Transfer Island View Orientation is a required one-day program that occurs in early summer for incoming fall transfer students and in January for incoming spring transfer students. At Transfer Island View Orientation, you will learn about CI-specific policies, programs and services to assist you in a successful academic, emotional, cultural and social transition. Academic courses for your major will be reviewed by Academic Advisors and you will meet faculty and learn of academic expectations and rigor at CI. You will also receive a tour of the campus by an Orientation Leader, meet campus leaders and fellow students, and learn about opportunities to maximize your CI experience.

Fall Transfer Island View Orientation

At Island View Orientation (IVO), transfer students will:

  • Receive academic course information from Academic Advisors
  • Learn academic rigor and expectations from faculty within your discipline
  • Meet fellow classmates and student leaders
  • Learn about programs, services and timely campus information
  • Find out how to get involved and maximize the CI experience
  • Receive a campus tour and learn campus traditions, including the ritual "Becoming a Dolphin"
  • Collect CI gear and eat your first CI meal!

Fall 2016 Transfer Island View Orientation Information

The dates for the 2016 Fall Transfer Orientation are Monday through Friday, June 6-10, 2016. Once you log into your myCI account to accept the University's offer of admission, you will be directed to register for IVO. Which date and time you select will be determined based upon your major. 

Reservation and Fee Information

As part of the Intent to Enroll process (accepting the University's offer of admission), you are registering and paying for orientation. The 2016 Transfer Island View Orientation fee is $50 and will be added to your account upon completing the Intent to Enroll process.

If you have any questions, please see the Transfer FAQ page and/or contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at 805-437-3160 or

Transfer Connections for Fall Students

Transfer Connections is a separate event from Island View Orientation held just before the fall semester begins. It is designed to introduce you to other transfer students, campus student leaders, staff and administrators, and to help you find your place at CI. You will receive advice from current transfer students to maximize your time at CI, and learn about academic resources and opportunities that are not that obvious to you, such as Study Abroad, Santa Rosa Island, cohorts in your major, etc.

Continued participation in activities and events is an important step in making the transition to life as a Dolphin and is the best way to acclimate yourself to life as a CI student. This is a casual dinner event, so wear your CI gear and bring your curiosity.