There is nothing more important than a good, safe, secure home.

  —Rosalynn Carter

Rental History

Rental history is important!

We want all Cal Poly students to know the importance of rental history. In a competitive rental market such as in the City of San Luis Obispo, almost all landlords and property managers will rely heavily on rental history. For this reason we want our students to communicate well with their landlords and neighbors to help avoid any issues that may arise. Many companies will call previous landlords to find out if an applicant was a good tenant. They will ask questions such as: Did the applicant pay their rent on time? Were they clean? Did they receive any noise violations?

If the rental history is not good, the application goes to the bottom of the pile. Building a good rental history is like building a good resume and will help you to secure housing in the future.


Next: After Renting

Related Content

Educated Renters Guide

Renters Guide image

Click here for more information on being an educated renteer, and off campus housing resources

Educated Renters Guide


Contact Us

Dean of Students

Dean of Students image

Should you have any concerns or questions regarding university policies, your rights as a student, or need assistance locating resources please contact this office.

Dean Of Students

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan