In Memoriam

Remembering Cal Poly Students Who Have Passed Away


We are devastated to share with you that incoming Cal Poly student Andreas Kooi passed away Saturday, Aug.7.


You may have read in the news that Andreas was riding his bicycle along Foothill Boulevard early Friday, Aug. 6, when he was struck and injured by an underage motorist. The motorist fled the scene before police located and arrested her on charges of felony hit-and-run causing injury and driving under the influence.


Sharing news like this is always heart wrenching and reminds us of the importance of community. The university has been in contact with Andreas’ family since the accident and continues to offer our full support. Our thoughts are with them and with Andreas’ friends during this difficult time of grieving.


For additional information as it becomes available, we encourage you to come back to this page.


Student Support Services

We want you to know that Cal Poly is here to support you, even when you’re away from campus.


Counseling services are available virtually for Cal Poly students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 805-756-2511. For additional support, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 805-756-0327 or email Please do not hesitate to contact them.


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential counseling services to all Cal Poly employees and their families. To speak with a counselor at any other time, please call their 24-hour support hotline at 800-367-7474. More information about EAP's confidential services is available at





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