Academic Center

Academic Commons Design

Cal Poly’s Academic Center has been approved for future state funding as part of the CSU’s major capital projects plan. It’s a LEED-certified building of nearly 113,000 gsf that includes expanded collaborative and meeting spaces. It connects with Kennedy Library via an enclosed pedestrian bridge.

Together, these two buildings and the surrounding green area form a neighborhood, a true academic center. It’s at this hub that the Cal Poly community can gather for interdisciplinary discovery, collaboration and Learn by Doing.

The Academic Center reflects the significant changes in information sharing and learning since the Kennedy Library was completed in 1980. It features observable classrooms, digital media production and rehearsal suites, meeting and multi-purpose rooms, a gallery, exhibit spaces, presentation venues and community resource areas.

The Academic Center is also a hub for campus organizations that are integral to student success:

  • Academic Skills Center
  • Disabilities Resource Center
  • Honors Program
  • International Education Programs
  • Multicultural Center
  • Writing Center