New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Welcome to Chico State!

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

  • Students admitted for Spring 2023. If you have not attended Orientation or have questions please contact our office at 530-898-5714(opens in new window) or in new window)
  • Students admitted for Fall 2023 – Orientation will occur in June and July. Students attend orientation based on their major. Registration to attend an orientation session will open in late March. Check back later for specific sessions dates.

At Orientation students can expect to: 

  • Receive proper academic advising and support with course registration
  • Meet fellow incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Learn about the vast array of campus services, resources available
  • Understand campus policies and procedures
  • Explore and familiarize yourself with the campus
  • Get involved and get the most out of your experience as a Wildcat!