Commercial Filming and Still Photography On Campus

Cal Poly Communications is the first point of contact for external individuals or organizations wishing to use campus facilities for commercial filming or still photography.

Requests for commercial filming or photography on campus are subject to approval by the Communications Office and must be submitted in writing at at least 45 days in advance of desired filming/photography date(s). Requests should include:

  • Desired date(s) and time(s)
  • Number of crew members and vehicles
  • Specific campus location(s) to be filmed/photographed
  • Script or detailed project description

All commercial film and photography requires a permit and certification of insurance. Downloadable forms are available below. Completed forms can be emailed to

Campus Location Agreement Form (PDF)
Insurance Requirements (PDF)

Commercial film and photography projects will be charged a permitting and location management fee, to be determined by the university’s Contracts & Procurement Office depending on the size and scope of the project. 

For more information, contact Media Relations Director Matt Lazier at 805-756-7109 or

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