Orientation & New Student Programs

Transfer Orientation Program

As experienced college students, transfer students have different concerns and needs than first-year students. We anticipate that your academic experience at Chico State will be different than what you have previously encountered at your previous institution.  With this in mind, we have created unique orientation sessions specifically for transfer and re-entry students!

It is essential to choose an orientation date when your major will be represented, so that faculty from your intended major will be available for consultation.

Orientation will be fully online this year. Monitor your email, a few weeks prior your scheduled Orientation session you will receive a link to your specific zoom session.

Transfer Schedule




University Welcome from the President and Orientation Team

Receive a warm welcome from the campus community. 


Small Group Discussion

In small groups with other incoming students, learn what it takes to graduate on time, explore general education, and gain other essential information about transitioning to Chico State.


Campus Resource Fair

This is your opportunity to check out all that Chico State has to offer. A variety of campus offices and departments will be available via individual zoom rooms to provide information on resources and support services available to you.


Major Advising


Meet with a representative from your major to learn about opportunities and course selection for fall.


Course Registration

Select and register for fall classes with assistance from staff.

For more details, go to What to Expect.

Did you submit an application for the Educational Opportunity Program?

Are you a Military Veteran transferring or returning to college?

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