Staff and Contact Information

Coordinator's Message

Dear Incoming Students:

Congratulations, you will soon be an official Dolphin! It is my pleasure to be one of the first to welcome you to CI! It is important to know that soon you will become part of the history and culture of CI. Dolphins demonstrate much pride in their association with the University, and Island View Orientation for new students will provide you with the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, obtain valuable information to succeed academically, and learn ways to get involved to make the most of your collegiate experience.

You are encouraged to peruse the New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs website, which will assist you with navigating your first year successfully. We are here to help you along your journey: from your first experience at CI through Island View Orientation, your first days of your semester with the Student Service Summit, Welcome Celebration and Ask Me campaign, and programs designed to boost your confidence and aid in your academic and social transition to the University. Please see this website as one of your tools for success that can be used throughout your CI experience. I also encourage you to consider student leadership opportunities, including becoming an orientation leader. I believe one orientation leader said it best when she remarked, “If you can be an orientation leader, you can be anything!”

Get ready to enjoy being a part of the CI community. The entire campus community is committed to your success, so feel rest assured you have a lot of support to aid in your transition.

I look forward to meeting you at Island View Orientation!

Warm Regards,

Ariana Robles
Coordinator of New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

NSO Email:

Telephone: 805-437-3160

Student Engagement Center, Bell Tower East, First Floor, Room 1808


Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
CSU Channel Islands
Bell Tower East, Room 1808
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012


New Student Orientation supports the University recruitment and retention initiatives by coordinating events, activities and services that reflect CI traditions and values in order to integrate new students holistically (socially and academically) into the CI community.

We strive to:

  • Provide the opportunity for new students to navigate the campus and seek support from various programs, services and activities related to academic, social, physical, and emotional growth in the first year
  • Introduce new students to academic programs, staff and faculty available in order to make informed and appropriate academic plans
  • Provide intentional first year transition activities designed to engage students in the University experience and increase CI’s first year to second year retention rate
  • Provide opportunities for first year CI students to pursue leadership opportunities with the support and encouragement of other student leaders
  • Provide a welcoming environment that builds a sense of community and increase self-confidence among the incoming freshman class to transition into CI’s diverse culture and traditions
  • Assist new student development of confidence in the ability to succeed socially in the first year by informing on University behavioral expectations, and appropriate and healthy social choices