In Memoriam

Remembering Cal Poly Students Who Have Passed Away


Angel De Los Santos

Cal Poly will be holding a virtual Celebration of Life on Wednesday, May 20 at 4 pm. VIEW PROGRAM.

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Cal Poly Counseling Services will hold a virtual reflection space on May 26 from 11:10 a.m. - noon to share memories and to support each other.  Join via Zoom at

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Angel's funeral was held May 16-17 at the Eversole Mortuary in Ukiah, CA. A private burial was held on May 18.

Our office is here to support you. Please see the available counseling services below for students and employees.


Luke Fradin

A private service was held in Los Angeles for Luke on Sunday, April 5.


Brenden Nichols

Brenden's family held a Celebration of Life on Friday, November 29 at 11 a.m. at the Christ Community Church, located in Carmichael, CA.

The campus community held a Celebration of Life on Monday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the ATL (Advanced Technology Lab, Building 7).


Daniel Maerowitz

The Aerospace Department and Office of the Dean of Students invited the campus community to gather, honor and celebrate Daniel at a celebration of life on Oct. 15.

Daniel's burial took place in San Francisco on Oct. 13 and a memorial service took place in Long Beach on Oct. 20.


Nicole A. Scalone

A celebration of life event was held for Nicole on July 27 at the Woodmark Hotel Marina Room in Kirkland, WA. Please visit the Remembering Nicole Scalone Facebook group.



Michael Kullman

Jordan Grant

Community Support

When a student passes away, the Office of the Dean of Students serves as the campus liaison for families, friends and the Cal Poly community. We are here to support all members of the Mustang family during times of mourning.

Our support includes:

  • Organizing grief support for impacted students, faculty and staff
  • Providing guidance and resources for families of students
  • Notifying appropriate university officials
  • Assisting with the development of memorial funds or donations
  • Coordinating university memorial services

To schedule a virtual appointment please email

If you are seeking support or are made aware of a student death, please contact our office at 805-756-0327 or

Counseling Services

Cal Poly is here to support you. Counseling services are available for students 24/7 by calling 805-756-2511 or visiting

Counseling services are also available for Cal Poly employees and their families through the Employee Assistance Program. To speak with a counselor, please call their 24-hour support hotline at 800-367-7474. More information can be found at

In these times of loss, please know that we care about each of you. If there are other ways in which we can support you, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 805-756-0327 or


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