"Good advising may be the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience." – R.J.Light

New Student Orientation Opportunities

Prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor, new students should complete one of the following New Student Orientation programs. 

Spring Orientation

The Spring Orientation for new transfer students will include welcome activities, information on how to use your Degree Progress Report (DPR) to understand your remaining class requirements for graduation, course selection strategies, and tips for using the online registration and wait-list systems. If you choose to attend a Spring Orientation, you will secure the earliest possible registration appointment for new students.

Express Orientation

Express-Orientation sessions are offered for students unable to attend a full orientation session and will help assist you with understanding academic requirements. You will not register for classes at an Express-Orientation session, but will receive assistance in choosing classes so you are prepared when registration opens for new students. Express-Orientations are approximately two hours and do not include major specific advising.

Online Orientation

The Online Orientation will help give you a comprehensive virtual introduction to Chico State. Topics covered will include: graduation requirements, course planning advice for your first semester, online resources, and registration help.

Summer Orientation

It is strongly recommended that all new freshmen and transfer students attend a full orientation session. These sessions provide comprehensive advising assistance to new students and the earliest possible access to class registration for fall terms. If you are unable to attend summer orientation we have a few other options available please plan to attend an Express Orientation or participate in Online Orientation.