Summer Orientation 2015

Registration for the 2015 Summer Orientation program is now open.   Last summer’s program was the largest in Summer Orientation history with over 6,400 participants. We we anticipate the 2015 program will be equally well-attended.

Photo of internsParticipants can select to attend one of 22 one-day sessions between  June 9 and July 22, with 16 sessions designated for incoming freshmen students and six sessions designated for new transfers.  

All sessions are organized by college and include advising on general education, course selection, and academic policies, as well as valuable “insider” tips for success in college.

Incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend a session where their major is represented. Undeclared freshmen may attend any freshmen session and receive advising from Academic Advising Programs professional staff.  

photo of summer orientation peersOver 30 student peer leaders are currently in training to facilitate groups, lead tours, and orient new students to campus life.  Faculty from departments across campus are also on hand to advise students on their anticipated major before students register in one of the computer labs that will be open during Summer O.

A separate parent/guest program runs concurrently at each session and provides an important service to families at orientation.  Staff offer workshops on key topics such as housing, financial aid, registration fees, campus safety, and academic success to help families support students during their transition to college life.  

Another important component of Summer Orientation is the lunchtime Student Services Information Fair where staff from over 20 Student Affairs units and other campus programs are available to answer questions and offer expert advice to incoming students and their families. The Fair consistently receives high marks on program evaluations with numerous parents expressing appreciation for Chico State’s friendly and helpful staff.

For questions or concerns regarding the Summer Orientation program, call 530-898-5714 or e-mail