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 Portal, Email & Calendar, and WiFi, among others. Your Cal Poly username is the same as your email address and your password must meet complex password requirements. In order to keep your account secure, you are required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to verify your identity when you log in and change your password annually.



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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 with Information Technology Service (ITS) to manage that process.

New students are prompted to set up their account during the application process and will retain their account through their time as a student at Cal Poly. For detailed information about account activation and deactivation by your role within the university, visit the Account Activation, Termination, and Extension self-help article.  

  Made possible through Cal Poly funds, no additional charges.


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If you recently changed your password, remember to update it on all of your devices, specifically in your email, wifi, and browser settings.



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