Dining In Chico

Downtown Chico LogoThe location of Chico State is regarded as one of the most unique in the CSU. With the historic downtown Chico business district adjacent to the campus, we encourage all of our guests to experience the more than 50 eateries with unique flavors and the friendly atmosphere of downtown Chico.

Accommodations in Chico


There are a number of accommodations in Downtown Chico and the surrounding area that are within walking distance of the CSU, Chico campus. We encourage you to take advantage of our central location in the community by parking your car and enjoying the area on foot. It’s good for the environment, too!

Driving Directions & Transportation

CSU, Chico is 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Sacramento in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. Enjoy an easy and scenic drive, or travel by plane.

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 90 miles south of Chico.

The North Valley Shuttle (530) 891-1219 is available for ground transport from the Sacramento airport to Chico (90 miles). The North Valley Shuttle has limited service (twice daily round trips) and reservations are recommended.


Explore Chico & The North State

A Bit About Chico

The City of Chico is located 90 miles north of Sacramento in the northern end of the lush Sacramento Valley. With an urban population of approximately 90,000, Chico has the charm of a small town, with all the amenities of a big city. Downtown Chico is within a block of campus and offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country at 3,670 acres, stretches nearly 11 miles from campus east into the foothills and provides year-round recreation activities.


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TEDGlobal 2012 Schedule

TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness Conference Schedule

The conference schedule is subject to become more amazing. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the TEDGlobal 2012 website.

TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness

TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness

As the world becomes ever more interconnected, the ways we relate, the means by which we learn about one another and develop mutual understanding, and the rules about what we hide and what we share are changing.

CSU, Counterparts Conference 2011

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CSU Counterparts 2011

The CSU Counterparts Meeting, held at Chico State, was a time for the extended, professional, and continuing education units from each of the CSU campuses to share information, generate ideas, explore best practices and lessons learned, and network with colleagues. The 2011 meeting was held in conjunction with the CSU Intensive English Program (CSU-IEP) Consortium.

Conferences We've Hosted

Upcoming Conferences

20th Annual CELT Conference on Learning and Teaching
on the Chico State campus
October 1 - 3

Past Conferences

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Create the Magic! 2012 After School Professional Development Institute

The After School Professional Development Institute is a collaboration of CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education, the Butte County Office of Education, and Learning Support After School Program. The annual conference helps program directors, site coordinators, line staff, teachers, partners and administrators strengthen their after school programs with: