SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo student from Orangevale died at an off-campus apartment over the weekend.

The university announced the death of 19-year-old Brenden Nichols early this week. Neither the university nor law enforcement has specified how Nichols died.

Nichols was a sophomore at Cal Poly studying agriculture business, according to the university.

The university issued the following statement regarding this incident:

“We are heartbroken to report that one of our students, Brenden Nichols, passed away this weekend in San Luis Obispo. Brenden was a second-year agricultural business student from Orangevale, CA. During his time at Cal Poly, Brenden was involved in our community in several ways, including as a Week of Welcome leader and by participating in intramural volleyball.

The university is in contact with his family to offer our support, and our thoughts are with them and Brenden's friends during this difficult time. For additional information as it becomes available, we encourage you to visit the Dean of Students In Memoriam page at”



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