Founders Week

Founders Week is an annual spring celebration of California State University, Chico’s achievements and traditions. Founders Week traces its roots back to 1909, when Charter Day was first held to remember the early days of the Normal School and to memorialize John Bidwell and deceased members of the faculty.

Founders Week 2017 will be held March 24–April 2, 2017. Events will be added to the calendar as they are scheduled, so check back regularly for up-to-date information.

For more information about Founders Week, please call 530-898-4143.

For events on the Chico State campus, accommodations will be provided upon request for people with disabilities, provided the request is made at least seven days prior to the event. Call 530-898-5959 for more information.

Founders Week Highlights

ChooseChico Jazz X-Press saxophone player

Choose Chico!
Saturday, April 9

Jazz X-Press: Up Jumped Spring
Saturday, April 9
Harlen Adams Theatre

Susan Elrod and Paul Zingg present Catherine Hiimberg with an award and flowers

Recipients of the 2015 Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding awards Koua Thao andAngella Terres Toral

Outstanding Professor Award Presentation
Monday, April 11
Colusa 100B

University Awards Reception
Tuesday, April 12
BMU Auditorium