CHICO, Calif. - California State University-Chico students go back to class for the fall semester Monday morning and that means heavy traffic around the downtown area.
The streets surrounding campus such as Ivy, Warner, West First Streets and even the Esplanade and West Sacramento Avenue, anything within a one-mile radius.
School officials are alerting students who live off campus if they can to walk or bike to school, but if they can't they need to prepare more time than usual.
According to Chico State, 17,500 students will be swarming the area which includes 2,400 Freshmen, 1,600 Transfer and 400 graduate students that are being added to the student body.
A slight decrease in enrollment than 2017, but school officials are still alerting the public to be aware of the new faces showing up to Chico.