University Housing

First Generation

First Gen students smiling for picture

The mission of the First Gen House is to create a community of care and resource for individuals that are the first in their family to attend college.

The First Gen community offers a space where students with varied and diverse backgrounds can come together and build a strong foundation for their first year at Chico State. Additionally, there are opportunities to connect with first generation faculty and staff.

First Gen House provides an extended stay option allowing residents to remain in Chico during the traditional breaks (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Apply for Themed Housing

If you want to be a part of our optional themed housing, follow these directions to give yourself the best chance of being placed in one of our amazing communities

  • Start your University Housing Application and proceed through all of our profile questions.
  • Upon completing your License Agreement you will be directed to a page inquiring about your interest in Themed Communities
  • Please ensure that you choose “Yes” from the drop down menu. This will direct you to our Themed Community Questions.
  • Upon reaching our Themed Community Questions page, please fill out the required questions and denote which community is the one you wish to join.
  • Upon completing your questions you will be moved to the next page titled Room Preferences. This is where you have the option of choosing your community and room type preference.
  • If you are wanting to live in a themed community, you must select the appropriate community that aligns with the theme.
    • Example: If you wish to live in the Wild About Business themed community, you must select Whitney Hall as your hall preference.
  • Proceed and fill out the rest of our application, pay our initial housing fee, and submit your application.