University Welcomes Prospective Students, Families on Chico Preview Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-15-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Wendy Needels, Assistant Director
Office of Admissions
530-898-4661

California State University, Chico expects more than 1,500 prospective students and their families at the 20th annual Chico Preview Day Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The fall open house gives future students and their family members an opportunity to visit the campus and engage directly with faculty, staff and current students.

University President Paul Zingg and Associated Students President Taylor Herren will address and welcome attendees at 9:30 a.m. in Laxson Auditorium.

Walking tours of campus and bus tours of Chico will take place every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. The walking tours start in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) courtyard, and bus tours begin at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut streets.

Other tours include university housing tours starting at 10 a.m. in the BMU courtyard and running every 10 minutes and a tour of the College of Agriculture farm starting at 2 p.m. Tours of the new Wildcat Leadership Center, a hub for student leadership activities, will be offered by students in the Freshman Leadership Opportunity program throughout the morning. The center is located in BMU 220.

The event also includes an information fair in the BMU Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All academic departments and student support services such as the Educational Opportunity Program, Student Health Services, Student Activities, Advising and Career Planning will be available to answer questions about the University. Campus financial aid experts will be at the event to provide information about financing education and finding scholarships.

“Picking a college can be a tough choice,” said Wendy Needels, assistant director, Office of Admissions. “Chico Preview Day is designed to help prospective students and their families make that decision. This campuswide open house highlights the high-quality education students receive here, along with the many hands-on leadership opportunities available. From touring a real residence hall room to going on a farm tour, this day offers something for everyone. Additionally this year, we are offering tours of the new Wildcat Leadership Center – a great place for students to get involved, connect and make a difference.”

To register or obtain more information about the day, please visit www.csuchico.edu/admissions or call the Office of Admissions at 530-898-6322.

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