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What does it mean to “Be Chico”?

AS President Taylor Herren explains:

Taylor Herren and President Zingg riding Wildcat Cruisers
Taylor Herren and President Zingg riding Wildcat Cruisers

Hello, my name is Taylor Herren, and I am honored to be serving Chico State as the Associated Students president for the 2013–2014 academic year. I would like to welcome our new students to California State University, Chico and congratulate our returning students for continuing on with their college education. It is a privilege to be representing each student, especially during a year that is going to be exciting and progressive for this institution. Each of us as students will have many opportunities to build character, provide service, work together, and utilize the exceptional resources and support available on this campus. I am proud to be a part of a university that is dedicated to providing students with an enriching experience that empowers each of us to take an active role in our educational experience.

Chico State is kicking off this academic year with an exciting week of events and activities offered as part of Wildcat Welcome. Students will have the chance to participate in a wide range of activities, including a welcome ceremony, advising and faculty meetings, the #wildcatstyle concert, a late-night movie, an involvement fair, the LeadCat Conference, and several Wildcat Recreation Center-sponsored events.


The week will come to an end with the Be Chico Day of Service on Sunday, Aug. 25. This will bring together campus and community volunteers to serve at different sites throughout Chico. Events like this showcase the collaborative relationships that exist between the University, the City of Chico, the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, and service providers and confirm each group’s commitment to giving back to our community.

This service project truly exemplifies what it means to be a Chico State Wildcat and is an ideal way to wrap up a week that is aimed at welcoming students and showing the value that this University puts on civic engagement. As Wildcats, the education we receive is not only about earning a college degree but also becoming engaged members of society. It is about giving back to the place that, as students, we will call home for four years and about showing respect to a community that lends itself so that each of us can learn and grow during our time at college.

“Being Chico” means that you are leader in this community and that you put an effort towards positively impacting the place you live. Last year was marked with many achievements, and our previous student body set a legacy that we will aspire to live up to throughout the upcoming year. I am certain that we, as the students this year, will exceed the expectations that have been set for us and continue to embody the Wildcat Way.

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Wildcat Welcome (#ChicoWW)

It’s that time of year again—when we look forward to welcoming a brand new batch of Wildcats into our family. To greet our new students, an exciting Wildcat Welcome has been planned for Aug. 22–25. The events at the new student orientation are all designed with one thing in mind: to help Chico State students be safe and successful. This year includes many more ways to for new students immerse themselves in our school and community, a healthy start to their Chico Experience.

Many of the new events grew out of the Call for Community Action summits earlier this year, where campus and community members got together to figure out ways to reduce alcohol abuse in Chico. “We listened to the students, community members, and professionals who attended those meetings and have implemented their ideas,” said Mary Wallmark, Student Life and Leadership program coordinator and chair of Wildcat Welcome.

Here’s a preview of some of the activities to look forward to during Wildcat Welcome:

*Wildcat Transfer-Mation: Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., BMU Auditorium

Transfer students represent 42 percent of our incoming students for fall 2013. This event will help them make a smooth transition into the Chico Experience by connecting with other transfer students, current students, and staff. They will attend mini-orientations while enjoying snacks, activities, and prize drawings.

*Wildcat Class Photo: Friday Aug. 23rd, 9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m., Field 6 & 7

Students, faculty, and staff will become a part of history Chico State history by participating in the Class of 2017 commemorative photo! This photo shoot allows students to celebrate the beginning of their Chico Experience with the campus community.

*Wrec It!: Friday, August 23rd @ 11am- 2pm at the WREC

The Wildcat Recreation Center provides many healthy options for students. They can find information about sports and activities options at WREC It—along with prizes, giveaways, and a pool party! (students only)

*Friday Night Concert #wildcatstyle: Friday, August 23rd @  7pm at the City Park Plaza

Say hello to your community, Wildcats! This is one of Chico’s summer Friday Night Concerts, but with a twist. Complimentary dinner will be available to incoming students from any one of 20 local food vendors. This fun Friday night activity is an opportunity for students and Chico locals to connect.

*Be Chico Day: Sunday, August 25th @ 10am – 12pm

Chico State is known as a leader in community service. And this year, students will begin their Chico State career a demonstration of the “Wildcat Way.” This cleanup of downtown and campus neighborhoods is a partnership with the Chico Chamber of Commerce. The Day of Service is a change for students to show that they “Respect Chico.”

 For the full list of events and more information visit Chico State Wildcat Welcome’s Facebook Page