Welcome to University 101

Joining a new community means undergoing a period of transition and adjustment. UNIV 101: Introduction to University Life is one of many ways that CSU, Chico welcomes you to our community and helps you with this transition. UNIV 101 is a comprehensive introduction to university life that will help prepare you for the academic, social and other challenges that you face as a new member of the campus and larger Chico community.

University 101 covers diverse topics, including the academic expectations of college and how to meet them, knowledge of campus resources and organizations, and the role of public participation in creating a responsible, engaged citizenry.  UNIV 101 classes are capped at 30 students, giving you the chance to meet other first-year students and to work closely with a faculty member. National and local statistics indicate that students who enroll in this kind of introductory course improve their chances of remaining in college and achieve an improved GPA over those who decide not to take advantage of the opportunity to take such a course.

UNIV 101 connects you to campus and community organizations and events.  Students engage in civic projects that help them acclimate to Chico and get involved in the life of the community.  Some past projects have included: working with a native tribe, the Mechoopda, to restore the habitat along Big Chico Creek; developing and delivering a gallery show at the downtown 1078 Gallery; developing web displays that introduce first-year students to all Chico has to offer; and advising A.S. Businesses on sustainable business practices.