New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Virtual Orientation Schedule

Zoom links will be sent to students a few days in advance of their session.

8:30 AM Welcome

Orientation Program begins for all students and their parents/guests. Receive a warm welcome from the University and kick start your Wildcat journey!

9:10 AM The Wildcat Way

Students will be placed into small groups by their major of study. You’ll begin to get to know other students in your group, learn academic success, and gain other essential information about transitioning to Chico State.

10:50 AM Wildcat Success Talk

Meet with key campus resources that will be vital to your success in transition to college and beyond! You’ll also gain valuable insight on how to make the most of your experience at Chico State!

11:25 AM Wildcat Workshops

A variety of campus programs will be present for you to self-select and learn more about individual resources. You’ll find yourself even more connected and supported to the warm Chico community.

12:20 PM Campus Resource Fair

A resource fair of campus programs, services, and engagement opportunities will be available to all participants during this hour.

1:30 PM Academic College Welcome and Major Advising

Students will meet their college representatives and receive an overview of major course requirements and opportunities.

2:30 PM Course Registration Preparation

Students receive course registration instructions and prepare their schedule for enrollment with guidance of an academic advisor.

3:00 PM Course Registration

Finalize your semester schedule and receive support registering for your future classes from university staff.

4:00 PM Program Conclusion and Final Question and Answer session

Orientation will conclude with the Orientation leaders providing some final advice for future success and will be present to answer any remaining questions.


· A detailed schedule of the full day’s program, for the parent/guest sessions and the student agenda, will be available to participants at the start of the session.

· Students are required to attend the entire program in order to be able to register for their classes.

Accessibility Needs

Students, parents or guests with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Summer Orientation Office Coordinator at least 10 days prior to attending a scheduled orientation session at