Orientation & New Student Programs

Welcome to Chico State!

Winter Orientation registration is now open! Orientation is a 3-step process. Follow the 3 steps below and make your reservation.

Step 1

After declaring your intention to enroll, select the “Register Now” button here. Follow the steps until completed.

Step 2

Complete the Pre-Orientation program(opens in new window). The 30-minute program will introduce you to campus life, academics, and what it means to be a Wildcat! Take notes. This will help you prepare for your orientation session and become more familiar with Chico State.

Step 3

On the Orientation session date, the one you selected in Step 1, you will attend either a virtual or in-person orientation session. Additional information will be emailed a few days prior to your session date. 

At Orientation students can expect to: 

  • Receive proper academic advising and support with course registration
  • Register for Spring 2023 courses and discuss academic expectations
  • Meet with faculty and academic advisors, fellow incoming students, current students, & staff 
  • Learn about the vast array of campus services, resources available to support your success 
  • Understand campus policies and procedures 
  • Get involved and get the most out of your experience as a Wildcat! 

New incoming students for Spring 2023 must attend Orientation before meeting with an academic advisor. It is expected that all students, first-year and transfer students, will participate in Orientation at Chico State University. Academic Advising is mandatory at Chico State and Orientation provides the first opportunity for academic advising and course registration.  

Students will register for orientation based on their major and can select either in-person or virtual session.  If you are unable to attend one of these sessions please contact our office at 530-898-5714 or orientationprograms@csuchico.edu(opens in new window)

*If you just submitted your intent to enroll you must wait 24 hours to be eligible to register. *