Chico State University of California Hotel
CSU Chico Hotel.Visit Chico State University from the Quality Inn Downtown, less than a ½ mile from CSU Chico. Go to CSU athletics events and visit Chico University students from our prime location just off campus. We’ll take good care of you in Chico. Enjoy hot breakfast each morning, luxurious outdoor swimming pool, bubbling spa tub, free use of business center services, complimentary high-speed Internet throughout the hotel and in any one of our superbly appointed accommodations with refrigerators, microwaves and flat-screen televisions. View full details and see everything included in the Chico State University hotel package now. [Top]
CSU Chico Milestones.Take a look back into the history of California State University, Chico. California’s second-oldest state university has come a long way since its first graduating class of 15 students.
March 1887.The Northern Branch State Normal School of California is established under a legislative act. The city of Chico is chosen shortly thereafter as the school’s location.
June 1887.8 acres of land are donated for CSU from a cherry orchard belonging to General Bidwell.
July 1888.Construction begins on what will become Chico State’s first building.
September 1889.Total of 90 enrolled students are enrolled at the future CSU.
January 1890.The Chico State library opens with 350 books on the shelves.
June 1891.Chico State University’s first class is graduated, the class has 15 students.
In 1935.the college is renamed from Chico State Teachers College to Chico State College by a legislative act. [Top]
CSU Chico Athletics.California State University at Chico competes in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and has captured championships and national titles in its illustrious history of competing in varsity sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, volleyball and rugby. The Chico State baseball team has twice captured the NCAA Division II World Series, both in 1997 and 1999. California State University athletes were the men's swimming and diving champions of the NCAA Division II throughout the seventies in 1973, 1974 and 1976. The women's rugby team grabbed the Division 1 national championship title in 2001. To learn more about CSU Chico athletics and upcoming games, visit www.chicowildcats.com. [Top]
CSU Chico Academics.The Orion, Chico State's well-respected collegiate newspaper has been named the finest school paper in all of America numerous times. CSU Chico State has a rich tradition of academic achievement and grants more than 150 undergraduate degrees in more than 50 Departments. Chico State University has a number of libraries, one of which, Meriam Library, houses a distinguished collection documenting Californian and Native American history. For more information regarding Chico’s academic policies and accomplishments, visit em.csuchico.edu/aap. [Top]