Students gather in front of the Cascade Buidling

International Student Orientation

All new international students at Pierce College complete a free orientation to meet other international students and prepare for a successful experience in the U.S.

The orientation includes:

  • Placement testing and academic advising.
  • Registration for classes.
  • Introduction to American life and culture.
  • A campus tour, including a visit to the International Office.
  • Visits to local area attractions.
  • Fun, social events with other new students.

Winter 2020 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Monday, Dec. 30
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Monday, Dec. 30
9:45–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Homestay Orientation at the Puyallup Campus
Location: PY College Center Room 250

New College Student Orientation at the Puyallup Campus
Location: PY College Center Room 250
Tuesday, Dec. 31
8:30–10 a.m.

10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Homestay Orientation at the Fort Steilacoom Campus
Location: FS Performance Lounge, Cascade 4th Floor

All Student Orientation at the Fort Steilacoom Campus
Location: FS Performance Lounge, Cascade 4th Floor
Thursday, Jan. 2
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
IEP Orientation
Location: FS Cascade 332 Lecture Hall

College Student Orientation
Location: FS Cascade 332 Lecture Hall
Friday, Jan. 3
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seattle Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Monday, Jan. 6 First Day of College and IEP Classes

 

Spring 2020 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Tuesday, March 31
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Tuesday, March 31
9:45–10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Homestay Orientation at the Puyallup Campus
Location: PY College Center Room 250

New College Student Orientation at the Puyallup Campus
Location: PY College Center Room 250
Wednesday, April 1
8:30–10 a.m.

10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Homestay Orientation at the Fort Steilacoom Campus
Location: FS Performance Lounge, Cascade 4th Floor

All Student Orientation at the Fort Steilacoom Campus
Location: FS Performance Lounge, Cascade 4th Floor
Thursday, April 2
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
IEP Orientation
Location: FS Cascade 332 Lecture Hall

College Student Orientation
Location: FS Cascade 332 Lecture Hall
Friday, April 3
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seattle Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Monday, April 6 First Day of College and IEP Classes