Residential Details

This page provides details to prepare your student for staying on the Cal Poly campus.

Dorm Assignments

All students will be assigned to a redbrick dorm. The dorm building has three floors; each floor has two wings separated by a central sitting room. Campers will be assigned to gender-specific wings. EPIC counselors will be chaperoning students and staying in the dorms with a 1:10 ratio (1:8 ratio for campers under 14).

Campers will be placed in a double-occupancy or a triple-occupancy room.

What to Bring

Linens (sheets, blankets and pillow case) and a pillow will be provided. Students are welcome (and encouraged) to bring their own towe (towels are small), sheets, blankets & pillow if they prefer.

Please be sure to pack the following items along with your clothes. See the EPIC Dress Code below for specifications on appropriate camp clothing.

  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sneakers for hiking
  • Socks for bowling
  • Long pants (some labs and company tours require long pants)
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket for night activities (it gets cold at night in SLO)
  • Bathing Suit (please see dress code) and Beach Towel
  • Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • Flashlight for night hike
  • School ID Card for Recreation Center access (16 and older)*
Optional Items
  • Shower Shoes
  • Snacks (Rooms have refrigerators in them)
  • Phones are allowed but may not be used during camp activities, except for taking photos
  • Camera
  • Beach Bag
  • Spending money for snacks, Starbucks, arcade and University Bookstore
*If Rec Center pass not purchased before arrival, they can be purchased from Rec Center. (Must be at least 16 and with an ID)

What NOT to Bring

Please do not bring computers, tablets, or valuables. EPIC and Cal Poly are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

EPIC Dress Code

All apparel should promote a positive learning environment and should not be distracting in any way. Clothing should cover cleavage, midriff, chest, and buttocks; undergarments should be covered and not visible. Attire that is see-through, strapless, or backless is prohibited. Shorts/skirts must extend to the end of the fingertips and pants should not sag. Apparel that depicts illegal substances, profanity, or other offensive language is forbidden. Students will be asked to change clothes if what they are wearing is inappropriate. Swimsuits must be modest.

Please refer to for additional information.