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Thousands of students and parents 'Choose Chico'

Approximately 3,000 people came to take a look at Chico State and the surrounding city on Saturday

Posted: Apr 6, 2019 6:17 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2019 10:31 PM

CHICO, Calif. - About 3,000 prospective students and their families got a first hand look at Chico State University.

Check out the photos capturing the 2019 Choose Chico event that were taken by University photographer Jessica Bartlett.

The campus-wide open house gives incoming students a chance to explore the campus and the community to get a taste of what it is like to be a Chico State student.

Choose Chico! is an exclusive event for those who have already been admitted for the fall semester of 2019. University organizers believe it is a must-attend event for those students and families that are still deciding whether they will attend Chico State or not this coming school year.

Community bus tours were held as part of the event. Butte Regional Transit took visitors on a tour every thirty minutes through the South Campus neighborhood, downtown Chico, over to Lower Bidwell Park and back to campus.

Organizers also set up an 'Intent Tent' on Trinity Commons. there new students could capture the moment they delcared their intent to enroll at California State University, Chico at a special photo booth. Right afterwards the new students' names were announced as new 'Wildcats' on student radio station KCSC.

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