Orientation & New Student Programs

Schedule and Fees

Spring Orientation is a half-day program on Friday, November 17, 2017.  The cost to attend is $30 and helps us cover staffing, facility reservations, and material costs.  Due to space restrictions, the Orientation session is limited to students only. We cannot accommodate family and guests.

Schedule         

Pre-Orientation

Please allow for plenty of time for parking since school will be in session. Please park your car according to campus regulations or risk receiving a ticket. For more details, please visit our Parking page

9:00-10:00 a.m.                      

Early Check-in - BMU Atrium

  • Check in during this period if you wish to get your photo taken for your Wildcat ID card and sign up for Wildcat Sync, your campus engagement network

10:00-10:15 a.m.           

Final Check-in for Orientation - BMU Atrium

  • Late arrivals can pick up folders but will not have time to get their Wildcat ID or sign up for Wildcat Sync

10:15 a.m.                      

BMU Auditorium Opens

  • Help yourself to coffee
  • Seating is by college
  • Get ready to learn more about your new campus community

10:30 a.m.                     

Program begins in BMU Auditorium

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Academic Life: Learn what it takes to graduate on time, how to select and register for spring classes and other essential information about your academic program.
  • Student Life: Explore ways to build your resume and get the most out of your time here at CSU, Chico

12:00-1:00 p.m.             

Lunch & Campus Resource Fair

  • Enjoy a deconstructed box lunch
  • Get your questions answered by staff from key offices such as Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, Admissions, Academic Advising and more!

1:00-2:30 p.m.                

Major Department Meetings

  • You’ll be led to your major department for an informational welcome/visit
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff in your major

2:30 & 3:00 p.m.                

Optional Campus Tours (weather permitting)

  • Tour our beautiful campus with an experienced student tour guide
  • Depending on demand, tours will launch every half hour from the BMU Foyer (just outside the auditorium)