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My Cal Poly Portal - Quick Start

The My Cal Poly portal (aka the portal or My Cal Poly) is a website that gathers your Cal Poly information in one place and gives you access to many widely used campus applications.  When you log into the portal your access to applications and information is based on your relationship with the university (e.g., your status as a Student, Staff, Faculty, your class term, your job function, etc.).

Visit the My Cal Poly Portal Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

My Apps

The My Apps menu, located on the left side of the My Cal Poly portal, links to applications you will use at Cal Poly.

Not seeing a link? Use Edit Favorites to add or remove links to the My Apps menu.

My Apps - Edit Favorites

Customize Your Layout with Tabs and Portlets

Explore the tabs across the top of the page and the portlets located within each tab.  The Home tab contains portlets that you'll use regularly. Customize and organize the layout to your liking.

Add Content

Click the Customize button at the top right of the page and use the Search for Portlets box (on the left side) to find additional content. Once you find a portlet you want to add to the tab, click the portlet's Add button. This places a portlet onto the selected tab. Once done, click on the I'm Done button.

Customize Tabs with Portlets

Move Content

On some tabs you can move portlets by clicking the title bar and dragging it to a new location on your tab. You can’t drag a portlet to a different tab, so instead click the tab, click the Customize button, and add the portlet. Some portlets are fixed on your layout and can’t be moved.

Move Content

Delete Content

To remove a portlet, click the X on the portlet. 

Add or Delete Tabs

To create a new tab, click the Add Tab button at the top right of the page. To rename a tab, select the tab and click once to activate edit mode. Clicking off the tab will save the changes. 

Search for Content

Use the search box at the top right of the page to search Cal Poly’s directory, website, and portal, then click the Search button.

Search Box

University Communications

The portal is also used as a means for the university to communicate with you using portlets.


View information in one place about events held all over campus. Included is information on campus life, sport, student and Performing Arts Center events.


Subscribe and unsubscribe to your preferred Announcement portlets.

Announcements and My Subscriptions


The notification drop-down in the upper-right corner of the page communicates information that requires action. You can dismiss a notification by clicking on the X to the right of the message.


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