A View from the Rose Garden

In 1957, George F. Petersen, donated the roses for the beautiful garden that bears his name. Petersen was a prominent member of the Chico community, a life-long lover of roses, and the son of John Bidwell’s groundskeeper.

Delight in the Details

The Dove of Peace & Good Tidings Eave Closures can be found along the roof of the Center for Continuing Education building. Read about this and more of our favorite campus details


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Be Part of the Chico Experience

Whether you’re looking to earn a degree, for professional development, or to learn for the love of learning, we invite you to explore our current programs in the categories above and take a look at some of what’s happening at Chico State.

Summer Session ~ Make the most of your summer by enrolling in a Chico State Summer Session course. More than 130 on-campus and online courses offered. Summer Session registration opens April 6.

Open University ~ Do you want to take a University course but are not currently admitted to the University? Check out Open University. Access to University courses on a space-available basis.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute ~ Spring 2015 class registration is now open! It’s a great time to see what’s happening at OLLI. Visit the OLLI website to learn more, renew your membership, and to join OLLI today.

American Language and Culture Institute ~ ALCI Chico, the intensive English language program on the Chico State campus, is celebrating 36 years of service and international friendships! Join us in welcoming our new students!

Spring 2015 Special Session