Tips for your first year at Chico State
Check out this list of tips to help you navigate your first year at Chico State and make the most of your college experience.
Celebrating Tami Henriksen, a Guiding Light for Students in University Housing
Tami Henriksen, who has been helping University Housing students for 29 years, was honored with the 2022–23 Staff Council customer service award.
2023 COEDI Awards Honor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champions on Campus
The 2023 Conversations on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (COEDI) Award ceremony was held in person on campus for the first time since the COVID pandemic, honoring the champions of transformation on campus.
REACH Students’ Service Projects Extend Support to Community
From mental health awareness to homelessness to animal welfare, 115 students tackle a dozen service projects to help the Chico community on and off campus.
Grad Student Farmer Grows Case for Marrying Agriculture With the Natural World
With her master’s thesis—a collaborative effort to study the effects of agroecology on her almond farm—Chico State graduate student Raquel Krach confirmed what the birds have been telling her. It’s working!
Passport to Self-Discovery
Since 2016, approximately 1,600 Wildcats have studied abroad at one of 200 locations across 35 countries. Students share their stories from both flight paths.
How To: Nail that Next Job or Promotion
Whether you are a student, young alum, or seasoned professional, the Career Center offers services for life to help you advance in your career.
Expanded CalFresh Eligibility Brings Food Access to More Chico State Students
More Chico State students can now qualify for CalFresh benefits to access food, thanks to expanded eligibility requirements.
Students Travel, Grow, and Build Friendships Through Speech and Debate Team
The speech and debate team, which doubles as a club and a course, offers team members space to grow far beyond the competition stage.
New Transport Program Provides Students Rides to Sacramento Airport During Breaks
Students leaving campus during extended breaks can sign up for Wildcat Rides, a new program shuttling students from campus to the Sacramento bus and train station and the Sacramento Airport.
Chico State Freshman Impresses Coaches on The Voice
Sophia Hoffman overcame a processing disorder to make it to Chico State—now she is turning heads on international television.
Aux Talks Strikes a Chord for Connection
Sing. Laugh. Dance. Connect. Experience the power of the aux cord Thursday from 2–3 p.m. in Trinity Commons. It's Aux Talks and it's a whole lot of fun!
A Space for Students to Practice Self-Care
With high rates of depression and anxiety among college students nationwide, Chico State has added an on-campus resource to help our Wildcats get to graduation, both healthy and happy.
Office Hours: Astronomer and Physics Professor Kendall Hall
Astronomer and physics professor Kendall Hall is taking fear out of physics and making it fun for all.
Exhibit Honors Historically Black Sorority’s Return to Chico State
The Pi Xi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has returned to Chico State and was recently honored in a pop-up exhibit at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.
Wildcat Gaming Lobby Opens to All Students
Open to all students, the new Gaming Lobby features PC gaming, console gaming, arcade games, board games, and more.
Students Embrace Role in Campus Safety During Moonlight Walk
About 125 students canvassed campus to identify opportunities for safety improvements.
Alumna Predicts Post-Pandemic Upgrades Will Enhance Study Abroad Experience
After a decade living in Spain, Study Abroad alumna Lindsay Woychick (Journalism, '12) shares how COVID-19 has transformed the international experience.
CAVE Adopts Virtual Program to Maintain Legacy Tutoring Services
Moving its face-to-face tutoring to a virtual format for the first time in the program's 50-plus years, CAVE collaborated with an online ally to continue helping local school children.
CSU, Chico Basic Needs Receives $870,000 Grant, Addresses Student Homelessness
Chico State was one of seven CSU campuses to receive a California State University College-Focused Rapid Re-Housing Partnership Grant this year.
AS Takes Step Against Systemic Racism by Honoring Juneteenth as Paid Holiday
By honoring Juneteenth as a paid holiday, the Associated Students hope to acknowledge its historical significance and contribute to efforts to dismantle systemic racism.
Chico State Nearly Wins World Record Title with Cornhole Tournament
Chico State broke one world record and nearly set a new one with 398 students participating in a campus cornhole tournament.
Alum Establishes Scholarship to Support Students Advancing Social Justice
To honor George Floyd, alum Farshad Azad founded a scholarship supporting students fighting for social justice—40 years after he first experienced racism himself.
Admissions Innovates to Recruit Wildcats in the Virtual World
In-person visits help showcase Chico State to prospective students. Amid COVID-19, Admissions staff have found creative ways to connect virtually.
Summer Orientation Goes Free, Virtual
New Student Orientation has a new look this summer. While moving completely online, it's now also free for all incoming students and their families.
Championing Advocacy and Awareness
As the advocate administrator for Safe Place, Alix MacDonald wants victims and survivors of interpersonal violence to discover their resilience.
Photo essay captures how the campus community has united to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Passport to Peru: Students Explore International Business
A first-of-its-kind course took students to South America for an in-depth analysis of international business management and strategies.
Maintaining Connections from All Corners of the World
Even though physically distanced, international students, tutors, and advisors meet via Zoom every Friday to maintain their culture of connection and practice English.
Answering the Community’s Call
Creating sanitation kids, supplying protective equipment, and donating blood, Wildcats put their heart into community service
Pivot Helps Food Pantry Provide
While the campus is largely operating virtually due to COVID-19, the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry is still providing regular access to basic needs.
Reflections on a Study Abroad Cut Short
Junior Alexandria Ingvardsen reflects on returning from Italy, months earlier than planned, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting Wild in the Great Outdoors
Wildcat Wilderness Orientation primes students for success by pushing them out of their comfort zone and introducing them to new people.
Student Leads Swipe Against Hunger
After struggling to meet her basic needs early in her life, Jessica Ramirez is fighting food insecurity on campus with Swipe Against Hunger.
WREC Celebrates 10 Years of Student Wellness
With an anniversary celebration planned for October 10, the center honors a decade of fitness and wellness.
The Changing Face of Chico State
Today, Chico State is home to more identities and expressions than ever. Yet, “first gen” is one of the fastest-rising identity markers. The University is focused now more than ever to ensure they achieve their dreams—no matter how high they are set.
Wildcat Welcome Invites Students to Rise Up and Roar
We're off to a great start in 2019! With move-in and the Big "C" photo kicking off Wildcat Welcome, plenty of exciting events still remain.
Message on a Box: Chico State Alum Helps Feed Today’s Wildcats
Student employees at the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry were unpacking a food delivery when they came across a hand-written note on one of the boxes. Who was JBM?
Lifting Up Others Through Self-Discovery
Alisha Sharma cultivated a love for new experiences at Chico State—and discovered a talent for leadership along the way.
Options Abound in Hunt for Student Housing
University Housing officials say opportunities are plentiful for housing for new and returning Chico State students during the 2019–20 academic year.