to protect students and staff, CAFES Advisors will be offering email and virtual academic advising with Zoom only, until further notice. Our office will also be closed for drop-ins.

For your questions and to request a Zoom appointment please email CafesAdvising@calpoly.edu and include:  

  • First & Last Name
  • Major
  • Multiple options of days & times available
  • Advising topic(s)

We recommend that you download the free Zoom app with your Cal Poly login information.  Many offices around campus will be using video-Zoom as an online resource to support our students over the next few weeks.

The CAFES Advising Center is partnering with your Major Departments to support you in every way possible.

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 Advising is available for Spring quarter. For Advising needs, please email CafesAdvising@calpoly.edu with advising questions or to set up a Zoom appointment.

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

Phone appointments available!


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

map to CAFES Advising in building 74M-A


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