Welcome to CI!

If you are a commuter student, considering commuting to CI, or already living off-campus, Commuter Services is here to help!

Living off-campus is a big decision. Commuter Services wants to ensure that you are prepared to make informed decisions regarding your off-campus housing as well as ensure your commuter experience is exceptional and you remain connected to CI.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here or need further assistance, feel free to contact us commuterservices@csuci.edu. We are here to help!


CSU Channel Islands students, regardless or residency, will have equitable opportunities to become contributing members of university life.


Commuter Services exists to assess and respond to the diverse needs of commuting students.  Commuter Services is committed to providing resources and services to enhance the commuter student experience by encouraging access to academic supports, personal development initiatives, social connections, and advocacy efforts related to commuting.

Commuter Resource Center

We are located in Bell Tower East, Room 1803. Stop by for coffee and snacks, to borrow a computer or laptop, or to meet other commuters. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media to stay informed about events and activities: @WeDriveCI.

Contact Us: 

Commuter Resources

Dolphin One Card

Your campus ID card can be loaded with funds to be used at these campus locations:

  • Check out books from the Broome Library
  • Release print jobs at printers in Library open labs
  • Pay for food at Islands Café, Lighthouse Café, Sea Store, Freudian Sip, and in the Town Center at Tortilla's Grill, Sammy's Market, Juice It Up and Subway

Follow the links below for more information about the Dolphin One Card:

Campus Recreation (Gym)

Student fees allow you to work out and use the facilities at the Recreation Center located in Arroyo Hall, and offers programs and activities in seven different categories:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Informal (Open) Recreation
  • Instructional Programs
  • Intramural and Extramural sports
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Waterfront
  • Sports Clubs

Visit the Campus Recreation website for more information.

Transportation and Parking Services

Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) offers alternative transportation resources for students, faculty and staff looking for alternate ways to commute to and from campus.

Semester parking permits may be purchased at TPS and students are allowed to register up to two cars per permit. Daily permits are also available for purchase at TPS or various locations around campus. Both permits allow students to park in all “A" lots (excluding labeled faculty, metered or restricted spots).

TPS can answer any questions you may have regarding on-campus parking. Visit TPS in Placer Hall, call 805-437-8430 or visit parking website for more information.

Campus Safety Escort Program

The safety escort program is designed to provide a safe and reliable means of transportation for CI students, faculty, and staff from one on-campus location to another, including buildings, residence halls and vehicles. The program is available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Call Police & Parking Services at 805-437-8444 or ext. 8444 from any campus phone to request a safety escort.

Career & Leadership Development

Career & Leadership Development delivers programs and student services designed to enrich the whole development of CI students. They provide several resources including the following:

  • Drop-in Counseling
  • Graduate School Counseling
  • Resume Clinics
  • Career Counseling
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Assessments
  • Event and Workshop Calendars

Visit the Career & Leadership Development website for more information.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) provides services similar to those provided by your family physician including the following:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and/or injury
  • Physical examinations
  • Family planning services, including pap smears, STD screening and birth control
  • Emergency contraception
  • Immunizations/Tuberculin screening

Visit the SHS website for more information.

Counseling & Psychological Services helps students deal with various issues that may arise including but not limited to:

  • Extreme anxiety or panic
  • Extreme sadness
  • Death of a friend or loved one
  • Thoughts of self harm
  • Thoughts of harming someone else
  • Experiencing a traumatic event
  • Having odd or intrusive thoughts
  • Sexual assault

Visit the Counseling & Psychological Services website for more information.

Disability Accommodations and Support Services

Disability Accommodations and Support Services assists students with disabilities including individuals with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments, learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD, emotional/psychological problems, or chronic illnesses. Disability Accommodations and Support Services provides a range of resources for students with disabilities including:

  • Disability management counseling
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Retention strategies
  • Multiple discipline and integrative approaches with Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Career Development Services, Enrollment Services, Housing and Residential Education, and Academic Advising
  • Faculty notification letters
  • New and transfer student orientation
  • Documentation evaluation and determination of accommodations
  • Alternative and extended test services
  • Scribes for examinations
  • Note-taker services
  • Equipment loan (audio taped lectures

Disability Accommodations and Support Services is located in the Educational Access Center, Bell Tower Room 1541.  For more information on services provided or how to receive services, please call Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 (V/TTY) or visit Disability Accommodations and Support Services website.

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is open to support all members of the CI community in their academic endeavors. We offer free peer tutoring in mathematics during all business hours, as well as peer tutoring in other subjects depending on tutor availability. Our tutors will help students with study skills, fundamental concepts, comprehension, homework, test preparation, and much more. Tutors at the LRC work with students to foster better understanding and promote learning.

For reserving study rooms, finding out specific times that a subject is available for tutoring, or any additional information, please contact the Learning Resource Center by email at lrc@csuci.edu or by phone at 805-437-8409.

University Writing and Multiliteracy Center

The University Writing and Multiliteracy Center's mission is to support all members of the CI community with their writing at any stage of the composing process. Our peer writing tutors can assist students with academic projects, help them to understand and brainstorm, organize their essays, develop and document their ideas, and learn to polish and edit their own papers. We offer a learning resource, not an editing service. Students are also welcome to bring in other types of written work, such as résumés and letters of application. The center's services are free of charge.

For appointments and other questions, please call 805-437-8409 or email writing.tutors@csuci.edu.

CI Lounge Locations

Looking for a place to hang out or get some homework done in between classes? The Mission Lounge (left) and Student Union (right) are great places to connect with other students or just get some work done. 

How about having a little fun during your down time? The Student Union has games and fun things for students to do at a low rate!

Where can I go to heat up my food?  Communal microwaves can be found in the Mission Lounge located in Bell Tower East (left).  Another location with a microwave for public use is the Student Union near the information desk (right).