Incoming Student Information

We are extremely delighted that you are considering coming to California State University, Chico. In the meantime, here are some essential details that you will need as you plan your trek to this truly wonderful place.

Orientation Mandatory 2013-2014

Spring 2014

Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 2:15 pm
Place: Student Service Center, Room 122-124

Application 2014-2015

On April 2, 2014 your application must be received at CSU, Chico in order to be processed for immediate course selection.

Program fees: $60 programming fee must accompany your application.

Portal Account

As soon as your application is processed, you will receive email with your Wildcat Identification number and instructions on how to set up your portal which will be necessary for you in order to make course selections.

New NSE Registration 2014-2015

April 14, 2014 (fall 2014) and October 20, 2014 (spring 2015) will be the official date for your registration. It is imperative that your application is received on time. Otherwise, you will not be able to select courses! Details will follow receipt of the application.

Intercultural Contexts INED 312 - San Francisco

Scheduled approximately 09/19/2014 - 09/21/2014. Spaces are limited and you must make a commitment  by June 25, 2014 so that appropriate arrangements may be made on time. Transportation and housing for two nights is included in the $157 course fee. You will be added to the course as soon as you make a commitment to the Coordinator.  First come, first served.

University Housing

As soon as your Portal Account is set, you may submit a University Housing application which you can find at 
This needs to be done immediately as spaces are limited.


Make arrangements to submit a transcript after current term ends. Please submit to:
James Luyirika-Sewagudde, Jr.
California State University, Chico
400 West 1st Street
Chico, CA 95929-0725

Health Insurance

At Orientation, you will be required to show proof of Health Insurance.

Classes begin 2014-2015

Fall: August 25, 2014, 8:00 AM.
Spring: January 20, 2015, 8:00 AM.