Orientation & New Student Programs

Spring Orientation Information

Spring Orientation is designed for our transfer students who will begin their Chico State journey in Spring of 2020. 

Due to the tight Spring registration timeline and the Thanksgiving break, we are only able to offer one Spring Orientation session on Friday, November 22, 2019.  This event does not have a cost associated with it, but it is important that you register to hold a space for the event and we can be sure to best prepare materials for you. Because we want to accommodate as many new students as possible, we cannot accommodate family and guests. Thanks for your understanding. Please make your reservation as soon as possible. Our registration site closes on Saturday, November 16.        

*Please note: Students enrolled in online degree programs will be offered an opportunity to participate in a specifically created online orientation. Participation in an on-campus orientation is not required.  

Event Schedule

8:30-10:00AM Check in & Campus Information Fair 

10:00AM  Welcome 

10:20-11:30AM Academic Life

 11:30-12:00PM Student Life

 12:00-12:45PM  Lunch

 1:00-3:00PM Faculty/Major Advising 

 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00PM Cookies, Conversations, and Campus Tour

*Please note: If you arrive later than 11:00am, you will be too late to participate in Spring Orientation.

 Parking Instructions 

Please plan to arrive early to allow ample time for parking and check-in. Since school is in session, campus parking may be limited. Orientation participants may in a "G" space in one of two designated parking structures only: 

Parking Structure #1: located at 1st and Ivy Streets

Parking Structure #2: located at 2nd and Cherry Streets

If these structures are full your best bet is to pay for off-campus parking through the City of Chico: either metered street parking, or the City of Chico parking lot at 2nd and Salem Streets

Please park your car according to campus regulations(opens in new window) or risk receiving a ticket. For more details, please visit our Parking page

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