Graduate Studies

New 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 held a live Zoom New Graduate Student Orientation on Friday, August 20, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This session was recorded and posted below for students who were not able to attend.

We also held a live Zoom covering Financial Aid and Affording Graduate School. This session was recorded and is posted below for students who were not able to attend.

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

New Graduate Student FAQ 

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. 

New Graduate Student Orientation Zoom

Financial Aid and Affording Graduate School

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