Orientation & New Student Programs

Parent & Guest Orientation Program

Families play an important role in a students’ transition to college. We want to support you by introducing Chico State resources for you and your student.

Below are three recorded sessions that introduce some of our campus resources to support your student in their transition to Chico State and beyond.

  1. Academic Advising, Paying for College, First Year Experience, University Housing

This kick off session includes information on paying for college by our Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and Student Financial Services offices. Our First Year Experience program and academic advisors will share their role and how they support students, and University Housing will provide an overview of our residence hall, room types, dining options, and off-campus housing options. You can find the recorded zoom webinar here.

  1. Paying for College, Chico State Wildcat Store, University Police Department, Q&A with Current Students

This session with information on paying for college by our Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and Student Financial Services offices. The Chico State Wildcat Store will give information on what services they offer, how to purchase textbooks, etc. Our University Police Department share information about campus and community safety, as well as other services their department provides. The webinar concludes with a question and answer session with current Chico State students. You can find the recorded zoom webinar here.

  1. Parent and Family Engagement, Paying for College, University Housing, WellCat Counseling Center, Academic Support and Student Involvement and Engagement

During this session, attendees receive information on paying for college by our Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and Student Financial Services offices.University Housing provide an overview of our residence hall, room types, dining options, and off campus housing option, followed by a brief presentation from the WellCat Counseling Center, academic support available from the Student Learning Center and the Accessibility Resource Center. This session concludes with information about student involvement from the Associated Students, as well as the Student Life and Leadership office. You can find the recorded zoom webinar here

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