Meet with Us

The Engineering Student Services team is here for you!  

Service Type

In person or Virtual Hours

Front Office

In Person: Monday - Thursday

Virtual: Friday

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday)

Drop-Ins Virtual only

Hours may vary, see calendar for the most updated times

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Wednesday) 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)



In-Person and Virtual



Varies by advisor availability and your preference. All Friday appointments are virtual.

Have a quick question?

Front Office 

Do you have a quick question for our peer advisors?  Our peer advisors are at the front office available to answer quick questions.

  • Open in person: Bldg. 40, Rm. 115; Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Open virtually: Virtual Front Office; Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Stop By Our Front Office


Send us an email! 

Please send us an email using the steps below to ensure an efficient response from our team:

  1. Email using your Cal Poly email address
  2. Include your First and Last Name, Major, EMPL ID, and your Question


Our phone number is 805-756-1461.  Phones are answered Monday through Thursday.

Note: Phone calls are for quick questions and are answered by our peer advisors.  Students wanting to talk to an advisor about their specific situation should come to drop-ins or schedule an appointment with an advisor.


Need to talk to an advisor?

Virtual Drop-Ins (10-15 minutes)

Drop-Ins are suggested for the following type of questions:

  • One quarter schedule planning only
  • Graduation check for this quarter or next quarter graduates
  • Interpretation of university policy (CR/NC, Grades, Leaves, Withdrawals, etc.)
  • Check-in or follow-up with the same advisor from a recent appointment (within last 2-3 weeks)
  • Referrals to campus resources
  • Questions regarding (transferring courses from community college)
  • Change of major information for 1st years wanting to switch within CENG

Please check our calendar for the most up-to-date drop-in times. During peak times of the quarter drop-in hours may be extended.

Join Our Virtual Drop-Ins

Advising Appointment (30 minutes)

Appointments are suggested for the following type of questions:

  • Multi-Quarter planning (2+ quarters)
  • Change of major information for those from outside CENG or 2+ years/transfers switching within CENG
  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • International Exchange Program / Study Abroad
  • Returning from a leave of informal time off
  • Readmission appointment
  • Support for financial aid SAP appeal

To Schedule Your Appointment, click on the button below.  

You will be able to book an appointment 26 hours in advance and 14 days out.

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Other Advising resources

First Year Students

The Mustang Success Center serves as the first year advising center for freshmen of all majors.  Engineering Student Services looks forward to working with you in your second year!

Graduate and 4+1 Students

Engineering Student Services advises only on undergraduate degrees.  For questions regarding graduate programs, you will want to work with the Graduate Education Office and/or your Graduate Programs Coordinator.  

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