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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...

Graduating on time is hard

Graduating on time is hard

Carson Predovich and Briana Mcdaniel

November 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2013, only 59 percent of Chico State students graduated within six years. The four-year graduation rate was likely even lower.Schools don't do enough to help students graduate in four years. In fact, the university directly inhibits students from graduating on time in some cases.Chico State curre...

Methods to combat senioritis

Methods to combat senioritis

Whitney Urmann

October 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Once a week, I have a 50-minute class that is entirely focused on getting a job in my field post-graduation. In my last year, this is the only class I see any worth in attending. In less than seven months, the class of 2017 and I will be embarking on our journey into the real world where we wil...

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...

Leave college, not friends

Leave college, not friends

Julie Ramos

March 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the last four years I have called Chico home. It was in Chico that I gained some of my best and most cherished memories. Whether it was choosing to live in the dorms to living downtown, or deciding to rush through Greek life, to the decision of going out or not, my Chico best friends have been by...

Slow and steady super senior route

Slow and steady super senior route

Julie Ramos

February 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior: that’s how college is ideally supposed to go. Four years. In four years students are expected to go from freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, to graduated alumni. Well that’s not always the case. My path will read freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, su...

Preparing for the road to graduation

Preparing for the road to graduation

Dj Morris

May 15, 2015


Filed under Features

DJ Morris can be reached at [email protected] or @djthejournalist on Twitter.

College camaraderie not always made to last past graduation

College camaraderie not always made to last past graduation

Miles Inserra

May 4, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I wonder if it will be out of sight, out of mind with friends I have made at Chico State. College students live life in transition, only settling down for months at a time before packing their bags again. I have had new neighbors and classmates every semester for the past three years. I re...

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...

Graduation rate nears chancellor’s goal

Graduation rate nears chancellor’s goal

Enrique Raymundo

December 9, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State is close to hitting its graduation target rate set by the chancellor's office for the year 2025. A recent data provided by the Chico State Graduation Initiative Team, showed that 61 percent of the 2008 freshmen class graduated within six years, and 24 percent of the 2010 freshmen ...

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...

No shame in extra semesters

Matt Murphy

August 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a fourth year student at Chico State, I've become just about used to the general public's reaction to my school of choice. Everyone went through it, at the very least when they were freshmen. People would ask where you were attending school, you would answer Chico State and wait for the knowing e...

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