General Engineering Tours

Ready to learn about engineering? Let's GET going! We welcome you to the Cal Poly Pomona General Engineering Tour program (GET)!

Are you a prospective student who is interested in learning about what the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona has to offer? An industry representative returning to campus for a meeting or event? Or an alumnus interested in re-visiting the school that set you on your career path? Whatever the reason, we are pleased to welcome you!

GET Program

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona is proud to offer the GET. These lab tours are provided by student volunteers from the College of Engineering Student Ambassador (ESA) program

The GET briefly overviews the field of engineering, the engineering majors offered at Cal Poly Pomona, and what sets a Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering education apart from other schools. Your Engineering Student Ambassador (ESA) tour guides will take you through many engineering labs, a key part of Cal Poly Pomona's hands-on, learn by doing curriculum. Tours are designed to help high school and college transfer students learn about engineering and what amenities Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering offer students.

Tours last approximately one hour but allow time for a Q & A with your ESA guide at the end. Your Cal Poly Pomona experience doesn't need to end with the GET! We encourage guests to also take a campus tour, coordinated by the Office of Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships. More information and registration for campus tours can be found on their website or by clicking here: Campus Tours

GET Guidelines/FAQs

We are happy to offer this amenity and share our Learn by Doing philosophy and ask that you remember that this is an active learning environment. To manage expectations please note that our labs are used as classrooms seven days a week. For this reason, tour times and dates are not flexible. The GET is offered once a month and dates and times can be found on our GET event website.

All labs shown on tours are preselected by the College of Engineering. Please note that certain labs may not be seen. Due to our Learn by Doing environment and our goal of small class sizes, lab capacities are small. To ensure your safety and abide by fire code regulations tours will be limited to 30 individuals.

Our labs have various machines, pieces of equipment, and on-going student projects. In order to ensure everyone's safety during the GET no one under the age of 12 will be allowed to participate in a tour.

  1. Read the GET guidelines above
  2. Read and mentally select one of the GET dates (listed below)
  3. Click on the “Register Here” button that corresponds with your selected date.
  4. You will be redirected to Eventbrite. Make sure you read and understand all GET program information listed on the Eventbrite page. Click the green register button in the top right corner of the Eventbrite page.
  5. Answer all required questions and follow directions as listed on Eventbrite. You will receive a confirmation upon registration completion.
  6. A College of Engineering representative will contact you shortly after registration.
  7. A detailed email with maps and meeting location will be emailed the week of your scheduled tour.

From the 210 freeway (east or west)

Take the 210 freeway and follow the junction to the 57 freeway south. Exit on Temple Avenue and turn right (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (electronic marquee on corner), turn left on Kellogg Drive. Follow Kellogg Drive to traffic light turn right onto Kellogg Drive. Continue to first traffic light, Palm Drive, turn left. Take Palm Drive to stop sign proceed to the parking booth.

From the 10 freeway (east or west)

Exit at Kellogg Drive. Stay in your left lane, you should be on the left side of the large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors. Follow Kellogg Drive, pass straight through the four way stop (University Drive) and proceed to the next light, Palm Drive. Turn right onto Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign proceed to the parking booth.

From the 60 freeway traveling east

Follow the junction onto the 57 freeway north. Exit at Temple Avenue and turn left (down the hill). Turn right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive, and turn left at Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign, proceed to the parking booth.

From the 60 freeway traveling west

Exit at Diamond Bar Boulevard and turn right. Turn left on Temple Avenue, right on South Campus Drive (you should see a large electronic marquee that welcomes visitors), left on Kellogg Drive, and turn left at Palm Drive. Take Palm Drive to stop sign, proceed to the parking booth.

Parking permits are $8.00 and required 24/7. They can be purchased at any yellow parking kiosk or the parking information booth. Visibly place printed permit in vehicle on dashboard.

The benefit of obtaining your permit from the parking booth is that the attendant will inform you of which lots are accessible with your permit. Otherwise, it is important to read all parking lot posted signs to ensure that it is a student/guest friendly lot. Do not park in a faculty/staff lot, permits are not valid for faculty staff lots and may result in a citation.

If you are bringing a bus please email to coordinate parking arrangements.

GET Dates & Times

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all university events and tours have been canceled or posponed for the healthy and safety of our guests, students, faculty, and staff. We look forward to hosting tours in the future. Please continue to visit our website for regular updates.

Tours will be only be offered on dates and times listed below. Spring 2020 GET dates and times will be posted January 30th. Please note the GET program will go on hiatus in winter (December-January) and summer (May-August) and tours are not available after 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, on weekends, or on university holidays or closures.


  • Friday, November 22nd - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
  • Friday, December 13th - 10:00 AM-11:30 PM


  • Friday, February 21st- 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Friday, March 20th- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Canceled
  • Friday, April 10th- 10:00 AM-11:00 AM:Canceled
  • Friday, May 1st- 12:00 PM-1:00 PM:Canceled