Transportation and Parking

Additional information can be found under each session link.

Session 1:   Grades 6-8         Middle School         July 8th-13th
Session 2:   Grades 9-11       High School            July 15th- 20th
Session 3:   Grade 9- 11        High School            July 22nd-27th
Session 4:   Grade 9- 11        High School            July 29th- August 3rd
 

Signing up for transportation is free.  You will select the bus option in step 2 of registration.

However, the following fees will apply in these cases:

  • $50 fee if you do not show up to take the bus you signed up for.
  • $50 sign-up fee for the bus after the registration deadline (space permitting).
  • $25 fee for each bus change

 

Southern California (Not available for July 8th and 13th)

A shuttle bus will be available to transport students from the Los Angeles area for the beginning of EPIC on Sundays, July15th, 22nd, 29th, and at the end of EPIC on Fridays, July 20th, 27th and August 3rd. This shuttle bus will pick-up and drop-off at Da Vinci Charter School located at 13500 Aviation Blvd in Hawthorne, CA. A shuttle bus will also be available at the end of camp on Friday for students from South San Luis Obispo County. See schedules below for further details.

Da Vinci Charter School

Hawthorne, CA

Sunday, July 15th, 22nd & 29th

Pick-Up 11:15 AM

Friday, July  20th, 27th & August 3rd                    

Drop-Off  8:00 PM

Please refer to the LA Bus Shuttle Schedule for exact location details.

*This is an estimate. Please be early in case prior drop off stops do not take as long as anticipated.

Northern California

A shuttle bus will be available to transport students from the Oakland and San Jose areas for the beginning of EPIC on Sundays, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, and at the end of EPIC on Fridays, July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd. This shuttle bus will pick-up and drop-off at Merritt Community College located at 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619 and William Sheppard Middle School: 480 Rough and Ready Rd, San Jose, CA 95133

See schedules below for further details.

Merritt Community College

Oakland, CA

Sunday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Pick-Up 11:15 AM

Friday, July 13th, 20th, 27th & August 3rd      

Drop-Off 8:00 PM

William Sheppard Middle School

San Jose, CA     

Sunday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Pick-Up 12:30 PM

Friday, July 13th, 20th, 27th & August 3rd            

Drop-Off 7:30 PM

Please refer to the Oakland/San Jose Bus Shuttle Schedule for exact location details.

*This is an estimate. Please be early in case prior drop off stops do not take as long as anticipated.

Parking

Students driving to EPIC will need to obtain a parking permit from the Grand Avenue kiosk, or purchase one at the time of registration. The kiosk is closed on weekends but students will be given time to purchase these Monday morning. Parking permits cost $15 for the entire week. Please downloand or print the residential parking map for locations. 

Additional information can be found on the Cal Poly Parking Website.

Airport pick up and dropp off

EPIC will ONLY pick up campers flying into the San Luis Obispo Airport at no extra charge.  Once you know your arrival and departure times, please email epic@calpoly.edu

Unfortunately, we are NOT able to offer pick up from any other airport at the time. 

However, if you are flying out of LAX we can drop off campers by 8pm on Friday (High School Sessions ONLY). This option is NOT available for any other airport.  Campers who are flying into other airports near a Northern or Southern, CA shuttle bus pick up, may choose to find other means of transportation (airport shuttle, taxi, uber...) from the airport to the shuttle bus pick up and then board the shuttle bus.  Please make sure you leave enough time to pick up luggage and travel to the shuttle bus pick up location if this is the option you will be taking.  Check departure times of the shuttle bus pick up location.  

Directions to Cal Poly

Printable Directions

From the South on Route 101...

Traveling north on route 101 to San Luis Obispo:

  • Go through much of San Luis Obispo and exit at the Grand Avenue/Cal Poly exit (see map).
  • Turn left onto Grand Avenue and go (uphill) approximately 1/4 mile to the south entrance of the campus.
  • Ahead on your right is the Cal Poly Visitor Information Center. Here you can obtain a parking permit, campus map, and a warm greeting!

 

From the North on Route 101...

Traveling south on route 101 to San Luis Obispo:

  • As you approach San Luis Obispo, Exit the Fwy at Monterey Street (the first exit in SLO).
  • Make a right turn, then an immediate left turn onto the frontage road (see map; you will be going the same direction you were on the Freeway).
  • Go approximately 3 blocks to Grand Ave.
  • Turn right (going uphill) and go approximately 1/4 mile to the south entrance of the campus.
  • Ahead on your right is the Cal Poly Visitor Information Center. Here you can obtain a parking permit, campus map, and a warm greeting!

 

From Monterey via Scenic Route 1, The Pacific Coast Highway...

Traveling south on highway 1:

  • As you approach San Luis Obispo the first stop light on the edge of town is Highland Avenue (see map).
  • Turn left at Highland to enter the North-West entrance to the campus.
  • Follow Highland Ave as it goes under the train tressel and into the lower parking lot area. Continue straight until you reach a stop sign.
  • Turn right and then right again into the parking lot.