Orientation & New Student Programs

Freshman Checklist

Before Orientation:

  • Submit your non-refundable $200 deposit or certified exemption by May 1, 2017.
  • Register for the May 6th ELM/EPT test by April 26th or verify your exemption with the Admissions Office. If you miss the May ELM/EPT test- sign up for the next earliest available test at the CSU nearest you. (Note: you must have a test score or exemption on file in order to register for classes at Summer Orientation).
  • If you have been notified that you require Early Start remediation in math and/or English, you must register for Early Start prior to attending Summer Orientation.
  • Contact your high school as soon as possible to request final official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions. All documents must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than July 15, 2017.
  • Obtain immunization records and make copies to bring to Summer Orientation.
  • If you applied for financial aid, check your portal for award information. You may still apply for aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov/ .
  • If you are a student with a disability, contact the Accessibility Resource Center to arrange for accommodations for the fall semester at dssdept@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-5959.

Day of Orientation:

  • Arrive early to allow time to park and check-in. See the Summer Orientation website for parking information and directions.
  • Bring back-up copies of all transcripts and test scores (SAT, ACT, AP, etc.) in case they are needed for verification.
  • Bring copies of immunization records- originals will not be accepted.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.
  • Bring a photo ID.

After Orientation:

  • Pay registration fees by July 26, 2017. Please visit Student Financial Services at http://www.csuchico.edu/sfin/index.shtml for more information.
  • You may add or drop courses during the open registration period from July 31, 2017, through September 1, 2017.
  • If you will be living in University Housing, check your designated move-in date at http://www.csuchico.edu/housing/.
  • Plan to attend Wildcat Welcome events the week of August 17th-24th including your mandatory department meeting on Friday, August 19, 2016.
  • All freshmen must complete the online Alcohol Edu and Not Anymore programs in order to be able to register for Spring 2018 classes. You can access the link through your portal.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 21, 2017!