Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Campus Facilities and Operations

This page covers facility and operations modifications for the campus. Most facilities are open for in-person services, however, hours may be limited during the summer. Visit department websites for current hours.

**Note: Unvaccinated people must wear masks in all indoor spaces.

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Outdoor Study Spaces

Chico State’s campus and grounds are always open. We encourage students to make use of outdoor spaces and our enhanced Wi-Fi coverage.

Check out this map of all outdoor Wi-Fi coverage(opens in new window) on campus. (Please make sure “Services,” then “Outdoor Wi-Fi coverage areas,” are checked.) 

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure, we ask students to study at home or in other non-public spaces off campus when possible.

WellCat Health Center

The WellCat Health Center(map) is open Monday–Friday by appointment only for regular health services. Visit the WellCat Health Center website for the latest information.

As usual, for regular after-hours or emergency care, students should use Enloe Medical Center or Enloe Prompt Care Clinics.

If you are experiencing COVID-19-related symptoms, call ahead before visiting any medical center so they can be prepared to receive you. Students, faculty, or staff experiencing symptoms may call the WellCat Health Center COVID-19 hotline at 530-898-2222 for information and assistance.

Outside of WellCat Health Center hotline hours, the campus community should contact the Butte County Public Health Department at 530-552-4000 or their health care provider.

All positive COVID-19 tests staff should be reported to the COVID-19 Hotline at 530-898-2222 immediately.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry, located in Student Services Center, Room 196 (map), is open. Check the website for current hours and offerings.

Meriam Library

Physical books and media are available for checkout from Meriam Library by reserving online and picking up in-person outside the library. The library also provides online research resources including e-books and articles and virtual research support, including 24/7 chat support and the ability to schedule Zoom appointments with librarians. View all available library services.

The Grove Indoor Study Space

The Grove (MLIB 130), located on the first floor of the library, was reconfigured to meet physical-distancing guidelines to be able to operate as a study space available for 90-minute reservations. 

The space is open for currently enrolled Chico State students (Wildcat ID required) Monday–Thursday, 12–5 p.m., by seat reservation only. View additional information about registration, services available, and more on the Meriam Library website.

Residence Halls

Residence halls are open in fall 2021, with University Housing offering double-occupancy and single-occupancy rooms to more than 1,800 students. Find the latest information on University Housing's website.

Bell Memorial Union & Wildcat Store

The Bell Memorial Union (BMU) is open for limited hours during the summer. The Wildcat Store is open for in-person shopping and offers curbside pickup during store hours. Common Grounds coffee shop is open 7–11 a.m., Mon.–Thurs. View other Associated Students Dining services and hours.

Wildcat Recreation Center

The Wildcat Recreation Center is open 12–6 p.m., Monday–Thursday, no reservations required! Masks will be required upon entry and at all times during your workout. Students will also be handed a sanitation kit to help keep our equipment clean. Please bring a water bottle and sweat towel, if needed. Water bottle filling stations are available.

The WREC Pool is open for lap swim and deck use 12–6 p.m., Monday–Thursday. See the Aquatics(opens in new window) page for more details.

Visit the WREC website for the most up-to-date access and service information.

Museums and Galleries

Visit the website for each museum or gallery for its latest hours and service information:

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve is open for public use in accordance with their existing guidelines, with the addition that face coverings should be worn outside when unable to maintain 6 feet of distance.

University Farm

The University Farm has limited public hours. Please visit the website for current hours and services, including the Meat Lab.