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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.

Spring 2018 – Orientation Events (Fort Steilacoom Campus)

Date and Time Event and Location
Tuesday, March 27
9–11:30 a.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20.
Wednesday, March 28
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Homestay Orientation
Location: HEC302 (Health Education Center)

All Student Orientation
Location: HEC 302 (Health Education Center)
Lunch will be provided
Thursday, March 29
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
IEP Orientation
Location: C332 Lecture Hall

College Student Orientation
Location: C332 Lecture Hall
Friday, March 30
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Students Seattle Trip
Monday, April 2 First Day of College Classes
schedule provided at time of registration
Tuesday, April 3 First Day of IEP Classes
schedule provided at IEP orientation

Summer 2018 – Orientation Events (Fort Steilacoom Campus)

Date and Time Event and Location
Tuesday, June 26
9–11:30 a.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20.
Wednesday, June 27
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Homestay Orientation
Location: Performance Lounge

All Student Orientation
Location: Performance Lounge
Lunch will be provided
Thursday, June 28
8:30–11 a.m.

11 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
IEP Orientation
Location: TBD

College Student Orientation
Location:TBD
Friday, June 29
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Students Seattle Trip
Monday, July 2 First Day of College Classes
schedule provided at time of registration
Tuesday, July 2 First Day of IEP Classes
schedule provided at IEP orientation