Transfer Island View Orientation is a required one-day program that occurs in early summer for incoming fall transfer students and in December for incoming spring transfer students. At Transfer Island View Orientation, you will learn about CI-specific policies, programs and services to assist you in a successful academic, emotional, cultural and social transition. Academic courses for your major will be reviewed by Academic Advisors and you will meet faculty and learn of academic expectations and rigor at CI. You will also receive a tour of the campus by an Orientation Leader, meet campus leaders and fellow students, and learn about opportunities to maximize your CI experience.

Transfer Island View Orientation

At Transfer Island View Orientation (TIVO), transfer students will:

  • Receive academic course information from Academic Advisors
  • Learn academic rigor and expectations from faculty within your discipline
  • Meet fellow classmates and student leaders
  • Learn about programs, services and timely campus information
  • Find out how to get involved and maximize the CI experience
  • Receive a campus tour and learn campus traditions, including the ritual "Becoming a Dolphin"
  • Collect CI gear and eat your first CI meal!

Spring 2018 Transfer Island View Orientation Date Information

The dates for the 2018 spring Transfer Island View Orientation are Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017. As a reminder, you are required to attend the entire program. If you do not attend, arrive late or leave during any portion of the program, your admission will be withdrawn and you will not receive an orientation fee refund. If this happens, you must reapply for a future term.

Date and TimeMajor

Friday, December 8

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


 Applied Physics




Computer Science

Early Childhood Studies



Information Technology 

Liberal Studies 


Performing Arts

Saturday, December 9

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.





Chicano/a Studies 


Global Studies

Health Sciences


Political Science




Disability Accommodations

If you need accommodations such as an accessible room, a sign language interpreter, materials in an alternative format, etc., please indicate via your online registration form. The University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Accommodations and Support Services at 805-437-3331 or as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days prior to the event.

Reservation and Fee Information

The third and final step of the Intent to Enroll process involves registering for a one-day mandatory orientation session by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Noon. Log into myCI, under my links, click on “Orientation” in order to register for the session pertaining to your major. As part of the Intent to Enroll process (accepting the University's offer of admission), you are registering and paying for orientation. The 2018 Transfer Island View Orientation fee is $50 and will be added to your account upon completing the Intent to Enroll process.

IMPORTANT: Once you accept our offer of admission, you will be held responsible for paying a $50 mandatory and non-refundable orientation fee. You will NOT receive a refund even if you (a) request to have your admission withdrawn at a later date or choose not to enroll; (b) your admission is canceled because you failed to meet an enrollment requirement or deadline; (c) you fail to submit a final transcript(s) by the deadline; or (d) your admission is rescinded upon reviewing a final transcript

If you have any questions, please see the Transfer FAQ page and/or contact New Student Orientation  at 805-437-3160 or