Orientation & New Student Programs

Day of Orientation

  • Bring back-up copies of your original test scores from the ELM, EPT, SAT, ACT, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) in case they are needed. You may be asked to show these in the event that Admissions has not received them.
  • Provide copies of Immunization Records, unless you have already submitted them to Records and Registration. Original documents will not be accepted.
    • For detailed immunization requirements, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (530) 898-5142 or look under Student Records and Registration in the University Catalog.
  • Bring a pen/pencil and a notepad so you can take notes.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for very warm Chico summer weather. However, we also recommend you bring a sweater or sweatshirt, as some of the air-conditioned buildings may get chilly!  Check the Weather!
  • Be prepared to have your picture taken for your Wildcat ID Card! (The card is free to new students.)
  • Make sure to park in the designated lots and bring exact change or a credit card in order to utilize the parking permit dispenser unit. Click here for information about Parking and Directions To Campus.
  • Most importantly: Be ready to learn a lot about yourself, your choices, and your Chico Experience!