Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Student Resources

The University is open for business and here to support your success. 

We've collected some information and resources specific to the COVID-19 situation, but if you have questions about a specific campus department or service, we recommend visiting their website directly for current information.

Find more information about the pending vaccine requirement.

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On-Campus Spaces for Online Classes

The University has identified several spots on campus to serve as dedicated spaces where students can attend online classes. Please be courteous to your peers, use headphones, and follow other best practices to maintain a good learning environment for all.

  • Meriam Library (MLIB) 
    • All non-quiet sections (7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) 
    • The Grove After Hours (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) 
  • Arts and Humanities Building (ARTS)
    • 2nd floor Collaborative Learning Space (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
    • 2nd floor open area (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
    • 3rd floor open area (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
    • Room 112 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
  • Bell Memorial Union (BMU) 
    • 2nd floor lounge (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 
  • Science Building (SCI)
    • Room 425 (conference room) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
    • Room 316 (conference room) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
    • Room 216 (conference room) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
  • Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek conference room (normal operating hours) (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
  • Trinity Hall (TRNT)
    • Room 100 (open space gallery) (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 

Please refer to our Student Learning Spaces map if you are unsure where these buildings are located. We've also enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity across campus in recent months, with nearly 100 new access points. There are many places on campus with access to electrical outlets where you can likely sit in on a class virtually, but be sure to test your connectivity in advance (and don't forget a charging cable!). Students are also free to grab any picnic table, bench, open room, or sit on the grass in front of any building—the campus is open to you!

Student Services

All campus departments are open for in-person student support, though some services continue to be offered virtually. Check department websites for the most up-to-date information on how to access their services. (Note: some offices have limited hours during the summer and will resume normal business hours August 16.)

Emergency Financial Aid Grants

The US government has provided emergency funding to colleges and universities through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant portion was allocated specifically for emergency financial aid grants to students, in addition to assisting with the institutional costs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University has distributed more than $24 million in direct grants to students through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act.

Learn more about Chico State's distribution of COVID-19 federal financial aid programs.

Keep Learning

The Keep Learning website is a one-stop-shop with everything students need for a successful semester, including advice from experienced distance learners. The site provides students tips, best practices, and resources for online learning. You can also get to know the software being used in your courses and the many free tools available to you.

The Keep Learning support team is available to answer questions and teach you how to use these online tools. Please make use of this great resource!

Keep Learning

Keep Engaging

The Keep Engaging hub is your link to student activities and opportunities to connect with fellow Wildcats. Even as we learn virtually, students are encouraged and supported in developing positive social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and leadership programs and activities.

Keep Engaging

Technology Support

  • IT Support Services will provide comprehensive technology support, including laptop loans and virtual technology assistance. 
  • The Office of Accessible Technology Services offers all students online access to a staff member during normal business hours Monday–Friday via email at oats@csuchico.edu. Students with questions on inclusive technology or who need assistance setting up technology accommodations are encouraged to reach out.
  • If you do not have off-campus access to the Internet, resources are available.