Individual and family tours are offered on the following days of the week and time:

  • Monday through Friday at 11:00 AM
  • Saturday tours (on specific dates) are offered at 12:00 pm

Campus tours for prospective students and their families are approximately one hour in duration. All tours are guided walking tours; we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Space is limited in each tour to 25 participants. Due to health regulations, pets are not permitted on tours nor in campus buildings.

Reservations, while not required, are highly recommended. Complimentary parking permits will only be available to those who have registered.  Parking permits will be emailed to the student in their confirmation of tour registration (24 hours later). All others will be required to pay the $6.00 daily parking fee.

Individual & Family Tour Reservations

Make your Reservation (in Dolphin VIP) 

(Don't have Dolphin VIP? Sign up for free Dolphin VIP access.)

Tour Information: Tours begin in the Admissions & Recruitment Office located in the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020. Weekday tours begin promptly at 11:00 am, while Saturday tours begin at 12:00 pm

Parking: Closest parking lot to Sage Hall is Lot A2.  To purchase a parking permit, you may purchase one from the kiosk in Lot A2 or at the Admissions & Recruitment Office located in the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020. 

For weekday tours, arriving 30 minutes early is recommended during the regular school year.

Saturday Tours Schedule (2014- 2015)

  • September 6, 2014
  • September 20, 2014
  • October 4, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
  • November 2, 2014
  • November 15, 2014
  • December 6, 2014
  • January 10, 2015
  • February 7, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • March 7, 2015
  • March 21, 2015
  • April 18, 2015
  • May 2, 2015
  • June 6, 2015

Campus will be closed the following dates:
Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014
Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Admission Day Observed, Friday, November 28, 2014
Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014
Columbus Day Observed, Friday, December 26, 2014
Lincoln's Birthday Observed, Monday, December 29, 2014
Washington's Birthday Observed, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
*Campus Closed, Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, 2015
César Chávez Day, Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Memorial Day Observed, Monday, May 25, 2015
Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015

Self-Guided Tours

If you are unable to participate in a regularly scheduled tour, we are pleased to offer a self-guided tour.

A printed self-guided tour map may be picked up at the Admissions & Recruitment Office located at the Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020.

Can't make it to campus? Take a virtual interactive campus tour in the goCI Mobile app; just install, choose Maps, then "Tours" to begin an interactive campus tour, complete with images and building information. 

Directions to Campus

Driving Directions to CSU Channel Islands

Group Campus Tours (grades 9- 12th & Community College)

The group campus tour is designed for high school and community college students interested in learning about CSU Channel Islands. Participants are taken on a guided tour of the University and will learn about different campus resources such as Housing, Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, Student Life, and other departments designed to ensure student success.

Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and must be made at least a month in advance. Group campus tours are offered specifically on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am. We can accommodate groups no larger than 60 students.

To schedule a group campus tour, please email the following information to

  • Name of School
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone Number and Email Address
  • Requested Date and Time of Tour
  • Number of Students and Chaperones

Information for Visiting Groups
Campus Map and Bus Drop Off Location (PDF, 259.3 KB)
Group Campus Visit Expectations (PDF, 35.8 KB)

Group Campus Tours (K-8 schools)

A separate program for K-8 students is offered through University Outreach. Please click on the following link for more information: University Outreach