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 2019 – Orientation Events

Date and Time Event and Location
Monday, December 31
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
IEP Testing
Location: Cascade 523
Please bring your passport and I-20
Monday, December 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, January 2
8:30–10 a.m.

10 a.m to 3:00 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, January 3
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, January 4
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Student Seattle Trip
More details will be provided at orientation
Monday, January 7 First Day of IEP Classes
Classes will start at 1 p.m.

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 3:00 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.