Events & Connection Opportunities

Monday-Wednesday August 19th-21st

 

Residence Halls Open

housing Please consult your housing confirmation (sent in May) and/or assignment packet (sent in August) for your specific move-in date and time.  There will be lots of hall related activities and a movie night each night of move-in!  For more information, consult the resident advisor on your floor!

Get Your Wildcat ID Card

idcard Get your official CSU, Chico campus identification card – the Wildcat Card! Please bring an official form of photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or Military ID) with you.  The Wildcat Card office is open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.
Time: 8am-5pm Place: Student Services Center 190
 

Red Watch Band Team

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At Chico State students are positive bystanders and get the knowledge and training they need to look out for their friends and peers by joining the Red Watch Band Team. The mission of the Red Watch Band Team is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. This is a free two-hour training for all students, faculty and staff that will be offered every day of Wildcat Welcome Week. Locations to be determined, please call the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at 530-898-6450 if you have any questions!
Time: TBA Place: TBA

Thursday August 22nd 

Safe Place Workshops


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All new undergraduate students are required to attend with the exception of students living in the residence halls who will participate in their own Safe Start program. Workshops will be held every two hours on August 22nd beginning at 9:00 am.
Time: TBA Place: TBA

Wildcat Transfer-Mation

transfer pic At the Wildcat Transfer-mation , you’ll enter a transfer student and leave a Wildcat!  This casual and fun event provides an opportunity to meet other incoming transfer students, current Chico State students, and University staff. Prize drawings will be held every half-hour…including $100 Wildcat Store gift cards.  We’ll provide snacks, music and optional activities for your enjoyment. Through “mini-presentations” and information tables you will have the opportunity to learn about campus programs. We hope to see all new transfer students at the Wildcat Transfer-mation – the perfect beginning to an amazing, two-year, Chico Experience!
Time: 10am-1pm Place: BMU Auditorium

 

Red Watch Band Team

Red Watch Picture
At Chico State students are positive bystanders and get the knowledge and training they need to look out for their friends and peers by joining the Red Watch Band Team. The mission of the Red Watch Band Team is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. This is a free two-hour training for all students, faculty and staff that will be offered every day of Wildcat Welcome Week. Locations to be determined, please call the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at 530-898-6450 if you have any questions!
Time: TBA Place: TBA


Rock 'da Block

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Trips to Upper Bidwell Park

Wear your swimsuit and hop on the bus to a free ride to Bidwell Park.  The same creek that runs through campus makes a pit stop just up the road to create a fantastic picnic and swim area.  Let the Adventure Outings staff introduce you to this local gem!  Shuttles leave every hour.

ice cream

Ice Cream

Nothing is more social as the summer comes to a close than ice cream!  But this isn't just any ice cream, this is a Chico favorite La Flor de Michoacan palletas!

win and spin

Win and Spin

Biking is not only sustainable, but it is a critical part of the college and Chico lifestyle.  Get tips on how to keep you and your ride safe while taking a short tour to One Mile swimming hole in Bidwell Park!  Guided trips leave every hour.  The Associated Students bike cart is even giving a few beautifully refurbished bikes away---you could win your way to a new, cool, recycled ride!


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Catapalooza

Hang out in a carnival atmosphere, play games, test your skills and meet new and returning students.  All while enjoying activities and music on the lawn and patio at Sutter Hall on campus.

Time: 3pm to 10pm
Place:  Sutter Hall on campus

Friday August 23rd

Official Wildcat Welcome Opening Ceremony


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The Wildcat Student Welcome marks the formal beginning of your college experience at CSU, Chico. California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg & Associated Students President Taylor Herren welcome you to the University. You will be introduced to the unique features of the CSU, Chico campus and community and will also have the opportunity to connect with some of CSU, Chico’s extracurricular activities. Your connection to the University and community is important to your educational experience.

Time: 9:00am-9:45am Place: University Stadium


Wildcat Welcome Parent Reception


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Parents, join us for the Wildcat Welcome Parent’s Reception from 9-11 a.m. in Alumni Glen while your student is at their welcome and mandatory department meeting. Hosted by the Chico State Parent Advisory Council, we invite you to meet with University President Paul J. Zingg, vice presidents from student affairs, advancement, and academic affairs, and with staff from many of our campus departments and colleges. The reception includes continental breakfast fare (including coffee) in one of our most beautiful campus locations along the creek.

Time: 9:00am-9:45am Place: Alumni Glen on campus

Class Photo


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Come be a part of history by posing for the incoming Class of 2013 commemorative photo!  You'll want to have a copy of this to show off at graduation!  Faculty, staff and students are welcome!

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Time: 9:45am-10:15am Place: Field 6 & 7 behind University Stadium

Mandatory Department Advising Meetings

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Meeting with your department faculty is critical. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet faculty and fellow students and learn about programs, resources, requirements, student organizations, career possibilities, graduate studies, and expectations associated with your intended major. Come back soon and find out where your department meets here!

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Place: various locations


WREC It!


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Known throughout campus as “The WREC”, come explore all the opportunities awaiting you at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Think all you can do is lift weights or run on a treadmill? So untrue! There’s something for everyone, and this is the perfect time for you to get the scoop on everything this state-of-the-art facility has to offer.
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Place: Wildcat Recreation Center

 

Red Watch Band Team

Red Watch Picture
At Chico State students are positive bystanders and get the knowledge and training they need to look out for their friends and peers by joining the Red Watch Band Team. The mission of the Red Watch Band Team is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. This is a free two-hour training for all students, faculty and staff that will be offered every day of Wildcat Welcome Week. Locations to be determined, please call the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at 530-898-6450 if you have any questions!
Time: TBA Place: TBA

 

Friday Night Concert #wildcatstyle


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Say hello to your new downtown!  What a luxury to be within walking distance to campus for all kinds of retail and vendor services!  Enjoy a concert featuring local legends Swamp Zen in City Plaza along with complimentary dinner from any one of 20 local food vendors who will be dishing it up on site!  Prizes such as a Chico State Cruiser, music and food make this the "must attend" event of Wildcat Welcome!
Time: 7pm Place: City Plaza Park

Moon on Movie


movie screen
Keep it cool on the Glenn Hall lawn for a midnight showing of Iron Man 3 on an outdoor screen.  Kick back with free popcorn to enjoy a first run flick!
Time: 10pm Place: Glenn Lawn

Saturday August 24th

Mandatory Faculty Mentor Meetings


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Meet with actual professors and students to get the low down on what life will be like managing your academic priorities.  Ask those last minute questions to get you ready for next week's classes and find out from actual students what you need to know to be successful right out of the gate.  Locations will vary and you will be assigned a time and location from the Office of Advising via your student portal.
Time: 9:30am-10:30am, 10:45am-11:45am or 1:15pm- 2:05pm

Place: Various locations as assigned

Turnin' it up the Wildcat Way


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What will you do with your time outside of class?  How will you make a difference in the world?  How will you find other students who share your particular interests?  Chico State students are highly recruited in the job market, not just for their degree but for what they did OUTSIDE of the classroom.  On the same day you get the scoop on what's expected in class, grab a free bite to eat and find out how you can get involved after class at the Student Org open house. With over 240 student organizations on campus, you are sure to find the one that's right for you!
Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
Place: Trinity Commons, Rose Garden and area between Siskiyou and Glenn

LeadCat


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The LeadCat program was developed as a jumping off point, a place where you can meet other new students as well as current student leaders and supportive staff.  This is a full day of leadership activities where you will meet students involved in Community Service programs, Sustainability, Fraternities and  Sororities, Housing, and Student Government to name just a few. Maybe you were active in leadership in high school, maybe you weren't, either way this program is for you! No previous leadership experience is required.   To go to the LeadCat signup page, click here!
Time: 8am-4pm Place: BMU Auditorium

WREC Remix


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DJ mix off and a groove infused back beat dominate a place normally reserved for personal headsets.  Come into the WREC and get your sweat on in a whole new way with a late night vibe, lazer show, and spin artists.  Sweet tunes and late night friendly snacks will keep you spinnin' till the midnight hour!
Time: 9pm-Midnight Place: Wildcat Recreation Center

Sunday August 25th

Respect Chico - Day of Service


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Chico State is a "Civic Engagement" leader and our students treat Chico like it is their hometown.  Join our incoming class and our student leadership in a partnership with Community Action Volunteers in Education and the Chico Chamber of Commerce in a joint cleanup effort of the downtown and campus neighborhoods.  Start your college career of right by helping us "Keep it Chico" and show that like us, you "Respect Chico"...after all, it is the Wildcat Way!
Time: TBA Place: TBA

  If you require an accommodation for any of our events or receptions due to a disability, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at (530) 898-5959