Conference Services

students at the conference deskCSU, Chico Conference Services offers convenient and affordable on-campus housing and dining services for youth and adult groups, as well as for individuals during the summer period. Guests are housed in traditional residence halls and meals are served at Sutter Residential Dining Center. Please contact Natalie Gebicke for more information. We also offer catered meals for all of your conference needs.

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Conference Desk Services

The Whitney Hall Desk is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. most days for conference business, and we also have an "on-call" staff person on the premises at all times.

The following services are available at the front desk:

  • Directory information for campus and community services
  • Message/mail service
  • Report any maintenance or custodial problems
  • Sports equipment/pool equipment checkout
  • Linens


The courtesy or red phones in the residence hall lobbies may be used to place on-campus calls only. Phone service can be arranged when you arrive, through Communications Services.

Custodial and Linen

The custodial staff in each residence hall maintains all public areas and provides linen service for some conference groups. Weekly exchange of linen is free of charge if you purchase the linen package.

Laundry Facilities

Card-operated washers and dryers are available in each residence hall. Laundry cards may be purchased at the add-value station in the residence hall lobby. Money can be added to these cards in $5 increments and can not be refunded.


You may receive mail by contacting Natalie Gebicke at the University Housing and Food Service office (530-898-6325) to be added to a mailing list.

Incoming mail is held at the Summer Conference Reference Desk.

Parking Permits

Parking on campus is by permit only. Parking is not included in your overnight stay; permits may be purchased at the Student Financial Services office or from a parking permit dispenser in the "G" parking lots. Parking without a permit or in any other area besides the stadium lot may result in a parking fine. Permits are not valid in metered areas or the Student Health Center parking lot. Vehicles parking overnight must display a "G" permit and park in the "B" lot by North Campus (Esken, Mechoopda, and Konkow Halls).

Recreational Facilities

The conference desk has sports equipment checkout for conference participants, including:

  • Ping pong paddles and balls
  • Billiard balls and cue sticks
  • Basketballs
  • Football
  • Board games

Conference Guests may reserve equipment by contacting the Summer Conference Reference Desk.


Meals served allow you to select from a variety of hot and cold entrées, a vegetarian entrée, salad and sandwich bars, fresh fruit, desserts, and beverages.

Summer Dining Hours

Monday - Friday:

Breakfast 7:00a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday:

Brunch 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please note: Hours may change at any time. Check with the Summer Conference Reference Desk for updates.

Conference Housing Policies

Guests staying in the residence halls are expected to abide by all University and Residence Hall policies. These policies have been established in the interest of assuring that our diverse community of summer guests has a safe and enjoyable visit to our campus.

The use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the CSU, Chico campus. This includes in and around the residence halls, unless an alcohol permit is obtained.

Quiet hours are from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Non-registered guests may not stay in the residence halls.

All youth guests are expected to follow curfews that are established by group leaders.

Smoking is prohibited in the residence halls and within 25 feet of residence hall entrances.

For further reference to all housing policies, please see our Policies Page (note these policies are made for the academic year but are still enforced).

To receive a summer License Agreement, please refer to contact information below.

Contact Information

For all information regarding conferences please contact Natalie Gebicke at the Housing and Food Service Office: 530-898-6325, 800-730-4243.

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