Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Links for a New Year

Happy 2012!  Are you excited to see what the New Year will hold?   Perhaps you’ll be a Chico State Wildcat in a few months time.  Wouldn’t that be a great way to kick off 2012?   In the spirit of new beginnings, I wanted to share some of the online places future Chico State students might find useful.    
·     Chico State’s Student Portal:  I know I talk about the Student Portal a lot, so this isn't exactly new, but that’s because the Portal is super important.  It holds the key to a lot of the processes that you’ll have to complete before you come to campus.  If you’ve applied to our campus and haven’t created your portal account yet, do it ASAP.   All you need is your Chico State student ID number we’ve sent to you and your date of birth.   It’s easy peasy and you'll save yourself tons of trouble by staying abreast of requirements and deadlines. 

·    Need to make a safe and secure online payment? CashNet is a great tool to do just that.  Note that VISA is not accepted, but most other major credit cards are.  

·     Scholarships:  Okay, also not new, but what can I say, I'm a giver!  I want students to benefit from all the amazing opportunities we have here.  They are often based on academic achievement, but there are also athletic scholarships, community service scholarships and scholarships that are attached to different majors.  Students should to apply in the fall the year before they plan to attend.  

·     Housing:  Students can take virtual tours of all our housing facilities.  That’s right; students can see floor plans and get inside and outside views of all Chico State's dorms and common areas.   

·     Did you know Chico State has a nationally recognized, awarding winning student newspaper?   Check out The Orion  for an inside view of what current Chico State students are thinking, writing and talking about. 

·     Are you interested in playing for one of Chico State’s Division II sport teams?  Fill out the recruit questionnaire as a first step and then checkout the Athletics page.

·     Go to college and see the world?  Is that possible?  Yes!  Chico State's Study Abroad program sends students to every continent except Antarctica.  How’s that for adventure in the New Year?
I hope 2012 will be amazing for you and that Chico State will be a major part of the bright future ahead of many, many students.   Go Wildcats!