Top 5 Tips to Moving Into Your Residence Hall

By Jeff, The Awkward Freshman

Hey all,

Moving is always hard. I say this because I am sitting in my room wondering what the heck I am going to bring to Chico! I mean, it’s just around the corner! My nerves want me to bring everything possible, yet my brain is yelling, “How is it going to all fit?!”

I decided to do some research and compile my findings into my top 5.


Have your Wildcat/University ID card for when you check-in.  It’s the only form of ID UHFS will accept for move-in!

#2 Find out what you can and cannot bring:

The University Housing website has a list of what to and what not to bring: Click Here<>

#3 Pack light

I was told by a student to bring summer-like clothes now and then when you go home for Thanksgiving break; you take those clothes home and bring winter clothes up.  (Maybe pack a few jackets for those random cold days.)

#4 Keep an open mind

“Everyone comes from a different background, but moving into the residence halls everyone is going through the same thing. Keep an open mind so you don’t close off any opportunities for a friend or a helping hand in the future.”  Alli Cleland (Resident Advisor)

#5 Be excited

“Moving into the Residence Halls was very exciting for me! I was eager to know my roommate, my RA and the people I was sharing the building with. The most memorable part for me was checking in and then searching for my assigned room.” Amanda (Resident Advisor)

For more tips from Jeff and the Housing Department check out the Housing YouTube channel.

Campus Construction Update 2

Construction workers have been quite busy on campus this summer with two major construction sites. The first site is the First Street Promenade project and the second is the Normal Avenue Parking Structure project. Below are a few photos of the progress of these projects. Enjoy these beautiful additions to our already beautiful campus.

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For more information on the City of Chico First Street/ Second Street Couplet project click here.

Chico in the Summer Time

By Alison Healey, Senior, Marketing & Recreation

Some may call Chico “boring” in the summer, but I think it’s one of the greatest times. If you’re a student like I am, it’s the time you get to spend with the few friends who stayed in town and get to know them even better. It’s the time to eat at that restaurant that you never went to because the waiting list was too long. And it’s the time when you’re not rushing to class, so you’re able to slow down and capture the beauty of the community.

Chico State CampusChico during the summer is a completely different feeling and experience than in the fall or spring. If I could use only one word to describe Chico in the summer time it would be “calm.” Most students choose not to be in Chico over summer, which leaves the town feeling a little less full. Streets are usually bumper to bumper with parked cars, but in the summer it’s rare to not find a close parking spot.

The heat is probably what keeps most students away in the summer (OK, and the fact that summer jobs are hard to find). The norm is in the mid-90’s and as a girl who came from the bay area, where the weather rarely goes past 85 degrees, 90-anything is really HOT! But, unlike the bay, Chico is filled with places to cool down. One Mile, the Sacramento River, and the WREC pool have been my go-to places to cool down after WREC Poolwork and on the weekends. Even these places are calmer in summer. Toward the end of spring semester the WREC pool would be packed all day with students, and finding a lounge chair was almost impossible. Now I can go to the WREC when I please and I know I’ll be able to get a lounge chair.

To me, the calm atmosphere of Chico is the perfect summer vacation.

What is your favorite part of Chico in the summer time?