New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Welcome to Chico State!

Congratulations  on your admission and welcome to Chico State!  Summer Orientation registration is now live. 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 California State University, Chico. Academic Advising is mandatory at Chico State and Orientation provides the first opportunity for academic advising and course registration.   

Summer Orientation registration is now open! Make your reservation as soon as possible. Register Here!(opens in new window)

After declaring your intention to enroll at Chico State select an Orientation session. If you just submitted your intention to enroll you must wait 24 hours to be eligible to register. Select the “Register Here!” button above and log in with your Wildcat account username and password.

Students attend orientation based on their major. Students can attend virtually or in person. You are also welcome to bring  family members and guests(opens in new window) to the event.

What you can expect at Orientation:

  • Be placed into small groups and guided by a trained orientation leader,  who is a current Chico State student
  • Be guided through the process to make a successful transition to college and answer any general questions
  • Introduced to faculty and academic advisors
  • Discuss academic expectations
  • Receive proper course advising
  • Register for courses
  • Discover resources designed to help you succeed
  • Learn about opportunities and organizations to get involved in on campus
  • Meet current and new students and start building new friendships
  • Begin your Wildcat journey!

We will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions on your journey to be a Wildcat!

New incoming students must attend Orientation before meeting with an academic advisor.