Reservation and Fee Questions

Why should I attend IVO?

As a transfer student, you may not be familiar with the campus layout, policies and academic expectations. Island View Orientation familiarizes students with these essentials, while introducing you to campus traditions and culture and connecting you to an Orientation Leader as a resource. Students that attend orientation are more likely to feel welcome at CI, at ease with their transition, and prepared for the University experience.

How do I reserve a space in orientation?

You will receive access to the online orientation reservation form through your myCI page through the Admissions office. 

Is orientation required?

Orientation is optional but highly recommended for transfer students.

I have registered for orientation but have decided not to attend; can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, all Island View Orientation fees are completely non-refundable.

What is the deadline for registering for orientation?

Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

May I pay with a credit card?

Yes, you may pay with a credit card in the payment section of the online reservation form.  This will secure your space immediately!

May I pay with a check?

We highly recommend paying with a credit card; a check payment will cause your orientation registration to be delayed.  Individuals who wish to secure a space in Island View Orientation immediately should complete the online reservation form and pay with a credit card.

A check payment will delay your reservation; reservations are not complete until your payment has been processed.

Does financial aid cover the orientation fees?

CI does not offer financial aid, waivers or payment plans for orientation fees.

Do my guests have to register for orientation and pay the fee?

During registration, students are given the option to add one or more guests and are then prompted to pay an additional fee for each guest. Any guest who is attending orientation with students must pay the required guest fee.

Preparation, Logistics, Etc.

May I buy my parking permit, ID card and books and pay tuition and/or housing fees at orientation?

Although it is typically not a scheduled session of the day’s agenda, you may pay for or purchase these items on your own time during the day. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order or certain credit cards. CI only accepts MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and Diner's Club. VISA is NOT accepted. All credit card transactions are done online. Please make sure that you come with the appropriate form(s) of payment.

Will I register for classes at Island View Orientation?

Transfer students register during advising workshops, not during orientation.  Information regarding advising workshops can be found at or by calling Academic Advising at (805) 437-8571.

What time will transfer orientation end?

Transfer orientation will end at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Where is check-in?

Directional signage will be provided on campus for your guidance.

Where do I park and do I need a permit?

Parking lots will be clearly marked when you arrive to campus; you will not need a permit.

If you have further questions, please contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at or call (805) 437-3160.