CSU, Chico News

Chico Preview Day Welcomes Prospective 2012 Students

Date: 10-13-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Wendy Needels, Admissions

California State University, Chico will host its 17th annual open house for prospective students on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning in the Bell Memorial Union. The fall open house gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to visit the campus and talk directly with faculty and service program personnel.

President Paul J. Zingg will welcome visitors at 9:30 a.m. in Laxson Auditorium.

All academic programs and service offices will have representatives at the information fair, which will begin at 10 a.m. and remain open until 3 p.m. In addition to the information fair, there will be tours and presentations scheduled for the day. For example, families interested in information about housing will be able to tour a residence hall, and financial aid experts will provide information about financing education and available scholarships.

Faculty from academic departments will be available to talk to students about majors and programs. Representatives from student support services, including the Educational Opportunity Program, Student Health Service, Student Activities, Advising and Career Planning, will be on hand.

Prospective students will also be able to learn about the CSU’s new Early Start initiative that helps students ready themselves for college-level math and English prior to enrollment.

“Visiting campus is one of the best ways for students and their families to see if Chico State is the right choice for them,” said Wendy Needels, Office of Admissions. “We offer something for everyone this day. Whether students are exploring different majors, want to see our residence halls or take a walking tour of campus, they are sure to find exactly what they are looking for. With college admissions becoming increasingly more competitive, an open house like this is an important tool for students and their families to use in the college decision-making process.”

To register or obtain more information about the day, visit http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions. You can also call the Office of Admissions at 530-898-6322 or 1-800-542-4426 or e-mail Info@csuchico.edu.