University Housing

Prior to Move-In


How to Make an Appointment

To schedule your move-in appointment, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into the Resident Center using your Chico State credentials.
  2. At the top of the Resident Center select Fall 2021 Move-in Appointments.
  3. Click Select on the line where your Fall 2021 Placement is shown.
  4. You will be directed to the available appointments where you are placed. Scroll down to see the calendar for available appointment. You can change the setting to see available appointments. 
  5. Once you determine which appointment you want to schedule, click on the blue bar. 
  6. A message will pop up for confirmation of your appointment. Click “yes” to confirm. 

You will also be able to view your room assignment when you schedule your Move-in appointment.  You can also view your room assignment any time on your “My Details” page located in the Resident Center.  To navigate here log into the Resident Center and click on the three bars (hamburger) in the upper left hand of the screen and then click on your name. 

Once your appointment is scheduled, you can see it on the My Appointments section in the Resident Centerr. If you need to change your appointment, click “Cancel” and reschedule a new appointment. Once you can see your appointment showing on here, you are free to log off the Resident Center.  Upon successful completion of creating your move-in appointment, you will receive a confirmation email via your Wildcat email.

Please keep in mind: If you have submitted a request to be placed on the reassignment list and your request is granted, you may need to select a different move-in day that corresponds with your new community’s move-in schedule.

Reasons Why Students Would be Unable to Make an Appointment

Reasons Why Students Would be Unable to Make an Appointment

  • Students who submitted a vaccine exemption request but were denied.
  • Students who have not submitted proof of vaccination.
  • Students who have not been assigned a bed space.


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 16-19, 2021. 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

Wildcat ID

Wildcat ID Reminder

Uploading Photo for ID Card

If you haven't submitted your photo for your Wildcat ID Card, now is the time to do so. 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, your room, and access to your meal plan. 

Important Note: You need to register for classes before you are able to upload your ID Card photo. Please wait 48 hours after you register for classes to upload your photo.


Parking Lottery

We don’t have enough spaces for everyone, which means that we use a lottery system. If you are a “winner”, we will notify you to purchase a parking permit during what is known as the priority period in early August. If you miss this window, you will forfeit your “winner” status. Any unclaimed or leftover permits would be available after winners are given the chance to purchase their permits.


Collegiate Concepts

Want a MicroFridge (microwave and fridge combination unit) in your room? You can click on the link to start gathering the information on the units and the pricing.

Please hold off on placing orders until you have received your official room assignment and have coordinated with your roommate (Only one MicroFridge is allowed per room). You will need to know your community building and room number to place your order. Room assignments will be sent out in early August. Please visit the Collegiate Concepts website to rent and reserve your MicroFridge!


Sending Mail in Advance

Starting August 10 our mail rooms will be accepting packages and mail for incoming residents. You can find all of our community addresses, as well as how to properly address mail within our Frequently Asked Questions.


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.


Move-in Webinars 

Register for a Webinar

We want to make sure we answer all your questions in relation to the move-in process! Join us at our upcoming move-in webinars to get all the answers you need! Upcoming dates listed below:

  • July 27: 4 pm – 5pm
  • July 29: 6 pm – 7 pm
  • Aug 3: 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Aug 5: 6 pm - 7 pm
  • Aug 10: 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Aug 12: 6 pm - 7 pm

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 2021, 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 our meal 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.  To submit a meal plan change request, follow these steps:

  • Login to the Resident Center
  • Click “Requests” on the bar across the top of the screen
  • Select “Meal Plan Change”

On our Sutter Residential Dining Center 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 a super-secret NEW dining option coming soon August 2021!

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.

parking permits

Parking Permits

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. 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 2 at 9:00 am through Monday, August 9 at 8:59 am. 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 Tuesday, August 10 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.

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)


Our Campus Market

University Housing is happy to partner with OCM to make your move-in as easy as possible. OCM offers the latest styles in bedding, bath, décor, carpets and organization. Check out the best college assortment and “Room in a box” Value Paks at on OCM's Website. OCM’s products are guaranteed to fit and OCM gives back a portion of every sale to support our campus activities and help students in need. Make move-in easy!

We’re beyond excited to welcome you to your new home and look forward to assisting you with any questions, comments, or concerns.


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".


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

We always suggest trying out the community you were placed in first! However, starting in early July 2021, you can request a room reassignment. Please note that reassignment requests are not guaranteed.

  • 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, you will need to submit a new request once you've moved to campus. There is a freeze on room movements for the first two weeks of the semester.