Graduate Studies

New Graduate Student Orientation

We are pleased to welcome new students to CSU, Chico. Graduate students are supported by many faculty and staff across campus, most notably, their academic departments and the Office of Graduate Studies. Please see the links in the blue box below for guides containing rules and regulations grad students are responsible for knowing and for links to embargoes full of other important information for new graduate students.

The Office of Graduate Studies will be holding a New Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in BMU 203. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Please take a moment to read the FAQ below for detailed answers to questions from new grad students.

New Graduate Student FAQ 

In addition, on July 18, 2022 at 12 noon, we will be holding a Zoom workshop covering Financial Aid and Affording Graduate School. (Zoom link: If you are not able to attend the live Zoom, see below for a recording of a previous similar workshop.

Our Grad Guides page(opens in new window) contains three important links for guides: Guide for New Graduate Students - to familiarize yourself with Chico State resources; Graduate Studies Guide to Policies, Procedure, and Format - an overview of rules, regulations, policies, and helpful information; and Grad Education Policies page - for regulations, student responsibilities, and other critical information.

Our  Signing Up for Classes(opens in new window) page, Steps Toward Earning a Master's Degree(opens in new window) page, and Graduate Degree Progression(opens in new window) page also contain important information useful to new and continuing graduate students. 


Financial Aid and Affording Graduate School

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