Orientation & New Student Programs

Welcome to Chico State!

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Chico State! Chico State’s Orientation program is designed to welcome and support you in your transition to the Wildcat community.   

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. 

At Orientation students can expect to: 

  • Receive proper academic advising and support with course registration
  • Meet fellow incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about the vast array of campus services, resources available
  • Understand campus policies and procedures
  • Explore and familiarize yourself with the campus
  • Get involved and get the most out of your experience as a Wildcat!

Registration to attend Orientation will open in April. Summer 2022 Orientation will be a one-day session, occurring from mid-June through early August. Available dates vary for each student depending on major. Students will have the opportunity to attend in-person or virtually.   

Parents and guests are also welcome to attend.  

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