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Week of Welcome

WOW Week of Welcome

Welcome back, panthers!

Week of Welcome is week of events to help new and returning students celebrate the new school year. Kick off the new term with events like campus cookouts, campus tours, and info about free student services.  We look forward to seeing our panthers in person this Fall!

  • When: September 26-30, 2022 (first week of Fall term)
  • Where: all four PCC campuses
  • What: events to welcome you back to campus!
    • hamburger Free food
    • pencil ruler Free stuff
    • coffee Free coffee
    • map signs Campus tours
    • bicycle Bike repairs
    • gift Prizes and gifts
    • guitar Art and music
    • ice cream Ice cream
    • surprise … and more!

WOW Fest with description - see textWOW Fest

The signature event of the week will be WOW Fest – a day of food, activities, and fun. Free food, DJ, games, glitter tattoos, caricature artists, prizes, and more!

  • When: 10:30am – 1:30pm
  • Where:
    • Mon: Southeast
    • Tues: Cascade
    • Weds: Rock Creek
    • Thurs: Sylvania

Schedule by campus

Cascade
Monday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
Tuesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-12 noon: Panther Pantry Open House – prizes, free coffee and donuts, free groceries!
  • 10:30am-1:30pm: WOW Fest – free food, DJ, games, glitter tattoos, caricature artists, and more!
  • 12 noon -1pm: Ice cream with the deans
Wednesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-3pm: Campus Transportation – consultations, free bike repairs, and prizes! Table at campus quad
Thursday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-1pm: Learning Garden open house and garden giveaway
Rock Creek
Monday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-3pm: Your Career Begins Here – prizes, activities, and tours with Career Services!  Building 9 Room 119
  • 10am-3pm: Dreamers Resource Center Open House. Building 2 Room 101
Tuesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-3pm: Your Career Begins Here – prizes, activities, and tours with Career Services!  Building 9 Room 119
  • 10am-3pm: Dreamers Resource Center Open House. Building 2 Room 101
Wednesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-12 noon: Panther Pantry Open House – prizes, free coffee and donuts, free groceries!
  • 10am-3pm: Dreamers Resource Center Open House. Building 2 Room 101
  • 10:30am-1:30pm: WOW Fest – free food, DJ, games, glitter tattoos, caricature artists, and more!
  • 12 noon-1pm: Ice cream with the deans
Thursday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-3pm: Campus Transportation – consultations, free bike repairs, and prizes! Table outside Building 5
  • 10am-3pm: Dreamers Resource Center Open House. Building 2 Room 101
Friday
  • 10am-3pm: Dreamers Resource Center Open House. Building 2 Room 101
Southeast 
Monday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-12 noon: Panther Pantry Open House – prizes, free coffee and donuts, free groceries!
  • 10:30am-1:30pm: WOW Fest – free food, DJ, games, glitter tattoos, caricature artists, and more!
  • 11am-1pm: Learning Garden Open House
  • 12 noon -1pm: Ice cream with the deans
Tuesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-3pm: Campus Transportation – consultations, free bike repairs, and prizes! Table in campus quad
Wednesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
Thursday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
Sylvania
Monday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 9am-4pm: PCC Foundation Open House – Free snacks, scholarship tips, and giveaways! CC Room 114
  • 10am-3pm: Campus Transportation – consultations, free bike repairs, and prizes! Table at CC Mall
Tuesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
Wednesday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-1pm: Learning Garden, join Community Education for free bee-friendly seed packets
  • 11am-2pm: The Environmental Center. Table at CC Mall
Thursday
  • 9:30am-3pm: Library Coffee Break – free coffee and tea, tours!
  • 10am-12 noon: Panther Pantry Open House – prizes, free coffee and donuts, free groceries!
  • 10am-1pm: Learning Garden, join Community Education for free bee-friendly seed packets
  • 10:30am-1:30pm: WOW Fest – free food, DJ, games, glitter tattoos, caricature artists, and more!
  • 12-1 noon: Ice cream with the deans

staff at help tableWelcome tables

We know that the first week of classes can be hectic, which is why we’re here to help! During Welcome Week, you’ll find welcome tables stationed throughout campus. Volunteers can answer your questions and help you find where you need to go. Look for the pop-up tents and balloons!

We’re pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that all of our programs are accessible and inclusive. Please email a request to pcc_engage-group@pcc.edu as soon as possible.

Staff volunteers

The start of the fall term is right around the corner. Want to help make sure students have a fun and wonderful first week? We are looking for volunteers to assist with activities. Consider signing up to volunteer!

Other ways to support Week of Welcome:

  • Share this volunteer opportunity with your colleagues
  • Use the fun Week of Welcome Zoom Background to help spread the word:  Zoom Background.