Wildcat Welcome 2019

Calendar of Events

August 2019

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Wednesday & Thursday, August 21–22

two students moving in

Residence Halls Move-In

WHEN:
Wednesday–Thursday, August 21–22

WHERE:
Your new home at CSU, Chico

Event Description

Move-in is scheduled by the community and floor/building you are assigned. Please consult your housing assignment packet or your University Housing student portal for a specific move-in date.

There are a lot of great events planned to keep you entertained before school starts! For more information talk to your Resident Advisor (RA).

Are you a returning student looking to volunteer at move-in? Move-In Volunteer Application

   

  

parent hugging

Wildcat Welcome Parent Reception

WHEN:
Wednesday–Thursday, August 21–22
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Meet members of the Parent Advisory Council and Chico State alumni for refreshments during move-in! Take a break and join us to ask questions and get advice from experienced parents. Learn how you can make the most of your Chico Experience for both you and your student.


 

Thursday, August 22 

 

student health center

Student Health Center Open House

WHEN:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
1–3 p.m.

WHERE:
Student Health Center (across from Whitney Hall)

Event Description

The Student Health Center provides all your basic health care needs and is staffed with highly skilled medical assistants, registered nurses, family nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, and board-certified doctors. Our services and facility include women's health, immunizations, travel medicine, radiology, discount medications, laboratory, psychiatry, pharmacy and health screening all on site! At the open house, tour the facility, meet the staff, and ask questions to help you find out all the services available for you as part of your student fees. Spin the wheel for a chance to win fun prizes!

thursday market

Thursday Night Market

WHEN:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Downtown Chico

Event Description

Say hello to your new downtown! A Chico staple, downtown shops stay open late and on-street features include food trucks, local artisans, locally grown fruit, veggies, and flowers, along with entertaining musical acts. Ranked one of the top markets in California, this is something that should appear on your regular schedule while you live in Chico! The market runs through the end of September and then picks up again in April.

 

sunset

Sunset Social

WHEN:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
7–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard, North Campus or University Village

Event Description

Hub Productions welcomes you to its first event of the year for free snow cones and an opportunity to make new friends. Can't wait to see you there!


 

Friday, August 23

logo

Transfer Student Welcome

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
9–10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
BMU Auditorium

Event Description

This casual and fun, open-house 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 food, music, informational activities, and a free official Wildcat Welcome drawstring backpack! We hope to see all new transfer students for the perfect beginning to an amazing, two-year Chico Experience!

large group of people forming C on grass

Big "C" First-Year Welcome

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
9:30–10:15 a.m.

WHERE:
University Stadium

Event Description

Walk in as a new first-year student, but walk out as a Wildcat! Join President Gayle Hutchinson and Associated Students President Trevor Guthrie for your official welcome to campus. Kick things off by posing for the incoming Class of 2019 commemorative photo and get the free official Wildcat Welcome drawstring backpack. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome! Then, meet other new students in your major as you gather to prepare to walk to the mandatory department meetings.

student on campus for academic meetings

Mandatory Academic Meetings

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
10:30–11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Departs from the First-Year and Transfer Welcome events

Event Description

Meeting with your department faculty is a critical step toward being prepared for the first day of classes. 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. More information and room assignment click here (PDF)Questions? Contact Erin Wilson at ewilson2@csuchico.edu.

      

College of Business (COB) Reception

Wild About Business

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

WHERE:
Colusa Hall

Event Description

Incoming students majoring in business, business information systems, and anyone considering majoring in business are welcome to meet the College of Business department chairs, advisors, and current business students participating in our student organizations. Light lunch provided! 

     

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) Reception

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE:
Courtyard between O’Connell and Langdon

Event Description

ECC welcomes incoming students majoring in or considering majors in the Departments of Computer Animation and Game Development, Computer Science, Concrete Industry Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, and Sustainable Manufacturing. Meet the College of ECC department chairs, advisors, and current students representing 30+ student clubs at this open house. Refreshments will be served! 

       

Students playing

College of Communication and Education (CME) Reception:

Creating Meaningful, Marketable, & Memorable Experiences for Students. 

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Yolo Lawn

Event Description

CME welcomes incoming students majoring in or considering majors in the Departments of Communication Arts and Sciences, Journalism and Public Relations, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Media Arts, Design and Technology, and Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management. Meet the College of CME department chairs, advisors, current students, and alumni and learn all the ways you can get involved across the college. Enjoy Shubert's Ice Cream cones and lawn games!

    

   

yolo hall

College of Behavioral and Social Science (BSS) Reception

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Butte Lawn

Event Description

BSS welcomes incoming students majoring in or considering majors in the Departments of Anthropology, Child Development, Economics, Geography and Planning, Multicultural and Gender Studies, Political Science and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Public Health and Health Services, Social Science, Social Work, and Sociology. Meet the College of BSS department chairs, advisors, and current students and learn all the ways you can get involved across the college. Refreshments provided!

   

   

students walking in front of student services center at Chico State campus

Student Services Center Open House

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Student Services Center (SSC)

Event Description

The SSC houses programs built to serve new and continuing students. Drop by for some snacks and a scavenger-hunt style tour through the building to meet and greet with different departments who can help you through your academic journey! 

     

students in an art gallery

GLAM Slam

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
1–4 p.m.

WHERE:
Check in at Laxson Auditorium

Event Description

Pick up your galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM) VIP passport and take behind-the-scenes tours of campus gems like the Jackie Headley University Art Gallery, Meriam Library, The Janet Turner Print Museum, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, and the Gateway Science Museum. Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and arts and sciences along the way!

triple tree

Welcome Back Concert

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
3-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
 Laxson Auditorium

Event Description

Welcome back students!  Come see local reggae and ska favorite Triple Tree performing live in Laxson Auditorium on Friday August 23rd from 3-4:30pm.  Come in and beat the heat and check out an amazing music venue with plenty of history and lots more to come.  Free to Chico State students with ID!

           

rock the block

Rock the Block

WHEN:
Friday, August 23, 2019
6–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard and Shasta/Lassen Lawn

Event Description

All new students are welcome as the Sutter Courtyard and Shasta Lassen Lawn come alive with activities, great food, and live DJs. Stop by our tabling fair to get to know some of the great organizations and clubs we have on campus. Don't forget to try some local food and have a blast! Brought to you by Hub Productions. 


 

Saturday, August 24

students forming circle on Kendall Hall lawn at Chico State

LeadCat

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

WHERE:
BMU Auditorium

Event Description

Are you an incoming student, freshman or transfer, and looking to get involved? Are you searching for your first great experience at Chico State? Apply to be a LeadCat participant! At LeadCat you will enjoy a full day of leadership activities hosted by student leaders from across different campus organizations and clubs. You will meet students involved in community service programs, sustainability, fraternities and sororities, housing, and student government to name just a few. Their goal is to help get you connected—somewhere, anywhere you want! All participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch. Space is limited—freshman and transfer students don't delay, complete your application today. Applications close August 10. Please contact Kate Harris with questions at kgharris@csuchico.edu. 

Complete the online application!

         

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Wildcats ACT

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

WHERE:
Various locations

Event Description

All University Housing students will participate in Wildcats Alcohol and Consent Training (ACT), presented by the Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) and Safe Place. The mission of Wildcats ACT is to provide incoming students with the education and tools to understand consent, prevent toxic drinking deaths, and promote a culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect through bystander intervention. Your RA will take you to your assigned workshop on August 24 or 25, or to a make-up session on August 27. 

students at wrec pool with beach balls in air

WREC 'n' Wild

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
3–5 p.m.

WHERE:
Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)

Event Description

Spend Saturday afternoon at a pool party with food, DJ, prizes, and much more! No lines and no waiting—student DO NOT need to be registered at the WREC to enter this event.

           

target branding on table on campus

Target Takeover

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
4–10 p.m.

WHERE:
Pick-up/Drop-off: Bus stops by Whitney Hall and University Village

Event Description

Need some last-minute school supplies? Looking to add some decoration to your room? Need to stock up on snacks? Target invites all students to their Chico store. There will be a shuttle pick-up on Warner Street next to Whitney Hall and at University Village.

              

woman soccer players

Women's Soccer Home Game

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
7 p.m.

WHERE:
University Soccer Stadium

Event Description

Students with ID can enter every Athletics event for free! Root on the Wildcats as they take on Southern Oregon and score a free slice of Woodstock's Pizza. Go 'Cats!

               

people enjoying an outdoor movie on the grass

Moonlight Movie: Avengers: Endgame

WHEN:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Glenn Lawn

Event Description

Free viewing of Avengers: Endgame! Settle in for an outdoor showing of the ultimate superhero team-up. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and we’ll bring snacks. Brought to you by AS Productions and HUB Productions. 


 

Sunday, August 25

wildcat bus

Wildcats ACT

WHEN:
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Noon–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Various locations

Event Description

All University Housing students will participate in Wildcats Alcohol and Consent Training (ACT), presented by the Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) and Safe Place. The mission of Wildcats ACT is to provide incoming students with the education and tools to understand consent, prevent toxic drinking deaths, and promote a culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect through bystander intervention. Your RA will take you to your assigned workshop or to a make-up session on August 27. 

          

adventure outings at upper park in chico

Trip 'n' Dip

WHEN:
Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:45–3:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Departs from Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Take a short hike and a dip at one of Upper Bidwell Park's many beautiful swimming holes with Adventure Outings (AO)! Look for the AO table in Sutter courtyard starting at 11:30 a.m. For more info, call 530-898-4011. The trip leaves at 12:45 p.m. sharp and is free to students!

              

people playing board game

Game Night at Meriam Library

WHEN:
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2–5 p.m.

WHERE:
Meriam Library

Event Description

We’re dishing out free pizza while you play our collection of board and video games and get a chance to meet your classmates. We’re also hosting a library-wide scavenger hunt to win some great prizes! Be sure to arrive early—the first hundred folks at the door get a special, one-time-only gift.

             

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EDXCHICO 

WHEN:
Sunday, August 25, 2019
5–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity Commons

Event Description

This is the last night before the first day of your college career! What makes this different from high school or community college? Come to Trinity Commons and learn something you didn't know, figure out what lights your fire, and get a new view of what it's like to explore your intellectual curiosity with short lectures from our top professors! Free BBQ, Shubert’s Ice Cream, and live music will be provided.


 

Monday, August 26

wildcat mascot in walkway

First Day of Classes


 

Tuesday, August 27

students wearing red cave shirts

Meet the Cause

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity Commons

Event Description

Looking to get involved in a meaningful cause in college? Join Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) and meet local service agencies to connect you to opportunities that make a difference! This is a great way to find out more about how you can make a difference in your new hometown.

        

wildcat bus

Wildcats ACT Make-Up Presentation

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
7 p.m.

WHERE:
The Hub (located across from Sutter Dining/Whitney Hall)

Event Description

All University Housing students will participate in Wildcats Alcohol and Consent Training (ACT), presented by the Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC) and Safe Place. The mission of Wildcats ACT is to provide incoming students with the education and tools to understand consent, prevent toxic drinking deaths, and promote a culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect through bystander intervention. This is a make-up session if you missed yours on August 24 or 25.


 

Wednesday, August 28

female vocalist

Nooner Concert

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Noon–1 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity Commons

Event Description

Nothing like live music to get you through the lunch rush. Join Associated Students Productions for music on the commons during the lunch hour. Artists range from folk to hip hop and everything in between. Part of the continuing Nooner concert series. For more information, visit the AS Productions website.


 

Thursday, August 29 

thursday market

Thursday Night Market

WHEN:
Thursday, August 29, 2019
6–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Downtown Chico

Event Description

Another chance to visit your new downtown! The Thursday Night Market is a Chico staple that runs through the end of September and then picks up again in April. Downtown shops stay open late and on-street features include food trucks, local artisans, locally grown fruit, veggies, and flowers, along with entertaining musical acts. Ranked one of the top markets in California, this is something that should appear on your regular schedule while you live in Chico!


 

Friday, August 30

exterior of the WREC

WREC ‘n’ Roll

WHEN:
Friday, August 30, 2019
7–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)

Event Description

Check in to the WREC ’cause we’re takin’ it back to the old school! Bust out your retro style for skate night—skates, food, and drinks are all free.

            

Get Cheesy in the Courtyard

WHEN:
Friday, August 30, 2019
10 p.m.–2 a.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Feeling kinda cheesy? Drop by the Sutter Courtyard to feed your midnight munchies with grilled cheese sandwiches straight off the griddle! Free to all new students thanks to Hub Productions. 


 

Saturday, August 31 

soccer throw in

Men's Soccer Home Game

WHEN:
Saturday, August 31, 2019
7 p.m.

WHERE:
University Soccer Stadium

Event Description

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on regional rival Holy Names University. Free admission  Woodstock's Pizza with your student ID. 

  

 Blacklight Bingo text

Blacklight Bingo

WHEN:
Saturday, August 31, 2019
8 p.m.–11 pm

WHERE:
BMU Auditorium

Event Description

Join Associated Students Productions for a night of blacklight bingo, music, food, and much more. Grab your friends for some fun with ASP!


 

Sunday, September 1

girls in front of one mile pool

Kickin' It on Kendall Lawn

WHEN:
Sunday, September 1, 2019
2–6 p.m.

WHERE:
Kendall Lawn

Event Description

Make your Sunday a Funday by Kickin’ it on Kendall lawn with AS Productions and Hub Productions!  Make new friends and reconnect with old ones while enjoying free burgers, a live DJ, inflatables, and games!  Let’s send Summer '19 off in style!

             

pool

Pool Party & Boba

WHEN:
Sunday, September 1, 2019
4-7 p.m.

WHERE:
University Village South Community Pool

Event Description

Relax in a lounge chair or your favorite floaty with live DJ and free boba to the first 150 residents! Open to all University Village and Housing residents thanks to Hub Productions. 


 

Monday, September 2

pizza 

Pizza & Ping-Pong

WHEN:
Monday, September 2, 2019
1–4 p.m.

WHERE:
The Hub and The Hub@UV

Event Description

University Housing residents and friends are invited for some pizza and ping-pong! Spend your holiday relaxing at The Hubs! Brought to you by Hub Productions.


 

Tuesday, September 3

rock climb

Meet the WREC

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
5–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Want more info about all the great activities you can do in the WREC? Interested in putting together or playing anything from soccer to volleyball, flag football to bean bag toss? Come find out about all the recreational opportunities waiting just for you!


 

Wednesday, September 4

guitar player

Nooner Concert

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Noon–1 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity Commons

Event Description

Nothing like live music to get you through the lunch rush. Join Associated Students Productions for music on the commons during the lunch hour. Artists range from folk to hip hop and everything in between. Part of the continuing Nooner concert series. For more information, visit the AS Productions website.

         

job fair

Local Job Fair

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
3–6 p.m.

WHERE:
BMU Auditorium

Event Description

Meet local employers, both on and off campus, and find out about part-time jobs and internships available now!

         

meet the greeks

Meet the Greeks

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
5–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Wondering what it might be like to be a part of Chico State Greek Life? Get the real scoop on what it’s like to be a member of a social fraternity or sorority. Join members for ice cream and conversations!


 

Thursday, September 5

food can event

Wildcats Can!

WHEN:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Noon

WHERE:
BMU Lobby

Event Description

Who can put a dent into hunger? Wildcats Can! This is the culminating activity after two weeks of a canned food drive focused on filling the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry, part of the Chico State Basic Needs Project. This program focuses on the distribution of supplemental food to Chico State students in need and will conclude with a giant Wildcat Logo built from donated food displayed in the BMU Lobby. Who can take care of themselves and their fellow students? Wildcats Can!

      
        

culture event

Meet the Greens

WHEN:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
5–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Sutter Courtyard

Event Description

Want to learn more about opportunities to connect with green and sustainability-based clubs and organizations on campus? Come by Sutter Courtyard to see all the great opportunities!

        

vibe

Wildcat Vibe

WHEN:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
7–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity Commons

Event Description

Come out and celebrate with Chico State's cultural and multi-cultural organizations as they showcase their art, their beauty, and their culture! Co-sponsored by Madison Bear Garden, Wildcat Vibe starts with meeting student organizations, games, and food, and turns into a night of music and dancing. Connect to culture and join us for the low down on late night—Wildcat Vibe!

       

thursday market

Thursday Night Market

WHEN:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6–9 p.m.

WHERE:
Downtown Chico

Event Description

By now this should be part of your regular routine! The Thursday Night Market is a Chico staple that runs through the end of September and then picks up again in April. Downtown Shops stay open late and on-street features include food trucks, local artisans, locally grown fruit, veggies, and flowers, along with entertaining musical acts. Ranked one of the top markets in California, this is something that should appear on your regular schedule while you live in Chico!


 

Friday, September 6

clubtacular event

CLUBTACULAR: Student Involvement Fair

WHEN:
Friday, September 6, 2019
11 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE:
Trinity and Glenn Lawns

Event Description

You are now a Wildcat and Chico State Wildcats are known for their involvement! Meet and greet over 100 clubs and programs spanning from academic, sports, activist, cultural, fraternities and sororities, spiritual, honors, and special interest. Free BBQ from Madison Bear Garden if you check out five clubs!

           

student karaoke

Aca-Awesome Karaoke Night

WHEN:
Friday, September 6, 2019
10 p.m.–2 a.m.

WHERE:
The Hub

Event Description

Come on out for burritos, good times, and top-notch karaoke! We are giving away some amazingly good times and free burritos for the first 200 students! Head on down to The Hub to show off your singing skills thanks to Hub Productions.