Chico Preview


Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 9 a.m.–noon

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This is the main open house event of the fall! Start at the President's Welcome in Laxson Auditorium or enjoy it via livestream. Then, engage with students, faculty, and staff from dozens of departments at the Information Fair, visit our state-of-the-art academic facilities, and take tours. Remember to sign up for virtual events below too.


November 1–5, 2021

Choose the presentations that are right for you and get the basics from home. Learn about your major, financial aid and scholarships, the Honors Program, study abroad programs, transfer student success, diversity and inclusion, and more.

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Geography students examine the landscape near Chico, CA

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Preview

November 1 | 3:30–5 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 student harvesting hydroponic lettuce

College of Agriculture Preview

November 1 | 5–6 p.m.

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  • Majors in this College

    Agricultural Business

    Agriculture Science:
    -Agriculture Education
    -Communication & Leadership

    Animal Science

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

College of Humanities and Fine Arts students in a theatre performance

College of Humanities & Fine Arts Preview

November 1 | 6–7 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 throwing graduation caps in the air

Transfer Student Success

November 2 | 3–4 p.m.

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Business students prepare in a conference room for the sales competition

College of Business Preview

November 2 | 4–5 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

Financial Aid & Scholarships

November 2 | 5–6 p.m.

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students in the first-year experience program at the annual town hall event

First-Year Experience Program

November 3 | 3–4 p.m.

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Nursing students in the nursing simulation lab

School of Nursing Preview

November 3 | 4–5 p.m.

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Chemistry student examines red solution in a beaker

College of Natural Sciences Preview

November 3 | 5–6 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)

    Nursing (attend School of Nursing event)

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

    -General Physics
    -Professional Physics

student holding chico state pennant abroad

Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

November 3 | 4–5 p.m.

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Sutter Hall courtyard as seen from an upper room in Whitney Hall

University Housing

November 3 | 5–6 p.m.

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honors student presenting thesis to audience

University Honors Program

November 3 | 6–7 p.m.

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Students learn to facilitate recreation activities with a large colorful parachute

College of Communication & Education Preview

November 4 | 4–5 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

graduation hat from Latinx graduation that says "Gracias Familia"

Presentación para Padres Virtual en Vivo en Español

November 4 | 5–7 p.m.

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

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Faculty and student work together on electrical engineering project

College of Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management Preview

November 4 | 6–8 p.m.

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  • 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

Anticipated Health & Safety Guidelines

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged.
  • Masks will be required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • An alternative method to participate in the President's welcome address will be available via live stream.
  • Social distancing is not required but is encouraged.
  • Self-checks for COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged prior to visiting campus. Please do not attend if you have symptoms.

Requesting Accommodations

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