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Walking Directions for the CSI Open House

Bring the family to CSI's 2024 Open House! Expore the CSI services and get free food, fun swag, and fill out your event passport card to be entered to win big prizes. 

Scroll down to find walking directions to each location to get validation on your passport card.

Event Passport Locations - and Free Stuff!

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Cafe and SUB

Bring the family for free hotdogs and chips!

Sodexo runs the Taylor Café and caters events on- and off-campus. Visit with them at the Taylor Student Union Building, which is dedicated to student engagement and socialization, offering a café, coffee shop, game area, and more.  

Get Free Hot Dog
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Veterinary Tech Clinic

A free petting zoo will be at the Veterinary Tech Center!

Located next to the CSI Expo Center, it is the newest building on campus. There are cats and dogs boarded and taken care of by CSI Students. Don’t miss out on seeing all the animals on campus that day. Brought to you by the Ag Club, Ag Ambassadors, and the Vet Tech Club.

Check Out the Petting Zoo
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Machining and Manufacturing Technology

The Machining and Manufacturing Technology Program will be giving away free items for kids and adults, alike. Come visit us to learn how you can earn a certificate or degree in the high-tech world of manufacturing.

Free Items
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Automation Engineering and Food Processing

The Automation Engineering and Food Processing programs are giving away free ice cream cones and sharing orders of fresh cut french fries. Come visit us in the Applied Technology and Innovation Center to learn how you can earn a certificate or degree in this field.

Get French Fries and Ice Cream
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Fine Arts Center

Take the kids over to get their free face painting and check out the Fine Arts Center!

For more than 50 years, the CSI Fine Arts Center has hosted thousands of performing arts events and conferences. It is home to CSI music, theater, dance, community education, and youth summer activities.

Free Face Painting
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CSI Library

Don’t forget to come see the CSI Library where you can get a free book for your child (while supplies last) and explore everything it has to offer. There is no cost for seniors to obtain a community card, so the vast collection of magazines, books, printers, research devices, and more are at your fingertips!

Claim a Free Book
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CSI Challenge Course

Come check out the CSI Challenge Course and ride the Zip Line!

The CSI Outdoor Challenge Course allows you to climb up to 50 feet in the air. It is open to the public and can accommodate groups from 10 to 300 people for outdoor, indoor, or portable teambuilding excercises.

Ride the Zip Line
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Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Two free Planetarium shows starting promptly at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited - first come, first served.

Check out the Herrett Center's Museum Gallery, Faulkner Planetarium, Centennial Observatory, and the gift shop. Find upcoming events for the whole family!

Check out the Planetarium Free
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Community Education

The CSI Community Education Center offers classes for health and fitness, money and finance, home and garden, and much more! Come check out the schedule of events and sign up for your favorites. You can also attend performances through Arts on Tour.

Explore Community Classes
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Military/Veteran Student Services

CSI Military and Veteran Services can help you navigate the process to use military benefits you may be eligible for to further your education. Your education is our mission. Come see us and get all the help you need.

Learn How to Use Military Benefits
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Higher Education Center

Come say "Hi" to the university mascots! You can get help transferring or taking classes from Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho with more than 100 degree options available without leaving the Magic Valley. Ask the Higher Education Center folks how!

Visit the University Mascots
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Business and Info Tech

These programs are community focused and student-centric. CSI offers dozens of in-person and online degrees and certifications to take your career to the next level. Make sure you stop by Business Department for a free gift!

Free Luggage Tags
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CSI Outdoors

CSI Outdoors offers a variety of activities for first-timers and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Come mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, white water rafting, and so much more with trained CSI staff. Even if you don’t have equipment for adventure, there is a rental shop to gear you up for all the fun.

Community Outdoor Adventures
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CSI Rec Center

The Rec Center is open to the community in many ways. Features include a basketball/volleyball court, an elevated four-lane indoor running track, weight and free weight areas, a cardio loft and hall, and three group fitness rooms that host intramural sports, aerobic, fitness, and more. Pick up a brochure about community memberships!
Community Gym Memberships
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Bridge to Success

The Bridge to Success Program is here to help students coming out of high school or currently enrolled in college courses complete their education. The staff help students develop skills for success beyond the classroom by helping with homework and providing resources.

Pick Up Free Swag
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College and Career Readiness

With College and Career Readiness, you can improve skills for work, college, or get that GED. We also offer academic classes for non-native English speakers to improve their English language skills, along with workplace training.

GED and ESL Training
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Lifelong Wellness and Active Aging

Lifelong Wellness at CSI helps people of all ages achieve and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Classes are held at locations across the Magic Valley. Several programs are free for seniors!

Free Senior Program and More
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Workforce Training

You don't need to be a CSI student to learn new skills in a non-traditional setting. With apprenticeships, career coaching and support, internships, and more, CSI Workforce works with employers for industry-specific training and offers programs to meet requirements for professional licensure and certification. Come see our career-exploration selfie station and spin-to-win wheel!
Opportunity to WIN Free Training
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Student Affairs & CSI Interclub

CSI students will have multiple stations set up with fun things for kids! Papa Tophi will be here with free balloons. You can also visit Student Affairs staff to get information regarding housing and other services available to students who are enrolled at CSI.

Get Free Balloon Art
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Sustainability Council

Sustainability Council is working hard to make sustainable practices a priority and cultural norm in our community. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students have come together to promote sustainable practices on campus and community-wide.

Learn About Sustainability
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CSI is the winningest Junior College athletic program in the nation! Come meet some of your local athletes, coaches, and of course, Gilbert the Golden Eagle. Get a photo to commemorate the day! Kids should bring their coloring page to deposit for the opportunity to win a Samsung tablet.

Photo Op with Gilbert
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Trade and Industry

These affordable and small class sizes provide education in some of the most exciting industries in America. Get hands-on experience in any of the 12 programs offered from Construction and Manufacturing to Automotive and Diesel Technology. Stop by to see what trades you can learn at CSI.

Explore Trade and Industry Programs
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Health Science

CSI offers a variety of health science programs. There is always a need for health professionals. Visit the HSHS Building across North College Road to check out the educational opportunities and bring the kids to check out the fire truck and the ambulance. You can also find more information about all of the available programs HERE.

Inflatable Obstacle Course for Kids!
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The Education Department at CSI has programs that are hands-on and encourage personal development to identify and adapt to the needs, values, expectations, and sensibilities of others. Come and visit us during the Community Open House and experience some of the engaging activities we offer when educating our students.

Learn About Becoming An Educator
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Social Science and Communication

The CSI Social Science and Communication Department offers a fascinating look into human behavior and society in general.  We encompass disciplines such as political science, psychology, criminal justice, and anthropology.  Come and visit us during the Community Open House and delve into a world beyond your own.  

Discover, Engage, and Create!
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Engineering, Physical, and Computer Science

From astronomy and biochemistry to X-Rays and Z-packs, we teach skills and knowledge to understand our natural world and to make an impact.  Come visit us for interactive science and engineering activities, fun demonstrations, and general geeking out.
This Way to Fun Science Stuff
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United Signers & ASL Program

The Mission of the United Signers Club is to encourage and support communication with all levels of signers, to increase Deaf awareness here on campus and throughout the community, to enhance the overall learning experience for the ASL students on campus, and to promote and provide unity to everyone involved with the Deaf community in the Southern Idaho area.

Pick Up Free Swag
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Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program will be at the CSI Preschool Lab on Falls Avenue across from the main campus. There will be fun activities like making your own ice cream, shooting alka seltzer rockets, a playground, and more for young children!
This Way to Child-Like Fun!
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Early College

High school students can earn college credits while they are still in high school. CSI has partnered with many Idaho high schools to help students earn college credit by taking college courses on the CSI campus, online, or in their high school classrooms. To learn more, visit our Early College website!
Get A Jump Start on College!