Individual and Family Tours

Campus tours are geared toward prospective undergraduate students who would like to get a feel for our beautiful campus. The tour is approximately one hour in duration. All tours are guided, walking tours and we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Because parking is limited, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour during the regular school year. 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.

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


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

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Important Tour Information

  • Saturday Tours are ONLY offered on specific dates, please view our 2014-2015 Saturday schedule.
  • Campus tours are not available on University Holidays. Please see our University Holiday list.
  • Facilities and campus activity are limited on Saturday Tours
  • Residence halls are NOT included on the campus tour, we encourage you to visit our 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. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour. Please 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). If you need to purchase a day parking permit, they are available from one of the permit dispensers located in Lot 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 (2014- 2015)

  • March

    • March 7, 2015
    • March 21, 2015
  • April

    • April 18, 2015
  • May

    • May 2, 2015
  • June

    • June 6, 2015

Campus Closure - NO TOURS (2014-2015)

  • March

    • March 31, 2015
  • May

    • May 25, 2015
  • June

    • 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 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 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.

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Group/ School Campus Tours (High School or 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 it is recommended that they be made at least one month in advance. Group campus tours are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am or at 1:30 p.m. We can accommodate groups no larger than 60 students.  Group campus tours will not be offered during the month of June.

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

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