October 20-21, 2018

Family Weekend Purpose

Family Weekend (FW) has been a CSUCI tradition since 2002. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Family Weekend aims to enhance students’ educational experience, reconnect families, and further develop a relationship based on shared values with all members of the CSUCI family. Family Weekend is designed to support both the University mission and the purpose, aims, and values of the Division of Student Affairs.
“In choosing CSU Channel Islands, you have selected one of the most innovative and family-oriented institutions in the nation. CI will provide you with a stimulating curricular and co-curricular learning experience, which is accented by our commitment to always keep you, the student, at the center of our University mission.”   ~Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs

Family Weekend Aims

  • Provide families with events that highlight students’ talents and abilities while promoting life-long learning and ongoing personal development
  • Continue to assist students with the on-going transition into the CI and academic life
  • Develop a purposeful and engaging relationship with parents

Family Weekend is designed to: reinforce the University mission, reflect the core values of the University, and achieve the purpose, aims, and values of the Division of Student Affairs.

Family Day 2018

Hotel Information

For a complete list of hotels in the Camarillo area, please visit Trip Advisor, which will list availability and rates.

Local Information

Tentative Schedule of Events

October 20, 2018

Check In9 a.m.-11 a.m.South Quad
Waterfront*10 a.m.-3 p.m.CI Boating Center
CI Paints- Class 110 a.m.-11 a.m.Anacapa Commons
Campus Scavenger Hunt10 a.m.-11 a.m.Meet in South Quad near Check-In
CI Paints- Class 211 a.m.-12 p.m.Anacapa Commons
Campus Scavenger Hunt11 a.m.-12 p.m.Meet in South Quad near Check-In
Waterfront*10 a.m.-3 p.m.CI Boating Center
Lunch- free to FW attendees11 a.m.-2 p.m.Island’s Café, Check in at South Quad
Family Day Carnival1 p.m.-4 p.m.Central Mall
Administrator Welcome4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Central Mall
Spanish Speaking Presentation4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Malibu Hall 100
Game Night4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Santa Rosa Village Courtyard and Commons
Craft Corner4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Anacapa Commons
Escape Room Simulation4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Student Union Courtyard
Mariachi Band5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.South Quad
Dinner- Food trucks available for purchase, desserts provided by PFP6 p.m.-8 p.m.South Quad
Movie7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.South Quad

October 21, 2018

Waterfront9 a.m.-2 p.m.CI Boating Center- 3880 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Craft Corner10 a.m.-12 p.m.Anacapa Commons
Escape Room Simulation10 a.m.-12 p.m.South Quad

While attending Family Weekend, CSUCI parents and family members are also encouraged to sign-up to become members of CSUCI’s Parent & Family Programs (PFP). The purpose of the CSUCI PFP is to create and strengthen vital partnerships between parents and families of enrolled students and CSU Channel Islands. The primary functions of the Program include:

  • Promoting information about campus resources
  • Supporting student success
  • Generating support and goodwill for the campus
  • Creating an interactive role for parents and families within the campus community and beyond

Sign-up to stay involved, encourage your student, and have your voice heard!

*Experience the CSUCI Waterfront at the Channel Islands Harbor

Everyone is encouraged to participate and have fun at the CSUCI Boating Center.  To ensure safety, participants must be properly fitted with a U.S. Coast Guard life jacket and must weigh a minimum of 50 lbs., with a chest no larger than 56 inches.  Participants must be of sound health, with no specific ailments, injuries or disabilities that would affect their ability to have a safe experience. A sign up prior to Family Weekend and item list to bring will be available soon.

Kayaking: Kayak at the CI Harbor in our single- or double-seated kayaks.


Please note: If participants need accommodations, please contact parentfamilyprograms@csuci.edu at least 14 days in advance of participating at the Waterfront.

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For questions or additional information, please contact Parent and Family Programs