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.

Spring 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!

Spring 2017 Transfer Island View Orientation Date Information

The dates for the 2017 spring Transfer Orientation are Monday through Wednesday, December 19-21, 2016. Once you log into your myCI account to accept the University's offer of admission, you will be directed to register for IVO. Dates are determined based upon your major, please see chart below.  

Date and TimeMajor

Monday, December 19, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Art/Performing Arts


Computer Science, Applied Physics, Math, IT


Liberal Studies/Early Childhood Studies

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Anthropology, Spanish



History, Chicano Studies


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Health Science

Political Science


Thursday, January 12, 2017

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This date is only available for students unable to attend the session intended for their 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 2017 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