Orientation & New Student Programs

Schedule and Fees

Spring Orientation is a half-day program on Friday, November 17, 2017.  The cost to attend is $30 and helps us cover staffing, facility reservations, and material costs.  Due to space restrictions, the Orientation session is limited to students only. We cannot accommodate family and guests.



Please allow for plenty of time for parking since school will be in session. Please park your car according to campus regulations or risk receiving a ticket. For more details, please visit our Parking page

9:00-10:00 a.m.- Check-in - BMU Atrium

  • Please allow adequate time for check in and plan to check in early if you wish to get your photo taken for your Wildcat ID card and sign up for Wildcat Sync, your campus engagement network
  • Late arrivals can pick up folders but will not have time to get their Wildcat ID or sign up for Wildcat Sync

10:15 a.m. - Auditorium Opens - BMU Auditorium

  • Seating will be by College

10:30 a.m. -Program Begins - BMU Auditorium 

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Academic Life: Learn what it takes to graduate on time, how to select and register for spring classes and other essential information about your academic program.
  • Student Life: Explore ways to build your resume and get the most out of your time here at CSU, Chico

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Campus Resource Fair - BMU Auditorium 

  • Enjoy a deconstructed box lunch
  • Get your questions answered by staff from key offices such as Financial Aid, Student Financial Services, Admissions, Academic Advising and more!

1:00-2:30 p.m. - Major Department Meetings - Locations TBA

  • You’ll be led to your major department for an informational welcome/visit
  • Meet other students, faculty and staff in your major

2:30 & 3:00 p.m. - Last Minute Questions & Optional Campus Tours (weather permitting) - BMU Auditorium

  • Staff will be on hand to answer any last minute questions you have 
  • Tour our beautiful campus with an experienced student tour guide
  • Depending on demand, tours will launch every half hour from the BMU Foyer (just outside the auditorium)


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