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Cal Poly Account

A Cal Poly account is issued to every student, staff, faculty, and member of the Cal Poly community. It's the key to accessing university resources, like the My Cal Poly PortalEmail & Calendar, and WiFi, among others. Your Cal Poly username is the same as your email address and your password must meet complex password requirements.

To keep your account secure, you are required to:


  1. Go to the My Cal Poly Portal.

  2. Enter your Cal Poly username and password.

  3. Click the Login button.

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New students are prompted to set up their account during the application process and retain their account throughout their time as a student at Cal Poly.

A Cal Poly account is provided to staff and faculty when their relationship with campus begins and expires when their relationship ends. Human Resources and Academic Personnel coordinate the process.

For more information about getting a Cal Poly account, read the Get a New Account or Make Changes to an Existing Account article. For more information about account expiration, read the Account Expiration and Extension article.



For students, faculty, and staff, this service is made possible through Cal Poly funds, no additional charges. Guest accounts cost $4.17 per month and are paid for by the Cal Poly department that is sponsoring the guest.


  • Students

  • Faculty

  • Staff

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Locked Account

If you recently changed your password, remember to update it on all of your devices, specifically in your email, WiFi, and browser settings. For more info read the Password Help article.

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