Wildcat Preview

Welcome to Chico State, future Wildcats! New applicants, prospective students, and their families are invited to Wildcat Preview, the fall on-campus open house event in Chico, CA. Register now to let us know you’re coming on Saturday, October 8.

Register for Wildcat Preview

Download the Program (PDF)

What to Expect

Geography students examine the landscape near Chico, CA
Campus Welcome & Panel

9 a.m., Laxson Auditorium
Your introduction to this event and your first chance to hear why you should apply to Chico State.

Students at information fair
Information Fair

9 a.m.–noon, Bell Memorial Union
Meet faculty, staff, and students from nearly 100 academic departments and student support services.

Students in front of kendall
Academic Open Houses

Your event program contains information for dozens of academic facility open houses and showcases where you will meet students and faculty from your major.

Tour on campus

Guided tours run all day at Wildcat Preview, allowing you to see campus, the WREC, the Meriam Library, University Housing, and more.

Clubtacular - Chico State's outdoor student involvement fair
Student Organization Fair

9am–11am, First Street Promenade
Learn about student life at Chico State by exploring some of the nearly 200 student organizations created by Wildcats.

Willie the Wildcat Chooses Chico
Meet-Up Activities

11am–1pm, see program
It's never too early to find your community. Meet current and future Wildcats at the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center, the North State Social, and other meet-up activities.

Wildcat Weekend Chico State Oct 7-8, 2022

Make it a Wildcat Weekend

October 7–8, 2022

After registering for Wildcat Preview, you may be looking for more to do during your time in Chico. We've thoughtfully scheduled Wildcat Preview during Wildcat Weekend this year so you can choose to participate in a number of Alumni and Family Weekend or Homecoming activities if you wish.

Alumni and Family Weekend and Homecoming Events

Safety and Accommodations

Anticipated Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Self-checks for COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged prior to visiting campus. Please do not attend if you have symptoms.
  • Face coverings, social distancing, and COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged, but not required.

Requesting Accommodations

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