Choose Chico!

If you are admitted, you are invited to attend Choose Chico! Saturday, April 6, 2019. This exclusive event offers admitted students and their guests an opportunity to experience why we think Chico State is the place for you! Activities for the day include:

  • Official President’s Welcome
  • Academic showcases to learn about your major and meet faculty
  • Tour the campus and residence halls, plus receive housing information
  • Meet with student support representatives, including the Summer Orientation Program, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Honors, Athletics, future Career Placement, and Student Life and Leadership. 
  • For Spanish speakers: Para más información en español, haz clic aquí (PDF)


We are at capacity for Choose Chico on Saturday, April 6 and are no longer able to accept registrations. Because of the high numbers this year, we also are not accepting walk-in registrants on the day of the event. We hope you can still visit campus another day on one of our many individual and family tours. Book yours now!

Where to Park

Parking on campus is free on Saturdays and does not require a permit, so you are welcome to park in any of our campus parking lots. Alternate parking includes street and/or free metered parking around the perimeter of campus in the downtown area.

Where to Begin

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Check-in tables will be located near the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). Please bring a printed copy of your confirmation email with you. The confirmation is sent to your Chico State email if you have already authenticated your Portal account. If you registered for Choose Chico before authenticating your Portal account, your confirmation is sent to your personal email account. 

Interactive Choose Chico Event Map

Printable Campus Map (PDF)

Getting to Chico(opens in new window)

Choose Chico Program & Schedule (PDF)

Where to Eat

Brunch at Sutter Dining 

Sutter Dining Hall, located in Sutter Hall, will be serving all-you-care-to-eat brunch from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. We request that you purchase your brunch tickets online in advance, but students and families may choose to purchase tickets at the door for $10/person, credit card only.  

Bell Memorial Union

Urban Roots and Common Grounds are open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for quick bites and coffee. The Marketplace Cafe is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for lunch. 

Downtown Chico

One of the perks of our residential college community is that downtown Chico is only two blocks away from Bell Memorial Union. After the event, you might choose to take the short walk up the street to explore the many restaurants located nearby. 

Where to Stay

Consider searching for a place to stay on any of the many online vacation rental search engines, or use this link to hotels in Butte County: Local Accommodations.

Accessibility Accommodations

Accessibility accommodations will be provided upon request for people with disabilities, provided the request is made at least seven days prior to the event.


If you have any questions about this event please email or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-542-4426.

If you have already registered, but still need to purchase your Sutter Dining Brunch tickets, payment (credit card only) will be accepted at the door. For questions about Sutter Dining Bruch, please contact Corinne Knapp at