Julian A. McPhee
The hub of campus life.
Whether for studying, socializing, or touring campus, the University Union is the gathering place for the Cal Poly community. Commonly referred to as the UU, it serves as the hub for campus activities, events, and services.
Due to the COVID-19 shelter-at-home order, University Union operations are suspended or being provided virtually.
Welcome to the UU
The University Union (UU) is the hub for a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs. Centrally located on campus, the UU was built in 1971 and includes over 110,000 square feet of space for students and other Cal Poly community members to meet, socialize, and enhance their experience on campus.
The UU is managed by ASI and houses many ASI programs including ASI Events, ASI Club Services, the ASI Craft Center, ASI Student Government, and ASI Business Services. Numerous university departments also call the UU home, including the Dean of Students, Pride Center, Gender Equity Center, MultiCultural Center, and the Center for Leadership.
The UU provides a variety of options for students or the Cal Poly community to meet, study, socialize, or host an event. Whether you are in the San Luis or Chandler Study Lounges, one of the reservable conference rooms, Mustang Lanes Bowling Alley, Chumash Auditorium, or the outdoor UU Plaza with entertainment stage, there is a space for everyone!
For those looking to grab a quick bite, the UU has a number of dining establishments including Starbucks; Yogurt Creations; Mustang Station, serving a variety of pizza and pastas with beer and wine on tap; or Red Radish, serving fresh and made to order salads.
For the Cal Poly community or visiting guests, the UU provides a variety of open seating areas, a lactation room, computer kiosks, charging stations, ATM locations, Wi-Fi, hydration stations, and digital displays for advertising and up-to-the-minute news or sports coverage.
Lost and Found
The UU lost and found is located at the Welcome Desk. Lost and found items may be returned to the Welcome Desk.
Visitors to Cal Poly can connect to the CalPolyGuest Wi-Fi network while on campus. Visit Cal Poly ITS for more information.
There are three ATMs located within the UU Plaza. Wells Fargo and Bank of America ATM’s are available in the walkway between the University Store and dining complex. A Chase Bank ATM is available in the walkway between the University Store and the UU.
A lactation room, a private space for breastfeeding or pumping, is located on the second floor of the UU, within the women’s restroom. This space also includes diaper changing and hand washing stations.
Three conference rooms with various capacities, Chumash Auditorium, lounges, and the UU Plaza are available for reservation for your meetings, conferences, or events.
*Chumash Auditorium is currently under construction and not accepting reservations.
ASI is always working to enhance our managed facilities to better meet the needs of students and the Cal Poly community. Learn more about the current projects and upgrades that are taking place within the University Union.
Visit the UU
Welcome Desk student staff are available to assist UU guests during building operating hours. Located on the second floor of the UU, the Welcome Desk provides information about UU events, facilities, services, and campus maps.
Visitors can park in the Grand Avenue parking structure or the metered A-1 lot near the Administration Building. Visit Transportation & Parking Services for more information.
The UU is designed to accommodate guests of all abilities. Questions regarding accessibility can be directed to the assistant director – University Union facility operations or the Cal Poly Disability Resource Center.
Summer Quarter | Week 8
August 10 - 16
(Applicable modified hours shown in red.)
Julian A. McPhee University Union Hours
- Monday - Sunday: CLOSED (COVID-19 Closure)