New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Transfer Checklist

Before Orientation:

  • 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(opens in new window)

  • Submit immunization records - Submit immunization records and complete their assessment in the patient portal. Additional information can be found here(opens in new window)(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)(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(opens in new window), 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.
  • Set up Duo(opens in new window), an authentication service that provides an additional level of security and is required for Chico State Students.  
  • Online Pre-Modules - Log into your Student Center(opens in new window) and select “Canvas”. The online advising modules will help you prepare for your upcoming advising and orientation experiences. By completing these modules, you will be better prepared for your Pre-Orientation advising session and Orientation.

  • Follow @chicostatesummero to connect with your classmates and stay current on the latest information!  

After Orientation:

  • Pay your fees or have sufficient Pending Financial Aid by the fee payment due date of January 11th. Ensure you have updated your FAFSA to reflect Chico State. Learn more about paying fees, viewing your Student Center, and financial aid disbursements and refunds at Student Financial Services.(opens in new window)
  • Become familiar with CanvasCanvas(opens in new window) is the learning management system where students find the content provided by their instructors of their past and present classes.
  • Visit the Wildcat Store(opens in new window) website to order your textbooks.
  • Plan to attend Wildcat Welcome!(opens in new window) 
  • 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 26, 2024!