Founders Week

Founders Week logoFounders 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.

This year, Founders Week will be held April 10–19, 2015. Events will be added to the calendar closer to April, so check back here for up-to-date information in the spring.

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

Anthropology museum exhibit poster Kruschke piano competition

Into the Blue: 
Maritime Navigation and
the Archaeology of Shipwrecks
Museum of Anthropology

16th Kruschke Piano Competition
Saturday, April 5
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall