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Caltrans Kellogg Closure

Caltrans has tentatively planned to close the eastbound Kellogg Drive off-ramp of the I-10 Freeway starting on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The closure is scheduled to last 90 days.


The closure is expected to increase traffic at the Grand Avenue and Fairplex exits during the morning commute hours. Plan accordingly to ensure safe and timely travel to campus.


The university will share updates and information with the campus community via email, CPP social media, PolyCentric and the Compass website throughout the closure period. Specific questions or comments related to the closures can be submitted at the Compass.


The closure is part of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project and will impact traffic coming to campus.


Additional information about the project is available at the Caltrans District 7 website.

Caltrans is reopening the Kellogg Drive on-ramp to the westbound San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The unanticipated 45-day closure that started on Sept. 20 stemmed from additional construction and safety testing associated with the San Bernardino (I-10) High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Project

Both the westbound and eastbound off-ramps from I-10 to Kellogg Drive remain open.

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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: A section of Red Gum Lane between Lot C and Lot F8 will be closed starting on Monday, Nov. 4. The closure will be in effect until further notice.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Parking and Transportation Services at Ext. 3061.

Summary of Disruption: The walkway adjacent to Bronco Commons will be converted into a temporary two-lane road. Contractor crews will install temporary road striping and traffic signage on Monday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The project will allow vehicles using Eucalyptus Drive from University Drive to access Parking Lot G. The speed limit on the temporary road is 5 mph. Road markings and signage are expected to be removed by Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Reason for Disruption: The road conversion project is in preparation for a temporary closure of Eucalyptus Lane at Kellogg Drive that is scheduled to start on Monday, Dec. 16 (A separate Newsbreak will be sent before the closure.).

How does this affect me? Use caution if driving or walking near the work area.

What do I need to do? Occupants of the Bronco Student Center and Bronco Bookstore should inform vendors and delivery companies that there may be intermittent interruptions in accessing the building loading docks after 9 a.m. Pedestrians are urged to take detours around the work area. Drivers should watch for pedestrians and use caution when approaching the work site.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Mooris Taylor, Senior Project Manager, at

Summary of disruption: A road adjacent to Building 45 (Agricultural Engineering/Apparel Merchandising and Management) and Building 65 (Pesticide Building) will be fenced off and shut down to traffic starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as part of the Rose Float Lab construction project. The road is expected to reopen at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Reason for disruption: Allow contractor crews to install a water line from the Rose Float Lab site to Building 45.

What do I need to do? A large portion of Parking Lot E1 will still be available for use. Building 45 and Building 65 can be accessed during construction.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Jaime Landman, project manager, at Ext. 5107.

Summary of disruption: Elevator No. 7 that serves the first and second floors of the University Library has been taken out of service and will undergo repairs. The elevator will be back in service as soon as repairs are completed.

Reason for disruption: An elevator contractor crew has been scheduled to make repairs.     

What do I need to do? Use other elevators or stairwells in the library. Please share this information with others who may not have received this message.

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


Summary of disruption: The northern portion of Parking Lot E1 adjacent to Building 45 will be closed starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, to allow for the start of the Rose Float Building project. Fencing (outlined in red on map) around parking stalls will remain in place until the one-year project is completed.

Reason for disruption: To allow for the installation of new underground infrastructure and the storage of construction equipment and material.

How does this affect me? A large portion of Parking Lot E1 will still be available for use.

For any questions or more information, please contact: Jaime Landman, project manager, at Ext. 5107.

Summary of disruption: Facilities is expediting repairs to a lighting control panel in Building 164 (College of Business Administration). The repairs will be completed as soon as possible.

Reason for disruption: The electrical crew is working to repair the panel.

How does this affect me? Isolated lights in offices and parts of the building may be out.

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).

To the Campus Community:


In compliance with Section 141.85, 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Facilities Planning & Management delivers notice to the persons served by the campus water system of the monitoring results for lead in the tap water at the sites indicated in the following notice (link below):


Tap Water Monitoring Results


Please share this information with staff, faculty and students, or anyone who may not have received this email.


For questions or concerns, please contact Javier Arreguin, Manager of Water Operations, at or 909-869-5189.

Summary: Facilities Planning & Management is pleased to provide the 2018 Water Quality Report for Cal Poly Pomona, which contains information about the source and quality of the campus drinking water and the efforts made by FP&M to continue providing quality water.

For more information: View the 2018 Water Quality Report. If you would like a paper copy of the annual water quality report sent to you, please email your request to

If you have any questions, please contact: and a response will be provided in a timely manner.

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo ó hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. (This report contains important information about your drinking water. Translate it, or speak with someone who understands it.)

Summary of Project: The installation of security doors with card readers on the second and third floors and in stairwells of Building 121 (Student Services Building) will begin on Tuesday, April 16. Crews are scheduled to work nightly on weekdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to avoid disturbing building occupants. 

Reason for Disruption: Additional security doors on the northeast section of the building facing the parking lot and in Student Affairs will provide added security for confidential files in those areas.   

How does this affect me? Construction work will be performed after business hours to avoid disruptions to occupants of the building.

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: Bruyn Bevans, senior project manager, at Ext. 5517.

Scheduled Maintenance & Repairs

Summary of disruption: Facilities Planning & Management will repair the fire sprinkler system in 11 buildings starting on Tuesday, April 2. The work is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, April 5. Repair work will take place in hallways, offices and stairwells from 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fire sprinkler repairs will be made in:

Building 4 (Biotechnology Building)

Building 8 (College of Science)

Building 9 (College of Engineering)

Building 15 (University Library)

Building 17 (Engineering Laboratories)

Building 24 (Music)

Building 26 (University Plaza)

Building 41 (Darlene May Gymnasium)

Building 92 (Laboratory Facility)

Building 98 (CLA Classroom side)

Building 209 (John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies)

Reason for disruption: To ensure that the fire suppression system is working properly.

How does this affect me? Alarms will sound intermittently throughout the day. Some doors may close automatically during testing. Facilities staff members will be on standby to open doors if necessary.

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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