Orientation & New Student Programs

Before Orientation

  • Activate your Chico State Portal Account. If you need assistance, contact Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) at (530) 898-HELP (4357).
  • Make sure that your email and mailing addresses are current.  Your Wildcat email account is the official mode of communication for CSU Chico. Check your Wildcat account regularly for important information and updates.
  • Accept your offer of admission and submit your “intent to enroll” with your non-refundable $200 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) or certify exemption via your Portal account by May 1st.
    • Go to the Admissions and Orientation tab and click on “Accept/Decline Admission”.
  • Take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Math Test (ELM) by the May test date or provide the Admissions Office with your documentation of  exemption(s).
  • If you have been notified by the Office of Admissions that you require Early Start remediation in Math and/or English, you must take the steps outlined to identify your Early Start plan before you can register at Summer Orientation for Fall 2017 courses. 
  • Check out our Travel & Accommodations section for information including Directions To Campus, Lodging, and Parking recommendations.
  • Students and/or guests with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Summer Orientation Office Coordinator at least 10 days prior to attending a scheduled Orientation session.
  • If you have declared or are considering any of the Following Majors, and are planning to take Calculus your first semester you are required to take the CRT.  For further information about the CRT contact the Department of Mathematics at (530) 898-6111.