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New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs

Island View Orientation (Freshman)

Freshman Island View Orientation is a required two-day, overnight program. All incoming freshman students must attend both days of the orientation and stay overnight in our on-campus student housing. Parents and guests are invited to attend the concurrent family orientation while their student attends IVO and may also stay on-campus (space is available on a first-come, first-served basis). Although all family members are invited to participate in the separate Guest Schedule of IVO, please note that our guest orientation provides information specific to the parents and guardians of our incoming freshmen.

Orientation sessions are scheduled during the summer and offered for students to select on a first-come, first-served basis.  All orientation dates for the 2012 academic year will be made available during the 2011 fall semester.

To attend IVO, students must turn in their Intent to Enroll and pay the deposit by the Admissions deadline. The registration period for 2012 orientation is Monday, April 16 through Monday, May 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. IVO registration may be submitted only after the admissions process is complete. Students who do not sign up and pay for orientation by Monday, May 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. will be waitlisted by the Admissions office. Students on the waitlist will be allowed to register for orientation and enroll at the University on a space available basis. Contact the Admissions office via email at admissions@csuci.edu or call the Enrollment Center at (805) 437-8500 for assistance.

At Island View Orientation freshman students will:

  • Learn about academic requirements and policies
  • Get one-on-one professional academic advising
  • Register for classes
  • Meet fellow classmates and student leaders
  • Learn about the programs and services available 
  • Find out how to get involved and maximize the CI experience

Reservation and Fee Information

Students will receive access to the online orientation reservation system through their Dolphin VIP page when their Intent to Enroll has been received by the Admissions office. The deadline to sign up and pay for IVO is Monday, May 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m.. Students who do not sign up and pay for orientation by this date will be waitlisted by the Admissions office. Students on the waitlist will be allowed to register for orientation and enroll at the University on a space available basis.  Contact the Admissions office via email at admissions@csuci.edu or call the Enrollment Center at (805) 437-8500 for assistance with access to the reservation system and/or waitlist concerns.

Orientation Fees

Please note that the 2012 orientation fee will be available before orientation registration begins.

*All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

**Each guest staying overnight in our on-campus student housing must attend the parent/guest orientation.  Guests and students will stay in separate areas of student housing and are asked to stay in the room to which they have been assigned.   Housing for guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about student housing, please visit http://www.csuci.edu/housing.

PLEASE NOTE:  All fees are non-refundable and subject to change based on 2011-2012 fee structures.

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If you have any questions, please contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3160 or orientation@csuci.edu.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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