Theme Living Communities


Live and learn at Cal Poly Pomona with Themed Communities. Themed communities are groups of residents with common majors, interests, and goals, who live in the same area. 

How do I Join?

University Housing Services will do their best to assign freshmen to their College Themed Community (CTC) based on their declared major and the availability of rooms in the CTC. Continuing students can identify their preferred theme by identifying their preferred building on their Housing Applicaiton. Placement in preferred communities or buildings is not guaranteed.


College Themed Communities

In the Residential Halls, University Housing Services offers College Themed Communities to freshmen. There is a College Themed Community for each of the colleges at Cal Poly, as well as communities for undeclared students and Kelllogg Honors students. Programming and events are centered around community building, first year success, and connecting to your college’s faculty and staff.

FALL 2019
Building/Floor Theme
Palmitas 2 BUSINESS 
Palmitas 3 BUSINESS 
Building/Floor Theme
Cedritos 1 Science/FYFS
Cedritos 2 Science 
Cedritos 3 Science 
Building/Floor Theme
Encinitas 1 Engineering
Encinitas 2 Engineering
Encinitas 3 Engineering
Building/Floor Theme
Montecito 1 Agriculture
Montecito 2 Agriculture
Montecito 3 FYFS 
Building/Floor Theme
Alamitos 1 Honors
Alamitos 2 * CLASS/FYFS
Alamitos 3 Collins College/FYFS
Building/Floor Theme
Aliso 1 CEIS
Aliso 3 ENV/FYFS


First Year, First Step

First Year, First Step (FYFS) sets freshman students up for success through a series of curated events. By participating in FYFS, residents will have access to social gatherings, educational programming, and exposure to leadership and involvement opportunities. Location: Throughout the Residential Halls


Suites Interest and Involvement Themed Buildings

Get involved outside of the classroom by living in one of our interest and involvement themed buildings. These communities offer special events based around the building theme, and an opportunity to make connections with like-minded people.



Transfer Students

Vista del las Estrellas

Campus Involvement

Vista Bonita

Academic Success

Vista del Sol

Social Justice and Diversity

Vista de las Montanas

Service Learning

Vista de la Luna

Center for Regenerative Studies

Riverfront and Sunspace, two passive solar residence halls, are located on the 16-acre site overlooking campus. The hillside setting offers a peaceful environment surrounded by natural scenery of water gardens and fruit bearing trees. The grounds also serve as a laboratory for both students interested in environmental issues and students minoring in Regenerative studies.