Parent and Family Guide

Welcome to the Wildcat Family!

Parents and student walking on campus

Your student is embarking on a journey that will include exposure to and involvement in all the elements that make Chico such a special place. We are excited to begin a new school year and we are glad that you and your family will be a part of it.

The purpose of the parent guide is to highlight events and topics that will be of interest to new members of the Chico State family. We want you to experience all that Chico State has to offer. The unique blending of campus and community here provides an artistic and cultural environment that is more common to large metropolitan centers than small communities like Chico. You can also read additional articles about ways to support your student online.

We hope you plan to come back to Chico often — but especially for our annual Family Weekend BBQ. We recommend that you make your lodging reservations early, as most hotels in the area fill up early for busy weekends. We welcome you, and are looking forward to getting to know you better.

Read the Parent Guide Online