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From Study Abroad to Peace Corps Volunteer

For Arina Xiong (Liberal Studies,’15), a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Armenia, her alma mater that taught her the importance of community service and sustainability through its study abroad opportunities.

A rainbow flashes its colors behind Colusa Hall as a student walks down a sidewalk soaked by recent rains.

Some of Our Favorite Spring Images

Some of our favorite spring 2024 photographs, captured by University photographers Jason Halley and Matt Bates.

Siblings Anna Rose Alexander and Josh Funk

Sibling Collaboration Spans Disciplines and CSU Campuses

A cross-discipline, multi-campus collaboration between Chico State and Cal State East Bay is made more special because the faculty involved are siblings.

Women's basketball player Myli Martinez poses for a photo inside a gymnasium. She is holding a basketball with both hands to her right.

Wildcats’ Triple Threat: Myli Martinez

Basketball player Myli Martinez's three-point bombs have placed her in the program's record books.

A rock decor inscribed "Home Sweet Home" is placed at a destroyed home from the Camp Fire along Newman Avenue in Paradise.

Paradise Continues to Rebuild and Evolve Three Years After the Camp Fire

Three years after the Camp Fire scattered the residents of Paradise, the town continues its rebuilding process—while also evolving.

A student waves at a friend on her iPad while Facetiming.

Together Apart

Photo essay captures how the campus community has united to slow the spread of COVID-19.

A student sits at a computer with dramatic lighting streaming in from a window.

Cybersecurity Students Achieve No. 1 National Ranking

The Chico State Usr0 Club has finished in the top 10 at the National Cyber League Team Competition five years in a row.

Cawa Tran speaks on stage at ED X Chico

Coral, Relationships, and Us

In this episode of "Out of Curiosity," Chico State professor Cawa Tran explains how her research on sea anemones, coral, algae, and the symbiotic relationships that tie us all together can help us learn not only how to preserve the reefs, but how to examine our own relationships.

Kate McCarthy speaks to a crowd.

Talking Politics at the Dinner Table

We dread political conversations with family because of how tense they can be. But Professor Kate McCarthy sees similarities in interfaith dialogue that can help us find common ground, even in politics.

Nick Nelson smiles as he wears protective glasses and looks at a solar eclipse among a large crowd at Chico State.

Making the Stars Your Map

On this episode of the University podcast "Out of Curiosity," Chico State professor Nick Nelson explains the old-school method of finding way your home: celestial navigation.

Predicting the Weather is Chaos

In this episode of "Out of Curiosity," Chico State physics professor Nick Nelson explains the chaotic business of weather prediction on planet Earth.

Chico State professor Garrett Liles stands a podium as he speaks to a crowd of students.

What Can We Learn From the Dirt?

On this episode of Out of Curiosity, professor Garrett Liles explains why soil is "the most important thing on the earth."

Professor Nandi Crosby speaks with a small group

How Do We Talk to Each Other About Race?

On this episode of the podcast, sociology professor Nandi Crosby-Jordan examines how cultural and racial differences can and should shape our conversations with each other.

Joel Minden smiles in his office

Take Action, Demand Satisfaction: Managing Anxiety

On this episode of the podcast "Out of Curiosity," professor Joel Minden explains anxiety and suggests some strategies for managing it.

Students pose with Willie the Wildcat mascot

Chico State’s Top Social Media Moments of 2018

Check out some of our favorite social media memories from the past year.

Camp Fire Survivors: In Their Own Words

Seven Camp Fire survivors opened up about their escapes, their lives since the fire broke out, and the ongoing challenges they face. Here are their accounts, in their own words, as shared for #WeAreChico.

The inside of a VR viewer headset as it's prepared to be placed on the head, from the photographer's perspective.

VR Class Brews up a Hit with Big-Name Partner

To further prove virtual and augmented reality's place in University curriculum, a new collaborative class partnered with a Chico legend: the world-renowned craft brewery Sierra Nevada.

Willie high fives a new first year student.

Wildcat Welcome 2017—That’s a Wrap!

Welcome (back) to school, Wildcats! From the first day of school that couldn't be "eclipsed" to everyone having a "splash" at ShipWREC'ed, here is your recap of Chico State Wildcat Welcome 2017!

Tracy Butts, Mary Wallmark, Zach Justus, and Aaron Skaggs, (left to right) sit at a table and record the Caffeinated Cats podcast.

Caffeine and Camaraderie Fuel ‘Cats Podcast

A trio of Chico State faculty come together to create and record their podcast Caffeinated Cats, hoping to spark discussions about difficult or polarizing topics in listeners.

Two students and staff sit around a table full of podcasting microphones and coffee.

Caffeine and Camaraderie Fuel ’Cats Podcast

As Chico State's first higher education podcast, Caffeinated Cats takes on the task of discussing hard hitting topics among the student body, & illuminating life on campus.

#WhyITeach, Chico State Style

Fifty-one new faculty members joined the Chico State family in August. Each were asked to describe their motivation to teach. Here’s a sampling of what they said.

Chico State’s #MyTopCollege Recap

With the conclusion of Forbes Magazine's #MyTopCollege campaign, see why Chico State is our top college...

Night falls on the Arts & Humanities Building.

New Arts and Humanities Building Opens

A photographic look at Chico State's new Arts and Humanities Building

Best Spots for Graduation Glamour Shots

We help you plan that perfect Commencement photo—ranging from traditional to the unconventional.

Choosing The Chico Experience

Each year, in preparation for Choose Chico! Day, we ask Wildcats to tell us why they chose Chico State to help the next generation make their decision.

David Gonzalez: Artist in Residence at Chico State

In early November 2015, David Gonzalez was an artist in residence at California State University, Chico for Chico Performances. Over the course of a week, Gonzalez visited schools in Hamilton City and Chico, doing performances and workshops with elementary students. The week culminated with his performance of The Frog Bride at Laxson Auditorium.

Spring Semester Begins at Chico State

Many students, staff, and faculty couldn't contain their excitement about the next chapter of their Chico Experience, so they shared it across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. What has you excited about the start of the new semester? Let us know using the hashtag #chicostate.

Top 15 Chico State Moments of 2015

Our most popular stories of 2015.

Chico State Social Media 2015 Year in Review

A look at Chico State's top moments across social media.

Chico State: Then and Now

This revealing rephotographic series takes a look back at Chico State's past in comparison to the present.

Campus Shows Love for Chico’s Fall Colors

The fall season has inspired many of our fans and followers to show their love and appreciation for Chico State and the surrounding community.

The Ghost of Laxson Auditorium

Dan Goodsell and Daran Goodsell tell the story of their encounter with the Laxson Auditorium ghost.

Exploring the Chico Experience Week

For the past five years, hundreds of students, families, alumni, and friends have come together to celebrate what makes the city of Chico, the University and the community so special to so many. While this past weekend featured classic Experience Week events like the Family Weekend BBQ and the Young Alumni Mixer, there is still plenty of experience […]

Chico State: Putting Lottery Funds to Work

Expanding library collections, purchasing lab materials and recruiting teaching students from diverse backgrounds are some of the ways CSU, Chico is effectively using its share of funding from the California Lottery, as shown in this new video from the lottery.

Get Foxy Performs in AS Productions’ Nooners

AS Productions' Nooners is a free, weekly live music series on the Chico State campus.

Bike theft prevention tips

Keeping your bike safe from theft is an important part of biking at Chico State. Here are a few ways to help secure your bicycle on campus.

Ability First Sports

Every year Chico State hosts the Ability First Sports program, a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational sports opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Staff and volunteers including students enrolled in our recreation therapy and adapted physical education programs come together to provide an experience that campers won’t forget. Video by: […]

Class of 2015: Snap Caps!

Class of 2015, we asked you last week to snap your cap. And the results are awesome! Here are they are in all of their glory!

Tony Munoz and Steven Huff, spreading the love on Valentine's Day 2015

‘Cat Tales: Valentine’s Day Edition!

On campus and online, Wildcats get in the Valentine's Day spirit by sharing love.

A Day in the Life of a Wildcat

Take a peek into the day-to-day lives of three Wildcats.