Facilities Reservations & Event Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Chico State charge for the use of its facilities?

All CSU campuses are required to be reimbursed for use of state resources by non-state entities and off-campus users. This system-wide policy, Executive Order 1000(opens in new window), was established by the Chancellor’s Office in July 2007 to ensure effective oversight of state funds.

University Hours

In 2017, the campus expanded operating hours to allow more options for scheduling on-campus events. 

Monday-Friday     7:00am-10:00pm

Saturday             8:00am-5:00pm

Sunday               12:00pm-10:00pm

*Library hours may vary

Approved university users now include the following:

  • Division, college, and department meetings and events
  • University recognized student organizations
  • IRA funded student programs

Hosted events that support the University mission, including co-curricular learning experiences for Chico State students, are no longer charged a facilities fee.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Please call Facilities Reservations at 530-898-6118 or email us at fres@csuchico.edu.

How do I schedule an event or reserve university facilities?

An Ad Astra profile is needed to request an event. Please visit the Astra Schedule(opens in new window) page to login or request access. 

What are the fees for using university facilities?

Please see Appendix A Fee Schedule (PDF) of the Procedures for Facilities Use Charges document.

When can I use university facilities?

See Procedures for Facilities Use Charges document for additional details.


What buildings can I use?

Certain facilities are restricted for event scheduling to promote sustainable use of campus space. In some instances, Facilities Reservations may have to move your event to a more sustainable location based on the University's sustainability guidelines.