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Chico State graduation numbers for this spring

Chico State graduation numbers for this spring

Daniel Wright

May 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

This spring, Chico State is getting ready to graduate over 3,000 students.This commencement will be the 127th for Chico State and will begin May 17 and end the 21.Daniel Wright can be reached at [email protected] or @Danny_W_Chico on Twitter.

Apply for spring 2017 commencement

Apply for spring 2017 commencement

Carly Campbell

January 28, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Commencement ceremonies will be held May 19-21 at the Laxson Auditorium and University Stadium on Chico State’s campus this spring.Applications are ongoing and still being accepted by the commencement office.It’s important to know that graduation and commencement are different. Graduation is co...

State pushing for faster graduation rates

State pushing for faster graduation rates

Bianca Quilantan

October 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Super-seniors are in danger of extinction. The CSU system is focusing on how to impact students on track to graduate in four and a half years for first-years and in two and a half years for upper division transfer students, according to a memo from the CSU Chancellor’s office. The graduation initi...

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos

May 12, 2015


Filed under Archives

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for my column and wrote about their experiences at Chico State, postgraduation plans and passions. Now...

The cost of graduation? Another university fee

The cost of graduation? Another university fee

Joseph Rogers

March 1, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Spring is in the air and commencement is right around the corner. As a graduating senior, I was looking forward to it. There was another little shock waiting for me when I went to file for graduation: a fee of $48 if filing on time (one year out) or an additional $10 fee if filing late. According t...

Speech stresses long-term wellness

Julianna Eveland

November 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Commencement speeches can be some of the most inspirational speeches out there. It makes me yearn for the day I'll sit in those fold up chairs, listening diligently to the words of the chosen speaker to leave my graduating class with words of motivation and hope. But there's one commencement speech ...

Commencement to span three days

Commencement to span three days

Jovanna Garcia

September 25, 2014


Filed under News

Commencement ceremonies will now take place throughout a three day extended period for next year's graduation. Graduation will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015, wrote Susan Anderson, director of Alumni and Parent Relations, in an email to The Orion. The colleges will be split up betw...

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

Christine Lee

February 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times each year, a newsletter is sent to graduating students, providing an online survey about what they would like to see at their ceremony, sai...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

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