Cal Poly Off Campus Housing FAQs

The Academy Chorro offers brand new, off campus apartments near Cal Poly SLO that feature everything students need to feel at home. Contact us to learn more about our student living community.

Our Cal Poly off campus housing community helps residents enjoy the combined benefits of off campus housing — including responsibility and independence — and campus life — such as a commuter-friendly property location that’s close to campus. When Cal Poly students live with us, they have the opportunity to develop essential skills, such as cooking, paying bills, budgeting, and time management, among additional skills required for a successful lifestyle during college and beyond. The central location of our community puts students close to campus, within the heart of San Luis Obispo, and steps away from the city’s most popular restaurants, boutiques, activity centers, and entertainment hot spots.

The Academy offers individual housing contracts for each of our SLO apartments. With individual contracts, residents are held responsible only for their monthly installment payments and not those of their roommates. Residents will not be held accountable if their roommate fails to submit monthly payments or moves out of the apartments before the end-term of their housing contract. Contact us to learn more about our individual housing contracts.

We want to make everything as easy as possible for residents. That’s why we offer individual housing contracts that span 12 months.

Residents can pay their monthly installments either online, using our easy resident portal, or drop off a check in-person at our leasing office. For ultimate convenience, residents can also set up automatic payments through our portal so they never miss a payment.

Yes! We want to make sure our residents are completely taken care of. To make their lives easier, we employ a well-qualified team of management and maintenance professionals on-site. We even have a 24/7 maintenance staff available in case of an emergency.

Yes! We offer complimentary roommate-matching services for students new to San Luis Obispo or Cal Poly SLO. The process is simple — residents fill out a detailed questionnaire asking about their lifestyle preferences, hobbies, and habits, and our team matches them with another resident whose answers align. Contact us for more information about our roommate-matching services or to start on your questionnaire.

Residents either need to have a guarantor, self-qualify on their own, or do deferred rent. Potential guarantors must meet minimum credit and income requirements, and sign the guarantor addendum to each contract. Contact our leasing office to learn more about guarantor requirements, self-qualifying, or deferred rent.