Along with education, activities, and live performances, this campus (located adjacent to Chico’s downtown) is also known for its beautiful grounds and its architecture. Laxson Auditorium, along with Kendall Hall and Trinity Hall with its bell tower, was built of red brick in the early 1930’s in a lovely Romanesque style similar to that of Mediterranean cultures. True beauties.
The new Bell Memorial Union is home to a huge bookstore (including clothing and gift items in addition to the books,) the Union Express, and the Associated Students offices, and 12 conference and assembly rooms, plus auditorium seating for 1,000 people.
Meriam Library, named after Ted Meriam, who was a former university trustee and Chico mayor, is the largest library north of Sacramento and serves as a resource for all of Northern California.
Thanks to General John Bidwell, who was an amateur horticulturist, the grounds of the campus contain hundreds of varieties of trees and plants that he introduced to the area. You’ll note, as you walk through the campus, many huge trees; some of these date back to when Bidwell planted them. The plantings, along with Big Chico Creek running through the middle of the campus, make it a nature lover’s dream. Spring is especially gorgeous with the azaleas in bloom and the creek running strong.
A tour of the grounds and buildings is well worth taking since it is informative, entertaining, and just plain beautiful.
Office of Admissions
West 2nd & Hazel St.
800-542-4426 • 530-898-4428
Box Office: 898-6333
Chico Symphony: 898-4607
Athletic Events: 898-4658
Conference Services: 898-6414
Continuing Education: 898-6105
Recreational Sports: 898-5170
Butte College offers a quality education where students can earn Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees, transfer, certificate, career and technical programs, English as a second language, workforce training and adult non-credit classes.
Resting on 928 acres, the college has the largest campus in the state, and it is the only campus designated as a wildlife refuge.
If you’re starting your college career or thinking about a better job, Butte College offers an affordable, quality education with flexible day and night classes. With over 100 degree, transfer and certificate programs—there’s something for everyone. Students save thousands when they take their
general education classes at Butte College and transfer the units to a university. Alumni have successfully transferred to prestigious campuses such as UC Davis, UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, and Stanford, among others. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and two out of three students receive financial aid, grants, or scholarships. Personalized tours can be arranged by phoning them or visiting their website.
3536 Butte Campus Drive
(Off Durham-Pentz Rd)
Oroville, CA 95965-8399
530-895-2511 • www.butte.edu
Butte College is Proud to Be A Part of the Community For over 40 years, we have successfully offered a quality educational experience to our alumni. We offer associate’s degrees plus training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, auto, computers and more.
California State University, Chico
The main campus is situated on 119 acres in downtown Chico, but Chico State also owns a 1,050–acre farm and five acres of off-campus dorms about one mile from the main campus. The University also manages 3,950–acre Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and the 300–acre Butte Creek Ecological Reserve..
Butte County Library
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