Cal Poly Reusable Tumblers

Cal Poly Reusable Tumbler

To increase convenience, safety and sustainability on campus, Campus Dining offers reusable tumblers to all first-year students with a dining membership. These Cal Poly-branded cups are embedded with an RFID chip that allows them to be preloaded with drinks. Users simply scan their cup at the beverage station, fill and go.

These attractive tumblers are free to first-year dining members, as well as students, faculty and staff who are part of the beverage club. For students, faculty and staff who are not on a dining plan they are available for purchase and come with five fills. Each additional refill comes at a 10% discount. You will find the Cal Poly reusable tumblers at Campus Market, Market Grand Ave and Vista Grande. To learn more about the reusable tumblers, please see our FAQ below.


Reusable Tumbler Loading Stations

Students on the First Year Plus or First Year Club dining plans for winter and spring quarter, head over to the Loading Stations in the Mustang Room on the second floor of Vista Grande during two refill periods.

December 2021
Thursday, Dec. 2
Friday, Dec. 3
Monday, Dec. 6
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

January 2022
January 4 - 6, times TBD

Reloading your tumbler?

Picking up a tumbler for the first time?


Students who miss the two loading station periods can go to the Vista Grande 3rd floor reception desk starting Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Increasing Sustainability

The simple practice of reusable cups will help Campus Dining keep thousands of single-use cups out of landfills and helps us lower our environmental footprint. See more about our commitment to sustainability at calpolydining.com/sustainability/.

FAQ

What happens if I lose my reusable tumbler?

If a tumbler is lost mid-quarter, any unused beverage fills loaded on that cup will be forfeit. A new tumbler can be purchased and loaded with fills utilizing dining dollars, or a debit card, anytime during that quarter. The new tumbler can be loaded at scheduled Loading Stations, or at Vista Grande’s 3rd floor reception desk, with any unloaded fills included in the first year dining plan.

How do the reusable tumblers work?

All first-year students on a meal plan receive a free reusable tumbler. The students with a First-Year Club or Plus membership will receive a tumbler preloaded with fills that can be used at any Coca Cola Freestyle machine around campus. Students with the First-Year Basic membership will receive a tumbler that can be loaded with fills at any time using dining dollars or a debit card.

No, literally, how do the actual tumblers work?

Tumblers are enabled with Validfill RFID technology. This allows cups to be recognized and filled at any Coca Cola Freestyle Machine on campus. Freestyle machines can be found in Market Grand Avenue, Vista Grande, Campus Market, and coming soon to Market Poly Canyon, and Market UU.

How do I wash my tumbler?

Tumblers can easily be washed with soap and water and are also top shelf dishwasher safe.

Do I have to pay to fill my tumbler with water?

Water is free at any Coca Cola Freestyle machine with your reusable tumbler.

Where can I use my tumbler?

The tumblers can be filled at all Coca Cola Freestyle fountain machines located in Market Grand Avenue, Vista Grande, Campus Market, and coming soon to Market Poly Canyon, and Market UU.

I am on the First-Year Basic membership, how do I add fills to my tumbler?

Fills can be loaded in increments of 10, 20, or 100 at any register in Market Grand Ave, Vista Grande, Campus Market, Market Poly Canyon. Dining dollars and debit cards can be used to purchase fills.

Do unused fills rollover quarter to quarter?

Yes.

How do these tumblers create a more sustainable Cal Poly?

Simply using a reusable cup helps Campus Dining keep thousands of single-use cups out of landfills and helps us lower our environmental footprint. See more about our commitment to sustainability at calpolydining.com/sustainability/.