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.

Spring 2019 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Tuesday, April 2
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Tuesday, April 2
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 3
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
Lunch will be provided
Thursday, April 4
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 5
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Student Seattle Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Monday, April 8 First Day of College Classes
Schedule provided at orientation
Tuesday, April 9 First Day of IEP Classes
Classes will start at 1 p.m.

Summer 2019 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Thursday, June 27
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Thursday, June 27
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
Friday, June 28
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
Monday, July 1
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
Saturday, June 29
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Student Seattle Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Tuesday, July 2 First Day of College Classes
IEP classes will start at 1 p.m.

Fall 2019 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Monday, Sep. 16
and Tuesday, Sep. 17
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Tuesday, Sep. 17
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, Sep. 18
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
Friday, Sep. 20
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
Saturday, Sep. 21
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Washington State Fair Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Monday, Sep. 23 First Day of College Classes
IEP classes will start at 1 p.m.