October 10-12, 2014

Family Weekend Purpose

Family Weekend has been a CI tradition since 2002. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Family Weekend aims to enhance students’ educational experience, reconnect families, and further develop a relationship based on shared values with all members of the CI family. Family Weekend is designed to support both the University mission and the purpose, aims, and values of the Division of Student Affairs.
“In choosing CSU Channel Islands, you have selected one of the most innovative and family-oriented institutions in the nation. CI will provide you with a stimulating curricular and co-curricular learning experience, which is accented by our commitment to always keep you, the student, at the center of our University mission.”   ~Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs

Family Weekend Aims

  • Provide families with events that highlight students’ talents and abilities while promoting life-long learning and ongoing personal development
  • Continue to assist students with the on-going transition into the CI and academic life
  • Develop a purposeful and engaging relationship with parents

Family Weekend is designed to: reinforce the University mission, reflect the core values of the University, and achieve the purpose, aims, and values of the Division of Student Affairs.

Family Weekend 2014

Check-In [top]

Check-in begins on Friday, October 10 starting at 4:00 p.m. in Santa Cruz Village.  Check-in will also be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11 at events' location for Saturday arrivals.


CI Adopt-a-Student [top]

If your student has a friend or roommate, invite him/her to join your family for the weekend.  Be sure to include the student’s name when you register (CI Adopt-a-Student).

CI Adopt-a-Family [top]

Make a family's dream come true!  Sponsor a family by donating the cost of attendance to enable a family to attend. Contact Kirsten Moss, Director of Multi-Access Programs at 805-437-3156 for more information.

Registration Fees [top]

The cost to attend Family Weekend 2014 is as follows:

Weekend Rate (Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday) -- Cost includes all meals and activities for Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday. No individual event or day rates are offered.*

  • $30 for CI students
  • $45 for guests age 12 and younger
  • $60 for guests age 13 and older

*Optional participation for Saturday and Sunday morning fundraisers - cost to participate not included.

Register for Family Weekend 2014 [top]

Hotel Information [top]

For a complete list of hotels in the Camarillo area, please visit www.travelforecaster.com, which will list availability and rates.

Local Information [top]

Schedule of Events [top]

Family Weekend: Oh, the Places You Will Go...with CI!

A highlight of some main events.

Friday, October 10

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Waterfront at the CI Boating Center (RSVP preferred)
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Softball Game (Bring your own mitt! 3 p.m. warm-ups)
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.Check-in & Welcome Reception
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.Family Weekend Dinner
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.Mission Tournament
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.Film in South Quad: The Lorax (Bring blankets, chairs and sweaters.)

Saturday, October 11

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.Breakfast and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Registration
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Service Event: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, Sponsored by Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and Intercultural Services. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Waterfront at the CI Boating Center (RSVP preferred)
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.Children's Craft Corner
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Indoor Volleyball Game in the Recreation Center
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Dinner
7 p.m.Student Programming Board Talent Show (Wear your Spirit Gear!)

Sunday, October 12

9 a.m.Student Organizations Pancake Breakfast
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Waterfront at the CI Boating Center (RSVP preferred)

Oh, the Places You Will Go...with CI!

The theme for this year's Family Weekend reflects dedication to ongoing learning, creativity, and fun as expressed by Dr. Seuss. Experience the relevant teachings of Dr. Seuss for all ages! You will experience how the CI Mission Pillars align classic texts from Dr. Seuss novels with various events over the weekend. The four pillars are:

  1. Multicultural perspectives (MP)
  2. International perspectives (IP)
  3. Integrative approaches (IA)
  4. Civic engagement (CE)

CI Mission Tournament

Participate in the CI Mission Tournament Friday night! Be sure to research the CI Mission using the links below to prepare for this friendly competition. The winning table will receive bragging rights and CI prizes!  Also, don't forget to read up on your Dr. Seuss books in order to make the relevant connections to our CI values!

CI Mission: http://www.csuci.edu/about/mission.htm

Four Pillars: http://www.csuci.edu/provost/four-pillars.htm

CI Parent Pride

Wear your CI swag on Saturday and participate in the fun as we award the “Best Dressed of CI” during the Talent Show Saturday night!

Criteria for the awards selection include:

1. The total quantity of CI gear worn by each family member

2. The total number of family members who participate

3. The creativity of how you display your CI swag/gear (think outside the box!)

4. Overall family presentation of CI style!

While attending Family Weekend, CI parents and family members are also encouraged to sign-up to become members of CI’s Parent & Family Program (PFP). The purpose of the CI PFP is to create and strengthen vital partnerships between parents and families of enrolled students and CSU Channel Islands. The primary functions of the Program include:

  • Promoting information about campus resources
  • Supporting student success
  • Generating support and goodwill for the campus
  • Creating an interactive role for parents and families within the campus community and beyond

More information regarding PFP will be available at the dinner on Saturday, October 11.  Interested persons may also sign-up by contacting Dottie Ayer, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, at dorothy.ayer@csuci.edu.  Sign-up to stay involved, encourage your student, and have your voice heard!

Experience the CI Waterfront at the Channel Islands Harbor Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun at the CI Boating Center.  To ensure safety, participants must be properly fitted with a U.S. Coast Guard lifejacket and must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs., with a chest no larger than 56 inches.  Participants must be of sound health, with no specific ailments, injuries or disabilities that would affect their ability to have a safe experience.

Sign-up for waterfront activities of sailing and kayaking (space limited) when you register for Family Weekend. You will receive an email with further instructions on reserving your space. You may also inquire at check-in regarding availability. A map to the Channel Islands Harbor will be provided at check-in.

Be sure to stop by the Farmers’ Market located near the CI Boating Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday!

Kayaking: Hourly scheduled open-use kayaking sessions are limited so secure your family time right away! Kayak at the CI Harbor in our single- or double-seated kayaks. 

Sailing: Bond with your family for a half-hour on a Catalina 16.5' sailboat and experience CI sailing with our Lifetime Leisure Waterfront staff and Sailing Club.

Please note: If participants have needs that require special consideration, please contact Josh Wade, coordinator of Lifetime Leisure Programs, at joshua.wade@csuci.edu at least 14 days in advance of participating at the Waterfront.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a mile-long walk with the sole purpose of raising awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men's sexualized violence against women. Sexual violence is a worldwide problem, and coming together as a community is the first step in putting an end to it. Rainn.org reports that about each year, 237,868 people are sexually assaulted, but 60% of cases are never reported. Furthermore, one in five women have experienced either an "attempted or completed rape" in their lifetime. People might not want to talk about it, or people might not know about its existence. Whatever the reason, it's time to speak up. Let's make the issue known about women's experiences with sexualized violence. As Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® explains, the key to "improving gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence" is to "talk about gender relations and men's sexual violence against women." Put yourself in her shoes™. MEN, we are asking you to support this very critical cause by agreeing to walk a mile in high-heels! Women, we ask that you register as well to support and spot the men as they walk.

College campuses across the nation have been charged with addressing this issue on both a federal and state level in order to assure student safety while attending their college or university. Join us as CSU Channel Islands takes a stand against sexual violence. The CI theme is "NOT ON OUR CAMPUS!"

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, hosted by the CSU Channel Islands (CI) chapter of the Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, benefits the Family Violence Center of Interface Children & Family Services based in Camarillo, California. All net proceeds will go toward the Family Violence Center. Serving Ventura County, Interface focuses on "strengthening children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving." While Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® benefits the Family Violence Center, Interface also provides family support, youth activities, and counseling services. For additional information on Interface Children & Family Services, please visit: http://www.icfs.org.

Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. We look forward to seeing you on October 11, 2014!

For online registration, please visit go.csuci.edu/mile.  Registration per participant will be $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Family Violence Center of Interface Children & Family Services.

For additional information on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, please visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org.

Licensed by Frank Baird & Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, a Venture Humanity, Inc. Project.

 CI's Commitment to Access [top]

CI is committed to providing equal access to curricular and co-curricular activities.  If you have specific needs pertaining to Family Weekend, please contact Kirsten Moss, Director of Multi-Access Programs at 805-437-3156 or kirsten.moss@csuci.edu.  Additionally, individuals who would like to request translation assistance should contact Kirsten Moss.

Persons who, because of a special need or condition, would like to request an accommodation should contact Disability Resource Programs at 805-437-3331 or email accommodations@csuci.edu as soon as possible, but no later than one week prior to Family Weekend, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Se Habla Español? [top]

For questions or additional information in Spanish, please contact Angelica Caudillo, New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs Assistant at 805-437-3697 or angelica.caudillo@csuci.edu.

Para más información, por favor de comunicarse con Angelica Caudillo, Asistente de New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs al 805-437-3697 o angelica.caudillo@csuci.edu.

Questions? [top]

For questions or additional information, please contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at 805-437-3160 or orientation@csuci.edu.