New! 2015 Summer Hours (PDF, 175 KB)

Individual and Family Tours

Campus tours are geared toward prospective freshmen. The tour is approximately one hour in duration preceded by a 30 minute presentation. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as tours are 100% walking-based. Parking is limited; please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour. Tours begin in the Enrollment Center located in Sage Hall, Room 1020. Please read this entire section carefully for directions on reservations and important tour information.

Summer Tours will begin on June 1, 2015 and are offered:

  • Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m
  • Saturday tours (on specific dates) are offered at 11:00 a.m.

Tours for the Academic year will begin on September 1, 2015 and are offered:

  • Monday - Friday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday tours (on specific dates) are offered at 11:00 a.m.

2015 Freshman Preview Days

  • Saturday, October 3 (1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, October 15 (6:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, November 7 (1:00 p.m.)

2015-2016 Transfer Student Preview Days

  • Friday, September 25 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, October 23 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 13 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 19 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 18 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 29 (2:00 p.m.)


Reservations are strongly recommended. Complimentary parking permits will be available only to those who have registered in advance. Parking permits will be emailed with the confirmation of tour registration (24 hours later). Please print and display it on your dashboard the day of the tour. If you do not have your permit, you will be required to pay the $6.00 daily parking fee.

Make your Reservation (in Dolphin VIP)

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Important Tour Information

  • Saturday Tours are ONLY offered on specific dates; please view our Saturday schedule.
  • Campus tours are not available on University Holidays
  • Access to academic buildings (classrooms) is very limited on Saturday tours.
  • Residence halls are NOT included on the campus tour; we encourage you to visit the Housing website for additional information.
  • Due to health regulations, pets are not permitted on tours nor in campus buildings.


During the regular school year. campus parking is limited. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour and park in Lot A3. From there, it will be a short walk to Sage Hall. Please follow campus signage to Sage Hall, or you may download a campus map (in PDF format).

Day parking permits are available from permit dispensers in Lots A1, A2, A3 and A4 for $6.00. (Please see reservation section on how you can receive a complimentary parking pass.)

Parking Map (in PDF format)

Directions to Campus

Driving Directions to CSU Channel Islands

Saturday Tours Schedule (2015- 2016)

  • July
    • July 18, 2015
  • August
    • August 1, 2015
    • August 15, 2015
  • September
    • September 12,2015
    • September 26, 2015
  • October
    • October 3, 2015
    • October 17, 2015
  • November
    • November 7, 2015
  • December
    • December 5, 2015
  • January
    • January 23, 2016
  • February
    • February 6, 2016
    • February 13, 2016
  • March
    • March 5, 2016
    • March 19, 2016
  • April
    • April 23, 2016
  • May
    • May 7, 2016
  • June
    • June 4, 2016

Campus Closures - NO TOURS

  • July
    • July 3, 2015
  • September
    • September 7, 2015
  • November
    • November 11, 2015
    • November 26, 2015
    • November 27, 2015
  • December
    • December 5, 2015
    • December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • January
    • January 1, 2016
    • January 18, 2016
  • March
    • March 31, 2016
  • May
    • May 30, 2016

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 Enrollment Center located in Sage Hall, Room 1020. Parking permits are required when on campus. Permits can be purchased for $6.00 in permit dispensers found in parking lots A1, A2, A3, and A4.

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.

Group/ School Campus Tours (High School or Community College)

The group campus tour is designed for high school and community college student groups interested in learning about CSU Channel Islands.  

Note – Because there are very few students on campus and most offices and areas on campus are closed, there will be no group tours offered in the months of June, July and August.

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, it is recommended that they be made at least two months in advance. Group campus tours will be offered during October, November, February, March, April and May, on Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:00 a.m. We can accommodate groups no larger than 60 students.  Group campus tours will not be offered during the months of June, July, August, September, December and January.

To schedule a group campus tour, please fill out our Group Campus Tour form (PDF, 205 KB) and e-mail it to

It is recommended that you do not make travel arrangements until after receiving confirmation that your requested date is available.

Information for Visiting Groups

Campus Map and Bus Drop Off Location (PDF, 260 KB)
Group Campus Visit Expectations (PDF, 36 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.