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Video: CSI - Your Community College

This video shows a wide range of CSI students and activities and will provide a helpful overview of key information about the college and your potential to achieve success at CSI. It’s important to us that you begin to see yourself as a valued part of the CSI community, because you matter here!

Video Transcript (English)
At the heart of the Magic Valley, the College of Southern Idaho is your community college. Our story has been written over many decades in this community. And a key part of who we are is our mission to provide opportunities for people like you. As our story becomes your story, we know you can find your place and feel at home here. CSI is a place where opportunity and miracles happen. Here, you will find connections to a vibrant community of fellow students, teachers, and staff in your journey of education, discovery, and service. As a CSI student, you are now on track to become one of our many graduates who are recognized and sought after as top quality individuals, prepare for a job in the workforce, or transfer to another institution. Here, you can gain excellent technical and academic preparation, ready to serve your family and community. We are proud to say CSI students are the future. We are also proud to now count you among them. CSI is a special place. Your story begins now.
 
Transcripción del video (Español)
[Narradora] En el corazón del Valle Mágico, la Universidad del Sur de Idaho es tu universidad comunitaria. Nuestra historia ha sido escrita durante muchas décadas en esta comunidad. Y una parte clave de lo que somos es nuestra misión de proporcionar oportunidades para gente como tú. A medida que nuestra historia se convierte en la tuya, sabemos que encontraras tu lugar sintiéndote como en casa. En CSI las oportunidades y los milagros suceden. Aquí, encontrarás conexiones con una comunidad vibrante de compañeros, profesores y personal en tu viaje de educación, descubrimiento y servicio. Como estudiante de CSI, ahora estás en el camino para convertirte en uno de nuestros muchos graduados que son reconocidos y buscados como individuos de alta calidad, preparándose para un trabajo en la fuerza de trabajo, o transferencia a otra institución. Aquí, puedes obtener excelentes resultados técnicos y una preparación académica, lista para servir a tu familia y a tu comunidad. Es un orgullo decir que los estudiantes de CSI son el futuro y Estamos orgullosos de contarte entre ellos. El CSI es un lugar especial. Tu historia comienza ahora.

New Student Resources at CSI

Remember, students are the most important people at CSI. Find your place within the community by connecting to resources and people here to support you on your journey of education, discovery, and service. We invite you to engage in your learning, both in and out of the classroom. Explore connections with students, faculty, and staff to enhance your experience and take advantage of opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

 

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Buy Books

The CSI Bookstore is located in the Taylor Building.  Here you can buy or rent your books and course materials. The Bookstore sells laptop computers, tablets and technology accessories, software, CSI-branded clothing and gear, gift items, and you can also drop in for general office and school supplies.

You can buy new and used textbooks at the CSI Bookstore, or you can also buy online and pick up at the store. The bookstore staff and website make it easy to find the exact textbooks you need for every class. The bookstore also offers a textbook buy-back at the end of the semester.

Student Housing

Even if you currently have housing plans, we want to let you know what CSI can offer you in case your plans change.

As a CSI student, you have three options for student housing:

Eagle Hall Dormitory -

On-campus housing available:

    • Rental rate is $2,500/year
    • $300 deposit
    • One roommate
    • Meal plan required
    • Free Wifi and cable TV
    • Laundry facility
    • Student lounges
    • Computer lab
    • Social activities

 

Eagle View Apartments -

Off-campus housing available:

    • $880/month, 2 bedroom unfurnished
    • $1,500/student, 2 bedroom/4beds (quad style) fully furnished
    • Free Wifi, cable TV, water, electric, and trash service
    • Laundry facility
    • $300 security deposit
 
North View Apartments -

Off-campus housing available:

    • $470/month, 1 bedroom
    • $570/month, 2 bedroom
    • $660/month, 3 bedroom
    • Unfurnished
    • Free Wifi, cable TV, water, and trash service
    • Laundry facility
    • $300 security deposit
More information about residence hall living and off campus housing at CSI, including photos and application, is available here.
Meal Plans

CSI offers convenient and high quality food choices to our on-campus students, faculty, and staff through one of several meal plans.  The Taylor Café, as the main cafeteria on campus,  is an all you can enjoy, all you care to eat option featuring salad, pizza/pasta bar, grill, international, deli, and classic food choices, and, of course, dessert.

More information about food and meal plans can be found at this website.

Tutoring
CSI's Learning and Tutoring Commons provides all CSI students, including Dual Credit students, with great educational support. Students can drop in without an appointment to meet with a tutor in the Meyerhoeffer Building on the main CSI campus and receive help learning course concepts or working through assignments. We offer collaborative study tables, movable whiteboards, large monitors, and a computer lab with webcams (bring your own headphones) in a user-friendly atmosphere that fosters academic success. We also offer drop-in online tutoring using Zoom software for our distance learning CSI students and students who are unable to visit the Learning and Tutoring Commons.  For more information, please visit the tutoring website.
Testing Services

The CSI Testing Centers offer professional and secure testing environments for students, faculty, and the community, administered by friendly, knowledgeable proctors. 

CSI Testing Center locations include:

Main Campus

Gerald R. Meyerhoeffer Building, Room 230

315 Falls Avenue, Twin Falls, ID 83303

208-732-6532

campustesting@csi.edu

Blaine County Center

1050 Fox Acres Rd, Hailey, ID 83333

(208) 788-2033

haileytesting@csi.edu

Mini-Cassia Center

1600 Parke Ave, Burley ID 83318

(208) 678-1400

burleytesting@csi.edu

Jerome Center

104 West Main Street, Jerome, ID 83338

208-324-5101 or 208-732-6464

jerometesting@csi.edu

 

Know Before You Go:

Testing Center Hours - Walk-ins are welcome at the main campus CSI Testing Center; no appointment is necessary.  Appointments are recommended at testing centers at CSI off-campus centers.  Please pay special attention to the hours testing centers are open because schedules vary by semester.

Testing Center Policies - No exams will be given out an hour before closing.  All students will be asked to sign the Testing Center Agreement before taking an exam.

 

 

Counseling Services

Connection, community, acceptance-- people experience far more success in school and work when these are in place.  CSI Counseling Services offers Licensed Professional Counselors to help our students take the best care of their emotional and mental health.

Sometimes people only need one or two sessions to work through an issue they’re struggling with, and other times they might need more. This is a safe zone to be as honest and real as you want, without judgment, and it’s completely confidential.  And, if you're wondering how much this is going to cost, don't worry. Personal counseling is free to currently registered CSI students.

Additionally, CSI Counseling Services regularly provides information about health and wellness to all students, as well as offering workshops to help you gain important skills like avoiding test anxiety.

Counseling Services are located upstairs on the East side of the Taylor Building, just off the cafeteria. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (including over the noon hour). Please call 208 732 6260 or drop by our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We can even schedule virtual appointments using web conferencing.  More information can also be found on the CSI Counseling Services website.

Food for Students

Gilbert's Pantry is an emergency food relief supply for all CSI students.  If you need a little help, we will always respect your privacy, and the process of receiving donations will be confidential.  Help is available for non-food items, too!

For more information, you can fill out Gilbert's Pantry Request Form. Drop the form off to us at the Student Affairs Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Taylor Building or email it to us.  Once we receive your request, items will be available for pickup or delivery within 3-5 business days.

And, if you'd like to help out, donations and service hours are always welcome!

Student Health

We want to promote your physical and mental well-being as a CSI student, and we encourage you to make positive lifestyle choices.

CSI contracts with Physicians Immediate Care Center (PICC) to offer some basic health care services to current full-time and part-time students who are enrolled in credit courses and have paid their tuition and fees in full or have entered into a Tuition Loan Agreement with CSI.

PICC accepts students on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Some services are provided free of charge, while others may be available for a fee. Services provided are contingent on the availability of funds. Students may be referred to other providers or various tests may be performed for a fee. Services are not available in-between semesters.

Physicians Immediate Care Center

243 Cheney Dr W #200, Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 736-7422

College Readiness

If you're thinking you need a little extra help, then you're not alone! We have helped many students through several CSI programs designed to give our students the boost you may need to succeed in classes and achieve your educational goals.  

Our College & Career Readiness Program will help you hone the skills you will need for your chosen career or course of study. We offer no-cost instruction in reading, writing, and math.  English classes for speakers of other languages are also offered at no cost for individuals who are at least 16 years old to learn to speak, read, and write English. All College & Career Readiness program classes are offered both day and night on our main Twin Falls campus, and night-only classes are available at CSI off-campus sites.

If you have questions about these programs, you can call 208-732-6534 to learn more.

Bridge to Success
Our Bridge to Success Program provides degree-seeking students support from their first step on campus to their last step across the graduation stage.  Beginning with an intensive eight-week summer program through certification/degree completion, Bridge to Success is designed to develop 21st century skills that are essential in the classroom and in the workplace, promote community-engaged learning, identify valuable resources to increase student success, and foster social and academic relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.
Childcare

CSI works to provide resources for currently enrolled parenting students, including offering on-campus childcare facilities and opportunities for students to gain access to funds that will help cover childcare costs, including scholarships.

CSI's Early Childhood Education Learning Center Located conveniently on campus between the Expo Center and the CSI Baseball Field, this center provides services for children of students, faculty, and staff, and is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children six months through five years of age. Teachers have a degree in Early Childhood Education, attend yearly training, and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification. Childcare supportive services funding is available for low-income and middle-income families, through the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP). 

For more information, please call (208) 732-6645 or visit this website.

Career Services

We work hard for you at Career Services for The College of Southern Idaho!  We can help you prepare to enter the workforce by:

 

  • aiding you in career exploration
  • training you in job searching techniques
  • assisting you in job placement
  • facilitating internships and part-time employment

 

We can help you look for jobs on campus, including work study jobs.  We also collaborate with employers in our community to facilitate student job placement.  

Please stop in at the Career Center Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or call (208) 732-6259 to set up an appointment with a career counselor or learn more about our resources.

Veteran's Services

We aim to help veterans transition to successful civilian careers through higher education and providing resources within the CSI campus and local community.

If you are a student veteran, know how very grateful we are for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country! We make it a priority at CSI to help make the educational experience for student veterans and military-connected students a success.

We have several resources available to you, including a full time Veteran's Advocacy Coordinator.  Please call 208-732-6244 for more information.

Accessibility Services

We may assume a disability is something obvious, like the need to use a wheelchair.  The reality is that many disabilities are not visible.  A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.  Here are some examples of disabilities we work to help students with:

  • learning disabilities
  • anxiety disorders
  • ADHD
  • visual or hearing impairments
  • other disabilities

 

We are located upstairs on the East side of the Taylor Building. Please contact us at 208-732-6260, or drop by our office for further information or to schedule an appointment. More information and an intake form are also available on our student Accessibility services website.

Student Clubs

Along with the many new things you are experiencing as a new or returning student, we invite you to look for ways to expand your horizons and live beyond going to class, studying, and taking exams. College is an excellent opportunity to grow as an individual and discover who you are, and being involved in activities beyond the classroom is an important part of your college experience.

We have many student organizations where you can meet new friends, pursue recreational or educational activities, gain valuable leadership experience or just connect with others who share your interests. Some of your best memories of college will be the interesting events and fun-filled activities you will enjoy outside of class!

CSI has more than 30 local and national clubs and organizations where you can pursue your interests, leadership skills, teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Organizations with a national affiliation generally promote educational and professional development. Other clubs, formed locally, encourage members to pursue cultural, recreational, religious, service, and social interests. These clubs and organizations sponsor and plan most of the activities and social functions on campus. All organizations must be recognized by the college and have an employee Advisor.

Here are just a few of the clubs you can find on campus:

  • Agriculture Club
  • Art Club
  • Chi Alpha Christian Club
  • Dance Club
  • Equine Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Generation Action Club
  • HOSA (Health Science Education)
  • HTEC (Hospitality, Tourism and Events Club)
  • Latinos In Action Club
  • NAfME (National Association of Music Educators)
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society)
  • Renewable Energy Club
  • S.T.E.M. Club
  • Students for Life
  • United Signers Club (American Sign Language club)
  • Veteran’s Association
To learn more and connect with a club, please check out student clubs and organizations at CSI.

What you need to do

Obtain your CSI Student ID

Why Do I Need One?

You will need your CSI Student ID for:

      • identification purposes
      • taking tests at the Testing Center
      • checking out books from the CSI library
      • obtaining meals on campus if you purchase a meal plan
      • free admission to college activities
      • discounted admission at some Magic Valley restaurants and retailers
      • receiving care from the Physician's Immediate Care Center

Where Do I Get One?

ID cards are available on the main campus at the Welcome Center in the Taylor Building, the Library, Health Sciences and Human Services (HSHS), and the CSI off-campus centers in Burley, Gooding, and Hailey.

Each semester you will need to get a current semester sticker for your CSI Student ID, also available at these same locations.  You can receive your sticker after your tuition is paid in full or you have completed a tuition loan agreement.

What if I'm an Online-Only Program Student?

If you need an ID card, please come to one of the main campus or off-campus center locations just mentioned.

What if I Lose my Student ID?

If you need a replacement CSI Student ID, the fee is $3.  Please come to any of the locations listed above.

New Students: Next Steps

Video tutorials and checklists for beginning your path at CSI.

Questions?

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Enrollment Services
(208) 732-6250


Busy Schedule?

You can take classes online, at night, or at one of our outreach centers.

Let us help you work around your family and work obligations with many different scheduling options.

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Credit vs Noncredit

Credit courses can count towards a degree or certificate. Noncredit courses are available for job training, professional development, and personal enrichment.

Learn which is right for you!