FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2001
Michael Tokuno, EOP
Chico Academic Transition Program Begins Today
Close to 230 first-time students will begin a one-week introduction to college life at California State University, Chico today at 1 p.m.
Chico Academic Transition (CAT) prepares students enrolled at CSU, Chico through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) for a successful first year. The students come from as far away as Los Angeles in the south and Humboldt County in the north. About one-third live in counties in the local service area.
During the weeklong program, students attend presentations about academic life, time management and goal setting, and engage in small-group discussions and social activities. The goal of the program is to familiarize new students with university programs and services, assist them in creating realistic expectations and ease their social transition into college.
Students check into Shasta Hall today, June 26, between 1 and 4 p.m. CAT begins at 4:30 p.m. with a large-group activity in Shasta Hall.
“The CAT program makes the first few weeks in the fall so much easier for these students. It is an important part of our overall effort to see that EOP students do well and stay enrolled at the university,” says Michael Tokuno, coordinator of the CAT program.
The Educational Opportunity Program works with students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure their success at the university and beyond. About 1,200 CSU, Chico students are enrolled in the program every year.
For more information, contact the EOP Office, 530-898-6831.