Each year, California-West's San Luis Obispo office begins leasing its apartments and houses on April 1st for the upcoming academic year. The only exceptions are the Garfield Arms Apartments and the El Dorado Apartments, which begin leasing on March 1st.
Garfield Arms Apartments and El Dorado Apartments are large apartment buildings that are located within walking distance of Cal Poly and that are most attractive to first and second year students.
Some students, but not many, choose to live in the surrounding commmunities around San Luis Obispo.
Here are some options for students who would like to live close to the campus: