Orientation & New Student Programs

Before Orientation

  • Activate your Chico State Portal Account. If you need assistance, please contact Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) at (530) 898-HELP (4357).
  • Make sure that your email and mailing address are current.  Your Wildcat email account is the official mode of communication for CSU Chico.  Make sure to check your Wildcat account regularly for important information and updates.
  • Accept your offer of admission and submit your “intent to enroll” with your non-refundable $200 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) or certify exemption via your Portal account by May 1st.
    • Go to the Admissions and Orientation tab and click on “Accept/Decline Admission”.
  • Send all final college transcripts and/or grade confirmations to CSU Chico's Admissions Office by July 15th, 2017.
    • Please note:  If you have outstanding coursework and/or units required needed to meet your admission requirements, you will not be able to register for classes at Summer Orientation until your final Spring grade(s) are submitted to Admissions.
  • Check out our Travel & Accommodations section for information including Directions To Campus, Lodging, and Parking recommendations.
  • Students and/or guests with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Summer Orientation Office Coordinator at least 10 days prior to attending a scheduled Orientation session.