New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Distance Education

Students admitted to the Chico State Distance and Online Education(opens in new window) program are encouraged to attend virtual orientation. Orientation will further support students in their transition to the university by providing initial academic advising on course requirements, course registration support for fall classes, meet current students in the program, and learn how to thrive in an online learning environment. There will also be time for students to ask questions about the transition to college, all in a virtual format.

NOTE: The sessions below are only for students admitted to the Chico State Distance Education and Online Education program. Students must register(opens in new window) in advance to attend.

Distance Education schedules are listed below.

Distance Education Schedule

4:00 pm- 4:40 pm   Welcome

Orientation kicks off with a warm welcome and tips to make the most of your time in the program.  Students will meet other students in their major of study, learn key campus support resources to support online student success, and gain other essential information about transitioning to Chico State.

4:40 pm – 5:20 pm   Academic Requirements

Learn about remaining general education and graduation requirements, academic advising support, and explore key advising tools to support timely graduation.

5:30 pm   Major Advising

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

6:30 pm   Course Registration

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

7:15 pm   Program Conclusion and Final Question and Answer Session

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