First Year Accommodations

Housing for Orientation

Overnight participants in First-Year Orientation stay in the Tercero Area Residence Halls. This provides an opportunity to experience on-campus living. The halls have traditional double- and triple- occupancy rooms. Rooms are grouped in clusters of four with a shared bathroom. Each floor has its own lounge area. Elevators, as well as stairwells, provide access to the four stories of each hall, while laundry rooms and kitchen facilities are located on the ground floor.

Students who select Overnight Accommodations will be assigned into rooms together. No roommate requests are accepted during Orientation. Students and Family Program participants who have both selected Overnight Accommodations will be assigned into separate housing accommodations in different buildings. 

All first-year students who have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by the May 1 campus deadline will receive an offer to live in student housing. Incoming first-year students will be offered a residence hall contract for housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. For additional housing information, visit the Student Housing website or contact their office directly at 530-752-2033.

Be sure to check out Aggie Abodes to get a preview of what life is like living in the residence halls.

Dining Program

Information about Dining Services can be found on the Dining Services website.  Please visit their website to learn more about your dining options, or ask a Dining Manager during meal times in the Dining Commons. Students with any special dietary concerns during their time at Orientation can include this information in the Orientation registration site on the Questionnaire page.

Students with special dietary concerns can discuss nutrition guidance, dining accessibility and accommodations with our Dietitian, during Orientation by making an advanced appointment. Learn more about healthy eating options and find contact information by exploring the Dietitian Services site or by calling 530-752-9604.

Internet Connectivity and Computer Access

Internet Connectivity

  • First-year student participants will be able to connect to the internet either via ethernet or wireless connections.
  • Overnight participants will have one ethernet port connection per room. Orientation does not provide ethernet cables. You will need to have already registered your laptop with Computing Accounts Services to use the ethernet port in your room.
  • Wireless internet access is available in the Tercero Residence Area during First-Year Orientation. You will need your Kerberos login and passphrase to access WiFi during Orientation.
  • Registered First-Year Family Orientation participants will receive guest WiFi login access upon check-in.

Computer Access

  • Orientation provides participants with access to a computer lab in the Tercero Services Center for both student and family participants.
  • Participants can request access to the computer lab during the operational hours from the Orientation Hospitality Desk.
  • Incoming students can reference the Student Technology Guide for more information