New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Transfer Checklist

Before Orientation:

  • Attend a live (online) academic advising pre-Orientation meeting. This is separate from your orientation session and should be completed before your scheduled Orientation session.  

    • The purpose of the live, virtual pre-orientation advising session is to provide incoming students with the necessary guidance and information to prepare you to select your courses. THIS SESSION DOES NOT REPLACE YOUR SCHEDULED ORIENTATION SESSION AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED ORIENTATION SESSION. Although you will enroll in classes during your Orientation, the pre-orientation advising meeting will inform you of your academic requirements and provide time for you to explore academic classes. This session will help you be better prepared to choose your courses, connect you with your support network, help prepare you for your Orientation session.   

      Transfer students: REGISTER FOR THE PRE-ORIENTATION ADVISING SESSION HERE(opens in new window). 

  • Financial Aid-If you have applied for financial aid, be sure to view and accept, or decline, your award offer. In your Portal Account, enter your Student Center, scroll to Finances and click View Financial Aid. Questions, contact Financial Aid
  • Submit immunization records - Submit immunization records and complete their assessment in the patient portal. Additional information can be found here(opens in new window).
  • Get your Wildcat ID Card!  Create a ticket and UPLOAD your photo at least ONE WEEK prior to your Summer Orientation Day (if attending Orientation in-person then you will receive it on your Orientation day. Virtual Orientation attendees can retrieve in Meriam Library 142 at the beginning of the semester). Follow the instructions on the link here(opens in new window) to request your ID cards.
    • Students in fully online degree programs need to submit an ID request and will have their ID cards mailed to them.
  • Submit final transcripts to Admissions. Log into your Student Center (go to the Chico State webpage, select portal, then Student Center). and check your To-Do list for any remaining items. Remaining check list items may prevent you from registering for classes during your session. Due by July 15, 2023!
  • Set up Duo, an authentication service that provides an additional level of security and is required for Chico State Students: Follow the instructions here(opens in new window).  
  • Follow @chicostatesummero to connect with your classmates and stay current on the latest information!  
  • Please note: If you have outstanding coursework and/or units required needed to meet your admission requirements, you will not be able to register for classes at Orientation until your final grade(s) are submitted to Admissions.

After Orientation:

  • Pay your fees or have sufficient Pending Financial Aid by the fee payment due date. Learn more about fees, viewing your Student Center, and financial aid disbursements and refunds at Student Financial Services.
  • Become familiar with CanvasCanvas is the learning management system where students find the content provided by their instructors of their past and present classes. You can find more information here.(opens in new window)
  • Visit the Wildcat Store website to order your textbooks.
  • Plan to attend Wildcat Welcome! 
  • Complete the online Alcohol Edu and Not Anymore programs. They will become available two weeks before the semester starts. (You can access the link through your Portal.)
  • Make the most of your college experience. Search over 200 campus clubs and organizations.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 21st, 2023!