Orientations and Receptions

Tuesday, August 13th

International Student Orientation

Mandatory Special Orientation Sessions will start with a warm welcome to California State University, Chico. Among the topics to be addressed will be an introduction to the community, housing, academic issues, culture and culture-shock, health matters as well as personal safety. USCIS and SEVIS-Immigration regulations, responsibilities and expectations will also be discussed. This is also a great opportunity to get to meet other international students from different countries. Attendance is required each day.

Time: 9 a.m.                                        Place:   Colusa 100

Thursday, August 22nd

EOP Freshman Orientation

New Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen must attend this program.

Time: 9 a.m.                                         Place: Shurmer Gym

EOP Transfer Student Orientation

New Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) transfer students must attend this program.

 Time:  1:30pm                    Place: SSC 150

Friday, August 22nd

College of Business Connection

Connect with your classmates, community, campus, and conquer your college career.

On August 22nd, 2014, The College of Business (COB) will be hosting a Connection Social from 11:00-1:00 PM in PAC courtyard, immediately following the COB Department Meeting. This event is for new students and their families as well as continuing College of Business Students to meet and mingle with current COB student organizations, department chairs, and faculty. This is a great opportunity to learn about the College of Business and all the opportunities it has to offer.

Time: 11am-1pm               Place: Performing Arts Center (PAC) Courtyard

National Student Exchange Orientation

All new National Student Exchange participants must attend this orientation session. We will give a warm welcome to CSU, Chico and the community, discussions about essential skills for cultural adaptation, health and safety, academic opportunities and expectations, and the National Student Exchange regulations. An exploration of possible avenues for participant involvement will also be discussed.

Time: 2:15 p.m.                                  Place: SSC 122-124

Wednesday August 27th

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC): To get off on the right foot 

You are invited to attend the 2014 Accessibility Resource Center’s: Let’s Start on The Right Foot, reception on August 27th at 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sylvester’s, room 100.  The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. Please call ARC, (530)898-5959, to reserve your spot for this reception.  Pizza will be served and we hope to see you there!
Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.                                Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)

Wednesday September 3rd

Black Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Black Welcome Reception on September 3rd at 5 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 5:00 p.m.                                    Place: Trinity Commons 

Thursday September 4th

Jewish Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Jewish Welcome Reception on September 4th at 4p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 4:00 p.m.                                      Place: Trinity Commons  

Tuesday September 9th

Veteran Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Veteran Welcome Reception on September 9th at 2 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand the veteran experience. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 2:00 p.m.                                  Place: BMU 210

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC): To get off on the right foot 

You are invited to attend the 2014 Accessibility Resource Center’s: Let’s Start on The Right Foot, reception on September 9th in SSC 122.  The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. Please call ARC, (530)898-5959, to reserve your spot for this reception.  Pizza will be served and we hope to see you there!
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.                                  Place: SSC 122

Wednesday September 10th

LGBT Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 LGBT Welcome Reception on September 10th at 4 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 4:00 p.m.                                  Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)  

Thursday September 11th

Asian and Pacific Islander Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Asian Welcome Reception on September 11th at 4 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 4 p.m.                                       Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)

Tuesday September 16th

Native American Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Native American Welcome Reception on September 16th at 3 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3 p.m.                                       Place: Cross Cultural Leadership Center

Thursday September 18th

Re-Entry Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Re-Entry Welcome Reception on September 18th at 3:00 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:00 p.m.                                  Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)

Bienvenida Reception

You are invited to attend the 2014 Bienvenida Reception on September 18th at 3:30 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:30 p.m.                                  Place: Colusa Hall