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Student Handbook

We want your transition to the U.S. to be a smooth and successful one.  Please familiarize yourself with the International Student Handbook to prepare for your life in Chico. Found within the Handbook is information about getting settled in Chico, University programs & rules, immigration regulations, and International Student and Scholar Services. 

GETTING SETTLED IN CHICO

Great Sources of Information

     Student Organizations

     International Student Advisors

Money & Banking

Housing

     Roommates

     Leases and Legal Obligations

Safety and Alcohol Laws

Transportation

     Bicycling

     Public Transportation

Driving in California

Emergency and Non-Emergency Contacts

Medical Treatment Options

     Student Health Services

     Walk-in Clinics

     Hospital

Shopping

Email, Internet, and Student Portal Account

Cell Phone

Your Address and the Post Office

Utilities

Religious Institutions

Identification

     Passport

     Student ID (Chico Wildcat Card)

     California State ID Card

Things to Do

     Local Newspapers

     Things to Do In and Around Chico

Clubs and Activities

IMMIGRATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

SEVIS

Completing Your Transfer

Immigration Documents

     Passport

     Visa

     I-20 or DS-2019

     I-94

Maintaining Visa Status and Reinstatement

Health Matters

     Health Insurance

     Required Immunizations

     Health and Safety Questionnaire

Online Course Policy

Employment

     CPT

     OPT

     SSNs

Taxes

Traveling Outside of the US

Dependents

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION & POLICIES

Advising & Registration

Fees & Payment Deadlines

Add/Drop Periods

Classroom Norms

     Academic Honesty

     Tips for Success

Medical Withdrawal Policy

Financial Aid

Campus Services

Alcohol Education