The Orion

Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

Students+and+Parents+walk+through+Chico+State+to+find+classes.+Photo+credit%3A+Amber+Martin
Students and Parents walk through Chico State to find classes. Photo credit: Amber Martin

Students and Parents walk through Chico State to find classes. Photo credit: Amber Martin

Students and Parents walk through Chico State to find classes. Photo credit: Amber Martin

Amber Martin

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Students gathered the week before classes started to celebrate being back in Chico. Wildcat Welcome Week is popular for many different reasons; returning students coming back to continue their studies, an influx of incoming students starting their new journey at Chico State.

“My favorite memory from welcome week was move-in,” said first-year Sydney Silver. “It was fun meeting everybody on the floor and I loved how friendly everybody was.”

Another first-year Lexie Rivera enjoyed the local Thursday Night Market the most, where many student experienced their first Thursday Night Market with their free food voucher.

Other activities that were put on by Chico State this week were; The Big “C” Welcome, Rock the Block, WREC‘n Wild, Moonlight Movie and to finish out the weekend a Sunday Sundae. All these events are free to every Chico State Student.

For many first-years this is their first time living in Chico, but for returning students Chico is there home away from home. These students are already familiar with Chico, and what welcome week entails.

Students are celebrating being back in Chico, and the start of a new school year. In a campus wide email sent out the University PD is already taking caution about welcome week festivities.

“Large parties frequently get out of hand and result in police intervention and unsafe situations for our students,” said University Police Chief John Feeney. “In other words, students have been assaulted, and students have been arrested, at these gatherings.”

This Friday a local group College Party Scene is hosting The Campus Comeback, a welcoming party for first-years and returning students. To promote inclusivity the show is 17 and over, according to the Facebook event page.

Campus will be home to many more activities during the weeks to come such as:

  • Meet the Greeks
  • Hypnotist Show
  • Boba Bingo Night
  • Thursday Night Market

There will also be a job fair to help students find a job on and off campus.

As classes begin on Monday welcome week comes to and end for students, but the fun does not stop there. Chico State’s website has a full list of upcoming activities that are happening for the next few weeks.

Amber Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    About US

    President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Breaking News

    Firefighters push Camp Fire from Chico city limits

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Breaking News

    Photos: Camp Fire devastates Paradise, forces evacuations

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Breaking News

    Camp Fire burns toward Chico

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Campus

    Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Crime

    Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Campus

    University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Campus

    Wildcats get shredded at the WREC

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Campus

    Josh Fox performs monologue on how “The Truth Has Changed”

  • Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

    Campus

    Agriculture brought to the city

Navigate Right
X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old