Kendall Gaumann, Student CSU Chico

"I transferred to CSU, Chico January 2014 and am completing my final semester. I chose Chico because I come from a small town in the Bay Area and I loved the strong sense of community Chico radiated. Because Chico is such a small community you can definitely feel the neighborly love. Everyone is so welcoming that you will never be alone."I transferred to CSU, Chico January 2014 and am completing my final semester. I chose Chico because I come from a small town in the Bay Area and I loved the strong sense of community Chico radiated. Because Chico is such a small community you can definitely feel the neighborly love. Everyone is so welcoming that you will never be alone.

My favorite thing about Chico is the diversity of activities it provides. You can take a stroll in the park, swim in the swimming holes, hike to breathtaking vistas, listen to live music Downtown Chico, or snack at some of the yummiest hole-in-the-wall restaurants. The best advice I can give is to be open to the beauty Chico has to offer, it will not let you down. My most memorable experience is hiking to the top of Monkey Face to watch the sunset. Chico has become my home and I do not want to leave. I can tune the beat of my heart to this place." -Kendall Gaumann, California State University, Chico