Orientation Week

Orientation Week Schedule – Winter 2020

December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
Time TBA appointment assigned

on Monday

Time TBA appointment

chosen on


Time TBA
Testing Prep
(lunch provided)
Placement Testing*
(lunch provided)
Student Success and
PCC Policy Workshops
(breakfast and lunch provided)
Advising and Registration
(no lunch provided)
“My Campus Day”
Tour, ID, Bookstore
Cascade Campus


Willow Creek Center

(2nd floor)

Cascade Campus Cascade Campus your “main” campus

CA – SU 308 (OISS)

RC – 3/223 (OISS)

SY – CC 215 (OISS)


*Special note on Placement Testing (Tuesday): The OISS team will review whether you require ESOL testing, college-level Reading testing, college-level Math testing, or no testing at all. Based on our review, we will assign you an appointment time for Tuesday that you will receive at check-out on Monday.
You MUST attend all parts of Orientation Week on the schedule provided to you on Monday! If you do not, you may not be able to register for classes or attend PCC.

  • All F-1 international students new to PCC are required to attend all parts of Orientation Week.
  • A more detailed schedule will be provided on the first day of Orientation Week.
  • Orientation Week includes: 1. English language or academic placement testing, 2. academic advising, 3. registration for classes, and 4. workshops on PCC academic programs, policies, student services, and F-1 visa regulations.
  • Please make your travel arrangements early to ensure you arrive in Portland before the first day of Orientation Week.
  • Students who do not attend Orientation Week cannot register for classes.
  • Students must be admitted to PCC before participating in Orientation Week. Apply to become a student here.
  • Please contact oie.orientation@pcc.edu with any questions.

Register for Orientation Week

Transfer Students

You must ask your current school’s international student advisor (DSO) to transfer your SEVIS record to PCC. It must be transferred BEFORE you can register for classes!

Bring with You – Every Day of Orientation Week

  • passport
  • F-1 student visa
  • most recent I-20
  • local US address (can be hotel or friend’s house)
  • emergency contact information (name, phone number, email)
  • PCC name tag (you will receive this at check-in on Monday)

Transportation / Parking

    • Public Transportation – use trimet.org/ to plan your trip
    • Car – get parking permit ($5) at automated pay station before parking and park anywhere except “Staff Only” spots
    • Public Transportation – use trimet.org/ to plan your trip
    • Car – parking is free at the “Park and Ride” parking lot next to Willow Creek Center

Optional Downtown Portland Walking Tour

  • Friday, December 13, 2019 at 12-4 PM – limited space and sign up during Resource Fair required

Preparing for Your Trip & Arriving in Portland


The U.S. has very strict rules about what you can bring into the country. Please review the information here and pack appropriately.


PCC does not offer airport pick-up. You will need to arrange your own transportation. Some options for ground transportation at Portland International Airport (PDX) are: