New Student Orientation & Transition Programs

PAWS Navigators

PAWS (Peers Assisting Wildcats for Success) Navigators program pairs incoming Chico State students with current, experienced students that are trained to support them in their journey. The current students serve as peer navigators to conduct check-ins with incoming students throughout the summer months. College can be overwhelming and many students don’t know where to go for help or are in need of advice from peers that have recently experienced the transition from high school to college. The PAWS navigators aim to provide advice along the journey, help student overcome barrier to navigate the university life, and educate and empower by exploring campus resources and engagement opportunities. PAWS navigators will connect with interested students throughout the summer to provide support, address outstanding questions, or simply help connect incoming students to the university resources.

Peer mentoring is free of charge but has limited space. Email in new window) if you are interested in being paired with an incoming mentor or learning about beginning your journey to academic success.