Photo of students at the orientation breakfast.

Purpose of IVO

The purpose of Island View Orientation (IVO) is to provide the resources, and facilitate confidence in new students’ ability, to successfully and holistically integrate into the intellectual, cultural and social climate of the University.

We strive to:

  • Provide the opportunity for new students to successfully navigate the CI campus
  • Familiarize incoming students with the distinct culture, traditions and values of CI
  • Teach new students about the various programs, services and activities that aid in social, physical and emotional growth in the first year
  • Introduce new students to academic programs, staff and faculty available to make informed and appropriate academic plans
  • Engage with peers and Orientation Leaders to ease the social transition, make new friends and connect new students to resources

Photo of students enjoying an orientation activity.