Campus Tours

Reservations are required; we strongly recommend that you make your tour reservation as far in advance as possible, because tours do fill up! You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours of making your reservation.  If you will need disability related accommodations while visiting our campus, please contact our office at 1-800-542-4426 in advance of your visit.  Campus tours are approximately two hours in length.

Spring 2016 Campus Tours

The spring semester begins on Monday, January 25th and ends on May 20th. Guided campus tours will be offered Monday-Saturday at 10:30am, with the exception of holidays or holiday weekends.

Summer 2016 Campus Tours

Campus operates on a 4/10 schedule June 6-August 20; we are closed on Fridays during this time. Guided campus tours will be offered Monday-Thursday and Saturday at 10:30am, with the exception of holidays or holiday weekends. No tours are offered July 2 or July 4, 2016. Tours include a brief housing presentation unless stated otherwise here: Campus tours May 16-June 5, and August 15-August 20, 2016 do not include a housing presentation. 

Additional residence hall tour opportunities: University Village is an apartment-style residence facility available to Chico State students. If you attend a regular Monday-Thursday campus tour between June 7-July 20 (with the exception of June 20, June 28, and July 4-5), you are welcome to meet the housing representatives at University Village at 5:00pm for a guided tour. Contact University Housing and Food Services for more information about these University Village tours: 530-898-6325. 

Click on the link below to create your fastPASS page, view the available tour dates, and make your reservation. 

Make your tour reservation online

If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-542-4426 or

Can't make the guided tour at 10:30 am?

You can experience CSU, Chico yourself by downloading and printing our Self-Guided Tour (pdf), or you can download the Chico State Mobile App on your mobile device, and take a virtual tour on campus or from the comfort of your own home.

Group Tours

Guided group tours over 9 are available to high school and community college groups/programs upon scheduling availability during the academic year. Please call or e-mail Special Tours at 530-898-5955 or for more information.

Where do tours begin?

Check-in and meet your tour guide at the Admissions Office in the Student Services Center (SSC) first floor lobby.  The SSC is on the corner of West Second and Ivy Streets. Check our campus map for detailed locations. Also, see our parking map for recommended parking options.