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We all know selecting a college is a tough choice. Here at Chico State, we want new students to be sure. That is why we offer an open house and day of activities that will help prospective students decide if Chico is the place for them.

In anticipation of this year’s Choose Chico! event (April 6, 2013), we asked our current students and alumni on Twitter to share why they chose Chico State. The response was overwhelming; Chico is a special place.

Many based their decision on our program offerings:


Several students/alumni mentioned our small class sizes:

Some even chose Chico because of a personal connection:

And, of course, almost everyone mentioned the overall atmosphere of Chico including downtown, Bidwell Park, friendly folks, and our beautiful campus:



Have another reason to share? Leave a comment and tell us why you choose Chico.

Admitted students, visit us this Saturday, April 6 for Choose Chico!: http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/choose_chico.shtml

Follow us on Twitter @ChicoState.

Chico State Expo 125!

In celebration of our 125th anniversary, California State University, Chico will host the Chico State Expo 125 this Saturday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and everyone is invited!

Stop by Colusa Hall (see campus map) to pick up Expo guides, buttons, and refreshments, and to mingle with CSU, Chico President Paul Zingg and other campus officials.

More than 60 tours, showcases, and performances will be held at the Expo on Saturday. There will be lots of games and activities for children on the Glenn Hall lawn, as well as free Chico State pennants and photo opportunities with Willie the Wildcat.

Among the events will be the popular arboretum tour of trees on campus, art studios and backstage theatre tours, a chemistry magic show, and a sneak peek at the School of the Arts upcoming musical, Oklahoma! Download the detailed event schedule here.

Admission to the Gateway Science Museum, Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Janet Turner Print Museum, and other galleries and exhibits will be free during the Expo. In addition, both the Bidwell Mansion and Warrens Reception Center – formerly the President’s Mansion – will be open for tours.

So come on down and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate 125 years of Wildcat history!