San Luis Obispo Student Housing FAQs

The Academy Palomar provides brand new, centrally located apartments near Cal Poly that come with everything students want and need right at their fingertips. Curious about life at The Academy? Review the following questions and answers to learn more about exceptional off campus living in our luxurious San Luis Obispo housing community.

The Academy offers individual housing contracts for each of our apartments in San Luis Obispo. Individual housing contracts mean that residents are held responsible for their monthly installment payments and not those of their roommates. If a roommate fails to submit their monthly payment or vacates the apartment before the contract ends, residents will not be held accountable. Contact us to learn more about individual contracts.

Residents can either pay online with our user-friendly resident portal or bring their payments to our leasing offices. We recommend that residents set up automatic payments to help make submitting monthly payments a breeze.

Our housing contracts span 12 months, starting in August and ending in July or starting in September and ending in August of each year. Individual housing contracts align with the California Polytechnic State University academic calendar, so students can move in and get settled before their classes start.

Yes. The Academy employs an on-call maintenance team in addition to a 24-hour emergency maintenance team, security cameras, and secure community access, among additional features that help ensure the safety of our residents.

Yes. Each resident must have a guarantor for their housing contract to ensure financial obligations are satisfied. Potential guarantors must meet minimum requirements for both income and credit and sign the guarantor addendum to each contract. If an applicant cannot provide a qualified guarantor, we require that the applicant submit an additional security deposit to reserve their spot. Contact us to learn more about our guarantor requirements at The Academy.

Yes! Roommate matching is available as part of our application process, during which residents complete and submit a comprehensive questionnaire that asks about their lifestyle preferences, hobbies, habits, and schedule, among additional relevant information. Once we receive and review the completed forms, we pair residents based on common results.

The Academy offers fully furnished apartments complete with bedroom furniture, common area furnishings, and luxury interior finishes. Each of our studio apartments, four-bedroom apartments, and five-bedroom apartments comes move-in ready with high-speed Internet with speeds up to 1 Gbps; 55-inch HDTV in the living room; in-unit washer and dryer; gourmet kitchens; quartz countertops with under-mount sink; stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances; hardwood-style flooring; modern tiled bathrooms; and showers with glass enclosures. Apartment furniture includes stylish couches, love seats, entertainment centers, coffee and end tables, bar stool, full-size beds, dressers, armoires, and desks with ergonomic chairs. Contact us to schedule an apartment tour and to select your preferred unit layout.

Residents of our Cal Poly off campus housing community have access to a plentiful assortment of on-site student living amenities designed for both work and play. Available amenities include a clubhouse lounge; game room with Mario Kart DX Arcade; entertainment space with free coffee bar; fitness center with cardio center and weight room; multiple group study rooms; study hall center; free, 24/7 cloud printing; on-site parking; outdoor courtyard with seating; and an outdoor lounge with a fire pit and games, among many other community amenities.