University Housing

Prior to Move-In


Vaccine/Exemption Reminder

Residents who do not submit a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Card or who choose not to receive the vaccination (unless granted exemption) will not be cleared to live in University-owned housing.

We would like to remind you of the following...move-in dates are scheduled for August 15-18, 2022. All students will need to be fully vaccinated prior to move in. The CDC currently defines full vaccination as occurring: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

Please visit our Chico State Covid-19 Information page for more Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement Information. 

Wildcat ID

Wildcat ID Reminder

Uploading Photo for ID Card(opens in new window)

If you attended or are planning to attend an in-person Summer Orientation session, where you will receive your Wildcat ID card then you are all set.  However, if you are unable to attend or will be or attended the virtual Summer Orientation than you will need to follow the instructions below to upload a photo for your CSU Chico Wildcat ID card as soon as possible.This will allow us to have your Wildcat ID card ready for you at move in.  Your Wildcat ID card is how you will enter your residence hall and use your meal plan.

The deadline to submit a photo is 7/21/22.  Not submitting a photo will create additional steps at move in.   You will not have access to your room or meal plan.



We know how easy it is to get around Chico! Chico State students can ride the B-Line bus, zip around on their bike in our bike-friendly community, or simply walk to many locations.

We realize that some of you may still want to bring your car to campus. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough spaces for everyone on campus (Esken, Mechoopda, Konkow, Whitney, Sutter, Lassen and Shasta Halls), which means that we use a lottery system. University Village is able to accommodate a larger majority of students who are interested in purchasing a parking permit. If a car is necessary while living with University Housing, we recommend you consider living at UV.  

If you are a “winner”, we will notify you to purchase a parking permit during what is known as the priority period from Monday, August 1 at 9:00 AM through Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 PM.

If you miss this window, you will forfeit your “winner” status. Any unclaimed or leftover permits would be available starting at 9:00 am on Monday, August 8 until all permits are sold out. 

You will be asked about your parking lottery interest during the acknowledgment of your community placement. Please make sure to review the parking permit information and rates.


Coordinating with Roommate/Suitemates

If you are residing at University Village or Konkow you will want to coordinate with your roommates to see who is bringing specific items for the kitchen, common rooms, etc. You are able to message your roommates and suitemates directly on the Resident Center through your room assignment.

Meal Plans

Meal Plans

If you are assigned to Esken, Mechoopda, Lassen, Shasta, Sutter or Whitney Hall, you were automatically assigned the Bidwell Meal Plan. If you wish to keep your current meal plan for Fall 2022, then you’re all set!

If you would prefer to increase or decrease your number of swipes or Flex Cash available to you, you will have the chance to change your meal plan to the Chico or Wildcat plan. Make sure to check out ourmeal plan information and explanation of Flex Cash to figure out the plan that’s right for you! You will be able to change your meal plan. 

On our Food and Dining page you can find info about dining locations and their hours.

Get Food App

Get Food App

You can now order food from Sutter Dining Hall and The Wildcat Den through the “GET” app! Marketplace Cafe, Common Grounds, Creekside Coffee, and more!

GET is a web interface application for students and relatives of the student to add currency to the student’s Wildcat Card. The funds added to the card can allow the student to make many types of purchases with their Wildcat Card. 

Get The “GET” App:

You can download the GET app on the  Apple App Store or  Google Play

How to order with the app:

  1. Pick your school: California State University, Chico
  2. Log in using your Chico State Portal Login
  3. Scroll down to Order > Click “Start An Order”
  4. You will find the menus for The Wildcat Den and Sutter To-Go
  5. Confirm the date and time you wish to pick up your meal.
    • At the Wildcat Den, when you are adding food to your order, note that you can only choose UP TO $10 in food items PER ORDER.
    • At Sutter To-Go, pick from your favorite entrée choices including vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals! Each bundle costs one “swipe”
      • Once you choose your entrée, you will be given the option to customize your order, including picking toppings, sides, beverage, and dessert.
  6. Once you’ve chosen all your items at a location, click “View Cart”
  7. Confirm your order is correct and click “Schedule Order”
  8. Pick up and eat up!

How to order with on a desktop computer:

  1. Visit to access your GET funds.
  2. Log in using your Chico State Portal Login.
  3. Click “Order” in the upper left-hand corner of the page, next to “Accounts”.

Then follow all the same steps as the app above!

NOTE: Right now, The GET Funds only supports swipes from your campus meal plan. If you do not have swipes available or do not want to use them, you can purchase food from the Wildcat Den and Butte Station with a debit/credit card, Flex Cash, Wildcat Dollars and ReDD Dollars.

mini-fridge with microwave attached on top. The mini fridge is full of food.


We are thrilled to share with you that we will be offering a MicroChill unit (mini fridge and microwave combo) in all rooms in Shasta, Lassen, Sutter, Whitney, Esken, and Mechoopda at no additional cost to you.  UV and Konkow have full kitchens with ample fridge space and will not have a MicroChill unit in the rooms.   

Students are not allowed to bring their own units.

What to bring

What to Bring

Curious what you should bring? Review our printable packing which includes recommended items for bed & bath, clothing, tech, school supplies, UV/Konkow and more.

College Packing List: What to Bring (PDF)

  clean white bedding to purchase at SWAKU

Care Package Services

University Housing is happy to partner with SWAKU to make your move-in as easy as possible. SWAKU offers the latest styles in bedding, bath, décor, carpets and organization. SWAKU products are guaranteed to fit and SWAKU gives back a portion of every sale to support our campus activities. Orders can be shipped to your home or to campus in time for Move-In


Renters Insurance

Renters insurance is not required to live in University Housing, however it is highly recommended. You have an option to purchase renter's insurance through our partner at GradGuard during your housing application or purchase directly by visiting the GradGuard website and search for "CSU Chico".


Lassen Hall 

Prior to Move-In Day: What if I do not like my room assignment?

If for any reason you feel that your placement is unreasonable, you can request a room reassignment. Please note that reassignment requests are not guaranteed.

  • Login to your Resident Center
  • Click “Requests” on the bar across the top of the screen.
  • Select “Request Reassignment”.

Please take the time to consider if a reassignment is truly what you want, you will only be allowed to submit one request and no changes to the request will be allowed. The University Housing Assignments Team will do all they can to accommodate your request as space becomes available. If your reassignment request has not been granted by Move-In Day, you will need to submit a new request once you've moved to campus. There is a freeze for the first two weeks of the semester where there are no room movements permitted.