Cal Poly students whose homes or travel routes have been impacted by the wildfires in Southern California will be able to stay in university housing free of charge past the planned winter break closure dates, university President Jeffrey Armstrong said Thursday.
Residence halls and apartments were scheduled to close at noon Saturday following the completion of finals week. Students who need to stay longer should make arrangements with the coordinator of student development who oversees their housing area, a university news release said.
Cal Poly spokesperson Matt Lazier said about 120 current students are from Ventura County.
Students impacted by the fires are encouraged to contact the Dean of Student’s Office for support at 805-756-2472. Lazier also said Thursday afternoon that the office has not received any calls specifically related to the fires.
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Cal Poly also offers counseling services with walk-in appointments available to any student. Counseling Services can also be reached at 805-756-2511.
Faculty and staff can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-367-7474.