Contact Us

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Meriam Library room 171 (across from the BMU Marketplace).

Contact Information:

Phone: (530) 898-3705 


Facebook: First-Year Experience Program, The Chico Great Debate, The Town Hall Meeting

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Thia Wolf, Program Director

Ellie Ertle, Town Hall Coordinator

Dr. Zach Justus, Chico Great Debate Coordinator

Brooke Myrman, Administrative Assistant

Civic Mentors

The Civic Mentors are FYE student staff members who assist in planning FYE events and who are here to assist you in any way they can. They are knowledgeable sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have successfully figured out the in's and out's of college life and want to help new students do the same! To make an appointment to see a Civic Mentor, call 530-898-3705 or email us.

Lucas Alward
Paulina Battegazzore
Malcom Dixon
Kelsie Hinders
Lucy Hodges
Paige Koester
Amanda Miner
Taylor Moore
Megan Morrill
Anaiza Novoa

Jesus Quintana
Amalia Rodas
Ian Roffe
Efren Sanchez
Stephanie Sawyer
Ryon Schafer


FYE offers a semester-long, two-unit internship for students who are looking to be involved in FYE. They work closely with the staff and student staff to help plan events, provide guidance for first-year students, and develop programs which encourage first-year students to become involved in both university life and the community of Chico.

Kathleen Deardorff
Austin Deback
Aidan Maguire
Khue Xiong