Orientations and Receptions

Tuesday, August 13th

International Student Orientation

Mandatory Special Orientation Sessions will start with a warm welcome to California State University, Chico. Among the topics to be addressed will be an introduction to the community, housing, academic issues, culture and culture-shock, health matters as well as personal safety. USCIS and SEVIS-Immigration regulations, responsibilities and expectations will also be discussed. This is also a great opportunity to get to meet other international students from different countries. Attendance is required each day.

Time: 9 a.m.                                        Place:   Colusa 100

Thursday, August 22nd

EOP Freshman Orientation

New Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen must attend this program.

Time: 9 a.m.                                         Place: Laxson Auditorium

EOP Transfer Student Orientation

New Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) transfer students must attend this program.

 Time:  1:00pm                    Place: SSC 150

Friday, August 23rd

College of Business Connection

Connect with your classmates, community, campus, and conquer your college career.

On August 23rd, 2013, The College of Business (COB) will be hosting a Connection Social from 11:00-1:00 PM in PAC courtyard, immediately following the COB Department Meeting. This event is for new students and their families as well as continuing College of Business Students to meet and mingle with current COB student organizations, department chairs, and faculty. This is a great opportunity to learn about the College of Business and all the opportunities it has to offer.

Time: 11am-1pm               Place: Performing Arts Center (PAC) Courtyard

National Student Exchange Orientation

All new National Student Exchange participants must attend this orientation session. We will give a warm welcome to CSU, Chico and the community, discussions about essential skills for cultural adaptation, health and safety, academic opportunities and expectations, and the National Student Exchange regulations. An exploration of possible avenues for participant involvement will also be discussed.

Time: 2:15 p.m.                                  Place: SSC 122-124

Thursday August 29th

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC): To get off on the right foot 

You are invited to attend the 2013 Accessibility Resource Centers's: To get off on the right foot reception on August 29th at 5:30 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. Please call ARC to reserve your spot for this reception, light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.                                Place: TBA 

Thursday September 5th

Black Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Black Welcome Reception on September 5th at 3:30 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand simliar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:30 p.m.                                    Place: Selevester's Cafe by the Creek  

Tuesday September 10th

Veteran Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Veteran Welcome Reception on September 10th at 2 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand the veteran experience. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 2 p.m.                                      Place: BMU 210   

Wednesday September 11th

Bienvenida Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Bienvenida Reception on September 11th at 3:00 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:00 p.m.                                  Place: Colusa Hall 


Thursday September 12th

Re-Entry Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Re-Entry Welcome Reception on September 12th at 3:30 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:30 p.m.                                  Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)  

Tuesday September 17th

Native American Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Native American Welcome Reception on September 17th at 4 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand simliar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 4 p.m.                                       Place: Cross-Cultural Leadership Center 

Thursday September 19th

Asian Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 Asian Welcome Reception on September 19th at 3 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand simliar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3 p.m.                                       Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek) 

Wednesday September 25th

LGBT Welcome Reception

You are invited to attend the 2013 LGBT Welcome Reception on September 25th at 3:30 p.m. The goal of this welcome is to provide you with resources that will assist you during your time here at Chico State. This is a great opportunity to network, make friends and build alliances with other people who understand similar experiences. We encourage everyone to attend: students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members. Light refreshments will be served and we hope to see you there!

Time: 3:30 p.m.                                  Place: Selvester's Cafe (by the creek)