Enhancing your experience.
ASI is always working to enhance our managed facilities to better meet the needs of students and the Cal Poly community.
Projects are funded by financial reserves and do not impact student fees.
Various spaces throughout the University Union will be renovated including Chumash Auditorium, Chandler Lounge, and the TV lounge area. As the main auditorium used on campus, Chumash Auditorium sees hundreds of reservations every year from some of the university’s largest events to club meetings. The auditorium has not undergone a large-scale renovation since the building opened in 1971. ASI is enhancing the many functions of the space while also capitalizing on advances in lighting, sound, staging, and more.
Thrust stage with stairs, green room, cyclorama, check-in counter with display monitors, acoustic-room dividers, rear projection, side screens in wings, stage and house color-changeable lights, spotlights, video-streaming capabilities, smart room audiovisual technology in wings, catering-plating station, beechwood floor, floor power outlets, wireless improvements, new entry doors, additional exits, upgraded furniture and seating areas in lounges.
A temporary wall will be placed around the construction area once construction resumes. Access to the Cal Poly Pride Center and restrooms will be available via the hallway. While Chandler Lounge, the TV lounge, and seating areas outside of Chumash Auditorium will be temporarily closed due to construction, San Luis Lounge and additional seating areas in the University Union will remain open. The new Alley and Mustang Station renovation provides additional outdoor seating in the University Union. Additional furniture will be moved to the Cal Poly Recreation Center for extra study and lounge spaces throughout the facility.
Closed during project?
Yes. Chumash Auditorium closed on Oct. 1, 2019.
Delayed due to COVID-19 Impacts
PROJECT CONTACT: ASI Director — Facilities Management, Ron Skamfer 805-756-1263