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.

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

Recipients of the 2015 Enhancement of Multicultural Understanding awards Koua Thao andAngella Terres Toral Three tap-dancers in majorette uniforms

University Awards Reception
Tuesday, March 28

Dance Chico! Week
March 25–April 2

A student volunteer pulling weeds

Staff members cheering

Cats in the Community
Friday, March 31

Staff Appreciation Week
March 27–April 1