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