Cal Poly began illuminating several buildings and landmarks on campus with blue light on May 22 to thank the health care, and other essential workers who have given their care and support during the COVID-19 crisis.
The “Light it Blue” campaign is not only to celebrate those who are providing health care to patients, but also to give thanks to the essential workers who continue to keep our school clean and functioning for the Cal Poly students and staff during this time of quarantine. Facilities Management and Development department partnered with the Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo, and Associated Students, Inc. to create this effort to shine light on the San Luis Obispo community as a whole, showing thanks during this time of crisis.
“For us in FMD, it is always rewarding to support the campus and community; that is our mission and purpose on campus, and our teams take it very seriously, and take great pride in their work,” said Jessica Hunter, customer service manager in facilities.
These lights can be seen through May 31 at the south side of the Cal Poly Recreation Center, the Performing Arts Center, and the Grand Avenue entrance to campus. The lights turn on at dusk.
In addition to the blue lights, the facilities team painted the Cal Poly “P” blue on May 21, a view which can be seen throughout San Luis Obispo.