Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Information for Students

Fall 2021 courses will be offered in face-to-face, hybrid and online instruction formats. Students can refer to the BroncoDirect Class Schedule and our Fall 2021 Instruction Modes document (PDF) to understand their courses' instruction modes and what to expect. You can also find information about instruction modes on the Virtual Advising & Academic Toolkit website

Critical services for students will continue, including in-person services at the Cashier’s Office, Health Center, Bronco Bookstore, etc. Before coming to campus, students should review and complete the checklist for approved in-person instruction, work, and/or other business and activities. In some cases, students need to call the office in advancement or make an online appointment. Please check with the office for specific protocols.

On-campus study spaces are available for those who need a quiet place to study or access to Wi-Fi. Students can reserve a seat in the University Library.

To protect all members of our community, students and all student clubs and organizations should follow the Expectations for Student Organizations, which includes safety protocols and precautions, expectations and consequences. All in-person gatherings of any size affiliated, hosted and/or coordinated by the university, students, clubs and organizations, and members of the Greek Life community should follow events protocols, and student organizations may be subject to disciplinary action for failure to abide by these and other policies.

To foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic, students should also review and follow the university’s COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines, which includes tips for students, faculty and staff on what to do when you encounter someone who isn’t following the guidelines.

(Page updated 6/3/2021)

Resources for Students

FAQs for Students

What is the format of instruction for fall 2020 and spring 2021?

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses will be predominantly online. 

The university has detailed plans on how we will implement safety measures (i.e. physical distancing, cleaning, face coverings) to protect the health and well-being of the students, faculty and staff who will be on campus or participate in in-person activities. In addition, our plans include accommodations for students who, for any number of reasons, are unable to participate in in-person activities. If you are enrolled in a course with in-person components, you will receive additional communication about the in-person course and accommodations.

Are on campus meetings or events allowed?

All in-person gatherings of any size affiliated, hosted and/or coordinated by the university, students, clubs and organizations, and members of the Greek Life community are prohibited until further notice, and student organizations may be subject to disciplinary action for failure to abide by these and other policies.

If you have questions about events or event management, visit the Events page or email events@cpp.edu.

What is the status of commencement?

Cal Poly Pomona has announced plans for drive-in commencement celebrations at Fairplex, in addition to virtual ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. Visit the Commencement website for the latest information.

What should I do if I have a confirmed positive test for COVID-19, have symptoms and/or have an exposure to a confirmed positive case?

Students who have in-person activities are required to report this through the online Health Screener and inform their faculty member, staff supervisor or resident advisor (for students living on campus). They should NOT attend the in-person activities.

Students who are studying and working remotely are not required to share this information. If they choose to, they can report this to their faculty member.

If you have fever and a cough or trouble breathing OR had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you should seek medical care right away.

Students can contact Student Health (909-869-4000) or your healthcare provider. BEFORE coming to campus, call the Health Center so that we can make appropriate arrangements to minimize the potential exposure to others.

View Reporting Requirements for Positive COVID-19 Test.

Are students required to complete COVID-19 training and the Student Health Screener?

Students with pre-approval for on-campus instruction, business or other activities should complete the student employee training and Student Health Screener. This also applies to student workers who come to campus for in-person work. Students living on campus (university and village) need to complete the Student Health Screener every day. Review the checklist to complete the training and student health screener before coming to campus.

If student staff come on campus to pick up their payroll check, what process or safety measures should they follow?

Student workers should inform their HEERA manager, complete the COVID-19 training and complete the daily Health Screener. Review the checklist before coming to campus. When on campus, students should observe the following safety measures: Wear a face covering at all time, practice physical distancing and maintain personal hygiene.

If a student needs to come to campus to pick up a loaner laptop, what process or safety measures should they follow?

Students coming to campus need to complete the COVID-19 training and complete the daily Health Screener. Review the checklist before coming to campus. When on campus, students should observe the following safety measures: Wear a face covering at all time, practice physical distancing and maintain personal hygiene.

Video: Do the Right Thing During COVID-19