New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

Parent & Guest Orientation Program

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Families play an important role in students' transition to college. We know that you may have some questions about Chico State and questions about your student’s transition to the university. We encourage parents and guests to attend orientation.

During the parent/supporter session, you will learn how to support your students on their new journey. More specifically:

  • Paying for college - Understand tuition and registration fees, viewing your student account types of financial aid, cost of attendance, and ways to cover costs.
  • Academic Advising - Chico State’s advising system, academic requirements, course planning strategies, and important class registration information.
  • On & Off Campus Housing – Housing expectations combined with strategies and resources available to support students’ success.
  • Campus resources such as the Student Learning Center and First-Year Experience – Learn about Academic support in the classroom to prepare your student for their new academic department.
  • Understand available resources to maximize involvement – Recognize how your student can get involved and make their Chico State experience inside and outside the classroom.
  • Campus safety - Available safety resources designed to empower your student and support smart choices on their path towards success.

And much more! Student can register a parent/guest when the student registers at Orientation.  Please contact us at 530-898-5714(opens in new window) or in new window) for additional questions.

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Parent and Guest Resources:

1. Parent and Family Guide provides additional information on academic planning, housing, safety and wellness, and more! You can find the electronic guide here(opens in new window).

2. Additional parent and supporter resources: - Take advantage of the parent resources we have included on this web page, parents website(opens in new window), and additional resources(opens in new window)

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Your student has a list of things to do to prepare for orientation/beginning of the school year and can be found in the checklist links below:

Preparing for Orientation: First Year Students(opens in new window)Preparing for Orientation: Transfer Students(opens in new window)