Photo of students on a 45-minute guided tour of CI.

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If you would like to schedule a guided tour for your students but are unable to participate in a Friday Pathway to College Campus Visit, your second option is to register for a Monday-Thursday One-Hour Tour. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about our beautiful campus by receiving a guided tour from our LEAP (Leaders in Education Awareness Program) student volunteers. LEAP volunteers will guide your students on a one-hour campus tour and visit five major locations on campus. Tours may be scheduled Monday through Thursday for a maximum of 60 students per visit.

Guided Tour Schedule

Arrival – Elementary or middle school students arrive to CI and are greeted by a LEAP student volunteer in front of the Bell Tower on Los Angeles Ave. Students are informed of the visitor expectations and led to their first stop of the tour and seven more stops after that.

Tour Guide Introduction – Tour guides will introduce themselves as CI students and speak to your students about their majors, years in college, and on- and off-campus involvements.  All tour guides are trained volunteers who participate in the Leaders in Education Awareness Program.

One-Hour Tour – Campus tours commence and typically include visits to the following locations: Broome Library, University Town Center, The Cove Bookstore, Bell Tower, student housing, Student Union, Recreation Center, and Islands Café. Due to on-campus construction and for the safety of your students, chaperones are asked to remain with their tour group at all times.

Q&A – Students will have the opportunity to ask questions as the tour progresses and briefly at the end of the tour.

Departure – After the one-hour tour, visiting students are guided back to the front of the Bell Tower where their tour commenced. If you choose to stay on campus past your one-hour tour, school chaperones are charged with remaining with their students at all times and are responsible for ensuring that their students do not enter classes in progress or violate campus rules.

Assessment Type

Teachers and other school staff/chaperones will be asked to take a short satisfaction survey on their visit. Comments and recommendations are encouraged at this time.

Grades and Number of Participants Allowed

One-Hour Tours are only available to K-8th grade students.A maximum of 60 students are allowed per visit with one chaperone for every ten students.

One-Hour Tour Available Dates

First Come, First Served: Due to high demand, elementary and middle school administrators are encouraged to register for their visit as soon as possible.

Dates Available: One-Hour Tours will occur Monday through Thursday mornings during the academic year. Not all dates may be available at the time your registration form is processed. Therefore, selecting two or more dates is highly encouraged. Program does not operate during campus closure dates.

Once You’ve Registered:

Please allow University Outreach staff five business days to respond to the status of your request. You will then receive confirmation from a University Outreach staff member and a preparation packet which will include information on meals on campus, parking, visitor expectations, and a campus map. For more information on this program contact University Outreach at 805-437-3155 or by email at

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