Hola Amigos! We’re living in exciting times, are we not? We now know that admissions decisions for first-time freshmen and transfer students are going out as I write and you’re aware, (because I’ve pretty much not let up going on and on about them) of submission deadlines. Once you know you’ve been admitted to Chico State what’s the next logical step, besides jumping for joy and calling your friends? Visiting campus, of course! Really, any time is a great time to visit Chico State. We’re a welcoming bunch and we love hosting students and their families every day, but I wanted to send out a very special invite to our spring preview event called Choose Chico!
Choose Chico! is my favorite event of the year. This day is especially geared towards students who have already been admitted. Some have made up their minds and are coming for specific answers about Chico State and others are perhaps still unsure of which campus they’ll ultimately choose. That's great! On April 14, 2012, Chico State will roll out the red carpet for all admitted students and their families. Everyone here, departments, faculty and current students, will be on hand to give you a bird’s- eye view of what the Chico Experience is really like. Our Choose Chico! event will be packed with informational workshops on topics like financial aid and housing. You will be able to participate in academic showcases with faculty and department deans. Tours of housing, the campus and our community will also be on-going throughout the day.
Another great aspect of Choose Chico! is that families can attend as many or as few of the sessions as they’d like. There’s no pressure to do everything, but all the highlights of our campus are definitely represented. There’s no charge to attend Choose Chico!, but we’d like for our guests to register online, so that we can better prepare for everyone’s visit. It’s a simple, easy process and I hope lots of people will take advantage of this opportunity!
This year is particularly special because we’re also celebrating our 125th Anniversary on April 14! Officially, it’s our Quasquicentennial! Try saying that three times fast! Even our current students have trouble, as you’ll see in the video below. Adios for now! We hope to see you on April 14th!