CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Student Resources

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Student Resources

Wildcat ID

All students will use their Wildcat ID to access emails and log into their class in Blackboard Learn. Students not currently enrolled at Chico State will be sent their Wildcat ID in their class registration confirmation email, which should be kept for future reference.

Textbooks

Textbook information is available from the AS Bookstore.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the Chico State Learning Management System. Online classes are delivered using Blackboard Learn and all students can access textbook information and course materials in Blackboard Learn on May 30. Early review of coursework is highly recommended.

Access Your Class Information

It is strongly recommended that you make sure your computer can access your class as soon as possible. Sign into the Chico State Portal and follow the links to Blackboard Learn.

Get Familiar with Blackboard Learn

Watch Blackboard Learn On-Demand Videos

Blackboard has developed helpful videos on topics such as submitting assignments online, taking a test online, managing your class and personal tasks, and setting personal preferences in the Blackboard environment.

Use Your Student Orientation Course

Use your Student Orientation Course to become familiar with Blackboard Learn.

Make Sure Your Computer is Compatible

For a list of compatible browsers, please visit Blackboard’s Browser page:

Blackboard Learn v9.1 Compatible Browsers

Need Additional Help?

First, read the FAQ’s from IT Support Services to see if you can correct the problem.

WildcatMail

California State University, Chico considers e-mail to be the essential method for communicating official University business with students. Each student is provided with a campus WildcatMail email account. Review the contents of your WildcatMail account on a frequent and regular basis. Communications from your instructors, as well as official notifications from the university regarding enrollment, fees, holds and financial aid will only be sent to your WildcatMail account.

If you do not want to check your WildcatMail account on a regular basis, you can have your emails forwarded to another e-mail address. Forwarding instructions are available in the ITSS Knowledge Base.

Grades & Transcripts

Faculty may submit grades anytime after the class ends and no later than August 25 and grades can be viewed in the Portal.

Official transcripts are obtained from the Students Records Office. For more information, or to request a transcript, visit their website.

On-Campus Resources

Housing & Meals

Housing for both graduate and undergraduate Summer Session students is available in university residence halls. Housing availability and rates are to be determined.

Meriam Library

The library will be open during summer and the hours will be posted online. As a Summer Session student, you are entitled to full privileges of the library. An ID card that gives you circulation privileges may be obtained at the Wildcat ID Card Office in the Meriam Library, room 142.

Student Health Center

Summer Session students can use the Student Health Center services for a nominal per-visit fee. For additional information, and for their summer hours, please visit the Student Health Center at Warner Street and West Legion Avenue, visit their website, or call 530.898.5241.

Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)

Summer Session students are invited to take advantage of Chico State’s Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC). Continuing Chico State students have access to the WREC all summer at no additional charge as part of the Student Union Fee paid in spring. Students enrolled in Summer Session only can join the WREC at special Summer Session membership rates. For more information, call 530.898.4444.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you need special disability accommodations, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.

Get Ready - Study Tips for a Successful Summer Session

Summer Session classes are intense! Here are some tips to help you succeed:

  • Check your WildcatMail account regularly for important updates about your class.
  • Log in to your Blackboard Learn as soon as possible to make sure you have access to the class syllabus, class materials, and any important communications from your instructor.
  • Complete any appropriate pre-class preparation. 
  • Contact the instructor if you have any questions about the class, assignments, or preparation.
  • Be sure to order your textbooks as soon as possible.
  • Clear your schedule so that you can focus on the class.

Download our complete Summer Session Study Tips Guide.

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Accessibility Accommodations: If you need special disability accommodations for an event, workshop, or online or on-campus class, please contact the CSU, Chico Accessibility Resource Center.