Virtual Chico Preview

Hello new and future Wildcats, friends, and families! Welcome to California State University, Chico, and the Virtual Chico Preview experience. Events begin November 2. We can't wait to meet you!

How to Participate

1. Pre-register for the preview event for your College to learn about your major, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and on-campus housing:

Chico State's majors are organized into seven Colleges. Which College is your major in? Use the drop-down menus under each event to find your major(s), then register for the appropriate events.
Example 1: Computer Engineering is in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management
Example 2: Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies is in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

2. Pre-register for the Campus Community & Services presentation, the Presentación Virtual en Vivo en Español, or live virtual tours in English or Spanish.

3. Explore a variety of other programs and services, like those in equity, diversity, and inclusion; academic support, student engagement, and more. You'll find a list of these events below the College preview tiles. You do not need to pre-register for these events. Instead, return to this web page and click the link to join the activities at their start times.  

Requesting Accommodations

If you require accommodations, contact the Accessibility Resource Center at least seven days prior to the Virtual Chico Preview event you are planning to attend. Please call 530-898-5959 or email

College of Humanities and Fine Arts students in a theatre performance

College of Humanities & Fine Arts Preview

November 2, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College

    -Art Education
    -Art History
    -Art Studio
    -Interior Architecture

    Asian Studies

    -English Education
    -English Studies



    -General History
    -Pre-Credential Social Science


    Latin American Studies

    -General Music
    -Music Education
    -Music Industry
    -Recording Arts

    Musical Theatre


    Religious Studies


    Theatre Arts

Students learn to facilitate recreation activities with a large colorful parachute

College of Communication & Education Preview

November 4, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College

    Communication Design

    Communication Sciences & Disorders

    Communication Studies:
    -Communication & Public Affairs
    -Organizational Communication

    Exercise Physiology

    -Public Relations

    -Movement Studies
    -Physical Education Teacher Education

    Liberal Studies:
    -Liberal Arts
    -Multiple Subjects

    Media Arts:

    Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management:
    -Event Management
    -Parks & Recreation Management
    -Recreation Therapy
    -Resort & Lodging Management

Anthropology student studies human skeleton

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Preview

November 5, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College


    Child Development

    Criminal Justice


    -Human Geography & Planning
    -Physical & Environmental Geography

    Health Services Administration

    International Relations

    Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies

    Multicultural & Gender Studies:
    -Women's Studies

    Political Science:
    -Legal Studies
    -U.S. Politics


    Public Administration

    Public Health

    Social Science:
    -Multidisciplinary Studies
    -Specialization Studies


    Social Work

College of Agriculture faculty posing with lamb

College of Agriculture Preview

November 9, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College

    Agricultural Business

    -Agricultural Science & Education

    Animal Science

    Plant & Soil Science:
    -Crops & Horticulture
    -Land & Soil Resource Management

Faculty and student work together on electrical engineering project

College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management Preview

November 10, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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Find major-specific info sessions below, under Academic & Student Life.

  • Majors in this College

    Advanced Manufacturing & Applied Robotics

    Civil Engineering

    Computer Animation & Game Development:
    -Animation Production
    -Game Development

    Computer Engineering

    Computer Information Systems

    Computer Science

    Concrete Industry Management

    Construction Management

    Electrical & Electronic Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechatronic Engineering

Nursing students in the nursing simulation lab

College of Natural Sciences Preview

November 12, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College


    Biological Sciences:
    -Cellular & Molecular Biology
    -Ecological, Evolutionary, & Organismal Biology
    -Plant Biology


    Environmental Sciences:
    -Applied Ecology
    -Atmosphere & Climate
    -Energy & Earth Resources


    -Physical Science Education
    -Science Education

    -Applied Mathematics
    -Foundational Mathematics Education
    -General Mathematics
    -Mathematics Education


    Natural Sciences (Science Education)


    Nutrition & Food Science:
    -Food & Nutrition Communication
    -General Dietetics
    -Nutrition Management

    -General Physics
    -Professional Physics

Business students prepare in a conference room for the sales competition

College of Business Preview

November 13, 2020 | 5–7 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College

    Business Administration:
    -Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
    -Human Resource Management
    -Project Management

    Business Information Systems:
    -Management Information Systems
    -Operations & Supply Chain Management

willie the wildcat, Chico State's mascot

Campus Community & Services

November 6, 2020 | 3–5 p.m.

Clubs and organizations, health and wellness, honors program, study abroad, athletics, and campus recreation. 

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graduation hat from Latinx graduation that says "Gracias Familia"

Presentación Virtual en Vivo en Español

November 6 | 5–6:30 p.m.

Con la Oficina de Admisiones, la Oficina de Asistencia Financiera y Becas, y la Oficina de Viviendas. 

Regístrese para el Evento

Chico State student provides live virtual tour from campus using their cell phone

Live Virtual Campus Tours in English/
Recorridos Virtuales por el Campus en Vivo en Español

Register for a Tour/Regístrese para un Recorrido

Regularly Scheduled Tours in English:
Weekdays | 4–5 p.m.
Saturdays | 11 a.m.

Extra Tours Scheduled for Virtual Chico Preview:
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | English: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.
Sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2020 | Español: 10 a.m. y 12 p.m. 

Chico State student celebrating in the crowd at commencement

International Admissions & Student Support: International Student Panel

November 10 | 8–9 p.m.

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More great sessions for you!

Browse the activities below, mark your calendar, and save the link or return to this site at the time of any event to participate. There are support programs and ways to be involved for everyone! You'll never go it alone at Chico State. 

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Click the link at the start time of the meeting to join.

Comunidad: Latinx at Chico State
November 11 | 5–6 p.m.

Dream Center Info Sessions for Undocumented Students
November 10 | 5–6 p.m.
November 12 | 5–6 p.m.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Info Session: First-Generation & Low-Income Students
November 4 | 1–2 p.m.
November 12 | 3–4 p.m.

Meet Tribal Relations Staff
November 2 | 1 p.m.
November 5 | 1 p.m.
November 9 | 1 p.m.
November 12 | 1 p.m.

Path Scholars Info Sessions:
Foster & Unaccompanied Youth

November 4 | 2–3 p.m.
November 10 | 4–5 p.m.

Student Support Programs:
Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice

November 4 | 45 p.m.
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Student Support

Click the link at the start time of the meeting to join.

Career Center:
Jobs, Internships, & Career Development

November 2 | 4–4:30 p.m.
November 4 | 3–3:30 p.m.
November 9 | 4–4:30 p.m.
November 13 | 2–2:30 p.m.

Student Learning Center Info Session
November 5 | 45 p.m.
November 12 | 45 p.m.

Welcome to Meriam Library!
November 4 | 3–4 p.m.
November 10 | 3–4 p.m. (canceled)

What Happens at New Student Orientation
November 4 | 7 p.m.