Individual and family tours are offered on the following days of the week and time:

Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM

Saturday tours (on specific dates) are offered at 12:00 pm

Campus tours for prospective students and their families are approximately one hour in duration. All tours are guided walking tours; we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Space is limited in each tour to 25 participants. Due to health regulations, pets are not permitted on tours nor in campus buildings.

Reservations: To make a campus tour reservation, login through your Dolphin VIP Page.  (If you don't have a VIP Page, complete the interest form here for immediate access.) 

Reservations, while not required, are highly recommended. Complimentary parking permits will only be available to those who have registered.  Parking permits will be emailed to the student in their confirmation of tour registration (24 hours later). All others will be required to pay the $6.00 daily parking fee.

Tour Information: Tours begin in the Admissions & Recruitment Office located in the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020. Weekday tours begin promptly at 11:00 am, while Saturday tours begin at 12:00 pm

Parking: Closest parking lot to Sage Hall is Lot A2.  To purchase a parking permit, you may purchase one from the kiosk in Lot A2 or at the Admissions & Recruitment Office located in the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020. 

For weekday tours, arriving 45 minutes early is recommended during the regular school year as parking can be limited.

Saturday Tours Schedule (2014- 2015)

August 2, 2014
September 6, 2014
September 20, 2014
October 4, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 1, 2014
November 15, 2014
December 6, 2014
January 10, 2015
February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 18, 2015
May 2, 2015
June 6, 2015

Campus will be closed the following dates:
Independence Day, July 4, 2014
Labor Day, September 1, 2014
Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving, November 27-29, 2014
Winter Break, December 25, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19, 2015
César Chávez Holiday, March 31, 2015
Memorial Day, May 25, 2015

Self Guided Tours

If you are unable to participate in a regularly scheduled tour, we are pleased to offer a self- guided tour. A self-guided tour map may be picked up at the Admissions & Recruitment Office located at the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020.

Directions to Campus

For directions to campus, please click here.

Group Campus Tours (grades 9- 12th & Community College)

The group campus tour is designed for high school and community college students interested in learning about CSU Channel Islands. Participants are taken on a guided tour of the University and will learn about different campus resources such as Housing, Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, Student Life, and other departments designed to ensure student success.

Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and must be made at least a month in advance. Group campus tours are offered specifically on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am. We can accommodate groups no larger than 60 students.

To schedule a group campus tour, please email the following information to

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number and Email Address
  • Requested Date and Time of Tour
  • Number of Students and Chaperones

Information for Visiting Groups
Campus Map and Bus Drop Off Location (PDF, 260 KB)
Group Campus Visit Expectations (PDF, 36 KB)

Campus Tours (K-8 schools)

A separate program for K-8 students is offered through University Outreach. Please click on the following link for more information: University Outreach