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The Compass

Caltrans Kellogg Closure

As part of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project, Caltrans will be closing the on- and off-ramps at Kellogg Drive for periods of time starting later this spring and into summer and then again in the fall. Once completed, this project adds a much-needed HOV lane to I-10, helping to alleviate traffic congestion.

Considering that Kellogg Drive is a major access point for our campus as well as a thoroughfare for the city of Pomona and Mt. San Antonio College, we expect that the impact on our campus will be significant. While these closures are still months away, we are working closely with Caltrans to assess and mitigate the effect on university operations. Likewise, we have already started planning efforts to address traffic challenges and ensure that the campus community is up-to-date on information related to the closures.

To help you plan accordingly, regular updates will be communicated via email and CPP social media channels, and information along with FAQs will be posted to the CPP Compass website. Specific questions or comments related to the closures can be submitted at the Compass as well.

You can find additional information about the project by visiting the Caltrans District 7 website at

For real-time updates on freeway conditions in your area and the commute to Cal Poly Pomona, go to Caltrans’ Quickmap.

Details about the San Bernardino Freeway High-Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project, background information, completion schedule and FAQs are available at Caltrans District 7 Project webpage.

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Summary of disruption: Building 45 (Agricultural Engineering) will undergo fire alarm testing on Thursday, Feb. 14, starting at 6 a.m. and continuing until approximately 8 a.m. Fire alarms will sound and strobe lights will be activated.

Reason for disruption: To test the upgraded fire alarm system.

How does this affect me? Loud fire alarms and flashing strobe lights could disturb building occupants.  

What do I need to do? Plan accordingly to avoid being in the building during testing. Please share this information with others in the building who may not have received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Chi Kwan Fong, project manager, at Ext. 4062.

Scheduled Maintenance & Repairs

Summary of disruption: Contractor crews will inspect the fire sprinkler systems in 29 buildings across the campus starting on Monday, Dec. 17. Crews will inspect sprinklers in offices and hallways during business hours on weekdays. Alarms may sound during inspections.

Crews will inspect sprinklers at these building on the following dates: 

Dec. 17: Building 15 (University Library), Building 92 (Laboratory Facility), Building 98 (CLA).

Dec. 18: Building 98 (CLA), Building 162 (College of Business Administration), Building 209 (John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies).

Dec. 19: Building 9 (College of Engineering), Building 98 (CLA), Building 163 (College of Business Administration).

Dec. 20: Building 17 (Engineering Laboratories), Building 98 (CLA), Building 164 (College of Business Administration).

Dec. 21: Building 8 (College of Science), Building 85 (I-Poly High School), Building 98 (CLA), Building 193 (Chilled Water Central Plant).

Jan. 2, 2019: Building 79 (Collins College of Hospitality Management), Building 94 (University Office Building), Building 96 (Paint Shop), Building 109 (Police and Parking Services).

Jan. 3, 2019: Building 3 (Science Laboratory), Building 8 College of Science), Building 24 (Music), Building 25 (Drama Department/Theatre), Building 82 (Facilities Management Warehouse), Buildings 89, 89A and 89B: (Interim Design Center).  

Jan. 4, 2019: Building 2 (Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture), Building 26 (University Plaza), Building 29 (W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center), Building 41 (Darlene May Gymnasium), Building 43 (Kellogg Gymnasium), Building 45 (Agricultural Engineering).

Reason for disruption: To ensure that the fire sprinkler systems in the buildings are working properly.

How does this affect me? The inspections should not affect daily work routines.

What do I need to do? Please share this information with others in the building who may not have received this message.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Facilities Customer Service (Ext. 3030).


Student Services Building Move

Cal Poly Pomona ushered in a new era at the grand opening of the Student Services Building (SSB), an architectural centerpiece of the campus.


Buoyed by sunshine on Friday morning, President Soraya M. Coley addressed elected officials, alumni, university donors, faculty and staff at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


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How many spaces are in Lot C?

The reconfigured Parking Lot C contains approximately 150 spaces.


Who will be allowed to park Lot C?

Parking Lot C is intended for campus visitors. Student, faculty and staff permits are not valid in this lot.  


How are the parking spaces designated in Lot C?

·        There are approximately 60 one-hour parking stalls intended for visitors. One-hour only parking permits for this lot must be purchased at the kiosks located in Lot C or at the information booth.

·         12 stalls that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

·         8 spaces dedicated for medical parking permits.

·         Approximately 4 spaces for state vehicles.

·         Approximately 20 reserved stalls for guests of the university

·         8 electric carts stalls with charging capabilities.

·         Approximately 8 spots with 15-minute limits for Uber, Lyft and other ride services, as well as short-term drop-off and pickup to the SSB.     

·         A limited set of service stalls for campus personnel with service permits performing short-term business. These spaces are not intended for all-day use.


(It should be noted that most of the above designated spaces currently exist in adjacent lots and are being moved to Lot C.)


Will the Bronco Shuttle have a stop at the SSB? Will it still stop at the CLA?

Shuttle A will continue to stop near the CLA and the SSB


Can students park in Lot C?

Student permits will not be valid in Lot C. Student parking continues to be available in the parking structures and outlying lots.  


Is there faculty/staff parking?

There will be no faculty/staff parking in this lot. Parking Lots F4 and F8 remain in use for faculty/staff.  


Is there a drop off zone? Who will be allowed to use it?

The drop-off zone is just off Kellogg Drive and Red Gum Lane next to the SSB and is open to all campus personnel and visitors.


Is there a waiting areas?

Yes, there are approximately 8 stalls designated for 15-minute parking.


Is there vendor parking?

The lot will contain spaces for vendors and off-campus service personnel who come to the campus to provide services.


Will there be a new information booth?

A new information booth in the drop-off area is currently being designed.


Is there electric vehicle parking?

There are no new electric vehicle charging stations in Lot C. Charging stations remain available in Parking Lot K and Parking Structure 2.


Where is the designated golf cart parking area?

There are eight stalls designated for golf carts with charging capabilities.


When will enforcement in Lot C begin?

UPD will begin enforcement of Lot C on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Where is the main entrance of the Student Services Building (SSB)?

There are two sides to the SSB, and the larger section contains the essential services and offices for students.  The main entrance to the larger section is located through the double doors on the south side of the building (closer to the University Library).

Where is the Bronco Advising Center?

The BAC has moved to the first floor of the SSB. Enter from the main entrance, turn left and walk to the blue counter. Offices for the Registrar and Financial Aid are also in that area.


Where is the Cashier’s Office?

The Cashier’s Office is on the first floor of the SSB. Enter from the main entrance, turn left and walk to the green counter.


Where should prospective students go for information?

Admissions, Outreach and other offices for prospective students are on the first floor of the SSB. Enter from the main entrance and walk up to the orange counter. That area includes: Admissions, Outreach, PolyTransfer, Graduate Studies and Early Start.


Where do I find a list of offices in the SSB?

Offices in the SSB are listed in PolyCentric and on this online map. The building also has kiosks with map information. Staff are also updating their individual office locations in Bronco411, the campus directory.


How do you reserve conference rooms in the SSB? Which will be available for faculty, staff, students?

Members of the campus community, which include faculty, staff and students, would be allowed to use the conference rooms. The reservation process is being addressed.

Are there access restrictions to the SSB?

All floors of the SSB are open to the public, but portions of the second and third floors will have limited access. Details about access for faculty and staff are undergoing discussion.

Are there vending machines or coffee machines?

Some of the break rooms will include vending machines or coffee machines.

Can the courtyard space be reserved?

Not at this time. Access to the courtyard and portions of the SSB are under discussion.

What is the emergency evacuation area?

Parking Lot C and the areas around the SSB are the planned evacuation areas.

Are people allowed to cut through the hills around the SSB?

No. Pedestrians should use the walkways adjacent to the SSB to get to their destinations. The campus’ landscaping department works diligently to maintain the pristine appearance of the landscaping.

Which restrooms in the SSB are open to the campus community?

The main restrooms are located on the first floor and are open to the campus community.

How many trees were removed? How many trees were planted?

A total of 22 trees were removed during the construction phase, but 153 were replanted as part of the new landscaping.

What is the square footage of the CLA Building, tower side?

The approximate square footage of the CLA Tower is 92,000. The SSB is 138,000 square feet.

Are any phone numbers changing?

Phone numbers to campus departments and staff who have moved into the SSB are not changing.

What are the hours of access for the SSB?

The SSB will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hours may be adjusted to reflect usage patterns for the building.

What’s happening to the CLA Building?

There are no immediate plans for the future use of the tower portion of the CLA Building. The classroom side of the CLA will remain open. The two entrances on the first floor of the tower section will be sealed after departments on those floors move to the SSB. The CLA Building will be eventually shut down.

Will the Aratani Japanese Garden remain open?

Yes. The Aratani Japanese Garden will remain open for the enjoyment of the campus community and visitors to campus.

Will the 8th floor of the CLA Building be available for meetings/events?

Once the CLA is shuttered, the 8th-floor Heritage Room will no longer be available for meetings.


Will the bridge on the 4th floor connecting the two sections remain open?

Access to the CLA from the bridge will be closed once the building is shut down. The open area with succulents and other plants will remain open.

Learn where services are located in the new Student Services Building.

Watch the video.  



To borrow the mantra of the real-estate industry, delivering on Cal Poly Pomona’s pledge of student success boils down to one detail: location, location, location.

The Office of Student Success on the seventh floor of the CLA Building oversees initiatives and programs that assist students, while the Bronco Advising Center ensures that students are making strides on their academic paths. These two centers that drive student success are separated by five floors, several elevators and a long corridor in the CLA.


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