Wildcat Welcome

August 18th - August 24th!

Wildcat Welcome is a celebration of YOUR new membership in the campus community. Mark your calendars and prepare to kick off your Chico experience with a variety of activities to suit your tastes.  Scroll down to see all your events and connection opportunities!

Need accommodation for any of our events or receptions due to a disability? Contact the Accessibility Resource Center at (530) 898-5959.

Monday-Thursday, August 18th-21st

Residence Halls Open

housing Please consult your housing confirmation (sent in May) and/or assignment packet (sent in August) for your specific move-in date and time.  There will be lots of hall related activities and a movie night each night of move-in!  For more information, consult the resident advisor on your floor!

Get Your Wildcat ID Card

Time: 8am-5pm daily Place: Student Services Center 190
idcard Get your official CSU, Chico campus identification card – the Wildcat Card! Please bring an official form of photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or Military ID) with you.  The Wildcat Card office is open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Thursday, August 21st

Safe Place Workshops  (Mandatory for students living off-campus)

Time: TBA Place: TBA
safeplace For all newly enrolled transfer students, this is your opportunity to complete this mandatory training. Workshops will be held every two hours on August 22nd beginning at 9:00am. Failure to attend this training or make other arrangements will result in a hold on Spring registration. The Safe Place office can be reached at 530-898-3030.

Wildcat Transfer-Mation

Time: 10am-1pm Place: BMU Auditorium
Transfer-mation Logo At the Wildcat Transfer-mation, you'll enter a transfer student and leave a Wildcat! This casual and fun event provides an opportunity to meet other incoming transfer students, current Chico State students, and University staff. Prize drawings will be held every half-hour... including $100 Wildcat Store gift cards. We'll provide snacks, music and optional activities for your enjoyment. Through "mini-presentations" and information tables, you will have the opportunity to learn about campus programs. We hope to see all new transfer students at the Wildcat Transfer-mation - the perfect beginning to an amazing, two-year, Chico experience!

Trip 'n Dip

Time: Noon to 3pm Place: Sign up at Sutter Courtyard
one mile Adventure Outings invites you to your first upper park adventure!

Adventure Outings will be sending three vans of students to Upper Park for a short hike and a swim at Alligator Hole.  Each van can only hold 12-15 participants, so get there early to secure a seat!  The first trip leaves at 12noon and the second at 3pm.

Look for their table in the Sutter Courtyard starting at 11am.  For more information.

Red Watch Band

Time: TBA                  Place: TBA
Red Watch At Chico State students are positive bystanders and get the knowledge and training they need to look out for their friends and peers by joining the Red Watch Band Team. The mission of the Red Watch Band Team is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. This is a free two-hour training for all students, faculty and staff that will be offered every day of Wildcat Welcome Week. Please call the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at 530-898-6450 if you have any questions!

Thursday Market #Wildcatstyle

Time: 6pm Place: Downtown Chico
tnm pic Say hello to your new downtown!  What a luxury to be within walking distance to campus for all kinds of retail and vendor services!  Enjoy the world famous Thursday Night Market featuring food, crafts and entertainment.  You'll get a complimentary dinner ticket good for any one of 20 local food vendors who will be dishing it up on site! Check in at Sutter court for your food voucher and join a group to walk to the plaza. Prizes, music and food make this the "must attend" event of Wildcat Welcome!

Moon on Movie

Time: 10pm Place: Glenn Lawn
movie screen Keep it cool on the Glenn Hall lawn for a late night movie showing of a current theater hit on an outdoor screen.  Kick back with free popcorn to enjoy a first run flick! Remember to bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Get there early because the first 50 guests will receive a special gift. 

Friday August 22nd

Official Wildcat Welcome Opening Ceremony

Time: 9am-9:45am Place: University Stadium
willie wildcat The Wildcat Student Welcome marks the formal beginning of your college experience at CSU, Chico. California State University, Chico President Paul Zingg & Associated Students President Taylor Herren welcome you to the University. You will be introduced to the unique features of the CSU, Chico campus and community and will also have the opportunity to connect with some of CSU, Chico's extracurricular activities. Your connection to the University and community is important to your educational experience.

Wildcat Welcome Parent Reception

Time: 9am-11am Place: Alumni Glen on campus
parent reception Parents, join us for the Wildcat Welcome Parent's Recpetion in Alumni Glen while your student is at their welcome and mandatory department meeting. Hosted by the Chico State Parent Advisory Council, we invite you to meet with the University President Paul J. Zingg, vice presidents from student affairs, advancement, and academic affairs and with staff from many of our departments and colleges. The reception includes continental breakfast fare (including coffee) in one of our most beautiful campus locations along the creek.

Class Photo

Time: 9:45am-10:15am Place: Field 6 & 7 behind University Stadium
class pic Come be a part of history by posing for the incoming Class of 2013 commemorative photo!  You'll want to have a copy of this to show off at graduation!  Faculty, staff and students are welcome!

Mandatory Department Meetings

Time: 10:30am-11:30am Place: various locations

majors

Meeting with your department faculty is critical. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet faculty and fellow students and learn about programs, resources, requirements, student organizations, career possibilities, graduate studies, and expectations associated with your intended major. Click here for department meeting locations!
Questions? Contact cwulferdingen@csuchico.edu

Wrec It!

Time: 11am-1pm Place: Wildcat Recreation Center
WREC It! Logo Known throughout campus as “The WREC”, come explore all the opportunities awaiting you at the Wildcat Recreation Center. Think all you can do is lift weights or run on a treadmill? So untrue! There’s something for everyone, and this is the perfect time for you to get the scoop on everything this state-of-the-art facility has to offer.

Red Watch Band Training

Time:TBA           Place: TBA
Red Watch At Chico State students are positive bystanders and get the knowledge and training they need to look out for their friends and peers by joining the Red Watch Band Team. The mission of the Red Watch Band Team is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. This is a free two-hour training for all students, faculty and staff that will be offered every day of Wildcat Welcome Week. Please call the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) at 530-898-6450 if you have any questions!


Saturday, August 23rd

Mandatory Faculty Mentor Meetings

Time: TBA Place: TBA
I speak wildcat Meet with professors and students to get the low down on what life will be like managing your academic priorities.  Ask those last minute questions to get you ready for next week's classes and find out from current students what you need to know to be successful right out of the gate.  Locations will vary and you will be assigned a time and location from the First Year Experience Office.

LeadCat

Time: 9am-4pm Place: BMU Auditorium
leadcat The LeadCat program was developed as a jumping off point, a place where you can meet other new students as well as current student leaders and supportive staff.  This is a full day of leadership activities where you will meet students involved in Community Service programs, Sustainability, Fraternities and  Sororities, University Housing, and Student Government to name just a few. Maybe you were active in leadership in high school, maybe you weren't, either way this program is for you! No previous leadership experience is required. Note: The application has closed.

Be Chico - Day of Service

Time: 10am-2pm Place: BMU Plaza (2nd and Chestnut)
bechicologo Join our incoming freshman class, current student leaders, and community members in a collective cleanup effort of the downtown and campus neighborhoods, parks, and community agencies. Start your college career off right by helping us "Keep it Chico" and community members can help to show students how to “Be Chico.” Registration starts at 10:00am at the BMU Plaza. Work will begin no later than 11:00am and all groups will be back on campus to debrief and eat pizza by 1:30pm until 2pm.

Rock 'da Block


Time: 6pm-Midnight Place: Sutter Courtyard
rock block pic

The Sutter Courtyard will come alive with interactive games, great food and live music!  The music kicks off at 6pm along with yard games and inflatables.  When the sun goes down - glow sticks will light up the night!  Come Rock da Block with us!

At 10pm the UHUB will be transformed into a dance club with a local DJ and black lights.  Stand out in your best neon or white attire!


Sunday, August 24th

If you require an accommodation for any of our events or receptions due to a disability, please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at (530) 898-5959

Announcements

Campus Volunteers Needed!

Help us welcome the incoming class as we roll out the red carpet and teach the Wildcat Way to all our new students!  We need volunteers from the faculty, staff and community to make it happen, and there are lots of different days, times and activities to choose from.  Click here to sign up as a Wildcat Welcome volunteer and get your official Wildcat Welcome t-shirt!

Faculty/Staff Mentor Opportunity

We've added a new mandatory advising session for Sat. August 23rd, and we're looking for experienced faculty, staff and student mentors to help our new Wildcats learn the Wildcat Way!  For more information, contact Gina Tigri at gtigre@csuchico.edu.

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