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Cal Poly Graduation Hotel

Book your Cal Poly SLO graduation hotel room NOW (inventory is now available for June 2020), to enjoy comfortable and convenient accommodations at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo! Centrally located in the heart of San Luis Obispo, our all-suites hotel offers easy access to the Cal Poly campus, Alex G. Spanos Stadium, and SLO's phenomenal restaurants and wineries! During your commencement stay, enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning, toast to the graduate with complimentary cocktails at our nightly reception, and relax in our spacious two-room suites. Just 3.5 miles from the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus, the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo provides the perfect home base for an exciting and celebratory graduation weekend. Rooms will be available to book online soon!

2020 Graduation Restaurant Reservations

After the merriment of commencement, celebrate graduation with dinner at the Greenhouse Grill & Café! Reservations can be made for celebrations ranging from a quiet dinner for two up to a large catered party for more than 100 of your closest friends and family. Be sure to make reservations early and book soon!

Make Your Restaurant Reservations

Book Early! Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy convenient Cal Poly SLO graduation accommodations at our San Luis Obispo hotel! Since our centrally-located hotel is the perfect place to stay for commencement weekend, rooms sell out extremely quickly. To ensure your stay at our full-service hotel, keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on Cal Poly graduation rooms! Book early, secure your accommodations, and celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates with style at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo hotel!

Rooms for the Cal Poly 2020 Spring Commencement are now available online!

The Fine Print

Please make note of the following policies and restrictions:

All reservations become non-cancellable and non-changeable 30 days prior to arrival. A 100% non-refundable advance deposit will be applied to the credit card on file 30 days prior to arrival.

Any changes to the arrival date, departure date or room type of this reservation is subject to the hotel’s availability at the time the change is requested and may result in a possible rate change or an additional fee. For example, shortening or lengthening your reservation is subject to availability and may not be possible at a later date.

Rates may vary based on day of the week. Be sure to review carefully at the time of reservation. Rates are based on two adults. Additional adults are subject to $15 increase in rate. Be sure to register all guests to ensure they are able to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.

Guests 17 and under are free.

Although the system may allow you to confirm reservations for multiple rooms, we will only permit a maximum of two reservations under one name. If more than two reservations are confirmed under the same name, the reservations are subject to cancellation.

If you have any questions about the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo's graduation policies, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at 805-547-6414.

Cal Poly SLO Commencement

Cal Poly Commencement

Room reservations for Cal Poly's 2019 spring graduation weekend are now on sale! Typically held in Spanos Stadium, the pomp and fanfare of the commencement ceremony create the perfect atmosphere to recognize and celebrate the hard work of each Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate! Print your commencement tickets ahead of time, snag a great seat, and cheer on the class of 2019!

2020 Spring Cal Poly Commencement Schedule

Date: June 13-14, 2020
Location: Alex G. Spanos Stadium
Ceremony Times: It is our understanding that Cal Poly will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, starting 5:00 pm. However, the schedule has not been confirmed so please visit the Cal Poly Commencement website for the most up to date information.

Please note that graduation details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Cal Poly Commencement website.

Cal Poly Graduation Tips

San Luis Obispo can become a busy and congested place during graduation weekend. Keep in mind these expert tips to help you navigate SLO and ensure a smooth, enjoyable, and celebratory commencement!

  • Restaurants fill up quickly. Make your reservation far in advance to ensure a great meal after the ceremony. Not sure where to go? Enjoy fresh California fare on-property at the Greenhouse Grill & Café or check out some of our local favorites! Give us a call today to make your graduation lunch or dinner reservation for the Greenhouse Grill & Café!
  • Arrive at the ceremony early for the best seating. The stadium can fill in fast.
  • Hotel rooms sell out fast! Be sure to book your room as soon as possible!
  • Print your ticket ahead of time. Don't have a printer? Print your graduation tickets in our business center!
  • Bring bottled water and wear comfortable shoes to the Cal Poly commencement. Ceremonies can be long, warm, and crowded.
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged for plenty of graduation photos and selfies!

  • Directions to Cal Poly SLO

    Located just 3.5 miles from Alex G. Spanos Stadium, the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Luis Obispo hotel offers easy access to the Cal Poly commencement ceremonies and the university's exciting graduation weekend activities. During commencement, Cal Poly offers free parking for all graduates and guests. Take a look at our interactive map for directions to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduation ceremony.

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