CSU, Chico News

Prospective Students, Families Welcomed on Chico Preview Day

Date: 10-14-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Wendy Needels, assistant director
Office of Admissions

California State University, Chico will welcome more than 1,500 prospective students and their families at the 21st annual Chico Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 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. Information and experiences will be shared on social media using #chicopreviewday.

The day kicks off with a welcome by University President Paul Zingg and Jerad Prevost, Associated Students Commissioner of Student Organizations and Programs, at 9:30 a.m. in Laxson Auditorium.

Walking tours of campus will take place every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m; the tours start in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) courtyard at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets. Tours in Spanish are available at noon and 1 p.m. from the same location.

Other tours offered will include university housing, the Wildcat Recreation Center and the Wildcat Leadership Institute, a hub for student leadership activities. Detailed tour information may be found here (PDF).

An information fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BMU Auditorium will offer important information and resources for students and families. All academic departments and student support services such as the Educational Opportunity Program, Student Health Service, student activities, Academic 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.

“A campus visit is a valuable experience for students and families who are deciding what college to attend,” says Wendy Needels, assistant director, Office of Admissions. “Chico Preview Day offers the opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore the high-quality educational programs we offer 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.”

To register or learn more about Chico Preview Day, please visit www.csuchico.edu/admissions or call the Office of Admissions at 530-898-6322.


Caption: Campus tours will take place every half-hour during Chico Preview Day for prospective students and their families Oct. 24.